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# experiments - Tuesday 19 November, 2019

Professor Luke O'Neill on how to get your children interested in science (plus: two experiments to try at home)

The Irish professor of biochemistry has written a new book aimed at children, which is nominated for an An Post Irish Book Award.

# experiments - Monday 28 August, 2017

UCC spent €200,000 in 2016 on rabbits, rats, pigs, and birds which were used in live experiments

A further €3,000 was spent on the disposal of the animal carcasses once the experiments had concluded.

# experiments - Friday 11 November, 2016

5 nifty science experiments you can do at home with the kids

Weird science.

# experiments - Monday 18 August, 2014

Few are happy with Twitter's latest experiment with favourites

An experiment that turns favourites of people you follow into retweets has annoyed many of its users.

# experiments - Friday 1 August, 2014

NASA aims to produce oxygen on Mars with 2020 rover experiment

As part of experiments carried out by NASA’s Mars 2020 rover, researchers will look at whether Martian air could be converted for astronauts to breathe.

# experiments - Thursday 3 July, 2014

Facebook carried out hundreds of tests on users with few limits

The experiments, carried out by Facebook’s Data Science team, covered topics like the causes of loneliness, how social behaviours spread through networks, and ‘political mobilisation messages.’

# experiments - Thursday 30 January, 2014

From The Daily Edge This doodle reveals what scientists are REALLY up to in the labs It's Science

This doodle reveals what scientists are REALLY up to in the labs

We thought we knew but we were wrong. SO wrong.

# experiments - Friday 17 January, 2014

Google developing smart contact lens that will aid diabetics

The company is currently testing prototypes contact lenses that can measure glucose levels in tears.

# experiments - Thursday 28 November, 2013

Twitter could be trying to predict the next viral tweet

The @magicstats account predicts which tweets will become popular by favouriting them.

# experiments - Saturday 16 February, 2013

The history of the two-headed dog experiment

The stuffed dog toured Germany for the past two years but is now back in Riga’s Museum of History of Medicine. Here’s its full story.

# experiments - Thursday 24 January, 2013

Research chimpanzees to be 'retired' in the US

A ‘Chimp Haven’ has been constructed to house the chimps as only 50 to be left in studies and “invasive” research to be phased out.

# experiments - Tuesday 9 October, 2012

French and American scientists win Nobel Physics Prize

“I was walking with my wife [and] when I saw the Swedish area code, I realised,” said one of this year’s winners.

# experiments - Tuesday 30 August, 2011

Shocking US experiments on Guatemalans revealed

The experiments took place in the 1940s and included people being injected with syphilis and other illnesses, by what were described as “unethical” researchers.

# experiments - Friday 8 July, 2011

Space shuttle Atlantis - the Irish connections

An Irish science blog has uncovered the many links between the final space shuttle mission and our fair isle.