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Japan probe lands 300 million km away in hunt for clues to origin of life
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Japan probe lands 300 million km away in hunt for clues to origin of life

Feb 22nd 2019, 7:27 AM 14,721 Views 18 Comments

Meanwhile, Israel began a mission to make its first Moon landing.

How Irish researchers will explore Atlantic Ocean over next two years
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How Irish researchers will explore Atlantic Ocean over next two years

Sep 17th 2018, 5:54 PM 8,250 Views 2 Comments

18 state-of-the-art seismometers will measure movement at the floor of the ocean.

Walkers invited to journey along five ancient routes and pick up their 'Pilgrim passport'
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Walkers invited to journey along five ancient routes and pick up their 'Pilgrim passport'

Aug 7th 2017, 8:00 AM 23,636 Views 14 Comments

The event takes place over Heritage Week this month.

This elevator can bring you on a holiday into space*
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This elevator can bring you on a holiday into space*

Aug 17th 2015, 10:44 PM 28,983 Views 44 Comments

*If it ever gets built.

Why science and space exploration needs more than those with a degree
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# Into Orbit

Why science and space exploration needs more than those with a degree

Jun 14th 2015, 7:15 PM 7,115 Views 4 Comments

They may seem like areas that require a lot of knowledge and training, but the reality isn’t as black or white as that.

The world's deepest living fish is 'unlike anything scientists have seen before'
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The world's deepest living fish is 'unlike anything scientists have seen before'

Dec 19th 2014, 9:37 PM 35,030 Views 35 Comments

It has “large wing-like fins and a head resembling a cartoon dog”.

How will 'unprecedented' levels of oil and gas exploration affect wildlife?
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How will 'unprecedented' levels of oil and gas exploration affect wildlife?

Oct 20th 2014, 5:29 PM 8,797 Views 31 Comments

The Government has announced a new plan to carry out surveys of areas of potential exploration.

Remember those people who want to live on Mars? They'd die after 68 days
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Remember those people who want to live on Mars? They'd die after 68 days

Oct 15th 2014, 3:31 PM 28,033 Views 55 Comments

It’s hardly worth the air miles.

British explorer ship lost in 1846 found in Canada
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# Hms Terror

British explorer ship lost in 1846 found in Canada

Sep 9th 2014, 7:54 PM 14,998 Views 9 Comments

The occupants of this and a second ship had died of cold and hunger on Beechey Island.

'World Cup final' event as 6 billion km comet-chaser nears its target
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# Hey Rosetta

'World Cup final' event as 6 billion km comet-chaser nears its target

Aug 4th 2014, 2:32 PM 17,568 Views 49 Comments

“Rosetta, meet Churyumov-Gerasimenko”.

NASA aims to produce oxygen on Mars with 2020 rover experiment
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NASA aims to produce oxygen on Mars with 2020 rover experiment

Aug 1st 2014, 10:36 AM 7,347 Views 41 Comments

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.

"We are not going to win overnight." - Anti-fracking activists as company prepares to start drilling
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"We are not going to win overnight." - Anti-fracking activists as company prepares to start drilling

Jul 24th 2014, 9:42 AM 7,529 Views 40 Comments

The company says no fracking will take place at the site in Belcoo, Co. Fermanagh.

Opinion: Ireland should be at forefront of modern science – Ireland should join CERN
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Opinion: Ireland should be at forefront of modern science – Ireland should join CERN

Jul 23rd 2014, 7:30 PM 62 Views 26 Comments

International project collaboration, such as the pan-EU radio telescope LOFAR, would benefit Irish businesses and tourism, as well as our IT and science graduates.

Losses mount at O'Reilly's Providence Resources
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Losses mount at O'Reilly's Providence Resources

Jun 27th 2014, 5:20 PM 10,367 Views 22 Comments

The company blamed increased losses on administration expenses.

