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# study - Wednesday 18 April, 2018

After we increased the minimum wage in 2016, unemployment didn’t go up (contrary to warnings)
# Low Pay Commission
# Low Pay Commission

After we increased the minimum wage in 2016, unemployment didn’t go up (contrary to warnings)

Apr 18th 2018, 6:10 AM 10,885 Views 25 Comments

It’s been argued that an increase in the minimum wage would lead to more unemployment among minimum wage workers.

# study - 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 18,662 Views 17 Comments

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

# study - 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 27,427 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.

# study - 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 32,067 Views 15 Comments

The findings were published in The Lancet journal this week.

# study - 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 14,507 Views 140 Comments

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

# study - 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 23,772 Views 10 Comments

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

# study - 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 7,501 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 10,941 Views 9 Comments

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

# study - Monday 26 February, 2018

Two-thirds of Deaf community face difficulty finding out about their rights
# Deaf Community
# Deaf Community

Two-thirds of Deaf community face difficulty finding out about their rights

Feb 26th 2018, 8:46 AM 6,745 Views 26 Comments

A new report has been published detailing the experiences of Deaf people in accessing public and social services.

# study - Wednesday 21 February, 2018

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 15,184 Views 15 Comments

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

# study - Monday 19 February, 2018

New blood and urine tests can indicate autism in children earlier
# Early Development
# Early Development

New blood and urine tests can indicate autism in children earlier

Feb 19th 2018, 7:26 AM 16,705 Views 16 Comments

The “first of their kind” tests measure damage to proteins that can be an early indicator of autism.

# study - Sunday 18 February, 2018

'A gender equality paradox': Countries with more gender equality have fewer female STEM grads
# Study
# Study

'A gender equality paradox': Countries with more gender equality have fewer female STEM grads

Feb 18th 2018, 10:30 AM 247,352 Views 89 Comments

The researchers believe this might be because countries with less gender equality often have little welfare support.

# study - Thursday 15 February, 2018

Study finds possible link between cancer and ultra-processed foods like TV dinners
# Science
# Science

Study finds possible link between cancer and ultra-processed foods like TV dinners

Feb 15th 2018, 6:10 AM 23,199 Views 39 Comments

The study’s authors said this “may drive an increasing burden of cancer in the next decades”.

# study - Wednesday 14 February, 2018

Single dads at higher risk of premature death than single mothers or couples - study
# Lancet
# Lancet

Single dads at higher risk of premature death than single mothers or couples - study

Feb 14th 2018, 11:35 PM 11,298 Views 22 Comments

Single fathers ate fewer fruit and vegetables, and were more likely to binge drink than single mothers and partnered parents, the study found.

# study - Saturday 10 February, 2018

Organic food provides significant environmental benefits to vegetarian diets - research
# Food Consumption
# Food Consumption

Organic food provides significant environmental benefits to vegetarian diets - research

Feb 10th 2018, 8:18 AM 11,390 Views 13 Comments

The study of over 34,000 people is the first to examine the environmental impacts of both food choices and farm production systems.

# study - Thursday 8 February, 2018

People living in areas of high radon exposure at higher risk of lung cancer
# Toxic
# Toxic

People living in areas of high radon exposure at higher risk of lung cancer

Feb 8th 2018, 9:24 AM 23,392 Views 21 Comments

The ESRI has linked cancer figures with geographical data on radon gas.

# study - Sunday 4 February, 2018

Why do we trust, or not trust, strangers? The answer is based on those we've previously known
# Research
# Research

Why do we trust, or not trust, strangers? The answer is based on those we've previously known

Feb 4th 2018, 10:30 AM 17,145 Views 15 Comments

Research has revealed that strangers resembling past individuals known to be trustworthy are trusted more.

# study - Friday 2 February, 2018

Ibuprofen during pregnancy could harm fertility of unborn baby girls - study
# Fertility
# Fertility

Ibuprofen during pregnancy could harm fertility of unborn baby girls - study

Feb 2nd 2018, 7:46 AM 20,304 Views 32 Comments

One in three women are estimated to use ibuprofen in the first three months of pregnancy.

