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British Airways suspends all direct flights to and from mainland China as coronavirus death toll rises
# Doherty Institute
# Doherty Institute

British Airways suspends all direct flights to and from mainland China as coronavirus death toll rises

Updated Jan 29th 2020, 7:34 AM 18,472 Views 31 Comments

The death toll from the virus has reached 132.

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 9,360 Views 11 Comments

They have also identified a simple solution to stop it.

Japanese scientists invent 'wood alcohol' made from trees
# Wood You Like A Drink?
# Wood You Like A Drink?

Japanese scientists invent 'wood alcohol' made from trees

May 5th 2018, 5:30 PM 14,976 Views 34 Comments

The scientists hope to have the product on shop shelves within three years.

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 7,482 Views 12 Comments

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

170 million-year-old dinosaur footprints discovered on Scotland's Isle of Skye
# Middle Jurassic
# Middle Jurassic

170 million-year-old dinosaur footprints discovered on Scotland's Isle of Skye

Apr 3rd 2018, 6:31 PM 26,291 Views 31 Comments

Discovery of fossils from this age, the Middle Jurassic, has been limited to a handful of sites around the world to date.

MEPs to vote on scrapping daylight saving time 'for health and safety reasons'
# Body Clock
# Body Clock

MEPs to vote on scrapping daylight saving time 'for health and safety reasons'

Nov 18th 2017, 4:00 PM 35,364 Views 91 Comments

A new EU study said that health research associates DST with disruption to circadian rhythm.

Scientists fix disease genes in human embryos for the first time
# Breakthrough
# Breakthrough

Scientists fix disease genes in human embryos for the first time

Aug 3rd 2017, 7:22 AM 10,080 Views 20 Comments

Just over 72% of the embryos ended up being free of a heart disease-causing mutation.

Scientists find visual symptoms that could help early detection of Parkinson's
# Research
# Research

Scientists find visual symptoms that could help early detection of Parkinson's

Jul 16th 2017, 3:30 PM 23,805 Views 5 Comments

Non-motor Parkinson’s symptoms may precede the appearance of motor signs by more than a decade.

Trinity scientists discover how cancers 'hoodwink' the immune system to help them
# Cancer Study
# Cancer Study

Trinity scientists discover how cancers 'hoodwink' the immune system to help them

Feb 17th 2017, 6:01 AM 10,273 Views 11 Comments

A molecule in the body called TRAIL can be ‘re-wired’ in tumours to promote growth of cancer cells

'Organs could be grown in pigs for transplants': Scientists eye breakthrough
# Scientists
# Scientists

'Organs could be grown in pigs for transplants': Scientists eye breakthrough

Jan 28th 2017, 7:45 AM 8,702 Views 14 Comments

The study has provoked ethical and legal questions.

Irish scientists' breakthrough could lead to virus immunity
# Trinity College Dublin
# Trinity College Dublin

Irish scientists' breakthrough could lead to virus immunity

Jan 26th 2017, 6:15 AM 17,963 Views 28 Comments

Trinity’s Immunology discovery could help restore our natural immunity to viruses such as Ebola, Zika and SARS – as well as the common flu.

Ketamine being tested in Ireland as depression treatment
# Keep-well Trial
# Keep-well Trial

Ketamine being tested in Ireland as depression treatment

Oct 13th 2016, 6:00 AM 18,063 Views 18 Comments

The trials are being run by Trinity’s psychology department.

Scientists simulating Mars mission can't wait for isolation to be over
# Lonely In Hawaii
# Lonely In Hawaii

Scientists simulating Mars mission can't wait for isolation to be over

Aug 22nd 2016, 12:57 PM 19,957 Views 50 Comments

The volunteers have been living on freeze-dried food and trying to avoid personal conflicts.

Irish doctors find unusual 'violent trauma' injury in young rugby players
# Fracture
# Fracture

Irish doctors find unusual 'violent trauma' injury in young rugby players

Mar 8th 2016, 7:29 AM 20,865 Views 15 Comments

The ‘acetabular fracture’ affects the socket of the hip bone.

