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 (...)

Hannah (9) and James (5) Foot from Rathmichael National School interact with The Firewall at the Festival of Curiosity. Photograph: Eric Luke

A new festival celebrating science, curiosity and discovery opened in Dublin yesterday. The Festival of Curiosity will feature more than 70 events ove(...)

“If you look at people’s achievements in life, intelligence plays a part and perseverance plays a part, but the third factor is intellectual curiosity,” says Ian Robertson, professor of psychology in Trinity College Dublin

‘We want to encourage people to have the confidence and courage and opportunity to be curious,” says Ellen Byrne, creative director of Dublin’s Festiv(...)