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From TheJournal.ie Over 1,400 Leaving Cert papers were given a better mark after student appeals Here's Hoping

Over 1,400 Leaving Cert papers were given a better mark after student appeals

Honours English and Biology were easily the most appealed subjects in 2017.

From TheJournal.ie The Leaving Cert appeal results are out this morning Fingers Crossed

The Leaving Cert appeal results are out this morning

Honours English and Biology were easily the most appealed subjects in 2016.

From TheJournal.ie Maynooth student has PhD revoked for making up data Maynooth

Maynooth student has PhD revoked for making up data

UCD have said that they are investigating the student’s later work following the revelation

This girl's well-meaning boyfriend definitely needs a biology lesson

Oh no, that”s not where that goes.

This teacher is going viral with her very unusual anatomy lesson

Get your clothes off in the name of anatomy.

From TheJournal.ie Humans spend as much time peeing as elephants do Number One This post contains videos

Humans spend as much time peeing as elephants do

They all take about the same time as humans.

From TheJournal.ie People around the world could make a tidy sum by sending one startup their soil Brown Is Beautiful

People around the world could make a tidy sum by sending one startup their soil

“It’s sort of like a lottery, but it’s going to save humanity at the same time.”

The Hardest Sex Ed Quiz Ever

Are you fully versed in the birds and bees? Take the test.

From TheJournal.ie This man has volunteered to have the first-ever head transplant Face Off

This man has volunteered to have the first-ever head transplant

But it could be “worse than death”.

From TheJournal.ie This is a really lovely science experiment you can do with your kids Thirsty Work

This is a really lovely science experiment you can do with your kids

A little food dye, a little water, a little patience – a rainbow-coloured surprise.

From TheJournal.ie Pictures of genitalia replaced by ducklings and dolphins in Turkish schoolbooks Quack

Pictures of genitalia replaced by ducklings and dolphins in Turkish schoolbooks

It has sparked more criticism of conservative values being imposed.

From TheJournal.ie Living forever may never be possible, says scientific study Noooooooooo

Living forever may never be possible, says scientific study

But we have so many things we were planning to do with our immortality.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should bonus points be awarded for Leaving Cert science subjects? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should bonus points be awarded for Leaving Cert science subjects?

And would it help stem the skills shortages in the tech and sciences industry?

From TheJournal.ie Cork students' discovery for improving crop growth could help reduce food poverty Can't Mistake The Biology

Cork students' discovery for improving crop growth could help reduce food poverty

The three students from Kinsale Community College in Cork have reached the finals of the Google Science Fair with their research into using bacteria to help improve yields of food crops.

New species of water mite named after Jennifer Lopez

It’s called the Litarachna lopezae and it was found near Puerto Rico. Cool.

Here's the real reason why koalas hug trees

Turns out they’re not just doing it to be cute.

From TheJournal.ie 'No limitations': Ireland's top women scientists gather to showcase their work Science Soapbox

'No limitations': Ireland's top women scientists gather to showcase their work

A free event happening in Dublin today aims to get more girls and young women interested in the field.

From TheJournal.ie New Leaving Cert science course poses risk to "high standards" of education Reform

New Leaving Cert science course poses risk to "high standards" of education

It could also hamper Ireland’s chances of attracting foreign direct investment, experts say.

From TheJournal.ie Are you smarter than a ten-year-old? Primary school students explain science That's Us Told

Are you smarter than a ten-year-old? Primary school students explain science

“Seed Dispersal and Germination”, “Germ Busters” and “Five Senses”, they know it all…and they can sing too.

From TheJournal.ie Debunked: Are redheads, gingers, and strawberry blondes going extinct? True Or False

Debunked: Are redheads, gingers, and strawberry blondes going extinct?

Someday in the future, that pesky MC1R could be a thing of the past, if this myth is to be believed.

From TheJournal.ie Congrats! Ireland's Young Scientist winners scoop first prize at EU contest Winners

Congrats! Ireland's Young Scientist winners scoop first prize at EU contest

Ciara Judge, Emer Hickey and Sophie Healy-Throw scooped first prize for their research into the effect of bacteria on plant germination.

