• University Hospital Limerick cancer patient fronts World Health Organisation HPV campaign
University Hospital Limerick cancer patient fronts World Health Organisation HPV campaign

Currently, 20% of these patients with symptoms from their cancer present with an emergency complication of their disease, such as haemorrhage. As a 2014 World Health Assembly resolution urges, beyond prevention and control, this should include promoting quality palliative services able to give terminal patients the care and dignity they deserve.

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  • Townsville under water as north Queensland drenched in 'unprecedented' rain
Townsville under water as north Queensland drenched in 'unprecedented' rain

But while fear of crocodiles and losing everything to floods or looters is top of his mind right now, there's also anger building about the decision to open the gates at the swollen Ross River Dam. In more grim news for locals, Queensland Police warned of sewage running through the floodwaters. Up to 20,000 homes could be flooded if the downpours...

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  • Hubble discovers dwarf galaxy in cosmic neighbourhood
Hubble discovers dwarf galaxy in cosmic neighbourhood

The researchers that discovered Bedin-1 were really lucky to have stumbled on it by accident, because it's so small and faint it would probably never have been discovered on goal with current instruments. Bedin 1 is very isolated and is also one of the very few of its type that have a well-established distance. The researchers suspect that Bedin-...

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  • Deadly Brazil dam burst had echoes of '15 disaster
Deadly Brazil dam burst had echoes of '15 disaster

The emergency service for the state of Minas Gerais, where the disaster occurred near the town of Brumadinho , added that the search for bodies was ongoing. A 2015 mine tailings dam collapse at a site co-owned by the company caused widespread environmental damage. An internal study showed the miner knew as recently as past year that some of the ...

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  • NASA Discovers 'Disturbing' Massive Cavity Below a Giant Glacier in Antarctica
NASA Discovers 'Disturbing' Massive Cavity Below a Giant Glacier in Antarctica

Researchers were shocked when they discovered how much ice had been lost already, expecting to find much smaller gaps. This cavern is estimated to have once contained 14 billion tons of ice but, alarmingly, " most of that ice melted over the last three years " according to NASA scientists.

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  • It's Groundhog Day again in the United States
It's Groundhog Day again in the United States

This, his male handlers in top hats dramatically said, signals an early start to spring and an end to winter. The tradition was part of the Christian celebration of Candlemas Day, which marked a halfway point between the winter solstice and spring equinox.

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  • Chinese Lander Discovers Lunar Night Colder Than Anticipated
Chinese Lander Discovers Lunar Night Colder Than Anticipated

The static lander , which launched on 7 December, touched down at 10:26 am Beijing time on 3 January in the South Pole-Aitken basin. Chang'e 4 and Yutu 2 are the first probes to explore the far side of our nearest neighbor, so the data they return will be one of a kind.

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  • Spy Chief Doubts Kim Will Scrap Nukes, Undercutting Trump's View
Spy Chief Doubts Kim Will Scrap Nukes, Undercutting Trump's View

On Jan. 19 Trump said he had had "an incredible" meeting with North Korea's nuclear envoy Kim Yong Chol in Washington and the two sides had made "a lot of progress" on denuclearization. The officials painted a multifaceted picture of the threat posed by China, as they were questioned repeatedly by senators about the No. 2 world economy's busi...

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  • As Chicago braced for risky cold, Trump joked about global warming
As Chicago braced for risky cold, Trump joked about global warming

These distinctions help explain why many scientists and scientific organizations like NASA refer to " climate change " rather than " global warming ". To understand why, you have to first know the difference between weather and climate. But Twitter, being Twitter, has not been easy on Trump for this post that adds to his ever-growing list of...

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  • Samsung ditches plastic packaging for 'sustainable materials'
Samsung ditches plastic packaging for 'sustainable materials'

The plastic wrapping inside not so much, with South Korean electronics manufacturer Samsung opting to ditch the harmful packaging in favour of something more environmentally friendly. The plastic protection films on chargers are going to be dropped as well. Big companies like Apple and Adidas have launched their own sustainability initiatives, wh...

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  • Scientists stunned to find Earth's oldest rock in strangest of places
Scientists stunned to find Earth's oldest rock in strangest of places

Scientists have identified what they believe is the Earth's oldest known rock - but revealed that it came from out of this world. According to the release, "Previous work by the team showed that impacting asteroids at that time were producing craters thousands of kilometers in diameter on Earth , sufficiently large to bring material from tho...

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  • During the Eclipse the moon was a meteorite
During the Eclipse the moon was a meteorite

But if this event is confirmed, it may be the first time such an impact has been recorded during a lunar eclipse. Madiedo and his partners have been checking lunar eclipses for years with the MIDAS ( Moon Impacts Detection and Analysis System ) network of telescopes, explicitly searching for impacts.

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  • Missed the super wolf blood moon? Stunning photos, here
Missed the super wolf blood moon? Stunning photos, here

Watchers in Britain managed to find a break in the cloudy skies early Monday morning. The Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles shared an image of the rusty-colored moon - which was to be the last total lunar eclipse visible in the United States until 2022.

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  • Saturn's Rings Are Much Younger Than You Might Think
Saturn's Rings Are Much Younger Than You Might Think

Their age was determined by studying doppler-shifted radio signals from the doomed Cassini spacecraft . "We now have the length of Saturn's day, when we thought we wouldn't be able to find it", said Cassini Project Scientist Linda Spilker .

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  • Blood moon set to bring lunar spectacle - send us your photos
Blood moon set to bring lunar spectacle - send us your photos

We're in for a treat: In addition to being a " supermoon ", this month's full moon will also experience a lunar eclipse , taking on a reddish/orangish tint during transit. Most of the time, when Earth is between the sun and the moon, the moon is far enough off-center for the sun's light to still hit the moon's full face .

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  • A 'super blood wolf moon eclipse' is happening this weekend
A 'super blood wolf moon eclipse' is happening this weekend

The Planetarium at Union Station will offer an enhanced viewing of the super wolf blood moon on Sunday night. However, it is forecast as cloudy overnight on Sunday and Monday with frost possible, so the view of the lunar eclipse could be obscured by the clouds at some points during the night.

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  • China’s Moon mission sees first seeds spring into life
China’s Moon mission sees first seeds spring into life

One day on the moon is equal to 14 days of earth and the same length as night. Chang'e-5 will be followed by three further missions that will explore the barren surface of the Moon and test equipment for an worldwide lunar research base.

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  • 'Super blood wolf moon' eclipse to darken skies
'Super blood wolf moon' eclipse to darken skies

Amateur astronomers can get a stellar view of this weekend's upcoming Super Blood Wolf Moon thanks to some help from the pros at the Rothney Observatory . Joel 2:31, "The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the great and bad day of the Lord come". Day - off, so have no worries about staying up late howling at the SUP...

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  • Government to launch clean air strategy
Government to launch clean air strategy

Britain is also taking action to reduce air pollution from agriculture which is responsible for 88 percent of ammonia emissions. Amid worries that prolonged exposure to a cloud of PM2.5 (airborne dust particles 2.5 microns in diameter or less) will lead to a spike in health conditions and diseases in the long run, Rungsrit Kanjanavanit, a medical...

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  • Seeds Start Sprouting on the Moon
Seeds Start Sprouting on the Moon

China's Chang'e-4 probe has successfully germinated seeds on the dark side of the Moon in a miniature, artificial biosphere, providing hope for the future of sustainable, long-distance manned space travel. "And with time moving on, it'll be the first plant with green leaves on the moon", Xie Gengxin, dean of Institute of Advanced Technology at Ch...

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