The Astro-H satellite  after a perfect launch from Japan’s Tanegashima Space Centre. Contact has been lost with the satellite.

A satellite mission that had significant involvement from researchers in Dublin has failed after its solar panels broke, cutting off its electricity s(...)

Lero’s Mike Hinchey with his mother

When Lero director professor Mike Hinchey overheard his mother talking on the phone, it sparked the beginnings of an idea that could, in theory, help (...)

Worshippers wearing the Montserrat national dress of 'Irish tartan' attend mass in the town of Lookout. Customs officers stamp shamrocks in the passports of visitors to this tiny West Indies island. Photograph:Frank Miller

When Donaldson Romeo was a young black portrait artist fighting deportation from Britain, he never dreamed that within a short few years he would be (...)

Maureen O’Sullivan: “I didn’t realise there was anything happening but as soon as I arrived [at the Dáil], I realised they had just had a meeting.” Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Thirteen Independent men, good, strong and true, held a very important meeting on Thursday. And then they told the two women about it. It was all, (...)

Two of the 50 or so makers showing their creations at Dublin Maker last year were just nine years old, including Ciara Whelan, above, who made a smart dollhouse

Fancy unleashing your creative side? Then answer the call for Dublin Maker this July. The event will bring together assorted makers to build, hack an(...)

Pamela Newenham:  Consisting of an intense programme of pitching workshops, mentoring sessions and talks with investors, lawyers, journalists, experts and entrepreneurs, Blackbox Connect aims to give participants access to the knowledge and resources of Silicon Valley

For two weeks in February, I moved in with 19 ridiculously talented entrepreneurs in San Francisco. From as far afield as India, Pakistan, Lebanon, F(...)

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Two of the largest questions confronting science are: (a) how did life begin on Earth, and (b) does life exist elsewhere in the universe? Although we (...)

Doug Parker: “We recognise that there is a team-building component to profit-sharing.”

Boom: supersonic aircraft coming back with a bang Supersonic aircraft are back in planning with news that not only are Nasa in the game to design a “l(...)

 Penguins in Antarctica. The US  study suggests sea levels could rise 1.5 metres by 2100, posing an even greater threat to cities from New York to Shanghai. Photograph: Alejandro Vejar/Chilean Navy/EPA

Sea levels could rise 50cm more this century than had been expected, according to a report published on Wednesday which found that Antarctic ice will (...)

Matt Damon in The Martian

What do you want to be when you grow up? Ask a child that question today and the answer might range from social-media marketer to smartphone designer(...)