Shareholder Mary Clarke from Wicklow speaking to David Duffy (left),  AIB chief executive and David Hodgkinson, chairman, AIB, at the agm yesterday. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

It was probably a sign of the changed mood in Ireland these days that the battalion of pensioners marching through Ballsbridge yesterday morning wa(...)

The IceCube Neutrino Observatory, the world’s largest neutrino detector, at the Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station in Antarctica. Photograph: Sven Lidstrom, IceCube/NSF via The New York Times

One of the coolest labs on Earth, the IceCube Neutrino Observatory, had some pretty hot news to report last week: evidence for very high-energy neutri(...)

Ultra-high definition image of the transit of Venus (right) across the face of the sun last year. Photograph: Nasa via Getty Ultra-high definition image of the transit of Venus (right) across the face of the sun last year. Photograph: Nasa via Getty

Dust – if it’s not gathering on picture frames or under the bed, it’s forming massive structures in space. Scientists have now seen a dust ring around(...)