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Watch out: we're about to fill up the internet
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Watch out: we're about to fill up the internet

Jan 22nd 2011, 1:10 PM 3,346 Views 4 Comments

We’re only about 10 days away from running out of internet ‘postcodes’, says an internet provider encouraging an upgrade.

Brother of tragic Saoirse may be sent to US for trial treatment
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Brother of tragic Saoirse may be sent to US for trial treatment

Jan 19th 2011, 1:35 PM 2,229 Views 0 Comments

Parents of little girl who died yesterday of rare Batten’s Disease “hopeful” that her brother Liam may get latest medical help.

Teeth pulled for stem cell harvest
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Teeth pulled for stem cell harvest

Jan 19th 2011, 12:40 PM 1,379 Views 0 Comments

Some parents in the US have been bringing their children to have baby teeth removed in the hopes that stem cells harvested from them might help with future health problems.

Meet the world's newest dinosaur - just 230 million years old
# Dinosaur Discovery
# Dinosaur Discovery

Meet the world's newest dinosaur - just 230 million years old

Jan 14th 2011, 5:25 PM 669 Views 0 Comments

A team in Argentina says it’s discovered a distant relative of the Tyrannosaurus – but about 4 feet in height.

Too much TV wrecks your heart, says new study
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Too much TV wrecks your heart, says new study

Jan 11th 2011, 2:29 PM 822 Views 0 Comments

No matter how much exercise you do, sitting in front of a TV or computer screen increases your risk of heart disease.

Meet the IVy: The world’s fastest solar-powered vehicle
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Meet the IVy: The world’s fastest solar-powered vehicle

Jan 11th 2011, 7:41 AM 561 Views 0 Comments

The Sunswift IVy clocks an average speed faster than any other solar vehicle… at a not-mind-melting 55mph.

Institutes of Technology want to form a university
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Institutes of Technology want to form a university

Jan 10th 2011, 12:40 PM 998 Views 0 Comments

Four Dublin colleges launch joint bid to merge and become a ‘technological university’ a day before Hunt Report on third-level education strategy due.

British journal rips apart link between vaccines and autism
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British journal rips apart link between vaccines and autism

Jan 6th 2011, 9:31 PM 931 Views 0 Comments

A now-retracted study that linked autism to childhood vaccines is ridiculed by a leading medical journal.

Women report falling pregnant while using Implanon contraceptive
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Women report falling pregnant while using Implanon contraceptive

Jan 5th 2011, 3:04 PM 2,205 Views 0 Comments

Hundreds of women in the UK, and over 30 in Ireland, report unwanted pregnancies while using implanted contraceptive.

IBTS welcomes surge in new donations
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IBTS welcomes surge in new donations

Dec 6th 2010, 3:26 PM 324 Views 0 Comments

After issuing an appeal for emergency donations, the Irish Blood Transfusion Service sees its stocks increase.

Who’s there? NASA finds new life form… on earth
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Who’s there? NASA finds new life form… on earth

Dec 3rd 2010, 7:00 AM 1,140 Views 0 Comments

Discovery of arsenic-based life form is unlike anything ever seen before.

Infants who take paracetamol more likely to develop asthma
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Infants who take paracetamol more likely to develop asthma

Dec 1st 2010, 4:28 PM 338 Views 0 Comments

Study from New Zealand concludes that “liberally” giving products containing paracetamol given to children may have serious side-effects.

Picky eater? Wrong - you're a supertaster
# Supertasters
# Supertasters

Picky eater? Wrong - you're a supertaster

Nov 30th 2010, 2:00 PM 1,040 Views 0 Comments

New research suggests those with specific diets aren’t fussy – they actually have a more developed sense of taste.

Passive smoking kills 600,000 every year
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Passive smoking kills 600,000 every year

Nov 26th 2010, 9:18 AM 565 Views 0 Comments

First global study confirms that secondhand smoke is a massive killer – and 200,000 of its victims are children.

Death-warning drug was never licensed in Ireland
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Death-warning drug was never licensed in Ireland

Nov 25th 2010, 9:14 PM 865 Views 0 Comments

Medicines Board reassures that weight-loss medicine which is linked to 500 deaths was not prescribed here.

Hong Kong reports first Bird Flu in eight years
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Hong Kong reports first Bird Flu in eight years

Nov 18th 2010, 7:41 PM 296 Views 0 Comments

Forget SARS, forget swine flu, forget foot-and-mouth disease… the original virus of doom is back.

Scientists declare bush cricket top of the testes class
# King Of The Swingers
# King Of The Swingers

Scientists declare bush cricket top of the testes class

Nov 12th 2010, 6:36 PM 442 Views 0 Comments

The animal kingdom has a new record holder – a cricket has the largest male organs in relation to its body mass.

Yet more images of space - from a paper aeroplane
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Yet more images of space - from a paper aeroplane

Nov 12th 2010, 2:36 PM 1,535 Views 0 Comments

First a New York dad, now a Devon science buff takes photographs from space – with a helium balloon and paper plane.

Evolution began earlier than previously thought
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Evolution began earlier than previously thought

Nov 12th 2010, 11:15 AM 415 Views 0 Comments

Scottish researchers have discovered the evolution of complex cells began 1.2 billion years ago – 400 million years earlier than scientists had believed.

