Professor John O’Keefe (above)  and Norwegian couple May-Britt and Edvard Moser won the 2014 Nobel Prize for medicine for discovering the brain’s internal positioning system, helping humans find their way and giving clues to how strokes and Alzheimer’s affect the brain. Photograph: Suzanne Plunkett/Reuters

A scientist who was yesterday awarded the Nobel Prize is to receive an honorary doctorate from University College Cork later this year in recognitio(...)

 Nobel Prize winner US Professor John O’ Keefe speaks to reporters after winning the award for Physiology or Medicine during a press conference in London. Photograph: Facundo Arrizabalaga/EPA 0:51

A son of Irish emigrants, Anglo-American professor John O’Keefe jointly won the 2014 Nobel Prize for medicine today with Norwegian couple May-Britt an(...)

Karl Miller  at an event in   Trinity College Dublin with novelists Janice Galloway,  Ron Butlin and  Alan Spence and poet Robin Robertson. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Karl Miller, who has died aged 83, will be remembered as the greatest British literary editor of his time, and one of the greatest ever. He founded, (...)

The UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School will host a lecture series on the business of biotechnology on October 14th

On October 14th, the UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School will play host to the Laurence Crowley lecture series on the business of biotechnolo(...)

Alice Ryan, organiser of the FutureBook Hack at the event in UCL. Photograph: Porter Anderson

On the train into London, I glance around. There isn’t a paperback in sight but e-readers abound, and many of my fellow passengers are clicking, rathe(...)

Daniel Day-Lewis is to  be awarded a knighthood after being named in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list. Photograph: Ian West/PA Wire

Multi-award-winning actor, and Wicklow resident, Daniel Day-Lewis is to be knighted.He is one of more than 1,100 people from the UK and beyond to be r(...)

Mr Higgins will be honoured at a state banquet hosted by Queen Elizabeth at Windsor Castle. Photograph:L Andrew Winning/Reuters

Áras an Uachtaráin has released details of the upcoming state visit by President Michael D Higgins to Britain. The visit follows the successful(...)

Writing in the journal Open Heart, leading US cardiovascular research scientist Dr James DiNicolantonio said a “compelling argument can be made for the general lack of evidence in support of a low-fat diet”. Advising people to replace saturated fat with carbohydrates or omega 6 polyunsaturated fats was not supported by scientific research, he said. Photograph: Wojciech Pacewicz/EPA

Diets low in saturated fat do not prevent heart disease or improve health and instead public health warnings need to be issued over sugar, a le(...)

Silvio Berlusconi and Angela Merkel. Photograph: Johannes Eisele/AFP/Getty Images

When I was four, I was asked to leave my ballet class. I had such confidence in my own dancing powers, based solely on hours of prancing ineptly aroun(...)

Scientists have grown the first mini human brains in a laboratory and say their success could lead to new levels of understanding about the way brains(...)