This image composed of two different images and provided by the European Space Agency on Wednesday, October 15th, 2015, shows parts of the spacecraft Rosetta in front of the comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko from a distance of about 16km from the surface of the comet. Photograph: AP Photo/ESA

An enormously successful space mission is about to become a spectacular one as the European Space Agency prepares to drop a mini-science lab on to the(...)

Environmental problems of climate change and overpopulation are highlighted as contributory factors in the empire’s demise, as published today in the Springer journal Climatic Change. Photograph: Reuters

The powerful and scientifically literate western world had better heed the warning signals of climate change lest our civilisation goes the way of the(...)

Professor Ray Stallings with  Minister Damien English at the launch of RCSI’s new research strategy

The Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland has launched a strategy that will help it transfer research discoveries more quickly into clinical practice. (...)

Trinity College Dublin is something of an inventors’ hothouse, recently racking up its 500th invention – a prediction system that can help you avoid g(...)

Mark Ferguson, Director of of SFI Science Foundation Ireland, says that the week is about introducing new discoveries. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Science as entertainment will be on display as Science Week 2014 gets underway this Saturday, November 8th. While, children and adults alike will enjo(...)

Vince McCarthy and Ellen Byrne from the Festival of Curiosity who will operate a pop-up curiosity lab during Science Week. Photograph: Alan Betson

The public have been invited to have fun in an interactive science playground being set up as one of the many events taking place during Science Week (...)

CIT Blackrock Castle Observatory

You have heard of a message in a bottle, but how about sending a message into space? Take an opportunity to broadcast a message directly to the exopla(...)

UCD is prioritising research into the Internet of Things, said college president Prof Andrew Deeks and Prof Staszewski (above) would strengthen UCD’s involvement in this sector, he added. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

An internationally recognised expert in wireless technology is to take up a research professorship which includes five-year funding worth €5 million. (...)

Prof Barry Smyth

A scientist working in information technology and big data has been named the Science Foundation Ireland Researcher of the Year 2014. Prof Barry Smyth(...)

Neal O’Hara, Declan Scanlan and Graham Cross of Adama Innovations

A research discovery at Trinity College Dublin has led directly to the creation of a start-up company that this morning announces it has secured €750(...)