A comprehensive study by researchers at the University of Cambridge showed that healthy food costs up to three times as much as unhealthy food – and this price gap appears to be widening

Miss South never expected to be poor. Born in Northern Ireland, the popular food blogger and cookbook author is educated, well-spoken and from a mi(...)

 A team of experts led by the University of Cambridge and Fitzwilliam Museum has gathered compelling evidence that argues that two bronze statues, which have spent over a century in relative obscurity, are early works by Michelangelo. Photograph: Chris Radburn/PA Wire

Two bronze sculptures which had languished in obscurity for more than a century may be the work of Michelangelo, researchers have revealed.It has long(...)

The road to the launch of the Dacia range of cars provides a neat backdrop for the authors of this book about lean innovation. On a visit to Russia in(...)

Undated handout artist impression of one of the two as-yet undiscovered planets as big as Earth or larger may be hiding in the outer fringes of the Solar System, scientists believe. Photograph: PA

Schoolchildren may need a new mnemonic to remember the sequence of planets as astronomers now believe there may be at least two ‘new’ planets in our s(...)

Lack of exercise leaves a person at greater risk of early death than does being obese, according to a study published this evening

Lack of exercise leaves a person at greater risk of early death than does being obese, according to a study published this evening. And it could take (...)

Professor Shuji Nakamura with a Blue Laser-LED, who has won the 2014 Nobel Prize in Physics with Isamu Akasaki and Hiroshi Amano ‘for the invention of efficient blue light-emitting diodes which has enabled bright and energy-saving white light sources.’ Photograph: Randall Lamb/University of Cal/EPA

An American and two Japanese scientists won the 2014 Nobel Prize for Physics today for inventing a new energy-efficient and environment-friendly light(...)

Fountains of lava, up to 60 meters high, spurt from a fissure in the ground on the north side of the Bardarbunga volcano in Iceland on September 2nd. Photograph: Reuters

Iceland’s Bardarbunga volcano continues to rumble, threatening to blow its top and throw tonnes of ash into the atmosphere like the Eyjafjallajökull v(...)

Catholic primate and Archbishop of Armagh Eamon Martin: Irish Catholic Church “of the 1940s and 1950s is gone and we would not want that back. It was very much tarnished gold.” Photograph: Eric Luke

The new Catholic primate and Archbishop of Armagh Eamon Martin (52) spoke yesterday of being “overwhelmed, fearful at what lies ahead but trusting (...)

A portrait of Charles Alexander   MacMunn, published in  the British Medical Journal  in  March 1911.    Photograph: Wellcome Trust

He is the forgotten Irish scientist, who in the 1800s conducted his research in a hayloft over his stables and whose findings were rubbished in his li(...)

The number of jobs has increased by 39 per cent in the indigenous sector in the past three years.

A skills shortages and lack of competitiveness threaten to undermine a fast-growing sector that could be pivotal in Ireland’s economic recovery, warn(...)