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Chimps Use Branch as 'Ladder' in Bold Attempt at Escape From Belfast Zoo Enclosure

Some incredibly mischievous chimps put on quite a display for visitors at the Belfast Zoo over the weekend by attempting a big break from their enclosure—a daring effort that was captured on video as one managed to get beyond a wall.Read more...
Tags: Science, Belfast, Chimpanzees, Belfast Zoo, The Great Escape


Queen's University researchers develop new test to detect disease and infection

Researchers at Queen's University Belfast have developed a highly innovative new enzyme biomarker test that has the potential to indicate diseases and bacterial contamination saving time, money and possibly lives.
Tags: Science, Belfast, Queen s University


Scientists detect a repeating signal from deep space, but its origin is a mystery

To begin, there's zero evidence it's aliens. But for just the second time, a team of astronomers detected a flash of repeating of radio waves emanating from beyond our Milky Way galaxy. Using a new, sprawling Canadian telescope dubbed CHIME — which is the size of six hockey rinks — scientists identified the short, repeating burst in the summer of 2018 and published their results Wednesday in the journal Nature.   The source of these super distant signals, from some 1.5 billion light y...
Tags: Science, Nasa, Earth, Belfast, Milky Way, University of Toronto, McGill University, Maguire, Tendulkar, Johns Hopkins University, Goddard Space, Queen 's University, Kate Maguire, Marc Kamionkowski, Shriharsh Tendulkar, Astrophysics Research Center


Fishermen Find 10,000-Year-Old Skull and Antlers of Extinct Giant Elk

A pair of lucky Northern Irish fishermen pulled in this skull with enormous antlers, measuring a whopping six feet in length. The extraordinary specimen belonged to the extinct Great Elk, which hasn’t been seen in Ireland for over 10,000 years, Belfast Live reports. Read more...
Tags: Science, Biology, Ireland, Belfast, Antlers, Paleontology, Extinct Animals, Elks, Catch Of The Day, Irish Elk, Great Irish Elk


Ban Plastic to Save the Heritage of World's Oldest and Largest Inhabited River Island - Queen's University Belfast Researcher

A Queen's University Belfast researcher is working with an Indian community to transform the world's largest and oldest inhabited river island into a plastic-free zone, in a bid to save its heritage.
Tags: Science, Belfast, Heritage of World


Algorithm Created by PhD Student Is 'Game-Changer' for Picking Up on Insurance Fraud

A Queen's University Belfast student has developed software which can detect insurance fraud quickly.
Tags: Science, Belfast


Queen's Researchers Launch Exhibition Exploring the Anglo-Saxons Knowledge of the Skies and the Undiscovered 'Planet Nine'

Researchers from Queen's University Belfast have launched a new, interactive exhibition exploring the Anglo-Saxons understanding of the cosmos in the Middle Ages, and whether it may provide further clues on the whereabouts of the hypothetical 'Planet Nine'.
Tags: Science, Belfast, Queen s University


Meet the Woman Who's Giving Game of Thrones Names to the Streets of Idaho

Look out, Belfast. A town near Boise, Idaho is about to be the next hot destination for Game of Thrones fans. It’s getting two residential streets named after the show’s characters, and several more could be on the way.Read more...
Tags: Hbo, Science, Idaho, Game Of Thrones, Belfast, Holy Crap Wtf, Cool Stuff, BOISE Idaho


Researchers Add 700 Years to Malta's History

Researchers at Queen's University Belfast have discovered that the first people to inhabit Malta arrived 700 years earlier than history books indicate.
Tags: Science, Belfast, Malta, Queen s University


Queen's Researcher Develops Interactive Map Which Shows How the Irish Potato Famine Transformed Ireland

A researcher from Queen's University Belfast has developed an interactive map of the island of Ireland which shows the impact the Great Irish Famine had on the population during the nineteenth century.
Tags: Science, Ireland, Belfast, Queen s University


Scientists Crack 70-Year-Old Mystery of How Magnetic Waves Heat the Sun

Scientists at Queen's University Belfast have led an international team to the ground-breaking discovery that magnetic waves crashing through the Sun may be key to heating its atmosphere and propelling the solar wind.
Tags: Science, Belfast, Queen s University


Queen's University Scientist Helps Uncover Secret of Mass Mortality Event in Remote Steppe Grassland of Central Asia

Professor Eric Morgan, a Professor at the Institute for Global Food Security, Queen's University Belfast, along with an interdisciplinary, international research team has investigated the sudden death of over 200,000 saiga antelopes (more than 80% of the affected population and more than 60% of the global population of this species) in Kazakhstan in May 2015, which left the world baffled.
Tags: Science, Belfast, Kazakhstan, Central Asia, Eric Morgan


Alien Object 'Oumuama Was a Natural Body Visiting From Another Solar System - Queen's University Scientists

Scientists at Queen's University Belfast have led worldwide investigations into a mysterious object that passed close to Earth after arriving from deep interstellar space.
Tags: Science, Earth, Belfast, Queen s University


Queen's researchers make killer superbug breakthrough

Researchers at Queen's University Belfast together with the University of Vienna have discovered that treatment for the antibiotic resistant bacteria Klebsiella pneumoniae could lie within our bodies' natural defences.
Tags: Science, Belfast, University of Vienna, Queen s University


