The Great Island Power Station, Wexford. Key interconnector,  the “Celtic Interconnector” will link Great Island in Wexford with La Martyre in France.  Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Electricity interconnectors linking Ireland to France and Britain, as well as two North-South interconnectors, are included in a list of “key” ener(...)

Cormac Gollogly and  Richard Dowling last September, in Kilshane House, Tipperary, when they were joined in civil partnership. Photograph: This Modern Love

When Richard Dowling and Cormac Gollogly tie the knot this morning it may seem somewhat familiar. They were already joined in a civil partnership on S(...)

Dr Maria McNamara: The  palaeontologist is studying dinosaurs with the help of human volunteers. Photograph:  Tomas Tyner, UCC.

People will be encouraged to reveal their inner dinosaur at a Science Week event in Cork City Hall. It will separate the top predators from the scave(...)

You can tell your boss it is biology not attitude that causes you to be indifferent. Photograph: Thinkstock

If you lack enthusiasm, feel indifferent or apathetic please do not stop reading. Researchers believe they know why you couldn’t be bothered. It is al(...)

Artists’ impression of Philae lander on the surface of Comet  67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. Photograph: ESA Medialab/AFP/Getty Images

The reasons why the Philae lander bounced rather than fixed itself to Comet 67P have been revealed by flight controllers of the Rosetta satellite miss(...)

The  Alimentary Adventure inflatable exhibit  explaining the digestive system in Cork City Hall. Photograph:  Michael MacSweeney/Provision

The messy business of how our digestive system works is revealed in a Science Week show by the London Science Museum that offers visitors a step-by-st(...)

Why do onions make you cry? And can apple seeds poison you? Read about these five fascinating food facts to get the answers. Food is the theme for (...)

Researchers checked for beeswax residues on 6,400 ancient pottery vessels and pottery pieces. Photograph: PA Wire

Beeswax has helped researchers track down the earliest beekeepers yet discovered, dating them to the dawn of agriculture at least 9,000 years ago. Hon(...)

Scientific Sue gets her dragon to show off its skills with flammable gases at the Centre for the Advancement of Learning of Maths, Science and Technology (Calmast) based at Waterford IT. File photograph: Patrick Browne

Dragons serve a very useful role in explaining physics and chemistry, and although you may be hard pressed to find one, students can still learn about(...)

Spider-Man 2099, the superhero as he has recently been portrayed by Marvel in a futuristic costume. Art work by Will Sliney

Fans of the comic book character Spider-Man may be surprised to discover that the superhero has a close connection with Ireland. The art work for “Sp(...)