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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.
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.
5 nifty science experiments you can do at home with the kids
Weird science.
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.
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.
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.
Google developing smart contact lens that will aid diabetics
The company is currently testing prototypes contact lenses that can measure glucose levels in tears.
Twitter could be trying to predict the next viral tweet
The @magicstats account predicts which tweets will become popular by favouriting them.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.