Ireland will receive more taxes from oil and gas exploration under new terms
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# Pat Rabbitte

Ireland will receive more taxes from oil and gas exploration under new terms

Jun 18th 2014, 4:29 PM 9,644 Views 50 Comments

However, it has been criticised for ‘not going far enough’, with tax increases falling short of what was recommended by an Oireachtas committee.

Column: Is space exploration worth the money?
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# Space Spend

Column: Is space exploration worth the money?

Feb 25th 2014, 7:00 AM 4,672 Views 64 Comments

Might the money spent on space exploration by governments and scientific institutes be better used for “real world” problems? Conor Farrell takes a look.

Helicopter to rescue passengers on science ship trapped in Antarctica
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# Stranded

Helicopter to rescue passengers on science ship trapped in Antarctica

Dec 31st 2013, 4:05 PM 6,727 Views 15 Comments

The 52 passengers will be taken by helicopter to a nearby ship, while the 22 crew members are expected to remain with the trapped vessel.

Pros and cons of fracking in Ireland to be examined by two-year research study
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Pros and cons of fracking in Ireland to be examined by two-year research study

Nov 22nd 2013, 4:47 PM 7,802 Views 48 Comments

The EPA notes that although there are currently no hydraulic fracturing (fracking) projects under way in Ireland, the gas exploration method “is an emerging issue”.

10 more years! New Tara Mines lease means 650 jobs are retained
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10 more years! New Tara Mines lease means 650 jobs are retained

Nov 21st 2013, 3:59 PM 9,426 Views 11 Comments

The Navan zinc and lead mine, which is the largest Zinc mine in Europe, has been in operation since 1977.

Government asks experts for advice on Ireland's underexplored oil and gas
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# Black Gold

Government asks experts for advice on Ireland's underexplored oil and gas

Sep 25th 2013, 12:21 PM 8,781 Views 49 Comments

Minister Pat Rabbitte says he wants to strike a balance between attracting investment and maximising returns from the State’s natural resources.

Just four commercial gas discoveries since the 70s but minister remains positive
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Just four commercial gas discoveries since the 70s but minister remains positive

Sep 15th 2013, 8:25 AM 5,945 Views 21 Comments

Junior miniser Fergus O’Dowd has said that the state should provide an environment that encourages companies to take the risks involved in exploration.

5, 4, 3, 2, 1...NASA launches its latest mission to the Moon
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5, 4, 3, 2, 1...NASA launches its latest mission to the Moon

Sep 7th 2013, 5:33 PM 7,565 Views 64 Comments

The robotic mission will collect information about the lunar atmosphere and surface to help scientists with their moondust problems.

The Guide to Long Haul Flights
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# Sponsored By Emirates

The Guide to Long Haul Flights

Aug 22nd 2013, 3:53 PM 26,788 Views 29 Comments

Planning on taking some holidays? Read this before you jet off.

Aircraft-mounted cameras capture stunning views of polar regions
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# ICEBRIDGE

Aircraft-mounted cameras capture stunning views of polar regions

Aug 20th 2013, 4:24 PM 11,751 Views 15 Comments

NASA is in the fifth year of its mission to survey the Arctic and Antarctic. Its cockpit cameras have gathered some spectacular footage…

Column: We need education about porn, not censorship
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Column: We need education about porn, not censorship

Jul 31st 2013, 7:00 AM 370 Views 45 Comments

While pornography can create dangerous misconceptions about sex, shutting down all such exploration only reinforces the notion that sex is something dirty and shameful, writes Genevieve Shanahan.

€20 million seismic survey hopes to reveal Ireland's true oil and gas wealth
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€20 million seismic survey hopes to reveal Ireland's true oil and gas wealth

Jun 4th 2013, 8:36 PM 12,900 Views 72 Comments

Offshore explorers have welcomed the new push to figure out exactly what may lie under Ireland’s western waters,

Rabbitte: Fracking could be good for Ireland – but only if it’s safe enough
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Rabbitte: Fracking could be good for Ireland – but only if it’s safe enough

Jun 3rd 2013, 8:30 AM 10,297 Views 134 Comments

The natural resources minister also denies suggestions that Ireland is “giving away” its oil and gas reserves.

