BioCore’s Ellough site near Suffolk, England: “It is a major site,” managing director Peter Carey says, “and National Grid, the utility we are with, describes it as a significant site in terms of gas import.”

A supply of plant clippings is all it takes for Irish company BioCore to supply enough gas for 7,000 homes in the UK. The Bray-based firm built a €20 (...)

Looming danger?: a nuclear reactor dome rises over an English beach. Photograph: Jason Alden/Bloomberg

1 Pumped-storage hydro Six years ago a simple idea was proposed by a Dublin-based scientist, one that, on paper at least, would leave Ireland awash wi(...)

 Donegal Senator Brian Ó Domhnaill has had his drink-driving case adjourned until March. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

A case of alleged drink-driving against Donegal Senator Brian Ó Domhnaill has been adjourned again until March 16th.Senator Ó Domhnaill (38), from Kil(...)

Scientists in Britain have discovered the strongest biological material known to man, a limpet tooth. Photograph: Thinkstock.

Scientists in Britain have discovered the strongest biological material known to man, a limpet tooth. Spider silk used to claim the number one slot fo(...)

Prof Luke O’Neill with flasks of inflamed white blood cells from the immune system in a laboratory in Trinity. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Researchers in Dublin have led an international study identifying a remarkable drug that may be able to block major diseases such as multiple sclerosi(...)

‘We have found they hedgehogs are virtually absent from higher ground.’ Photograph: Thinkstock

Where are Ireland’s hedgehogs? You can help the National Biodiversity Centre in its efforts to learn where these popular little mammals live. The c(...)

“It’s tough when it comes to dating profiles because we want someone who seems like an amazing person, but we also hopefully will have a relationship with this individual, so we want them to exist.”

If you want to succeed at online dating then drop the flash approach and get real.People looking for love online are less attracted to someone who is (...)

Engineers Week file photograph of Sue McGrath  demonstrating combustion properties using flour. A survey released as part of this year’s events shows   that despite national efforts 70 per cent of parents don’t know what Stem stands for. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

There has been a national effort over years to attract students and their parents to science, technology, engineering and maths (Stem) subjects, yet 7(...)

File image of a March 2008 launch from the European Space Agency’s Kourou facility in French Guiana. Photograph: Stephane Corvaja/ESA via Getty Images

The European Space Agency has an important launch on Wednesday from its Kourou launch pad in French Guiana. The launch is a flight-test of a reusable (...)

‘There is no doubt that consuming a diet rich in saturated fats can leave you at greater risk of cardiovascular disease.’ Photograph:  Jimmy Pozarik/Getty

The US and UK populations were warned in the late 1970s and early 1980s that a diet high in fats was a danger to health. And that advice still holds t(...)