# study - Thursday 1 February, 2018

Migraine associated with heart attack, stroke, blood clots and irregular heart rate
# Stroke
# Stroke

Migraine associated with heart attack, stroke, blood clots and irregular heart rate

Feb 1st 2018, 6:15 AM 15,100 Views 36 Comments

Around one billion people worldwide are affected by migraine.

# study - Sunday 28 January, 2018

Number of elderly people with four or more diseases to double by 2035
# Research
# Research

Number of elderly people with four or more diseases to double by 2035

Jan 28th 2018, 6:30 AM 9,604 Views 7 Comments

A third of these people will be diagnosed with dementia, depression or a cognitive impairment.

# study - Tuesday 23 January, 2018

Irish researchers looking to develop wearable device for dementia patients who wander
# Dementia
# Dementia

Irish researchers looking to develop wearable device for dementia patients who wander

Jan 23rd 2018, 6:05 AM 9,648 Views 12 Comments

Dementia is on the rise, with approximately 55,000 sufferers in Ireland.

# study - Sunday 21 January, 2018

Using monkeys and apes in film and TV is 'misleading' millions of viewers
# Monkey Business
# Monkey Business

Using monkeys and apes in film and TV is 'misleading' millions of viewers

Jan 21st 2018, 12:00 PM 20,077 Views 28 Comments

A third of people surveyed think that chimpanzees are not endangered because they star in films and TV shows often.

# study - Friday 19 January, 2018

Bikram yoga is 'no more effective than yoga practiced at room temperature'
# Don't Sweat It
# Don't Sweat It

Bikram yoga is 'no more effective than yoga practiced at room temperature'

Jan 19th 2018, 6:15 AM 14,748 Views 14 Comments

This type of yoga is carried out in a room heated to 35–42 degrees Celsius.

# study - Sunday 14 January, 2018

Myth debunked: Age isn't a risk factor for complications after surgery among older patients
# Research
# Research

Myth debunked: Age isn't a risk factor for complications after surgery among older patients

Jan 14th 2018, 7:00 AM 8,813 Views 3 Comments

Instead, frailty, depressive symptoms, cognitive impairment and smoking were associated with postoperative complications.

# study - Saturday 13 January, 2018

Women who work nights have a strikingly increased risk of getting cancer
# Research
# Research

Women who work nights have a strikingly increased risk of getting cancer

Jan 13th 2018, 7:45 AM 13,946 Views 18 Comments

Overall long-term night shift work increased the risk of cancer by 19%.

# study - Tuesday 9 January, 2018

PLC courses are training people for jobs that don't exist
# Changes Needed
# Changes Needed

PLC courses are training people for jobs that don't exist

Jan 9th 2018, 11:26 AM 27,667 Views 48 Comments

Hairdressing, early childhood care, and community services courses show a far greater number of places available on PLCs compared to the actual number of jobs available.

# study - Sunday 7 January, 2018

Ancient DNA evidence reveals story of first Native Americans to enter the continent
# Ancient Beringians
# Ancient Beringians

Ancient DNA evidence reveals story of first Native Americans to enter the continent

Jan 7th 2018, 3:30 PM 28,946 Views 17 Comments

A team of researchers made the discovery using DNA from a six-month-old Native American infant.

We're one step closer to understanding the 'most mysterious star in the universe'
# Tabby's Star
# Tabby's Star

We're one step closer to understanding the 'most mysterious star in the universe'

Jan 7th 2018, 7:45 AM 25,952 Views 29 Comments

Tabby’s Star has been inexplicably dimming and brightening sporadically like no other for years.

# study - Friday 22 December, 2017

How do different types of alcoholic drinks affect emotions?
# Scientific Study
# Scientific Study

How do different types of alcoholic drinks affect emotions?

Dec 22nd 2017, 9:30 PM 51,301 Views 26 Comments

Yes, someone’s finally done a scientific study.

