Sheldon Cooper from The Big Bang Theory is socially inept and not good at co-operating. Most scientists, however, don’t conform to this stereotype

The progress of science is driving the growth of the Irish economy. Stem (science, technology, engineering and maths) education is heavily publicis(...)

The beam tunnel at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), at the European Organisation for Nuclear Research, known as Cern, in Switzerland. A new energy record for smashing together sub-atomic particles has been set by the LHC. Photograph: John Von Radowitz/PA Wire

A new energy record for smashing together sub-atomic particles has been set by the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), marking a turning point for the team o(...)

 A file image of a photographer  taking pictures of the magnet core of the world’s largest superconducting solenoid magnet  at the European Organisation for Nuclear Research (CERN)’s Large Hadron Collider (LHC) particule accelerator, in Geneva, Switzerland. Photograph: Martial Trezzini/EPA.

The world’s largest and most powerful atom smasher has restarted after an upgrade that could see it making scientific history for a second time.Short(...)

Albert Einstein:  “It can scarcely be denied that the supreme goal of all theory is to make the irreducible basic elements as simple and as few as possible without having to surrender the adequate representation of a single datum of experience.”

‘Everything should be made as simple as possible, but no simpler.” This quote is often attributed to Albert Einstein although there is some doubt that(...)

LogoGrab chief executive Luca Boschin and chief technical officer Alessandro Prest: making instant brand image recognition possible

There are already too many digital marketing companies out there providing online brand presence analytics. But how many can boast the ability to meas(...)

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 (...)