People working in the areas of science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) need to highlight the variety of careers available for women in the sectors and encourage them in every way possible, a business executive has said. Image: Thinkstock.

People working in the areas of science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) need to highlight the variety of careers available for women in the s(...)

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We are at the beginning of a new technology-driven revolution. Multinationals are hiring, start-ups are scouting for talent and traditional industrie(...)

Anita Finnegan: “The FDA published a cybersecurity guidance document that outlined requirements for medical device manufacturers.”

The idea of a malevolent individual hacking a critical medical device may sound like the stuff of crime fiction, but it is well within the realms of p(...)

Albert Einstein. Photograph: Arthur Sasse/AFP/Getty Images

Close your eyes and picture a scientist. Better still, ask a child to draw one. The likely outcomes were one of the topics discussed at the hugely (...)

Adapt, the centre for digital content technology won the research award via Science Foundation Ireland. Photograph: Getty Images

A research centre that helps pull together digital content has received funding worth €50 million from the State and from private industry. Adapt, th(...)

Astronomers will be getting a sharp new view of the stars with the announcement that Ireland is to build a world class radio astronomy facility in Birr, Co Offaly. File photograph: Getty Images

Irish astronomers will be getting a sharp new view of the stars with the announcement that Ireland is to build a world class radio astronomy facility (...)

 Oxymem’s Wayne Byrne (front left) and Dr Eoin Syron (front right) with the team. Photograph: David O’Shea

Oxymem, overall winner of the 2014 Irish Times Innovation Award, has added another award to its growing list of achievements. The company has been pre(...)

William C Campbell. Photograph: CJ Gunther/EPA

The biggest news in Irish science this year was the award of the 2015 Noble Prize in physiology and medicine to Donegal-born scientist William C Camp(...)

Thorough cooking kills the bacteria, so the usual rules apply: no pink meat and be sure that the juices run clear. Photograph: Thinkstock

In households around the country the countdown is on to the big dinner. But what about those uninvited guests? The bacterial ones that might be lurki(...)

Science Foundation Ireland’s review comes only a week after the release of the Government’s research and development strategy, Innovation 2020, which seeks to make Ireland a global innovation leader. Photograph: Getty Images

Science Foundation Ireland expects to open three to five large research centres. The foundation also plans a new research programme to encourage mor(...)