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# Job Losses
This town in Longford is the most at-risk place from job automation in the country
Research from University College Cork has identified the top 10 most at-risk towns in Ireland for the first time.
# music knowledge
Millennials still recognise songs from music's 1960s-90s golden age, study finds
By contrast, their recognition of musical hits from 2000 to 2015 diminishes rapidly over time.
# buzz buzz
Bees have brains that can figure out basic maths, new study finds
The researchers built on their previous finding that honeybees can understand the concept of zero.
# Research
New study seeks first-time mothers in Ireland who experienced trauma during childbirth
The study will explore the impact of a traumatic birth on a mother’s emotional and psychological wellbeing.
# Development
Babies who hear two languages at home have a better ability to concentrate
This new research suggests the advantages of living in a bilingual home begin from the very earliest stage of development.
# Study
Better forecasts may be possible with new research on extreme rainfall patterns
The new research has revealed that there are larger-scale global patterns to extreme rainfall events.
# Research
How and why the brain decides whether to hold 'em or fold 'em
A team of researchers are John Hopkins University has found out why the brain makes high-risk decisions.
# itchy and scratchy
Researches reveal how the brain tells you to scratch an itch
The itch-scratching cycle can significantly impair quality of life and lead to serious skin and tissue damage.
# breathing problems
New tool identifies which patients with COPD are at risk of death or serious complications
About 500,000 people in Ireland have COPD, but half of them likely do not know they have the condition.
# Swimmers
Weirdly shaped mouse sperm can be used to tell species apart
Being able to better differentiate between species will help researchers fight the spread of diseases they carry.
# Research
Removing sweets from supermarket checkouts linked to fall in unhealthy snack purchases
That’s according to a study published in the Plos Medicine journal this week.
# Research
Saturn is losing its rings at the 'worst-case scenario' rate
The rings are being pulled into Saturn by gravity as a dusty rain of ice particles under the influence of Saturn’s magnetic field.
# pterosaurs
Breakthrough from scientists in Cork shows flying reptiles had feathers over 200 million years ago
The discovery has been hailed as shifting our knowledge concerning the origin of feathers.
# Research
Brainwaves suppress obvious ideas to help us think more creatively, study finds
Creativity requires humans to break away from more common and easily reached ideas.
# Research
Youths who identify as sexual minorities more vulnerable to depression from age 10
Findings suggest that sexual minority youths and are four times more likely to report recent self-harm at ages 16 and 21 years than their heterosexual peers.
# Plague
This ancient strain of plague may have aided in wipeout of Neolithic Europeans
New research suggests that plague may have been spread among Neolithic European settlements by traders.
# Study
Thyroid cancer impact on children and teens following Fukushima nuclear accident
More than 3,600 people died from causes such as illness and suicide linked to the aftermath of the tragedy.
# long hours
Angry customers and bullying: Why job stress in Ireland has doubled
Employees in the health sector and public administration experience the highest levels of job stress.
# England
Antidepressant prescriptions increased after Brexit vote
The UK voted to leave the EU on 23 June 2016.
# MDMA
MDMA makes you more likely to cooperate, but only with trustworthy people - study
The team behind the study said their findings could help the treatment of psychiatric conditions such as PTSD.
# Trauma
UCD research to explore how child abuse survivors found strength in their struggles
The research aims to identify the positive factors that helped peole who experienced trauma in their childhoods.
# bmj
Smoking and diabetes have a greater impact on heart attack risk in women than men - study
Smoking increased a woman’s risk of a heart attack by 55% more than it increased the risk in a man.
# Study
Many non-Irish nationals are as likely to be employed and as educated as Irish people
Research published by the ESRI this morning examines how well migrants are settling into Ireland.
# Natural Disasters
Culture strongly influences how young people cope with natural disasters, study finds
“We found that culture really matters in terms of how adolescents respond to a disaster.”
# Growing up in Ireland
One fifth of obese 13-year-olds in Ireland believe they are just the right weight
A new report published today noted similar findings among parents of obese children.
# Research
Study says humans can recognise 5,000 faces
The study by the University of York found that humans could recall between 1,000 to 10,000 faces.
# sex education
First-born children more likely than younger siblings to learn about sex from parents
The order in which children are born may play a significant role in how they learn about sex, especially for boys.
# Pregnancy
About one in three stillbirths occur before 28 weeks but are not officially recognised
“To a mother or father, a second trimester stillbirth is no less tragic than a stillbirth at 28 weeks.”
# Research
It's not just for kids - even adults appear to benefit from a regular bedtime, study finds
The study found that irregular sleepers were also more likely to report depression and stress than regular sleepers.
# deep dive
How Irish researchers will explore Atlantic Ocean over next two years
18 state-of-the-art seismometers will measure movement at the floor of the ocean.
# Sligo
Anorexia patients hide batteries in sanitary pads to appear heavier while being treated in hospital
Some also engage in “animated conversation” in an effort to burn calories.
# Queen's University
Groundbreaking new cancer treatment discovered by Belfast researchers
The process uses the aggressive nature of cancer cells against them.
# Study
Over 1.4 billion adults globally at risk of disease from not doing enough physical activity
The diseases include type two diabetes, dementia, cardiovascular disease and some cancers.
# Homelessness
Being homeless for more than six months can significantly damage children's health - study
Although the study is US-based, many factors of it still ring true for those children who are homeless in Ireland.
# food waste
Researchers say plastic is 'indispensable' so they're trying to make it more sustainable
Some 500,000 tonnes of plastic waste from the EU end up in the sea every year.
# Study
No partitions between desks may be 'healthier' for office workers
This layout is linked to higher levels of physical activity while at work, and lower levels of stress outside the office, a new study suggests.
# belt up
New research shows 10% of children do not wear seatbelts while travelling on Irish roads
Gardaí have warned motorists to safeguard everyone who gets into a vehicle.
# Sleep deprivation
Poor sleep triggers viral loneliness and social rejection, study finds
That alienating vibe also makes sleep-deprived individuals more socially unattractive to others.
# Research
Out of your league? Study shows most online daters seek more desirable mates
The majority of people in the analysed dating networks contact other people who are 25% more desirable than themselves.
# Research
Irish climate scientists are warning that the drought in Dublin is far from over
Researchers are warning that recent rains do not even begin to undo months of deficit.