From TheJournal.ie Hangovers actually get better later in life Binge Drinking

Hangovers actually get better later in life

Cheers to science. (But seriously, don’t do it anyway.)

From TheJournal.ie Baby jousting and bog mini-monsters: It's Heritage Week History Alive

Baby jousting and bog mini-monsters: It's Heritage Week

Free events around the country have been introducing every age to the hidden treasures in their locality.

From TheJournal.ie Breakthrough discovery on Crohn’s disease by Maynooth researchers Biology

Breakthrough discovery on Crohn’s disease by Maynooth researchers

It’s hoped the development will lead to new ways to diagnose the condition, and eventually new drugs.

Lady Gaga and horse burgers: Junior and Leaving Cert examiners having the craic

Lady Gaga on the business paper, horse burgers in the French exam. Gas Al

From TheJournal.ie 'Budding psychopaths' can be identified 'by how they react to people in pain' Brains

'Budding psychopaths' can be identified 'by how they react to people in pain'

A study has found that children who don’t react the same as other people when they see photos of people in pain may be at risk of developing psychopathy as adults.

From TheJournal.ie This is what happens in your brain when you fancy someone Sexy Thoughts

This is what happens in your brain when you fancy someone

You can blame your medial prefrontal cortex. It’s so romantic.

From TheJournal.ie Research chimpanzees to be 'retired' in the US Chimp Haven

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.

From TheJournal.ie Early risers may have genetic advantage Early Bird

Early risers may have genetic advantage

Those annoying types who can get up and go early in the morning? It may be down to a genetic variation.

Squeaky bum time! Here’s a secondary school science test

Happy Science Week! Now light that bunsen burner and let’s get going…

From TheJournal.ie 9 body parts that are (now) useless Bizarre Bits This post contains images

9 body parts that are (now) useless

Swivelling ears, tails, third eyelids… we humans used to be so pretty.

From TheJournal.ie Dolly the sheep cloner Keith Campbell dies at 58 Cloning

Dolly the sheep cloner Keith Campbell dies at 58

The University of Nottingham says Keith Campbell – who rose to worldwide fame in 1997 – passed away last week.

From TheJournal.ie If only humans had the legs of grasshoppers... Bendy

If only humans had the legs of grasshoppers...

…they would be twice as strong, say Trinity College Dublin researchers.

From TheJournal.ie Which Leaving Cert subjects produce the most A grades? Leaving Cert

Which Leaving Cert subjects produce the most A grades?

Some subjects produced proportionally more top grades – while others had higher failure rates than most.

From TheJournal.ie Three blind mice? New chemical helps sightless mice to see – US study Sight

Three blind mice? New chemical helps sightless mice to see – US study

The findings offer hope of a treatment that could eventually help people who are blind.

From TheJournal.ie Caribbean parasite named after Bob Marley Jammin'

Caribbean parasite named after Bob Marley

It was definitely a compliment, according to the scientist who came up with the idea.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Is it ethical to put human remains on public display? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Is it ethical to put human remains on public display?

The Human Body exhibition in Dublin – the second such exhibit in recent years – has raised eyebrows over its displays.

From TheJournal.ie GALLERY: A quick look inside the controversial Human Body exhibition Anatomy This post contains images

GALLERY: A quick look inside the controversial Human Body exhibition

The controversial exhibit – featuring bodies donated under Chinese law – has opened at the Ambassador. (Discretion advised.)

Wasabi, yawning, and needing to pee: the winners of the 2011 Ig Nobel prizes Ig Nobel Prize This post contains images

Wasabi, yawning, and needing to pee: the winners of the 2011 Ig Nobel prizes

The alternative annual prizes – honouring science that makes us laugh and think – are as off-the-wall as ever.

The point of sex revealed... Sex

The point of sex revealed...

…but it’s not as romantic as you think – it turns out parasites are to thank for sexual reproduction.

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