Researchers in Florida have developed a method for converting human waste into rocket fuel

Researchers in Florida have developed a method for converting human waste into rocket fuel. They believe they can produce enough fuel to fly from the (...)

The comet’s surface was harder than scientists originally thought, which is partly why Philae’s harpooning landing system failed.

Gas jets from inside a comet hosting Europe’s Philae lander may launch the hibernating probe out of its ditch and back into sunlight for a battery rec(...)

The International Space Station. Google is  working with NASA to develop smart robots designed to fly around the International Space Station and eventually take over some menial tasks from astronauts with the aid of custom-built smartphones. (Photograph: NASA)

Google has agreed to a $1.2 billion lease of NASA’s Moffett Field airfield in California for 60 years, as the company invests in new technologies such(...)

 Eoghan (2½) and Genevieve Morrissey (7) from Glenageary, Co Dublin, watching a science show by Steve Allman at the Curiosity Lab in Smock Alley Theatre, Dublin, yesterday. The event is one of 800 taking place nationwide, during Science Week from  November 9th-16th. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

For all those who feel superior to vegetables, Science Week kicked off yesterday with the news that potatoes have more chromosomes than humans. The 1(...)

The  Book of Kells

A replica of the Book Of Kells worth €15,000 has been stolen in Co Meath. Sgt Dean Kerins, a Garda Crime Prevention Officer in Co Meath, said the copy(...)

Is it unfair to point up the modest levels of brightness on display here by observing that, when pondering the challenges of mortality, Interstella(...)

Astronaut Greg H Johnson: ‘There are so many possibilities, I can’t imagine there wouldn’t be some intelligent life’ [in outer space]. Photograph: Tom Pennington/Getty Images) 3:12

US astronaut Greg H Johnson became the 472nd person in space when he piloted the US space shuttle Endeavour on a mission in March 2008, a decade after(...)

Vince McCarthy and Ellen Byrne from the Festival of Curiosity who will operate a pop-up curiosity lab during Science Week. Photograph: Alan Betson

The public have been invited to have fun in an interactive science playground being set up as one of the many events taking place during Science Week (...)

Attendees at last night’s event in Belfast,  part of the Web Summit

The Web Summit kicked off last night in Belfast with an event to help start-ups get warmed up ahead of the main summit in Dublin later this week. (...)

A combination of photos show Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo as it detaches from the jet airplane that carried it aloft and then exploding over the skies of the Mojave Desert, California. Photograph: Kenneth Brown /Reuters 2:39

Richard Branson has said he will persevere with his space tourism venture following the death of a pilot killed when a rocket crashed during a test fl(...)