This map shows the rover’s entire traverse from landing Eagle Crater to its current location at Endeavour Crater. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS/NMMNHS

The Mars rover Opportunity has set a world record for the quickest marathon yet completed, covering the required 26.2 miles or 42km in a breathtaking (...)

Be careful with portion sizes
Choose your bowls wisely
  • Health
  • September 2, 2014, 00:00

Bowls are a bit like handbags: the bigger they are, the more you are likely to put in them. The same goes for plates, cups and glasses too. Meanwhile,(...)

Ten full hours of “chimp chat” have been put up online in order to encourage more research into what the animals are saying.

Ten full hours of ‘chimp chat’ have been put up online in order to encourage more research into what the animals are saying. This valuable resource wa(...)

Saved from destruction: the Maunsel proofs of Dubliners, which Joyce rescued

‘The Abbey Theatre will be open and they will give plays of Yeats and Synge. You have a right to be there because you are my bride: and I am one of th(...)

A few years ago, officials and executives in New York proclaimed their ambition: to build the city into a powerful hotbed for tech innovation and since then money has poured into the city’s tech sector. But no New York start-up has been a breakout hit, the sort of blockbuster with a multibillion-dollar valuation that has become so commonplace in Silicon Valley.  Photograph:   EPA/Gary Hershorn

Predicting that your city will be the next Silicon Valley is simple. But actually making it the next Silicon Valley is something else entirely – as Ne(...)

Clayton Lockett (left) was declated dead 43 minutes after the  injection was administered. Charles Warner was due to be executed two hours after Lockett but has been granted a temporary reprieve. Photograph: Reuters/Oklahoma Department of Corrections/Handout

The latest botched execution in the United States, the second in four months involving a new cocktail of killer drugs, has death penalty opponents pre(...)

Richard Brennan, who  changed his life after having a stroke, in Trinity Capital Hotel, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

‘I have had reasonable good health for most of my life. I was in a car crash when I was 17 and suffered from back problems in my early 20s when(...)

 Prof John Cawley of Cornell University in the US told conference in Galway  he favoured a ban on advertising unhealthy foods targeted at children. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien / The Irish Times

Offering financial incentives to people to lose weight is of dubious long-term impact, a conference at NUI Galway on obesity has heard. People who (...)

In the first week of January last year I placed an €80 bet that 2013 would be among the top 10 hottest years since global records began in 1850. The o(...)

An anti-government protester holds a poster of Thai King Bhumibol Adulyadej to celebrate his 86th birthday in Bangkok today. Thailand’s revered King Bhumibol called on his people to do their duty for the security of the country in his birthday address  but he avoided making direct reference to the latest political turmoil. Thailand’s King Bhumibol, the world’s longest reigning monarch celebrated his 86th birthday. Photograph: Dylan Martinez/Reuters

Thai King Bhumibol Adulyadej called on his people to do their duty for the good of the country in a birthday address today, but avoided direct refe(...)