There is a genre of books in the business and personal finance space aimed specifically at women. Undoubtedly women have issues in these areas that me(...)

The International Space Station. Photograph: NASA

The latest invention to come out of Trinity College Dublin is helping the International Space Station solve an everyday situation that becomes slight(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny, and Tanaiste Eamon Gilmore, at the press conference in 2011. Photograph: Eric Luke / THE IRISH TIMES

In 2011, Fianna Fáil was swept from power and the Fine Gael/Labour Coalition promised a new era of politics. Here are eight key extracts from the “Sta(...)

Derek Scally in his neighbourhood in the Wilmersdorf area in western Berlin.

A quarter of a century after toppling its dividing wall, Berlin is growing together and growing up. Now on its sixth iteration in a century, the Ge(...)

Léan Cullinan:  scenes of family dinners where the protagonist of ‘The Living’ keeps one eye on the clock for a quick exit are confidently handled. Photograph: Alan Betson

Coincidence, said Albert Einstein, is God’s way of remaining anonymous. Should he choose to settle down on the celestial throne, however, to read The (...)

As Allan Karlsson (Robert Gustafsson, the Swedish Harry Enfield) approaches his centenary, he decides to bust out of the old folks home and take th(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny: “I recalled the words of Einstein in context of our commitment to honour trust.” Picture Colin Keegan/Collins Dublin

“Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow.” That’s Enda in the Dáil last month, quoting Einstein, no less, as he moved the motion to es(...)

Scientists are now closer to definitively proving Einstein wrong in his early disbelief in the notion of entanglement, in which particles separated by light-years can still appear to remain connected.

Star Trek-style “beaming up” of people through space could become a reality sometime in the far future, the leader of a landmark teleportation experim(...)

A speck in the cosmos

There is a strange symmetry to the two greatest physics discoveries of our age – great scientists like Albert Einstein have seen the quest for (...)

The South Pole telescope and the Bicep2 telescope at the Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station is seen against the night sky with the Milky Way. Photograph: Keith Vanderlinde/National Science Foundation

A telescope mounted in the frozen wastes of Antarctica has managed to read a signal “from the dawn of time”, one that fills in crucial gaps in (...)