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

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.

From TheJournal.ie UCC spent €200,000 in 2016 on rabbits, rats, pigs, and birds which were used in live experiments Vivisection

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.

From TheJournal.ie 5 nifty science experiments you can do at home with the kids
From TheJournal.ie Few are happy with Twitter's latest experiment with favourites Ch-ch-ch-changes

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.

From TheJournal.ie NASA aims to produce oxygen on Mars with 2020 rover experiment Life On Mars

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.

From TheJournal.ie Facebook carried out hundreds of tests on users with few limits Experiments

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.’

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Google developing smart contact lens that will aid diabetics Wearable Tech

Google developing smart contact lens that will aid diabetics

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

From TheJournal.ie Twitter could be trying to predict the next viral tweet Clairvoyance

Twitter could be trying to predict the next viral tweet

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

From TheJournal.ie The history of the two-headed dog experiment Science

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.

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 French and American scientists win Nobel Physics Prize Nobel Prize

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.

From TheJournal.ie Shocking US experiments on Guatemalans revealed Experiments

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.

From TheJournal.ie Space shuttle Atlantis - the Irish connections NASA

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.