New research says seagulls are less likely to swoop in to take your food if you stare at them.
Wed, 07 Aug, 2019
What did the Romans ever do for Ireland? Not a lot, it seems.
Mon, 06 May, 2019
Male killer whales are three times more likely to die if they are socially isolated, new research suggests.
Wed, 25 Oct, 2017
Having exhausted the fruit and berry crops of their Nordic homelands, waxwings are heading southwards, writes Richard Collins.
Mon, 27 Feb, 2017
Tue, 08 Nov, 2016
An outright ban on the use of plastic microbeads in bathroom products must be introduced by the Government to reduce harmful marine pollution, MPs in the UK have said.
Wed, 24 Aug, 2016
USA: A 59-year-old man was killed when the motorcycle he was driving at night collided with a black cow on a blacktopped road.
Tue, 28 Jun, 2016
Sat, 11 Jun, 2016
On a sunny evening recently my son and his housemates decided to have a barbecue in their back garden.
Mon, 23 May, 2016
USA: A 7-year-old Houston girl managed to get out of an after-school education programme with a fake excuse note that she wrote herself, in large print with misspellings.
Sat, 07 May, 2016
A symposium will be held at University College Cork (UCC) today to mark the 50th anniversary of the Cork-born writer Frank O’Connor’s death and to celebrate his legacy.
Thu, 10 Mar, 2016
Tue, 16 Feb, 2016
To bee or not to bee.. the question is whether mankind can continue to exist without them.
Fri, 05 Feb, 2016
Sitting for long periods of time at work or at home does not increase the risk of early death, say researchers.
Tue, 13 Oct, 2015
MEXICO: The arrest of a drug smuggler in scuba gear led to the discovery of a tunnel from Mexico.
Sat, 22 Aug, 2015
USA: A US police officer has said he “happily obliged” a motorist who asked to take a selfie with him after the man acknowledged that he had smoked marijuana before driving.
Sat, 15 Aug, 2015
Smart underwear designed to protect male fertility from radiation emitted by smartphones and laptops has been unveiled by a British scientist.
Fri, 14 Aug, 2015
Carrying out exercise during the early teenage years could reduce a child’s risk of developing diabetes later in life, health experts have said.
Thu, 06 Aug, 2015
People who spend time watching aquariums and fish tanks could see improvements in their physical and mental wellbeing, according to new research.
Thu, 30 Jul, 2015
Last-minute swotting for an exam before going to bed might be a good tactic for students, according to new research on the benefits of “sleeping on it”.
Mon, 27 Jul, 2015
The launch of a new battery for homes that can store solar power for use in the evenings is “another nail in the coffin of conventional utilities”, it has been claimed.
Sat, 02 May, 2015
Sea swimmers, surfers and water skiers may be at risk of picking up antibiotic-resistant bacteria, a British study suggests.
Mon, 30 Mar, 2015
Europe has an estimated 421m fewer birds today than it did 30 years ago, a study has found.
Mon, 03 Nov, 2014
Global emissions of carbon dioxide are set to rise again this year to reach a new record high, scientists said.
Mon, 22 Sep, 2014
People who are overconfident fool others into believing they are more talented than they really are, according to a study.
Thu, 28 Aug, 2014
Overconfidence could have been partially responsible for the banking collapse – and here’s why.
Wed, 27 Aug, 2014
They really are living up to their reputation.
Tue, 19 Aug, 2014
A severe lack of vitamin D can double the risk of Alzheimer’s in older people, a study has found.
Thu, 07 Aug, 2014
Still smoking, 460,000 cigarettes later
Wed, 13 Nov, 2013
MANY people stop feeding the wild birds in their garden during the breeding season. The theory is it’s possible that young birds could choke on large seeds or pieces of nut that their parents bring back to them from bird feeders.
Mon, 04 Nov, 2013
How cows make friends is to be investigated in a three-year study.
Mon, 30 Jul, 2012
A study into whether physical activity alleviates the symptoms of depression has found there is no benefit.
Wed, 06 Jun, 2012
A millionaire’s daughter was warned she could be jailed after being convicted today of driving looters on a late-night crime spree at the height of last summer’s riots in Britain.
Thu, 05 Apr, 2012
Group psychology involving Buddhist meditation techniques can be just as effective at combating depression as medication, a study has found.
Mon, 01 Dec, 2008
Neanderthals do not deserve their "stupid" reputation and used stone tools just as useful as those invented by early modern humans, say scientists.
Tue, 26 Aug, 2008
NEANDERTHALS do not deserve their “stupid” reputation and used stone tools just as good as those invented by early modern humans, say scientists.
There are large numbers of basking sharks and some dolphins off the Cornwall coast but no fearsome great white sharks, the Marine Conservation Society (MCS) in the UK said today.
Tue, 14 Aug, 2007
THERE could be a link between politics and voting in the Eurovision Song Contests, according to academics.
Sat, 21 May, 2005
THE governing British Labour Party is expected to win a record third term in office in upcoming elections, but a loss of trust in leader Tony Blair and a revamped opposition may severely reduce their grip on power.
Wed, 06 Apr, 2005
Thousands of cancer patients may be putting themselves at serious risk by following the advice of websites promoting bogus cures, it was revealed yesterday.
Tue, 03 Aug, 2004
The suicide bombings in Morocco which killed 41 people came just five days after a Western compound was targeted by bombers in Saudi Arabia.
Sun, 18 May, 2003
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