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Top scientists meet to discuss how a cure for AIDS can become a reality
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Top scientists meet to discuss how a cure for AIDS can become a reality

Nov 9th 2013, 7:15 AM 12,721 Views 328 Comments

Scientists said for a cure to work, it must be safe, simple and scalable.

Scientists have figured out what caused the Irish Famine
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Scientists have figured out what caused the Irish Famine

May 21st 2013, 10:48 AM 21,944 Views 76 Comments

The fatal pathogen was uncovered in dried potato plant samples that were over 120 years old.

Scientists identify early predictors for Huntington's disease
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Scientists identify early predictors for Huntington's disease

May 9th 2013, 7:15 AM 7,580 Views 5 Comments

A new study shows that the results could be used in future drug trials for people who are gene positive for HD but who are not yet showing overt symptoms.

VIDEO: Scottish scientists turn whiskey waste into fuel
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VIDEO: Scottish scientists turn whiskey waste into fuel

Apr 14th 2013, 7:45 AM 5,925 Views 19 Comments

The scientists in Edinburgh use a 100-year-old scientific process to produce biobutanol and adapted it for whiskey.

Geminid meteors to rain on Ireland tonight
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Geminid meteors to rain on Ireland tonight

Dec 13th 2012, 4:33 PM 14,008 Views 19 Comments

Stargazers will be able to see a shooting star per minute without the use of a telescope or binoculars.

US pair share chemistry Nobel for cell receptors
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US pair share chemistry Nobel for cell receptors

Oct 10th 2012, 6:29 PM 4,501 Views 3 Comments

“I was fast asleep and the phone rang… my wife gave me an elbow – and there it was. A total shock and surprise,” said Robert Lefkowitz.

Fukushima caused mutant butterflies: scientists
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Fukushima caused mutant butterflies: scientists

Aug 14th 2012, 11:12 AM 7,404 Views 18 Comments

The butterflies were found to have abnormalities including smaller wings and damaged eyes.

Higgs boson: CERN scientists say they've found a new particle...
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Higgs boson: CERN scientists say they've found a new particle...

Jul 4th 2012, 9:11 AM 7,524 Views 37 Comments

… but is it the particle they were looking for?

Link established between autoimmune diseases and nanoparticles in polluted air
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Link established between autoimmune diseases and nanoparticles in polluted air

Jun 11th 2012, 10:56 AM 3,496 Views 5 Comments

TCD researchers have established a link between serious autoimmune diseases and the exposure to nanoparticles found in polluted air and smoke.

VIDEO: How to... get the last bit of ketchup out of the bottle
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# Genius

VIDEO: How to... get the last bit of ketchup out of the bottle

May 24th 2012, 7:45 PM 5,223 Views 28 Comments

Lubricant invented by MIT scientists means no more pounding on the bottom of your ketchup container.

Watch: Japanese scientists unveil 'speech jamming' gun
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Watch: Japanese scientists unveil 'speech jamming' gun

Mar 3rd 2012, 4:24 PM 7,075 Views 18 Comments

This new weapon claims to render people unable to speak, harmlessly. See it in action here…

Iran produces its first nuclear rod
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Iran produces its first nuclear rod

Jan 1st 2012, 2:03 PM 2,410 Views 26 Comments

Iran says it has constructed its first nuclear rod. The country said its nuclear programme is for “peaceful purposes only”.

Galway team pinpoints part of brain which produces "marijuana-like substances" to dull pain
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Galway team pinpoints part of brain which produces "marijuana-like substances" to dull pain

Oct 11th 2011, 2:55 PM 1,223 Views 12 Comments

They discovered that the hippocampus of the brain, which is usually associated with memory, helps to suppress pain during times of stress.

Immune system discoveries lead to Nobel prize
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Immune system discoveries lead to Nobel prize

Oct 3rd 2011, 11:32 AM 421 Views 0 Comments

Three scientists, including Bruce Beutler, pictured, have been named as the winners of the Nobel prize for medicine following their research into the immune system.

Superdrug could cure all viral infections
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Superdrug could cure all viral infections

Aug 11th 2011, 2:07 PM 1,392 Views 11 Comments

US researchers say they’ve developed a drug that could cure the common cold, ‘flu and other ailments not affected by antibiotics.

Irish scientists discover new life beneath the sea
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Irish scientists discover new life beneath the sea

Aug 5th 2011, 12:04 PM 5,270 Views 5 Comments

The discovery came during a 23-day mission out in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean.

NASA discovers evidence of water on Mars
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NASA discovers evidence of water on Mars

Aug 5th 2011, 9:28 AM 626 Views 2 Comments

Is there life on Mars? Perhaps, say NASA, as evidence of water has been found.

Dieting forces the brain to eat itself - report
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Dieting forces the brain to eat itself - report

Aug 2nd 2011, 9:01 PM 1,566 Views 14 Comments

It’s emerged that in order to conserve energy, the body’s starvation mode kicks in and brain cells eat themselves, like other parts of the body.

Extinction of ocean life is ‘speeding up’
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Extinction of ocean life is ‘speeding up’

Jun 21st 2011, 8:21 PM 909 Views 8 Comments

Different environmental factors are combining to accelerate the process of extinction in the oceans.

New way of killing tumours found by Queen's University scientists
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New way of killing tumours found by Queen's University scientists

Apr 5th 2011, 12:38 PM 692 Views 0 Comments

Clinical trials on the drug are due to start within the next year.

Scientists grow sperm in laboratory
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Scientists grow sperm in laboratory

Mar 25th 2011, 10:13 AM 1,116 Views 0 Comments

Japanese researchers have cultivated sperm from the testes of baby mice.

Bats have accents, say scientists
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Bats have accents, say scientists

Sep 13th 2010, 5:15 PM 344 Views 0 Comments

It’s not just humans who speak in regionalised dialects, as Australian team discover local variations in bats too.