Forget blood shortages - just inject your skin with some DNA
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Forget blood shortages - just inject your skin with some DNA

Nov 8th 2010, 2:40 PM 419 Views 0 Comments

Scientists claim to have discovered a new technique that converts skin cells into blood by injecting DNA proteins.

Vision chip helps blind people to see again
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Vision chip helps blind people to see again

Nov 4th 2010, 8:00 AM 945 Views 1 Comment

A pioneering new technology brings “the realms of science fiction” into the lives of people devastated by blindness.

Babies born through IVF may have twice the risk of cerebral palsy
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Babies born through IVF may have twice the risk of cerebral palsy

Nov 3rd 2010, 1:43 PM 595 Views 0 Comments

New research shows that the treatment itself may double the risk.

Neanderthals were promiscuous because they had longer fingers
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Neanderthals were promiscuous because they had longer fingers

Nov 3rd 2010, 11:08 AM 2,563 Views 0 Comments

Scientists conducting fossil research on neanderthals reveal that promiscuity and aggressiveness went hand in hand for the ancient human relatives.

Irish researchers trace origins of Black Death
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Irish researchers trace origins of Black Death

Nov 1st 2010, 3:00 PM 1,520 Views 0 Comments

UCC scientists find roots of three deadly plagues – including the one that killed almost one-third of Middle Ages Europe – travelled on Silk Road from China.

Amber fossils shed light on India’s past
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Amber fossils shed light on India’s past

Oct 28th 2010, 8:00 PM 642 Views 0 Comments

The discovery of perfectly preserved insects in India has challenged the assumption that the country was an isolated island continent about 52 million years ago.

Can meditation change your brain?
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Can meditation change your brain?

Oct 28th 2010, 2:11 PM 837 Views 0 Comments

Want some “lovingkindness” in your life? Meditation could offer a permanent change of mind-frame.

Video shows solar flares along Sun's northern hemisphere
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Video shows solar flares along Sun's northern hemisphere

Oct 27th 2010, 6:00 PM 344 Views 0 Comments

NASA released incredible footage of activity on the Sun.

Daily aspirin helps prevent colon cancer, says study
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Daily aspirin helps prevent colon cancer, says study

Oct 22nd 2010, 3:53 PM 688 Views 1 Comment

Those who regularly take a low dose of aspirin could be reducing their risk of developing colon cancer – Ireland’s second deadliest cancer.

New insect found on Polynesian island in the Pacific
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New insect found on Polynesian island in the Pacific

Oct 15th 2010, 9:42 PM 305 Views 0 Comments

Easter Island has yielded a tiny new scientific discovery.

X-shaped objects in space?
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# Space

X-shaped objects in space?

Oct 15th 2010, 8:39 AM 676 Views 0 Comments

NASA’s Hubble Telescope has captured images of a strange object in space believed to be the result of an asteroid collision.

First human trial of stem cell treatment underway
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First human trial of stem cell treatment underway

Oct 11th 2010, 7:16 PM 281 Views 0 Comments

Controversial study begins treating its first patient in the US.

Google reveals latest innovation: cars that drive themselves
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Google reveals latest innovation: cars that drive themselves

Oct 11th 2010, 11:56 AM 520 Views 0 Comments

The company has been working on automated cars that pull data from Google Maps to drive where you want.

Dead? Far from it - scientists discover 'new' language
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Dead? Far from it - scientists discover 'new' language

Oct 7th 2010, 4:18 PM 377 Views 0 Comments

Researchers discover a language spoken in the Himalayas that had never been recorded before.

'Champagne' supernova spotter celebrates with a nice cup of tea
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'Champagne' supernova spotter celebrates with a nice cup of tea

Oct 6th 2010, 1:34 PM 2,504 Views 0 Comments

TheJournal.ie has first photograph Irish amateur astronomer took of supernova, the “biggest thing ever discovered in Irish astronomy”

Irishman shows the world the dangers of Stuxnet
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# Stuxnet

Irishman shows the world the dangers of Stuxnet

Oct 5th 2010, 3:29 PM 771 Views 0 Comments

You might not have heard of Stuxnet – but after seeing this video you might get a little bit nervous about it.

So long, Silicon Valley
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So long, Silicon Valley

Oct 5th 2010, 12:22 PM 293 Views 0 Comments

Two British-based scientists win Nobel Prize for Physics for experiments with super-thin carbon extract which might replace silicon transistors in computers

City dwellers more likely to be resistant to disease, says study
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City dwellers more likely to be resistant to disease, says study

Sep 27th 2010, 2:51 PM 193 Views 0 Comments

Turns out city living is good for your health.

What would happen if you put your hand in the Large Hadron Collider?
# Don't Try At Home
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# Don't Try At Home

What would happen if you put your hand in the Large Hadron Collider?

Sep 23rd 2010, 8:51 AM 520 Views 0 Comments

Scientists attempt to answer the question that’s been keeping us all awake at night.

Catch a glimpse of Jupiter at its closest for nearly 50 years
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Catch a glimpse of Jupiter at its closest for nearly 50 years

Sep 18th 2010, 3:56 PM 422 Views 0 Comments

Largest planet in the Solar System will pass close to Earth on Monday & Tuesday- coinciding with an approach from Uranus and a full moon.

Video charts number of known asteroids since 1980
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Video charts number of known asteroids since 1980

Sep 15th 2010, 9:25 AM 479 Views 0 Comments

Incredible timelapse video artfully depicts discoveries.

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