John Rummel, co-chair of the Nasa special regions committee, Dr John Hallworth from Queen’s University, and Gerhard Kminek, head of planetary protection at the European Space Agency.

A Belfast-based expert on extreme environments for microbes is helping the US space agency Nasa to study whether Mars could become contaminated with b(...)

 Northern Ireland Statistic and Research Agency (NISRA) figures show that a total of 3,288 suicides were registered in Northern Ireland from the beginning of 1998 to the end of 2012 - 77% were men. The 2012 figures are provisional. Photograph: David Cheskin/PA Wire

Almost as many people have died from suicide in Northern Ireland since the signing of the Good Friday agreement as were killed during the entire Tr(...)

Queen’s University Belfast

Northern Ireland researchers will now be able to participate directly in projects supported by Science Foundation Ireland. The “Investigators Programm(...)

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(...)