Climate-change science has come under attack from fossil-fuel lobbyists. Above, heat waves distort a photograph of a flight taking off in Virginia. June 2014 was the hottest June on record in the US since data collection began in 1880. Photograph: Jim Lo Scalzo/EPA

The recent news that two “ground- breaking” papers on stem-cell research by Japanese scientists have been retracted by the prestigious science jour(...)

 Prince Andrew, Duke of York shows the President of Ireland, Michael D Higgins (centre), accompanied by his wife Sabina Higgins and David Rankin-Hunt, Deputy Inspector, Regimental Colours for the Royal Collection (left) the Colours of the Disbanded Irish Regiments in the Grand Stairs at Windsor Castle today. Photograph: Steve Parsons/WPA Pool/Getty Images

The damage being inflicted on the planet as a result of climate change requires “an ethical discourse” involving all citizens and not just scie(...)

A large back-lit image of the Large Hadron Collider at the Science Museum in London. Photograph: Peter MacDiarmid/Getty

I left school knowing some French, a bit of Latin, how to do buttonhole stitch and how to iron a man’s shirt. But no science. Which is why, when I wen(...)

Students were given two samples within temperature ranges and asked to determine which was purer. There were also some topical questions such as an exercise exploring the release of the element caesium into the atmosphere after the tsunami in Japan.

Tsunamis, the Irish chemist Robert Boyle and octane fumes all made for an interesting Leaving Cert chemistry paper yesterday which invited students to(...)

Very Rev Paul Draper at the newly renovated Cotton Library in St Carthage’s Cathedral , Lismore, Co Waterford. Photograph: Patrick Browne

A somewhat forgotten library, whose collection dates back centuries, will open its doors for free guided tours during the 11th Immrama Festival of Tra(...)