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# research - Sunday 22 July, 2018

The older you get, the worse at making decisions you may become
# Too Many Options
# Too Many Options

The older you get, the worse at making decisions you may become

Jul 22nd 2018, 1:00 PM 11,467 Views 12 Comments

Younger children are more likely to take both numerical and social information into account, new research has found.

# research - Saturday 14 July, 2018

Parents with severe trauma in childhood more likely to have children with behavioural problems
# Research
# Research

Parents with severe trauma in childhood more likely to have children with behavioural problems

Jul 14th 2018, 11:00 AM 15,208 Views 12 Comments

The types of childhood hardships include divorce or separation of parents, death of a parent, and emotional, physical or sexual abuse.

People trust science experts more than the government - even when they say outlandish things
# Balderdash
# Balderdash

People trust science experts more than the government - even when they say outlandish things

Jul 14th 2018, 9:45 AM 7,365 Views 25 Comments

Researchers from London conducted three large-scale experiments in the US and the UK for the study.

# research - Saturday 30 June, 2018

Men's testosterone levels largely determined by their childhood environment, study finds
# Hormones
# Hormones

Men's testosterone levels largely determined by their childhood environment, study finds

Jun 30th 2018, 10:30 AM 31,820 Views 16 Comments

The study challenges the theory that testosterone levels are controlled by genetics or race.

# research - Sunday 24 June, 2018

Cambridge scientists went to the bother of finding out more about the sound of a dripping tap
# Mystery Solved
# Mystery Solved

Cambridge scientists went to the bother of finding out more about the sound of a dripping tap

Jun 24th 2018, 7:00 AM 9,350 Views 11 Comments

They have also identified a simple solution to stop it.

# research - Saturday 23 June, 2018

Parasites can even manipulate uninfected animals into doing what they want
# Mind Control
# Mind Control

Parasites can even manipulate uninfected animals into doing what they want

Jun 23rd 2018, 5:30 PM 12,027 Views 12 Comments

The urge to remain in a group has been shown to make fish engage in risky behaviour, increasing their chances of being eaten.

# research - Wednesday 20 June, 2018

Scientists in Waterford find nutritional supplement combo that slows down Alzheimer's disease
# Research
# Research

Scientists in Waterford find nutritional supplement combo that slows down Alzheimer's disease

Jun 20th 2018, 9:16 AM 50,626 Views 24 Comments

The researchers say that their 18-month study has yielded a “statistically significant” finding and is a “breakthrough”.

# research - Tuesday 19 June, 2018

Marriage is (literally) good for the heart, new study finds
# Healthy Heart
# Healthy Heart

Marriage is (literally) good for the heart, new study finds

Jun 19th 2018, 1:32 PM 13,356 Views 26 Comments

The study examined ethnically varied populations in Europe, North America, the Middle East and Asia.

# research - Saturday 16 June, 2018

What makes someone go from being hungry to hangry? Scientists may have found out
# Emotions
# Emotions

What makes someone go from being hungry to hangry? Scientists may have found out

Jun 16th 2018, 4:00 PM 22,759 Views 6 Comments

The combination of hunger and anger may be a complicated emotional response involving an interplay of biology, personality and environmental cues.

Sleeping too much or not enough may have bad effects on health
# Snooze Button
# Snooze Button

Sleeping too much or not enough may have bad effects on health

Jun 16th 2018, 8:15 AM 20,501 Views 13 Comments

Fewer than six and more than 10 hours of sleep per day are associated with conditions such as increased blood pressure.

# research - Wednesday 13 June, 2018

'Ireland is not a tax haven': Department of Finance dismisses 'tax haven' research findings
# World's Biggest Haven
# World's Biggest Haven

'Ireland is not a tax haven': Department of Finance dismisses 'tax haven' research findings

Jun 13th 2018, 3:24 PM 22,503 Views 66 Comments

A study has claimed that Ireland channels the profits of more multinational companies than all the Caribbean islands combined.

# research - Thursday 7 June, 2018

Families who remain homeless for over 12 months far more likely to secure social housing
# Dublin
# Dublin

Families who remain homeless for over 12 months far more likely to secure social housing

Jun 7th 2018, 12:48 PM 9,894 Views 28 Comments

Dublin has about 77% of all homeless families in Ireland.

# research - Saturday 2 June, 2018

Giving babies extra Vitamin D 'doesn't make their bones any stronger'
# Sunshine
# Sunshine

Giving babies extra Vitamin D 'doesn't make their bones any stronger'

Jun 2nd 2018, 4:00 PM 15,081 Views 10 Comments

As many as 40% of Europeans do not get enough of the vitamin, which is naturally produced when the skin is exposed to sunlight.

