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Irish Research Council-funded Scholar sequences first ancient Irish human genomes

The first genomes from ancient Irish humans has sequenced by a team of geneticists from Trinity College Dublin and archaeologists from Queen’s University Belfast. With the help of the information buried

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71pc of local Irish tech firms grew revenue last year

    71pc of local Irish tech firms grew revenue last year

Almost three-quarters of local Irish technology companies grew their revenue last year, according to new research from Bank of Ireland and Trinity College Dublin. The research project, led by Professor

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19 fintech jobs in Belfast as Hanweck opens European HQ

    19 fintech jobs in Belfast as Hanweck opens European HQ

US fintech firm Hanweck has chosen Belfast for its European headquarters, bringing 19 research, development and support jobs to the region. The company is looking to hire technology and business

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UCD professor’s paper makes the10 most cited papers of all time

    UCD professor’s paper makes the10 most cited papers of all time

Irish professor Des Higgins and his work on bioinformatics has placed him in the journal Nature’s top 10 most cited research papers of all time, making him the only Irish

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MIT report warns Mars One hopefuls that death would come quickly

    MIT report warns Mars One hopefuls that death would come quickly

For the 1,058 remaining Mars hopefuls, worrying news came for their chances of short-term survival after MIT published a detailed scientific report showing how they’ll likely die within two months.

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AAA study shows in-car hands free systems often more distracting

    AAA study shows in-car hands free systems often more distracting

Two new AAA (American Automobile Association)-University of Utah studies show that despite public belief to the contrary, hands-free, voice-controlled automobile infotainment systems can distract drivers, although it is possible to

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A great day for Irish science as schoolboy comes second in European contest

    A great day for Irish science as schoolboy comes second in European contest

The 2014 winner of the BT Young Scientist competition Paul Clarke from Dublin has come second place in Mathematics at the European Union Contest for Young Scientists in Warsaw today.

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Scientists producing hydrogen energy from water at 30x faster rate

    Scientists producing hydrogen energy from water at 30x faster rate

Scientists from the University of Glasgow have claimed to have cracked the process of creating hydrogen fuel from water 30 times faster and is fast, cheap and clean. The ability

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Mystery solved: ‘Sailing stones’ of Death Valley seen in action for the first time

    Mystery solved: ‘Sailing stones’ of Death Valley seen in action for the first time

Racetrack Playa is home to an enduring Death Valley mystery. Littered across the surface of this dry lake, also called a “playa,” are hundreds of rocks — some weighing as

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Fever’s origin discovered by researchers

    Fever’s origin discovered by researchers

Fever is a response to inflammation, and is triggered by an onset of the signaling substance prostaglandin. Researchers at Linköping University in Sweden can now see precisely where these substances

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DCU researchers analyse World Cup tweets to improve machine translation

    DCU researchers analyse World Cup tweets to improve machine translation

Dublin City University (DCU) researchers, in collaboration with Microsoft Research at the CNGL Centre for Global Intelligent Content in Dublin, have developed a live tweet translation streaming service in time

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Studies show, Monkeys also believe in winning streaks.

    Studies show, Monkeys also believe in winning streaks.

Humans have a well-documented tendency to see winning and losing streaks in situations that, in fact, are random. But scientists disagree about whether the “hot-hand bias” is a cultural artifact

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All change as researchers find new meanings in our genetic code

    All change as researchers find new meanings in our genetic code

 In the Lewis Carroll classic, Through the Looking Glass, Humpty Dumpty states, “When I use a word, it means just what I choose it to mean — neither more nor less.” In turn,

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First sex-determining genes appeared in mammals some 180 million years ago

    First sex-determining genes appeared in mammals some 180 million years ago

Man or woman? Male or female? In humans and other mammals, the difference between sexes depends on one single element of the genome: the Y chromosome. It is present only

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Aon Expands its Centre For Innovation and Analytics

    Aon Expands its Centre For Innovation and Analytics

Aon, a leading provider of services in the area of Risk Management, Insurance, HR and Retirement Solutions, is making a significant additional investment in its Dublin-based Aon Centre for Innovation

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