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# research - Sunday 10 February, 2019

Millennials still recognise songs from music's 1960s-90s golden age, study finds
# Music Knowledge
# Music Knowledge

Millennials still recognise songs from music's 1960s-90s golden age, study finds

Feb 10th 2019, 7:00 PM 18,221 Views 39 Comments

By contrast, their recognition of musical hits from 2000 to 2015 diminishes rapidly over time.

# research - Saturday 9 February, 2019

Bees have brains that can figure out basic maths, new study finds
# Buzz Buzz
# Buzz Buzz

Bees have brains that can figure out basic maths, new study finds

Feb 9th 2019, 10:45 AM 13,819 Views 24 Comments

The researchers built on their previous finding that honeybees can understand the concept of zero.

# research - Thursday 7 February, 2019

New study seeks first-time mothers in Ireland who experienced trauma during childbirth
# Research
# Research

New study seeks first-time mothers in Ireland who experienced trauma during childbirth

Feb 7th 2019, 6:20 AM 15,943 Views 11 Comments

The study will explore the impact of a traumatic birth on a mother’s emotional and psychological wellbeing.

# research - Sunday 3 February, 2019

Babies who hear two languages at home have a better ability to concentrate
# Development
# Development

Babies who hear two languages at home have a better ability to concentrate

Feb 3rd 2019, 10:30 AM 36,233 Views 19 Comments

This new research suggests the advantages of living in a bilingual home begin from the very earliest stage of development.

# research - Saturday 2 February, 2019

Better forecasts may be possible with new research on extreme rainfall patterns
# Study
# Study

Better forecasts may be possible with new research on extreme rainfall patterns

Feb 2nd 2019, 9:30 AM 8,625 Views 10 Comments

The new research has revealed that there are larger-scale global patterns to extreme rainfall events.

# research - Saturday 12 January, 2019

How and why the brain decides whether to hold 'em or fold 'em
# Research
# Research

How and why the brain decides whether to hold 'em or fold 'em

Jan 12th 2019, 9:30 AM 10,525 Views 11 Comments

A team of researchers are John Hopkins University has found out why the brain makes high-risk decisions.

# research - Sunday 6 January, 2019

Researches reveal how the brain tells you to scratch an itch
# Itchy And Scratchy
# Itchy And Scratchy

Researches reveal how the brain tells you to scratch an itch

Jan 6th 2019, 8:00 PM 20,480 Views 11 Comments

The itch-scratching cycle can significantly impair quality of life and lead to serious skin and tissue damage.

# research - Saturday 5 January, 2019

New tool identifies which patients with COPD are at risk of death or serious complications
# Breathing Problems
# Breathing Problems

New tool identifies which patients with COPD are at risk of death or serious complications

Jan 5th 2019, 8:30 PM 33,456 Views 16 Comments

About 500,000 people in Ireland have COPD, but half of them likely do not know they have the condition.

# research - Tuesday 1 January, 2019

Weirdly shaped mouse sperm can be used to tell species apart
# Swimmers
# Swimmers

Weirdly shaped mouse sperm can be used to tell species apart

Jan 1st 2019, 8:30 PM 13,884 Views 5 Comments

Being able to better differentiate between species will help researchers fight the spread of diseases they carry.

# research - Sunday 23 December, 2018

Removing sweets from supermarket checkouts linked to fall in unhealthy snack purchases
# Research
# Research

Removing sweets from supermarket checkouts linked to fall in unhealthy snack purchases

Dec 23rd 2018, 7:45 AM 6,427 Views 11 Comments

That’s according to a study published in the Plos Medicine journal this week.

# research - Tuesday 18 December, 2018

Saturn is losing its rings at the 'worst-case scenario' rate
# Research
# Research

Saturn is losing its rings at the 'worst-case scenario' rate

Dec 18th 2018, 12:42 PM 49,963 Views 43 Comments

The rings are being pulled into Saturn by gravity as a dusty rain of ice particles under the influence of Saturn’s magnetic field.

# research - Monday 17 December, 2018

Breakthrough from scientists in Cork shows flying reptiles had feathers over 200 million years ago
# Pterosaurs
# Pterosaurs

Breakthrough from scientists in Cork shows flying reptiles had feathers over 200 million years ago

Dec 17th 2018, 6:30 AM 10,909 Views 13 Comments

The discovery has been hailed as shifting our knowledge concerning the origin of feathers.

# research - Sunday 16 December, 2018

Brainwaves suppress obvious ideas to help us think more creatively, study finds
# Research
# Research

Brainwaves suppress obvious ideas to help us think more creatively, study finds

Dec 16th 2018, 8:00 AM 6,378 Views 0 Comments

Creativity requires humans to break away from more common and easily reached ideas.

