Rather than feel bad on the weeks you don’t manage 150 minutes, be positive about any 20 minutes of moderate exercise you do get. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Readers will be aware of my scepticism about telling people what not to do when it comes to health promotion. I’m much happier advising patients to do(...)

From left: Alan O’Riordan, Tyndall Institute; Riona Sayers, Teagasc and Kieran Drain, Tyndall Institute CEO, at the launch of AgriSense in Cork. photograph: daragh mcsweeney/provision

It may seem a long shot trying to make the connection between one of Europe’s leading research institutes for ICT and the deaths of calves on our farm(...)

A newly hatched  loggerhead turtle on a Cyprus beach. Photograph: Reuters/Andreas Manolis

Scientists have developed a robot that mimics the movements of a newborn sea turtle as it struggles across the sand towards water. They hope th(...)