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# scientists - Saturday 9 November, 2013

Top scientists meet to discuss how a cure for AIDS can become a reality
# HIV
# HIV

Top scientists meet to discuss how a cure for AIDS can become a reality

Nov 9th 2013, 7:15 AM 12,720 Views 328 Comments

Scientists said for a cure to work, it must be safe, simple and scalable.

# scientists - Tuesday 21 May, 2013

Scientists have figured out what caused the Irish Famine
# Famine
# Famine

Scientists have figured out what caused the Irish Famine

May 21st 2013, 10:48 AM 21,943 Views 76 Comments

The fatal pathogen was uncovered in dried potato plant samples that were over 120 years old.

# scientists - Thursday 9 May, 2013

Scientists identify early predictors for Huntington's disease
# Huntington's
# Huntington's

Scientists identify early predictors for Huntington's disease

May 9th 2013, 7:15 AM 7,580 Views 5 Comments

A new study shows that the results could be used in future drug trials for people who are gene positive for HD but who are not yet showing overt symptoms.

# scientists - Sunday 14 April, 2013

VIDEO: Scottish scientists turn whiskey waste into fuel
# Whiskey
# Whiskey

VIDEO: Scottish scientists turn whiskey waste into fuel

Apr 14th 2013, 7:45 AM 5,925 Views 19 Comments

The scientists in Edinburgh use a 100-year-old scientific process to produce biobutanol and adapted it for whiskey.

# scientists - Thursday 13 December, 2012

Geminid meteors to rain on Ireland tonight
# Meteors
# Meteors

Geminid meteors to rain on Ireland tonight

Dec 13th 2012, 4:33 PM 14,008 Views 19 Comments

Stargazers will be able to see a shooting star per minute without the use of a telescope or binoculars.

# scientists - Wednesday 10 October, 2012

US pair share chemistry Nobel for cell receptors
# Nobel Prize
# Nobel Prize

US pair share chemistry Nobel for cell receptors

Oct 10th 2012, 6:29 PM 4,501 Views 3 Comments

“I was fast asleep and the phone rang… my wife gave me an elbow – and there it was. A total shock and surprise,” said Robert Lefkowitz.

# scientists - Tuesday 14 August, 2012

Fukushima caused mutant butterflies: scientists
# Mutation
# Mutation

Fukushima caused mutant butterflies: scientists

Aug 14th 2012, 11:12 AM 7,403 Views 18 Comments

The butterflies were found to have abnormalities including smaller wings and damaged eyes.

# scientists - Wednesday 4 July, 2012

Higgs boson: CERN scientists say they've found a new particle...
# God Particle
# God Particle

Higgs boson: CERN scientists say they've found a new particle...

Jul 4th 2012, 9:11 AM 7,524 Views 37 Comments

… but is it the particle they were looking for?

# scientists - Monday 11 June, 2012

Link established between autoimmune diseases and nanoparticles in polluted air
# Autoimmune Diseases
# Autoimmune Diseases

Link established between autoimmune diseases and nanoparticles in polluted air

Jun 11th 2012, 10:56 AM 3,496 Views 5 Comments

TCD researchers have established a link between serious autoimmune diseases and the exposure to nanoparticles found in polluted air and smoke.

# scientists - Thursday 24 May, 2012

VIDEO: How to... get the last bit of ketchup out of the bottle
# Genius
From The Daily Edge
# Genius

VIDEO: How to... get the last bit of ketchup out of the bottle

May 24th 2012, 7:45 PM 5,223 Views 28 Comments

Lubricant invented by MIT scientists means no more pounding on the bottom of your ketchup container.

# scientists - Saturday 3 March, 2012

Watch: Japanese scientists unveil 'speech jamming' gun
# Shut Up
From The Daily Edge
# Shut Up

Watch: Japanese scientists unveil 'speech jamming' gun

Mar 3rd 2012, 4:24 PM 7,075 Views 18 Comments

This new weapon claims to render people unable to speak, harmlessly. See it in action here…

# scientists - Sunday 1 January, 2012

Iran produces its first nuclear rod
# Iran
# Iran

Iran produces its first nuclear rod

Jan 1st 2012, 2:03 PM 2,410 Views 26 Comments

Iran says it has constructed its first nuclear rod. The country said its nuclear programme is for “peaceful purposes only”.

# scientists - Tuesday 11 October, 2011

Galway team pinpoints part of brain which produces "marijuana-like substances" to dull pain
# Discovery
# Discovery

Galway team pinpoints part of brain which produces "marijuana-like substances" to dull pain

Oct 11th 2011, 2:55 PM 1,223 Views 12 Comments

They discovered that the hippocampus of the brain, which is usually associated with memory, helps to suppress pain during times of stress.

# scientists - Monday 3 October, 2011

Immune system discoveries lead to Nobel prize
# Nobel Prize
# Nobel Prize

Immune system discoveries lead to Nobel prize

Oct 3rd 2011, 11:32 AM 421 Views 0 Comments

Three scientists, including Bruce Beutler, pictured, have been named as the winners of the Nobel prize for medicine following their research into the immune system.

# scientists - Thursday 11 August, 2011

Superdrug could cure all viral infections
# INFECTIONS
# INFECTIONS

Superdrug could cure all viral infections

Aug 11th 2011, 2:07 PM 1,392 Views 11 Comments

US researchers say they’ve developed a drug that could cure the common cold, ‘flu and other ailments not affected by antibiotics.

# scientists - Friday 5 August, 2011

Irish scientists discover new life beneath the sea
# Discovery
# Discovery

Irish scientists discover new life beneath the sea

Aug 5th 2011, 12:04 PM 5,270 Views 5 Comments

The discovery came during a 23-day mission out in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean.

NASA discovers evidence of water on Mars
# Life On Mars
# Life On Mars

NASA discovers evidence of water on Mars

Aug 5th 2011, 9:28 AM 626 Views 2 Comments

Is there life on Mars? Perhaps, say NASA, as evidence of water has been found.

# scientists - Tuesday 2 August, 2011

Dieting forces the brain to eat itself - report
# BAD DIET
# BAD DIET

Dieting forces the brain to eat itself - report

Aug 2nd 2011, 9:01 PM 1,566 Views 14 Comments

It’s emerged that in order to conserve energy, the body’s starvation mode kicks in and brain cells eat themselves, like other parts of the body.

# scientists - Tuesday 21 June, 2011

Extinction of ocean life is ‘speeding up’
# Extinction
# Extinction

Extinction of ocean life is ‘speeding up’

Jun 21st 2011, 8:21 PM 909 Views 8 Comments

Different environmental factors are combining to accelerate the process of extinction in the oceans.

# scientists - Tuesday 5 April, 2011

New way of killing tumours found by Queen's University scientists
# Cancer
# Cancer

New way of killing tumours found by Queen's University scientists

Apr 5th 2011, 12:38 PM 692 Views 0 Comments

Clinical trials on the drug are due to start within the next year.

# scientists - Friday 25 March, 2011

Scientists grow sperm in laboratory
# Fertility
# Fertility

Scientists grow sperm in laboratory

Mar 25th 2011, 10:13 AM 1,116 Views 0 Comments

Japanese researchers have cultivated sperm from the testes of baby mice.

# scientists - Monday 13 September, 2010

Bats have accents, say scientists
# Bats
# Bats

Bats have accents, say scientists

Sep 13th 2010, 5:15 PM 344 Views 0 Comments

It’s not just humans who speak in regionalised dialects, as Australian team discover local variations in bats too.