One in every five young adult deaths in the US is related to opioids
# Drug Use
# Drug Use

One in every five young adult deaths in the US is related to opioids

Jun 2nd 2018, 3:00 PM 12,304 Views 20 Comments

The study found that the percentage of deaths attributed to opioids in the US increased by 292% from 2001 to 2016.

This is how much exercise is needed to help improve thinking skills
# Research
# Research

This is how much exercise is needed to help improve thinking skills

Jun 2nd 2018, 11:00 AM 28,249 Views 19 Comments

Scientists found that people who exercised an average of at least 52 hours over about six months for around an hour each session may improve their thinking skills.

Blackcurrant waste from Ribena production could create 'natural' hair dye
# Sustainable
# Sustainable

Blackcurrant waste from Ribena production could create 'natural' hair dye

Jun 2nd 2018, 10:00 AM 12,120 Views 13 Comments

Some of the ingredients found in commonly used synthetic hair dyes can trigger allergic reactions.

# research - Saturday 26 May, 2018

Children who watch extra junk food adverts consume more calories
# Obesity
# Obesity

Children who watch extra junk food adverts consume more calories

May 26th 2018, 6:30 AM 5,863 Views 21 Comments

The catchier the ad, the more effective.

# research - Sunday 13 May, 2018

Can chimpanzee vocalisations reveal the origins of human language? This study found out
# Research
# Research

Can chimpanzee vocalisations reveal the origins of human language? This study found out

May 13th 2018, 7:00 AM 7,728 Views 16 Comments

It has long been difficult to determine how and why human language began.

# research - Wednesday 9 May, 2018

Cranberry juice 'doesn't help clear urinary tract infections'
# Antibiotics
# Antibiotics

Cranberry juice 'doesn't help clear urinary tract infections'

May 9th 2018, 2:29 PM 29,787 Views 26 Comments

Put down the glass.

# research - Saturday 5 May, 2018

Women who eat fast food and little or no fruit take longer to become pregnant, study finds
# Pregnancy
# Pregnancy

Women who eat fast food and little or no fruit take longer to become pregnant, study finds

May 5th 2018, 10:30 AM 10,290 Views 21 Comments

Women who consumed fast food four or more times a week took nearly a month longer to become pregnant than those who didn’t.

# research - Friday 4 May, 2018

'My fear was what if the baby had HIV. When I had my daughter, thank god, she was HIV negative'
# Living With Hiv
# Living With Hiv

'My fear was what if the baby had HIV. When I had my daughter, thank god, she was HIV negative'

May 4th 2018, 6:15 AM 12,178 Views 8 Comments

A new report details concerns Irish mothers had after being diagnosed with HIV.

# research - Sunday 29 April, 2018

Galaxies grow bigger and puffier as they age, new study finds
# Astronomy
# Astronomy

Galaxies grow bigger and puffier as they age, new study finds

Apr 29th 2018, 7:45 AM 7,469 Views 11 Comments

“This is the first time we’ve shown shape and age are related for all kinds of galaxies.”

# research - Saturday 28 April, 2018

Saving a penalty: This is how science helps predict the match score
# Research
# Research

Saving a penalty: This is how science helps predict the match score

Apr 28th 2018, 11:00 AM 12,410 Views 15 Comments

Researchers propose a new model to explain how a goalkeeper dives to the right corner at the right time in penalty kick situations.

# research - Saturday 21 April, 2018

A single concussion may increase the risk of Parkinson's disease by 56%
# Concussion
# Concussion

A single concussion may increase the risk of Parkinson's disease by 56%

Apr 21st 2018, 5:30 PM 12,092 Views 20 Comments

Researchers also found that those with a traumatic brain injury were diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease an average of two years earlier than those without.

# research - Sunday 15 April, 2018

This is why expressive brows might have mattered during human evolution
# On Fleek
# On Fleek

This is why expressive brows might have mattered during human evolution

Apr 15th 2018, 12:00 PM 18,520 Views 17 Comments

Mobile eyebrows gave us the communication skills to establish large, social networks.

Living near a green space may not have any impact on obesity
# Go Walking
# Go Walking

Living near a green space may not have any impact on obesity

Apr 15th 2018, 7:45 AM 8,743 Views 16 Comments

New research found obesity levels in the greenest areas were actually higher than those with a medium amount of green space.

# research - Thursday 12 April, 2018

If you're a night owl, you're likely to die younger...
# Oh Great
# Oh Great

If you're a night owl, you're likely to die younger...

Apr 12th 2018, 8:54 AM 27,411 Views 28 Comments

New research suggests that a person’s internal clock may be at odds with their external environment – and that they should be allowed start work later.

