Ronnie Tallon, who has died at home, aged 87, was among the greatest and most prolific architects in Irish history. “No other architect had the same s(...)

How can God affect our lives? Kosslyn uses the analogy of a flock of geese navigating a long migration. Photograph: Thinkstock

I recently came across an interesting book called What Is Your Dangerous Idea? (2006), edited by John Brockman. The book is a collection of “dangerous(...)

Not many people realise that GPS relies heavily on Einstein’s general theory of relativity. Photograph: AP Photo/File

‘You must be nearly finished for the year?” Every academic encounters this question/accusation each year from the month of May onwards. It never fa(...)

There is no doubt that funding scientific research is costly. The Hubble Space Telescope cost US taxpayers a staggering $1.5 billion to build, maki(...)

One in 25 Irish people are at risk of developing chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) due to a combination of inherited genes and exposure to (...)

The singer, song collector and songwriter Pete Seeger, who has died aged 94, spearheaded the American folk music revival of the 1960s and spent a long(...)

Handybook founder Oisin Hanrahan: “This deal brings us up a level”.  Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

Dubliner Oisin Hanrahan, whose online booking service, Handybook, raised $10 million (€7.39 million) in funding last October, has made its first acqui(...)

Dr Richard Haass with Megan O’Sullivan, talks to the media at the Stormont hotel in Belfast, where all party talks failed to secure a deal last month. Photograpoh: PA

The Ulster Unionists last night criticised the proposals put forward by Richard Haass after a party meeting in Belfast. Following a party executive me(...)

 Northampton Saints’ Ken Pisi is tackled by Leinster’s Dave Kearney last weekend. Photo: Billy Stickland/Inpho

At the Aviva on Saturday, the ferocity and physicality really stood out. It really made a mockery of the idea put forward by some English journalists (...)

Students gather in the Annenberg Hall  after unconfirmed reports that explosives had been planted at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Photograph: The Harvard Crimson via Reuters

Harvard University today evacuated four buildings at the heart of its centuries-old campus in Cambridge, Massachusetts, after warning students of unco(...)