The treatment first requires the patient to wear a headset that projects a life-sized image of themselves through a virtual reality mirror.

Patients suffering from depression could benefit from a virtual reality therapy in which they give advice to a crying child, research has found. The (...)

L-R: Jordanne Jones, Ferdia Walsh-Peelo, Charlie Kelly, Stephen Fingelton. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Ferdia Walsh-Peelo Actor Ferdia Walsh-Peelo was always likely to become famous. Born and raised in Co Wicklow, the good-looking, sleek 16-year-old ha(...)

A worker sorts coal on a conveyer belt at Datong mine, in China’s  Shanxi province. China’s decreased coal use has contributed to a slowing in the growth of carbon emissions this year. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Growth in global carbon dioxide emissions is expected to slow for a second year running in 2015, in spite of economic growth, after typically rising (...)

‘I don’t believe for a moment that Tim Hunt’s remarks were “harmful” or “injurious” to women, or desperately off-putting to girls considering Stem (non-medical science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) careers.’ Above, Tim Hunt, who resigned from University College London  after his comments about the “trouble with girls” involved in science sparked an outcry. Photograph: Johnny Green/PA Wire

How should we punish old men who make sexist jokes? Judging by the case of Tim Hunt, very severely indeed. No mercy shall be shown. The 72-year-old Br(...)

Scientist Tim Hunt told the conference he had a reputation for being a chauvinist. File photograph: AFP/Getty Images

A Nobel laureate has resigned as a professor at a London university after saying women scientists should work in segregated laboratories. Sir Tim Hunt(...)

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

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(...)