Vampire bat rabies kills hundreds of cows a year as it spreads across Peru
# Study
# Study

Vampire bat rabies kills hundreds of cows a year as it spreads across Peru

Dec 22nd 2017, 8:00 PM 6,736 Views 7 Comments

It’s thought that raising awareness of the disease could reduce the cost associated with vampire bat rabies.

# study - Wednesday 20 December, 2017

Student sex survey: 8% of women have had non-consensual sexual contact in the last year
# Consent
# Consent

Student sex survey: 8% of women have had non-consensual sexual contact in the last year

Dec 20th 2017, 8:30 AM 23,943 Views 163 Comments

The study also focused on the role alcohol plays in young people’s sex lives.

# study - Sunday 17 December, 2017

This video game helps doctors perform better in severe trauma situations
# Research
# Research

This video game helps doctors perform better in severe trauma situations

Dec 17th 2017, 7:30 AM 9,127 Views 2 Comments

Physicians who played the game had a 53% failure rate, compared to 74% for those who studied the textbooks.

# study - Saturday 16 December, 2017

Myth debunked: Rainy weather does NOT cause achy joints and sore backs
# Research
# Research

Myth debunked: Rainy weather does NOT cause achy joints and sore backs

Dec 16th 2017, 9:15 AM 14,732 Views 46 Comments

Researchers from Harvard Medical School found there is no correlation between achy joints and rainfall.

# study - Wednesday 13 December, 2017

ESRI forecasts strong growth in economy ... but Brexit will hamper some sectors
# Economy
# Economy

ESRI forecasts strong growth in economy ... but Brexit will hamper some sectors

Dec 13th 2017, 7:29 AM 6,397 Views 34 Comments

The ESRI expects unemployment rates to fall to around 5% in 2018.

# study - Sunday 3 December, 2017

Why do your ears hang low? New research shows the answer to that question can be very complicated
# Earlobe
# Earlobe

Why do your ears hang low? New research shows the answer to that question can be very complicated

Dec 3rd 2017, 8:30 AM 16,184 Views 10 Comments

New research gives a glimpse into how different genes interact to produce traits.

Marriage could help reduce the risk of dementia - study
# Heartwarming
# Heartwarming

Marriage could help reduce the risk of dementia - study

Dec 3rd 2017, 6:00 AM 8,616 Views 10 Comments

The widowed were 20% more likely to develop dementia than married people, the meta analysis indicated.

# study - Thursday 30 November, 2017

'Real change': Breakthrough drug could halve length of migraine attacks
# Clear Head
# Clear Head

'Real change': Breakthrough drug could halve length of migraine attacks

Nov 30th 2017, 9:17 PM 13,823 Views 18 Comments

Half of those who took part in the trial saw the length of their migraine reduce when they took the drug erenumab.

# study - Thursday 23 November, 2017

Losing darkness at night: LED lights are boosting light pollution worldwide
# Goodnight To Night
# Goodnight To Night

Losing darkness at night: LED lights are boosting light pollution worldwide

Nov 23rd 2017, 11:11 AM 21,599 Views 24 Comments

Nighttime lights disrupt our body clocks and raise the risks of cancer, diabetes and depression.

# study - Monday 20 November, 2017

'Imagine getting rape threats when you open an app': The toll of online abuse on women
# Amnesty Survey
# Amnesty Survey

'Imagine getting rape threats when you open an app': The toll of online abuse on women

Nov 20th 2017, 9:20 AM 10,274 Views 58 Comments

Women in eight different countries reported feeling anxious, less confident and unable to sleep after receiving abuse online.

# study - Sunday 19 November, 2017

'Motivating alternative': Virtual reality therapy just as effective as regular therapy after stroke
# Research
# Research

'Motivating alternative': Virtual reality therapy just as effective as regular therapy after stroke

Nov 19th 2017, 7:30 AM 6,793 Views 2 Comments

That’s according to new research published in the Neurology journal.