Sperm has been made from mouse stem cells paving way for treatment of male infertility
# Offspring
# Offspring

Sperm has been made from mouse stem cells paving way for treatment of male infertility

Feb 25th 2016, 9:34 PM 9,047 Views 26 Comments

Scientists say the breakthrough may lead to ‘exciting new’ fertility treatments.

All female Russian space crew asked about not being around men and having no make up
# International Space Station
# International Space Station

All female Russian space crew asked about not being around men and having no make up

Oct 28th 2015, 10:18 PM 30,151 Views 58 Comments

The scientists involved had some fairly curt responses for the journalists involved.

The juice of this fruit could save you from a dreadful hangover
# Thanks Science
# Thanks Science

The juice of this fruit could save you from a dreadful hangover

Aug 3rd 2015, 3:06 PM 31,373 Views 18 Comments

The juice of a pear can help reduce levels of the toxic metabolic thought to be responsible for hangovers.

Scientists have found a way to make you have an out-of-body experience
# Outside Looking In
# Outside Looking In

Scientists have found a way to make you have an out-of-body experience

May 9th 2015, 9:45 AM 16,815 Views 53 Comments

And they can teleport you. Which is cool.

Watch these scientists freak out when they encounter a rare whale

Watch these scientists freak out when they encounter a rare whale

May 2nd 2015, 10:15 AM 25,543 Views 15 Comments

‘WOW. OH MAN.’

Ireland's second biggest cancer killer will soon be able to be spotted in €25 test
# Gotcha
# Gotcha

Ireland's second biggest cancer killer will soon be able to be spotted in €25 test

Feb 5th 2015, 9:59 AM 16,427 Views 20 Comments

Each year almost 2,500 people are diagnosed with bowel cancer, with 1,000 dying from it.

A new injection could 'cure' double chins
# Chin Chin Cheroo
From The Daily Edge
# Chin Chin Cheroo

A new injection could 'cure' double chins

Jan 27th 2015, 8:56 PM 3,816 Views 4 Comments

Assuming you think a double chin is a terrible thing worth curing, obvs.

Stop everything: Scientists can now UNBOIL an egg
# Impossible Is Nothing
# Impossible Is Nothing

Stop everything: Scientists can now UNBOIL an egg

Jan 27th 2015, 12:02 PM 22,548 Views 28 Comments

The results may have implications for cancer treatments.

Do plants have any good ideas that we can steal?
# Growing Knowledge
# Growing Knowledge

Do plants have any good ideas that we can steal?

Nov 10th 2014, 7:45 AM 5,211 Views 3 Comments

A new database developed by researchers in Trinity has amalgamated plant data from around the world.

Could depression soon be diagnosed through a blood test?
# Breakthrough
# Breakthrough

Could depression soon be diagnosed through a blood test?

Oct 1st 2014, 1:20 PM 11,471 Views 47 Comments

A breakthrough in research in the US suggests that depression could soon by diagnosed via a blood test.

New dinosaur species bigger than T-rex and heavier than seven elephants
# Megasurus
# Megasurus

New dinosaur species bigger than T-rex and heavier than seven elephants

Sep 5th 2014, 11:12 AM 14,369 Views 46 Comments

Pieces of the dinosaur were first discovered in 2005 but it has only recently been named in a study of its bones released yesterday.

Sending electrical current to brain could help treat Alzheimer's
# Shocking
# Shocking

Sending electrical current to brain could help treat Alzheimer's

Aug 29th 2014, 9:34 AM 7,050 Views 17 Comments

The treatment has now been proven to improve memory and could help in other memory disorders, like from stroke or brain injury.

Living forever may never be possible, says scientific study
# Noooooooooo
# Noooooooooo

Living forever may never be possible, says scientific study

Aug 22nd 2014, 8:11 PM 14,443 Views 58 Comments

But we have so many things we were planning to do with our immortality.