# research - Wednesday 12 December, 2018

Youths who identify as sexual minorities more vulnerable to depression from age 10
# Research
# Research

Youths who identify as sexual minorities more vulnerable to depression from age 10

Dec 12th 2018, 6:30 AM 9,795 Views 33 Comments

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.

# research - Sunday 9 December, 2018

This ancient strain of plague may have aided in wipeout of Neolithic Europeans
# Plague
# Plague

This ancient strain of plague may have aided in wipeout of Neolithic Europeans

Dec 9th 2018, 7:00 AM 38,975 Views 4 Comments

New research suggests that plague may have been spread among Neolithic European settlements by traders.

# research - Saturday 1 December, 2018

Thyroid cancer impact on children and teens following Fukushima nuclear accident
# Study
# Study

Thyroid cancer impact on children and teens following Fukushima nuclear accident

Dec 1st 2018, 9:00 AM 16,121 Views 27 Comments

More than 3,600 people died from causes such as illness and suicide linked to the aftermath of the tragedy.

# research - Tuesday 27 November, 2018

Angry customers and bullying: Why job stress in Ireland has doubled
# Long Hours
# Long Hours

Angry customers and bullying: Why job stress in Ireland has doubled

Nov 27th 2018, 6:00 AM 20,413 Views 46 Comments

Employees in the health sector and public administration experience the highest levels of job stress.

# research - Tuesday 20 November, 2018

Antidepressant prescriptions increased after Brexit vote
# England
# England

Antidepressant prescriptions increased after Brexit vote

Nov 20th 2018, 11:35 PM 9,257 Views 21 Comments

The UK voted to leave the EU on 23 June 2016.

# research - Monday 19 November, 2018

MDMA makes you more likely to cooperate, but only with trustworthy people - study
# MDMA
# MDMA

MDMA makes you more likely to cooperate, but only with trustworthy people - study

Nov 19th 2018, 9:38 PM 16,808 Views 23 Comments

The team behind the study said their findings could help the treatment of psychiatric conditions such as PTSD.

# research - Saturday 17 November, 2018

UCD research to explore how child abuse survivors found strength in their struggles
# Trauma
# Trauma

UCD research to explore how child abuse survivors found strength in their struggles

Nov 17th 2018, 4:00 PM 9,115 Views 0 Comments

The research aims to identify the positive factors that helped peole who experienced trauma in their childhoods.

# research - Thursday 8 November, 2018

Smoking and diabetes have a greater impact on heart attack risk in women than men - study
# Bmj
# Bmj

Smoking and diabetes have a greater impact on heart attack risk in women than men - study

Nov 8th 2018, 6:15 AM 5,777 Views 11 Comments

Smoking increased a woman’s risk of a heart attack by 55% more than it increased the risk in a man.

# research - Wednesday 7 November, 2018

Many non-Irish nationals are as likely to be employed and as educated as Irish people
# Study
# Study

Many non-Irish nationals are as likely to be employed and as educated as Irish people

Nov 7th 2018, 6:10 AM 18,061 Views 57 Comments

Research published by the ESRI this morning examines how well migrants are settling into Ireland.

# research - Sunday 4 November, 2018

Culture strongly influences how young people cope with natural disasters, study finds
# Natural Disasters
# Natural Disasters

Culture strongly influences how young people cope with natural disasters, study finds

Nov 4th 2018, 6:00 AM 8,605 Views 2 Comments

“We found that culture really matters in terms of how adolescents respond to a disaster.”

# research - Wednesday 17 October, 2018

One fifth of obese 13-year-olds in Ireland believe they are just the right weight
# Growing Up In Ireland
# Growing Up In Ireland

One fifth of obese 13-year-olds in Ireland believe they are just the right weight

Oct 17th 2018, 10:17 AM 15,112 Views 30 Comments

A new report published today noted similar findings among parents of obese children.

# research - Wednesday 10 October, 2018

Study says humans can recognise 5,000 faces
# Research
# Research

Study says humans can recognise 5,000 faces

Oct 10th 2018, 2:40 PM 6,929 Views 13 Comments

The study by the University of York found that humans could recall between 1,000 to 10,000 faces.

# research - Saturday 29 September, 2018

First-born children more likely than younger siblings to learn about sex from parents
# Sex Education
# Sex Education

First-born children more likely than younger siblings to learn about sex from parents

Sep 29th 2018, 6:00 AM 6,769 Views 2 Comments

The order in which children are born may play a significant role in how they learn about sex, especially for boys.

# research - Thursday 27 September, 2018

About one in three stillbirths occur before 28 weeks but are not officially recognised
# Pregnancy
# Pregnancy

About one in three stillbirths occur before 28 weeks but are not officially recognised

Sep 27th 2018, 11:30 PM 11,159 Views 12 Comments

“To a mother or father, a second trimester stillbirth is no less tragic than a stillbirth at 28 weeks.”