Queen's University Belfast Researcher Creates Communications System That Can Battle a Natural Disaster

A researcher at Queen's University Belfast has been shortlisted for the 2017 Newton Prize after he created a robust wireless communications system which can battle through an earthquake, tsunami or hurricane.
Tags: Science, Belfast, Queen s University


Innovation could mean flexible rechargeable batteries for pacemakers

Experts at Queen's University Belfast have designed a flexible and organic alternative to the rigid batteries that power up medical implants.
Tags: Science, Belfast, Queen s University


Research team discovers 'rubber material' that could lead to scratch-proof paint for car

A group of researchers from Queen's University Belfast have discovered a stretchy miracle material that could be used to create highly resistant smart devices and scratch-proof paint for cars.
Tags: Science, Belfast, Queen s University


Queen's University Belfast Research Team Discovers 'Rubber Material' That Could Lead to Scratch-Proof Paint

A group of researchers from Queen's University Belfast have discovered a stretchy miracle material that could be used to create highly resistant smart devices and scratch-proof paint for cars.
Tags: Science, Belfast, Queen s University, University Belfast Research Team


Queen's University Belfast researcher turning dirty tinfoil into biofuel catalyst

A researcher at Queen's University Belfast has discovered a way to convert dirty aluminum foil into a biofuel catalyst, which could help to solve global waste and energy problems.
Tags: Science, Belfast, Queen s University


Breakthrough by Queen's University paves way for smaller electronic devices

Queen's University Belfast researchers have discovered a new way to create extremely thin electrically conducting sheets, which could revolutionize the tiny electronic devices that control everything from smart phones to banking and medical technology.
Tags: Science, Belfast, Queen s University


Queen's researchers make breakthrough discovery in fight against bowel cancer

New research led by Queen's University Belfast has discovered how a genomic approach to understanding bowel (colorectal) cancer could improve the prognosis and quality of life for patients.
Tags: Science, Belfast, Queen s University


This Game of Thrones Fan Film May Be the Only Prequel We Need

As George R.R. Martin and HBO try to figure out which (and how many!) of the five Game of Thrones spin-offs they’re working on a small group of indie filmmaker in Belfast have taken it upon themselves to make their own prequel, titled “The Wild Wolf,” a short depicting Ned’s doomed brother Brandon Stark and Catelyn…Read more...
Tags: Hbo, Science, Fans, Game Of Thrones, Belfast, George R R Martin, Ned, Brandon Stark, Fan Films, The Wild Wolf


Queen's researchers make breakthrough in fight against superbug

Researchers at Queen's University Belfast have discovered why a lethal superbug is so resistant to the last line antibiotic meaning potential treatments could now be developed to fight the killer infection.
Tags: Science, Belfast, Queen s University


Queen's University Belfast Expert Leads International Study to Improve Safety of Carbon Fibre Aircraft and Vehicles

Researchers at Queen's University Belfast have developed state-of-the-art simulation tools which will help to improve the safety of the latest generation of carbon fibre airplanes, formula one racing cars and future lightweight family cars.
Tags: Science, Belfast, Queen s University


Queen's University Belfast Expert Leading EUR4m Bid to Reduce Impact of Chemicals on Long-Term Health

A Queen's University Belfast expert is leading a EUR4m international initiative to investigate whether natural toxins and manmade chemicals are creating potentially dangerous mixtures that affect our natural hormones and cause major illnesses such as cancer, obesity, diabetes or infertility.
Tags: Science, Belfast, University Belfast


Hodor's Mom Has a New Doorstop, Just Try to Guess What It Is

According to his Instagram, Kristian Nairn has been keeping busy with his DJ career now that he’s no longer needed on Game of Thrones. But that doesn’t mean the fan-fave actor has completely left his life as Hodor behind, as he discovered when he returned to his parents’ home in Belfast and saw this. Read more...
Tags: Science, Television, Game Of Thrones, Belfast, Kristian Nairn, Hodor


Mysterious object near Neptune just made space a lot weirder

With each new space discovery, we realize how much we still don't know about the solar system. Astronomers recently detected a mysterious object near Neptune that doesn't move through space as expected. The trans-Neptunian object (TNO) actually moves backwards around the sun, and it has scientists scratching their heads. Using the Panoramic Survey Telescope and Rapid Response System 1 Survey (Pan-STARRS 1) in Hawaii, a team of astronomers discovered the mysterious object. They nicknamed the ...
Tags: Astronomy, Space, UK, Science, Design, News, Germany, Nasa, Hawaii, Belfast, Neptune, Solar System, Carousel Showcase, Bannister, Outer Space, Wikimedia Commons


Irish DNA originated in Middle East and eastern Europe

Genome analysis shows mass migration of Stone Age farmers from Fertile Crescent and Bronze Age settlers from eastern Europe was foundation of Celtic populationScientists from Dublin and Belfast have looked deep into Ireland’s early history to discover a still-familiar pattern of migration: of stone age settlers with origins in the Fertile Crescent, and bronze age economic migrants who began a journey somewhere in eastern Europe.The evidence has lain for more than 5,000 years in the bones of a wo...
Tags: Europe, Science, Biology, UK News, Genetics, Ireland, Middle East, Anthropology, Archaeology, Evolution, Belfast, Dublin, Ballynahatty, Rathlin Island, County Antrim Continue



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