# research - Sunday 8 April, 2018

75% of chronic pulmonary disease cases linked to childhood illnesses and parental smoking
# Lancet
# Lancet

75% of chronic pulmonary disease cases linked to childhood illnesses and parental smoking

Apr 8th 2018, 10:30 AM 32,039 Views 15 Comments

The findings were published in The Lancet journal this week.

# research - Saturday 7 April, 2018

Men perceive themselves as smarter, even compared to women whose grades are just as good
# Study
# Study

Men perceive themselves as smarter, even compared to women whose grades are just as good

Apr 7th 2018, 11:00 AM 14,416 Views 140 Comments

A new study has found that women are far more likely to underestimate their own intelligence than men.

# research - Saturday 31 March, 2018

Parts of the Amazon thought uninhabited were actually home to up to a million people
# Research
# Research

Parts of the Amazon thought uninhabited were actually home to up to a million people

Mar 31st 2018, 8:00 AM 23,768 Views 10 Comments

Archaeologists have uncovered evidence that there were hundreds of villages in the rainforest away from major rivers.

# research - Thursday 29 March, 2018

Judge warns David Drumm jury not to carry out research on social media
# Anglo Irish Bank
# Anglo Irish Bank

Judge warns David Drumm jury not to carry out research on social media

Mar 29th 2018, 4:42 PM 11,917 Views 0 Comments

Judge Karen O’Connor said the jury must come to their own conclusion based on the evidence they hear in court.

# research - Saturday 24 March, 2018

Banana plant extract could be key to creamier, longer lasting ice cream
# The Future
# The Future

Banana plant extract could be key to creamier, longer lasting ice cream

Mar 24th 2018, 11:00 AM 7,489 Views 10 Comments

Researchers have found that adding tiny cellulose fibres extracted from banana plant waste to ice cream could slow melting.

Sick air travelers are mostly likely to infect those in the next row, study reveals
# Illness
# Illness

Sick air travelers are mostly likely to infect those in the next row, study reveals

Mar 24th 2018, 7:00 AM 10,927 Views 8 Comments

Researchers also warned that infectious crew members could infect an average of 4.6 passengers per flight.

# research - Wednesday 21 March, 2018

Netflix criticised over amount of smoking in its original programmes
# Stub It Out
# Stub It Out

Netflix criticised over amount of smoking in its original programmes

Mar 21st 2018, 5:00 PM 21,258 Views 70 Comments

The worst offender was Stranger Things with 182 scenes with cigarettes.

# research - Sunday 11 March, 2018

False information travels much faster than the truth on Twitter
# FAKE NEWS
# FAKE NEWS

False information travels much faster than the truth on Twitter

Mar 11th 2018, 6:30 AM 6,295 Views 14 Comments

Falsehoods are 70% more likely to be retweeted than the truth, new research has found.

# research - Saturday 10 March, 2018

50% body burn used to kill people up to the age of 40 but now half can survive 95% burn
# Research
# Research

50% body burn used to kill people up to the age of 40 but now half can survive 95% burn

Mar 10th 2018, 5:30 PM 17,854 Views 9 Comments

Researchers of a new study are hoping their findings inspire burn units to try to keep people with extensive burns alive as it can be done.

# research - Saturday 3 March, 2018

The Paris Climate Agreement is REALLY expensive... but it could end up saving us money
# Climate Change
# Climate Change

The Paris Climate Agreement is REALLY expensive... but it could end up saving us money

Mar 3rd 2018, 8:15 AM 15,391 Views 50 Comments

Its cost could be outweighed by health savings in the area of air pollution disease and death.

# research - Saturday 24 February, 2018

'We're going to find out how they lived': Researchers to look under the Irish Sea for evidence of first settlers
# Lost Landscapes
# Lost Landscapes

'We're going to find out how they lived': Researchers to look under the Irish Sea for evidence of first settlers

Feb 24th 2018, 8:30 AM 15,847 Views 42 Comments

Under the Irish sea is a prehistoric ‘palaeolandscape’ of plains, hills, marshlands and river valleys.

# research - Wednesday 21 February, 2018

Heavy drinkers have higher risk of getting dementia
# Premature Deaths
# Premature Deaths

Heavy drinkers have higher risk of getting dementia

Feb 21st 2018, 8:51 AM 15,794 Views 39 Comments

In a new study, the majority of early-onset dementia diagnoses were related to chronic heavy drinking.

Myth debunked: Neither the low-carb nor the low-fat diet is superior
# Diets
# Diets

Myth debunked: Neither the low-carb nor the low-fat diet is superior

Feb 21st 2018, 6:05 AM 15,044 Views 15 Comments

Cutting either carbs or fats shaves off excess weight in about the same proportion.