The chimneys were formed as a side effect of chemosynthetic microorganisms over thousands of years of activity.

Deep-sea organisms living without sunlight and feeding off toxic “mud volcanoes” have been discovered by a team of Irish and international scientis(...)

The skills of a plumber, electrician, crane driver and paramedic are far more useful than ‘genius’ when it comes to exploring in space, says Italian astronaut Paolo Nespoli .

The skills of a plumber, electrician, crane driver and paramedic are far more useful than “genius” when it comes to exploring in space. “Oh, and a s(...)

Michael Thai Trung King, who is to be conferred with a PhD from the RCSI. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

They arrived, wrapped in Aer Lingus blankets, to a cold and blustery Dublin Airport in the winter of 1981. To many, they were simply the “Boat People”(...)

Minister for Education and Skills Jan O’Sullivan. File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Plans to merge three institutes of technology in Connacht and Ulster to form a technological university have cleared their first hurdle. Minister for (...)

Emmanuelle Lydon  (right) is pictured leaving the container. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy/The Irish Times 1:20

When artists Yvonne Casburn and Derval Leahy released eight people from voluntary 24-hour incarceration in a shipping container in Galway city centre (...)

Noise pollution  can transmit across thousands of square kilometres of ocean, causing physical injury, disorientation and death to whales and dolphins. Photograph: Simon Duggan/Provision

Whale and dolphin activity on Ireland’s continental shelf is being measured off the west coast this week by a 21-metre yacht known to be one of the (...)

Our perception of food and drink involves all of our senses in one way or another. Taste, smell, texture, colour, shape, feel, even the sound somethin(...)

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(...)

Guide to business courses

ACCOUNTING AND FINANCE Higher Certificate in Business and Accounting (Level 6) IT Tallaght Two years full-time (with part-time options) T(...)

Jojo Hynes: ‘If it wasn’t for the support and encouragement of peers, friends, family and my community, I don’t think there is any way I would still be an artist.’ Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

When Galway artist Jojo Hynes and several accomplices were caught trying to break into the Bank of England for a crowdfunding video, the security offi(...)