Fist bumps are the least infectious way to say hello
# It's Science
From The Daily Edge
# It's Science

Fist bumps are the least infectious way to say hello

Jul 28th 2014, 6:00 PM 13,386 Views 16 Comments

Forget hand shakes and high fives.

Scientists make 'major step forward' in predicting whether someone will get Alzheimer's
# Hope
# Hope

Scientists make 'major step forward' in predicting whether someone will get Alzheimer's

Jul 8th 2014, 8:52 AM 10,464 Views 20 Comments

Scientists found they could predict the beginning of Alzheimer’s with 87% accuracy.

'Supercool' breakthrough in organ transplants could make massive difference, says scientists
# Transplants
# Transplants

'Supercool' breakthrough in organ transplants could make massive difference, says scientists

Jun 30th 2014, 6:21 PM 9,450 Views 5 Comments

The technique of keeping organs super cold has been found to keep livers alive for three times longer.

Oops: Big Bang scientists say they got it wrong
# Big Oops
# Big Oops

Oops: Big Bang scientists say they got it wrong

Jun 20th 2014, 7:30 PM 29,799 Views 141 Comments

The researchers had avoided the media after making a breakthrough in confirming how the universe was born.

Scientists get €47m for research in cancer detection, epilepsy and sustainable food
# Money For Scientists
# Money For Scientists

Scientists get €47m for research in cancer detection, epilepsy and sustainable food

Apr 30th 2014, 9:35 AM 4,284 Views 4 Comments

The €47 million in funding will support 200 researcher positions and 36 research projects.

New treatment for most common type of arthritis could be here in 5 years
# Breakthrough
# Breakthrough

New treatment for most common type of arthritis could be here in 5 years

Mar 26th 2014, 10:41 AM 6,847 Views 6 Comments

Around 400,000 people in Ireland suffer from osteoarthritis.

Scientists say a pill could be the cure to jet lag
# Me So Sleepy
# Me So Sleepy

Scientists say a pill could be the cure to jet lag

Mar 21st 2014, 4:42 PM 7,106 Views 19 Comments

It could be available in the next five years.

How effective are online treatments for depression and anxiety?
# Mental Health
# Mental Health

How effective are online treatments for depression and anxiety?

Feb 4th 2014, 7:15 AM 8,533 Views 38 Comments

A new study being undertaken by researchers in Trinity College is trying to find out…

Help on the way for ship trapped off Antarctica since Christmas Eve
# Trapped
# Trapped

Help on the way for ship trapped off Antarctica since Christmas Eve

Dec 27th 2013, 12:11 PM 13,629 Views 15 Comments

The ship has 74 people aboard for a scientific mission

The non-essential but interesting scientific discoveries of 2013
# Review 2013
# Review 2013

The non-essential but interesting scientific discoveries of 2013

Dec 25th 2013, 7:00 PM 20,796 Views 14 Comments

Penis size matters, women want to eat babies and hangovers get better later in life.

Scientists make raindrops 'bounce' faster and that's good news
# Chubby Rain
# Chubby Rain

Scientists make raindrops 'bounce' faster and that's good news

Nov 23rd 2013, 5:30 PM 10,252 Views 10 Comments

Why? Because it can lead to the creation of a whole new generation of better-performing water-resistant materials, from clothes to airplanes.

NUIG scientists find deep-sea world off Irish coast
# Beneath The Sea
# Beneath The Sea

NUIG scientists find deep-sea world off Irish coast

Nov 19th 2013, 10:30 AM 15,100 Views 25 Comments

The underwater organisms could be more than 200 years old.

How did a woman get the world's first human case of H6N1 bird flu?
# Health
# Health

How did a woman get the world's first human case of H6N1 bird flu?

Nov 14th 2013, 7:15 AM 14,944 Views 28 Comments

A 20-year-old woman was found with the virus after presenting to hospital with flu-like symptoms.

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