Intel vice president Margaret Burgraff will be among those who will speak at the three-day sci-tech festival Inspirefest

A new international three-day sci-tech festival is taking place in Dublin this week, with the aim of showcasing diversity and leadership in science, t(...)

A proton-proton collision at the Cern particle collider. John Bell had a stellar physics career at the physics research centre and laboratory in Geneva, where he was officially focused on particle physics. Photograph: AP Photo/Cern

The island of Ireland might be known, to those wearing emerald-tinted glasses, as the land of saints and scholars, but isn’t it curious that in the(...)

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(...)

Sadhbh Stack (age 10) from Dalkey and Conor Brady (age 9) from Grangegorman at the launch of The Festival of Curiosity 2013 Programme. Photograph: Mark Stedman/Photocall Ireland

There’s plenty to exercise your brain in Dublin at the Festival of Curiosity.Kicking off today and running until Sunday, the festival of science and c(...)

When  scientists transplanted stem-cell-derived photoreceptors into night-blind mice, a small number of the cells integrated into the retina at the back of the eye, they reported in Nature Biotechnology this week.

Stem cells grown “in a dish” can integrate into the back of the eye in night-blind mice, according to a new study from University College London. Prof(...)