Dr Micheline Sheehy Skeffington: last year’s Equality Tribunal discrimination ruling in favour of the scientist led to the establishment of the taskforce on gender equality. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

NUI Galway (NUIG) has approved the full membership of its taskforce on gender equality, following last year’s Equality Tribunal discrimination ruling(...)

Antarctic octopus, Cirroctopus sp., has a leg span of nearly 1 meter. Photograph British Antarctic Survey

More than 9,000 species from tiny microbes to penguins to large whales have been recorded in a new atlas of Antarctic marine life, with an Irish scie(...)

Using a remotely operated vehicle, the 14 scientists on the Celtic Explorer came across a giant hydroid that was more than half a metre in diameter.

A rare giant hydroid, a deepwater rough shark and 200-year-old clams and oysters are among specimens collected by a research team during a deep-sea bi(...)

A giant squid or Architeuthis. Photograph:  Tsunemi Kubodera via NUI Galway

New research involving an Irish scientist has found that all the giant squid inthe planet’s oceans belong to one single species. Dr Loui(...)