Minister for Communications Alex White will launch ‘FuJo’, the Institute of Future Media and Journalism, at DCU next month. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Journalists are “journos”. Journos who file stories and shoot video on their mobiles are sometimes called “mojos”. But what do you call the Institute (...)

Maria Meehan, Research manager, Fighting Blindness

Dr Shane Bergin School of Physics, Trinity College Dublin In 1999 I came to Trinity College Dublin to study for a degree in science and, excluding a f(...)

Dr Anne Moore of UCC’s School of Pharmacy

Communication is, arguably, the biggest problem facing science, technology, engineering and maths (Stem). It’s not always easy to grasp the complex(...)

Pictured from left to right are students Sean Rooney (DCU), Danielle O’Sullivan (Maynooth) and Shane Keane (Maynooth).

Students will be taking planes, trains and automobiles home to vote in the same-sex marriage referendum on Friday, May 22nd. Those who have fin(...)

A Sira poison frog (Ranitomeya sirensis)

In the rainforest, you look with your ears. It’s a lesson that biologist Dr Mary O’Connell learned quickly when she landed in Peru last January to (...)

(From left) Ryan Lawlor, Caoimhe Kelly, Aaron Scully and Elisha McAuley, 5th class pupils from Scoil an Chroi Ró Naofa Íosa, Dublin, tackle a science project at the launch of  the RDS Stem Learning project. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

A new way to teach science in primary school has received top marks in an independent review carried out by consultants. Developed by the RDS, Dublin (...)

In areas such as gamete donation, stem-cell research and genetic screening there are new proposals that will rock Ireland out of its legal and philosophical stupor. Above, stem cell research. Photograph: Anne-Christine Poujoulat/AFP/Getty Images

Minister for Health Leo Varadkar’s proposed Bill for assisted human reproduction and stem-cell research will be put before the Cabinet later this y(...)

Dublin City University’s Fiontar programme has revolutionised the way in which students relate to the language

There seems to be a general perception that our national language is perpetually on its last legs. But the view from within the Irish-language depa(...)

Ireland has some of the least polluted skies in Europe. Above, a clear night sky in Kerry. Photograph: Michael Sheehan

Ireland has some of the least polluted skies in Europe, and not just in terms of air pollution: we also have relatively clean skies when it comes t(...)

The Atlantic coast of the US photographed at night from the International Space Station. Photograph: Nasa/Barcroft Media via Getty Images

What do surgical instruments, high-speed computer communications, low-energy Christmas tree lights, pollution measurements and improved education i(...)