Prof Jonathan Coleman: cutting-edge research into  transforming  ‘exfoliated nanosheets into bespoke 2D inks’

A professor in the School of Physics at Trinity College Dublin, has received a €2.2 million European grant to help him further his work on novel metho(...)

New frontiers: a woman star-gazes through a telescope. Photograph: Thinkstock

Why would anyone study science, technology, engineering or maths? You might think it is difficult and that everyone will think you are a nerd. But a (...)

Prof Valeria Nicolosi of Trinity College Dublin, who, with her team of 25 top scientists, has been awarded a €2.5m European Research grant. photograph: cyril byrne

Who says alchemy has to be about turning seemingly ordinary materials into gold? If you change them to ink, you have a licence to print money or at le(...)

Prof Valeria Nicolosi of TCD’s Amber science centre: her team is developing a high-tech battery that can be camouflaged in any material. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

A nanomaterials and energy storage expert at Trinity College Dublin’s Amber science centre has been awarded €2.5 million in funding to create a high-(...)

Prof Jane Ohlmeyer, chairwoman of the Irish Research Council: “What we have in Ireland is as good as you are going to get”

This is going to be an important year for the Irish Research Council. Today it launches a new public outreach initiative telling people about the res(...)

Some researchers question whether dogs experience feelings like love and loyalty, or whether their winning ways are just a matter of instincts that evolved because being a hanger-on is an easier way to make a living than running down elk.

Before humans milked cows, herded goats or raised hogs, before they invented agriculture, or written language, before they had permanent homes, and mo(...)

William C. Campbell at his home in North Andover, Massachusettsafter the announcement that he won the 2015 Nobel Prize in Medicine EPA/CJ GUNTHER

This evening I’ll be celebrating the achievement of William C Campbell when he receives his Nobel Prize in Stockholm. Short of being awarded oneself, (...)

Annabel Higgins Hoare received an Irish Research Council scholarship award for her project which will study the use of seaweed as a wound dressing. She is pursuing her research at Waterford Institute of Technology.

Cyberbullying, tomb archaeology and turning seaweed into wound dressings are a few of the research areas to receive funding under a postgraduate award(...)

A French cod-fishing boat handling a large trawl. Photograph: Marcel Mochet/AFP/Getty Images

Our relationship with cod hasn’t always been plain sailing, and a new project led by a researcher at Trinity College Dublin wants to bring that his(...)

An artist’s impression of stone monoliths found buried near Stonehenge which could have been part of the largest Neolithic monument built in Britain, archaeologists believe. Photograph: EPA/Stonehenge Hidden Landscape Project

A €2.5 million study has just been launched to study the last remaining unexplored region of Europe. Known as Doggerland and about the size of Ireland(...)