Due to slowing down of Earth’s rotation the solar day is getting longer each year. To compensate timekeepers add a second to the year to make sure our atomic clocks are synchronised to to the solar day.

An extra second will be added to today’s length, making Tuesday 24 hours and one second long. The move is often used by international timekeepers to k(...)

Dr Dorota Wencel, Dublin City University, and Kerry Naughton of BlueBridge Technologies: their project will focus on the development of a critical care monitor for vulnerable patients

The Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) Industry Research Fellowship programme offers post-graduate researchers in higher education institutions around I(...)

 Minister for Data Protection Dara Murphy has said Facebook’s plans to build a European data centre in Co Meath are “very encouraging.” Photo: Bloomberg

Minister for Data Protection Dara Murphy has said Facebook’s plans to build a European data centre in Co Meath are “very encouraging.” The social netw(...)

Minister of State Dara Murphy: said Irish authorities would continue to regulate companies located here. Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill

Ireland’s status as a location for high-tech multinationals will not be adversely affected by new EU data legislation to be agreed by the end of th(...)

A photo of Randy Howard (right) shared by Hank Williams III with the caption “RIP Randy Howard”. Photograph: www.facebook.com/hank3

A country music singer wanted on a drink driving charge has been shot dead by a bounty hunter in a gunfight at the musician’s home, authorities said. (...)

With a targeted LinkedIn profile that catches readers’ attention, you’ll position yourself well to make a career change

We all know the power of LinkedIn for job hunting and networking. But how do we use the social media site to help change careers and make sure we’re (...)

Trekkers who stripped on Malaysia’s Mount Kinabalu have appeared in court. Photograph: Emil Kaminski/Facebook/PA

British backpacker Eleanor Hawkins, who has been arrested in Malaysia for posing naked on top of a sacred mountain, knows what she did was “stupid and(...)

Summoning the demon: while Elon Musk’s phrase is evocative, there are benefits to job creation from technology. Photograph: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

There is no shortage of angst about the relentless advance of digital technology and what it means for the workforce, if not humanity. Dire warnings h(...)

Data Protection Commissioner Helen Dixon

It is standard these days for organisations to claim to be “busy” when it comes to public relations. But in the case of the Office of the Data Protect(...)

Digit is Ireland’s largest game developer, employing 20 staff at its studio in Dublin. Photograph: Thinkstock

Irish online games developer Digit Game Studios is set to create 40 new jobs at its Dublin base after securing a multi-million euro investment from U(...)