Rabbitte: No point comparing Ireland's oil prospects to Norway's
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# Apples And Oranges

Rabbitte: No point comparing Ireland's oil prospects to Norway's

May 15th 2013, 9:16 AM 16,275 Views 175 Comments

The Minister for Communication and Natural Resources has said a Norwegian-style 80 per cent tax on oil finds would not work, saying: “We’re comparing apples with oranges.”

NASA has watched the sun for three years...here's what it has seen
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NASA has watched the sun for three years...here's what it has seen

Apr 23rd 2013, 7:52 PM 32,698 Views 58 Comments

Scientists are using the data in their efforts to predict space weather.

'Several hundred million barrels' of oil may lie in new Petrel site off Kerry
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'Several hundred million barrels' of oil may lie in new Petrel site off Kerry

Apr 2nd 2013, 10:19 AM 17,935 Views 126 Comments

Petrel Resources says it is holding talks with prospective partners after a second site in the Porcupine Basin suggests oil.

Life on Mars: it was possible
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# Curiosity

Life on Mars: it was possible

Mar 13th 2013, 8:28 AM 5,453 Views 25 Comments

Nasa Curiosity Rover, which is living on the Red Planet, has taken samples of rock for analysis by scientists back home.

Providence surrenders licence for site off coast of Dublin
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Providence surrenders licence for site off coast of Dublin

Feb 12th 2013, 4:55 PM 14,945 Views 56 Comments

The company said the government in 1999 failed to transpose EU legislation into law which left it open to legal challenges.

More positive results from tests at Monaghan gold mine site
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More positive results from tests at Monaghan gold mine site

Jan 18th 2013, 3:32 PM 13,037 Views 51 Comments

Results mean that processing of the gold should go more smoothly.

Natural gas field in west Clare confirmed as prospective fracking site
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Natural gas field in west Clare confirmed as prospective fracking site

Dec 1st 2012, 12:21 PM 7,975 Views 62 Comments

UK-based company Enegi will now apply to the government for an exploration license before the end of February next year.

UN Special Rapporteur "concerned" about Shell to Sea protesters
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# Shell To Sea

UN Special Rapporteur "concerned" about Shell to Sea protesters

Nov 23rd 2012, 7:10 PM 6,916 Views 66 Comments

Margaret Sekaggya said there is “tangible frustration amongst local residents who are standing up for their rights”.

Why we should be concerned about oil drilling in the Arctic
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Why we should be concerned about oil drilling in the Arctic

Oct 6th 2012, 10:30 AM 5,805 Views 38 Comments

A land grab for oil and gas reserves is happening in the Arctic states – but the scenario of an oil leak there could be catastrophic for everyone.

Shell to Sea claims 'devastating mismanagement' of oil and gas resources
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# Liquid Assets

Shell to Sea claims 'devastating mismanagement' of oil and gas resources

Sep 10th 2012, 1:07 PM 10,544 Views 87 Comments

The group has released a report saying exploration companies believe oil and gas within Irish waters is worth €1.6 trillion.

The first song played on another planet is...
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# Oh The Humanity

The first song played on another planet is...

Aug 29th 2012, 7:12 PM 11,044 Views 64 Comments

(Mars, we’re sorry.) What would you have picked to be the first song from space?

The Evening Fix: Tuesday
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The Evening Fix: Tuesday

Aug 28th 2012, 7:47 PM 6,729 Views 3 Comments

Things we learned, loved and shared today.

VIDEO: Neil Armstrong recounts his 1969 visit to the moon
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VIDEO: Neil Armstrong recounts his 1969 visit to the moon

Aug 26th 2012, 5:15 PM 8,562 Views 26 Comments

The late astronaut spoke to the BBC about his lunar experiences in the months following his return from the Apollo 11 mission.

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