Carrots might be good for your eyes but they won’t make you see in the dark. Photograph: Getty

Irish mammies are legendary for offering sound advice on life, love and health, but it turns out they may have got it wrong more often than right. “(...)

Ireland’s huge livestock population means about a third of its greenhouse gas emissions come from agriculture

Cattle eat grass and emit tonnes of greenhouse gases, making it difficult for Ireland to meet its international climate-change commitments. However(...)

An electron microscope image of a zircon crystal

Geologists at Trinity College Dublin have discovered that the very oldest pieces of rock on Earth are to be found at the bottom of craters left by ast(...)

The image shows a sheet of molybdenum disulfide just one molecule thick.   This material has been suggested for a range of applications such as transistors, memory devices, solar cells and lithium ion batteries.

Ireland now has one of the world’s top 10 most powerful microscopes that can see objects a million times smaller than the diameter of a human hair. It(...)

Prof Linda Doyle: “There are seven billion people  and an average of seven connected things per person – that’s 50 billion things.” Photograph: Paul Sharp/SHARPPIX

The Science Foundation Ireland (SFI)-funded Connect Research Centre is working on solutions for a world where almost everything is connected. Headquar(...)

Prof Alan Smeaton at his office in DCU. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Helping people find things is how one of the country’s leading computer scientists describes what he does for a living. He must do this very well giv(...)

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(...)

The university groups that will share the payout include University College Dublin, University College Cork and the Royal College of Surgeons of Ireland. File photograph: Rui Vieira/PA Wire

New medical treatments for cancer, cardiovascular disease and rare conditions could flow from a multi-million euro research award jointly funded by Sc(...)

Researchers collect plant material containing endophytes

‘Tell me the company you keep and I will tell you what you are.” The musings of Sancho in Don Quixote might have been penned hundreds of years ago, b(...)

Sarah Guillement, Kacey Phillppe, Kiran Byrne and Nathan Kennedy pictured with Bumblebee the Robot at Merrion Square, Dublin for the launch of Tech Week 2016

More than 100,000 students across Ireland are expected to take part in this year’s Tech Week, an annual festival promoting technology-related careers (...)