Artist’s impression of the Rosetta orbiter deploying the Philae lander to comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko

A space adventure to land on a comet, ‘one of the most extraordinary feats of space engineering ever achieved’, is close to happen(...)

A DNA molecule strand with human genome code. Photograph: Steven Hunt/Getty Images

Individual blueprints to affect privacy and reproduction, says Aaron Ciechanover

Maire Geoghegan-Quinn, European Commissioner for Research, Innovation and Science. Photograph: Eric Vidal/Reuters

Research is hemmed in with a requirement that it make money and create companies and jobs

Trinity College Dublin: as part of the Psychiatric Genomics  Consortium, it has found 108 locations in the genome associated with schizophrenia. Photograph: Frank Miller

Findings have potential to kickstart development of new treatments

Chris Beyrer (centre), president-elect of the International Aids Society, after reading a statement today outside the venue where the 20th International Aids Conference is to be held in Melbourne, Australia. Several delegates set to attend the conference were travelling on the Malaysia Airlines flight that crashed in eastern Ukraine with all lives lost. Photograph: Joe Castro/EPA

Prof Ceppie Merry of TCD describes colleague on flight as ‘visionary’ fighter against Aids

Alistair McClymont today with a raindrop hovering in mid air as part of the Strange Weather: Forcasts from the Future exhibition  at the Science Gallery, Trinity College Dublin.  Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

New exhibition to take innovative look at our love-hate relationship with the weather

New Minister for Education and Skills Jan O’Sullivan with President Michael D Higgins yesterday. Education remains one of the toughest briefs given its scope and complexity. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times

Top of Jan O’Sullivan’s ‘to do’ list must be junior cycle reform

Prof Valeria Nicolosi and Prof Jonathan Coleman, whose teams are leading the charge on 2D materials at the Amber research centre at Trinity. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Trinity College Dublin is hosting a three-day meeting to discuss the possibilities for the latest in flat technology and its appli(...)

A general view of the Sellafield nuclear plant  in England. Photograph: Getty

Report finds people in Galway, Clare, Kerry at higher risk than those in Dublin or Midlands

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