World of science: Irish  school laboratories need to be “brought up to a minimum standard required to teach all of the mandatory practical work required by the Leaving Cert”. photograph: Ableimages

Ireland’s taxpayers have poured hundreds of millions of euro into scientific research over the past decade and we now rank as a global knowledge leade(...)

BT Young Scientists of the Year 2013 winners Emer Hickey, Sophie Healy-Thow and Ciara Judge at the official opening of the Eureka Centre. Photograph: John Sheehan
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  • September 19, 2013, 01:00

Forensics, physics and strawberry DNA are among the scientific delights engaging primary- and secondary-school students at a new centre for inquiry-ba(...)

Newcastle University researchers have demonstrated that sewage treatment plants have the power to run themselves while producing renewable energy.

Scientists have built a hydrogen fuel cell powered by sewage. The cell, the first of its kind, was used to transform sewage into useful hydrogen gas u(...)

Blob Fish was voted the world’s ugliest creature.

It may be no oil painting but that is precisely the reason the blobfish, a ball of slime that lives at the bottom of the ocean, has been crowned the w(...)

When a team chooses to apply an intervention it is considered “a move”, much like a snakes and ladders game. Photograph: Druyts.t/ Wikipedia

A unique simulation, akin to ‘war gaming’, has been launched to help find ways to reduce gaps in “healthy life expectancy”. People living only a few m(...)

Thirty six athletes, most with Type 1 diabetes, are among 60 riders taking part in the mHealth Grand Tour from Brussels to Barcelona. Thinkstock

Blood glucose monitors, bicycles, mobile phones and cloud technologies are being used by elite athletes on a punishing trip of over 2,000 km through t(...)

Making sure it’s the one I want: professor from University of Bradford says the industry is “remarkably recession-proof” and an “enormous growing sector”

The appetite for the appliance of science in cosmetics might never have been healthier but your favourite miracle face cream might not be living up to(...)

The hydractinia echinatais a relative of jellyfish and sea anemones

A small, native-Irish marine animal with remarkable powers of regeneration has provided stem cell scientists studying congenital defects and cancer bi(...)

 Mr Justice Michael Peart

A couple who employed a builder to build an extension to the back of their Dublin city home but ended up with “a mess” that will have to be kno(...)