Dublin City University was named in 46th place in the QS Top 50 Under 50 list. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Dublin City University has secured a position in a league table of the top 50 young universities in the world. The QS Top 50 Under 50 ranks colleges e(...)

Irish mathematician William Rowan Hamilton

Sometimes inspiration can strike suddenly. On October 16th, 1843, while walking along the Royal Canal from Dunsink Observatory to the Royal Irish Acad(...)

Mark Post, a Dutch scientist, with the world’s first beef burger created from stem cells harvested from a living cow

Earlier this week a lab-grown “cultured” beef burger was cooked and eaten at a press conference in London. The proof-of-concept patty, which reportedl(...)

Prof Mark Post developed the ‘in vitro’ burger using stem cells from a slaughtered cow which develop into a strip of muscle cells after being cultured in a synthetic broth containing vital nutrients. Photograph: Reuters

The world’s most expensive hamburger will be served in a London restaurant today, made entirely from synthetic meat at a cost of €250,000.A live strea(...)