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The Women's Podcast Big Night In is back for Season 3. Róisín Ingle will be joined by one of the six fabulous guests every fortnight. Have a look at the star-studded line-up and secure your ticket now.

Sinn Féin using Martina Anderson as ‘sacrificial lamb’, says MLA's family

Pointless has just taught me that Pierre in South Dakota is pronounced “pear”. I have got through 56 years without knowing that.

In just a few weeks, the B.1.617 COVID-19 variant has become the dominant strain across India. Researchers want to know if this variant and others might be driving the second wave and what kind of danger they pose globally.

Neurons typically fire at a cacophony of different frequencies, but when put under anesthesia, monkey neurons quiet into a more uniform hum, @MaxlevYvelxaM  repor @WIREDs  for .

Providing a new estimate of the ancestor from which all bacterial species are derived, new research offers a glimpse into the likely nature of the first bacterial cells. Read more ($) ➡ ➡ #ScienceResearch  #SciencePerspective 

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June 1 is the start of the Atlantic hurricane season. To help you prepare, listen to our podcast to learn how the National Ocean Service responds to hurricanes, as well as easy steps you can take to be ready. @NWS  #HurricanePrep 

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Scientists have turned to the brain’s long-ignored background electrical chatter for clues about how we sleep and age, @lizlandau  reported for Quanta in February.

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Scoops of the Day

Ten shot dead in Ballymurphy massacre entirely innocent, coroner finds

Man is jailed for 7½ years over role in ‘sinister attack’ at Dublin flat

❝ We are at the end of a system of profoundly unproductive and highly fragile distortion of wealth. It is a giant, slow-moving housing Ponzi scheme, where exit at the top is dependent on suckers at the bottom - @davidmcw  ⁩on fixing the housing crisis

Hospitals confronting worst overcrowding since onset of coronavirus pandemic, according to nurses’ union

Covid-19: Nolan’s ‘snake oil’ claim about antigen tests unhelpful, says Donnelly

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Government’s chief science adviser backs use of rapid tests to complement other health measures

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Scoops of the Week

A total of €7 million had been raised for suicide-prevention charity Pieta House by Sunday morning following this weekend’s Darkness Into Light walking appeal, a spokesman for the charity has said.

Twitter suspends nine accounts linked to account contributed to by Eoghan Harris

Ireland had EU’s most stringent lockdown this year, analysis finds

Passengers arriving from 11 countries including Austria, Italy, and Ukraine are no longer required to enter quarantine in a designated hotel, Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly has said.

Fears of ‘cancer epidemic’ across Europe as screening stalled during pandemic

We will oppose plans for soldier amnesty in any way we can, says Michael O’Hare

Ireland requires water charges to meet environmental targets, warns Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

This morning's most-read article: Tory dominance is likely to hasten break-up of the union

Consumers should not buy antigen testing kits being sold in supermarkets due to the risk of false results, according to chief medical officer Dr Tony Holohan

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