# research - Sunday 23 September, 2018

It's not just for kids - even adults appear to benefit from a regular bedtime, study finds
# Research
# Research

It's not just for kids - even adults appear to benefit from a regular bedtime, study finds

Sep 23rd 2018, 8:00 PM 25,809 Views 4 Comments

The study found that irregular sleepers were also more likely to report depression and stress than regular sleepers.

# research - Monday 17 September, 2018

How Irish researchers will explore Atlantic Ocean over next two years
# Deep Dive
# Deep Dive

How Irish researchers will explore Atlantic Ocean over next two years

Sep 17th 2018, 5:54 PM 8,260 Views 2 Comments

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

# research - Thursday 13 September, 2018

Anorexia patients hide batteries in sanitary pads to appear heavier while being treated in hospital
# Sligo
# Sligo

Anorexia patients hide batteries in sanitary pads to appear heavier while being treated in hospital

Sep 13th 2018, 4:00 PM 28,276 Views 16 Comments

Some also engage in “animated conversation” in an effort to burn calories.

# research - Thursday 6 September, 2018

Groundbreaking new cancer treatment discovered by Belfast researchers
# Queen's University
# Queen's University

Groundbreaking new cancer treatment discovered by Belfast researchers

Sep 6th 2018, 2:43 PM 29,530 Views 24 Comments

The process uses the aggressive nature of cancer cells against them.

# research - Wednesday 5 September, 2018

Over 1.4 billion adults globally at risk of disease from not doing enough physical activity
# Study
# Study

Over 1.4 billion adults globally at risk of disease from not doing enough physical activity

Sep 5th 2018, 6:20 AM 44,134 Views 21 Comments

The diseases include type two diabetes, dementia, cardiovascular disease and some cancers.

# research - Tuesday 4 September, 2018

Being homeless for more than six months can significantly damage children's health - study
# Homelessness
# Homelessness

Being homeless for more than six months can significantly damage children's health - study

Sep 4th 2018, 6:10 AM 13,168 Views 28 Comments

Although the study is US-based, many factors of it still ring true for those children who are homeless in Ireland.

# research - Sunday 2 September, 2018

Researchers say plastic is 'indispensable' so they're trying to make it more sustainable
# Food Waste
# Food Waste

Researchers say plastic is 'indispensable' so they're trying to make it more sustainable

Sep 2nd 2018, 8:00 AM 12,363 Views 20 Comments

Some 500,000 tonnes of plastic waste from the EU end up in the sea every year.

# research - Saturday 25 August, 2018

No partitions between desks may be 'healthier' for office workers
# Study
# Study

No partitions between desks may be 'healthier' for office workers

Aug 25th 2018, 4:00 PM 15,249 Views 19 Comments

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.

# research - Thursday 23 August, 2018

New research shows 10% of children do not wear seatbelts while travelling on Irish roads
# Belt Up
# Belt Up

New research shows 10% of children do not wear seatbelts while travelling on Irish roads

Aug 23rd 2018, 7:15 PM 9,923 Views 35 Comments

Gardaí have warned motorists to safeguard everyone who gets into a vehicle.

# research - Sunday 19 August, 2018

Poor sleep triggers viral loneliness and social rejection, study finds
# Sleep Deprivation
# Sleep Deprivation

Poor sleep triggers viral loneliness and social rejection, study finds

Aug 19th 2018, 9:00 PM 28,069 Views 21 Comments

That alienating vibe also makes sleep-deprived individuals more socially unattractive to others.

# research - Sunday 12 August, 2018

Out of your league? Study shows most online daters seek more desirable mates
# Research
# Research

Out of your league? Study shows most online daters seek more desirable mates

Aug 12th 2018, 7:00 AM 15,627 Views 10 Comments

The majority of people in the analysed dating networks contact other people who are 25% more desirable than themselves.

# research - Thursday 9 August, 2018

Irish climate scientists are warning that the drought in Dublin is far from over
# Research
# Research

Irish climate scientists are warning that the drought in Dublin is far from over

Aug 9th 2018, 10:53 AM 69,606 Views 58 Comments

Researchers are warning that recent rains do not even begin to undo months of deficit.

# research - Tuesday 7 August, 2018

Sleeping more than eight hours a night increases your mortality risk, study finds
# Research
# Research

Sleeping more than eight hours a night increases your mortality risk, study finds

Aug 7th 2018, 1:37 PM 35,359 Views 41 Comments

A sleep duration of 10 hours is linked with 30% increased risk of dying compared to sleeping for seven hours.