A new study from University of Cambridge  researchers has  highlighted the fact that dogs are increasingly becoming obese. Photograph: Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images

Labrador dogs are prone to being on the chubby side, but University of Cambridge scientists have discovered the breed carries a genetic variation that(...)

The more we drink, the greater the risk of alcohol-related cancer. However,  cancers caused by alcohol can take many years to develop. Photograph: Thinkstock

According to Dame Sally Davies, the chief medical officer(CMO) for England, “drinking any level of alcohol regularly carries a health risk for anyone,(...)

Sipke Shaughnessy: ‘Perhaps more than any other demographic, Irish emigrants have a high stake in the political future of this country.’

When Enda Kenny announced the date for Ireland’s upcoming general election on Wednesday, the political commentariat finally stopped holding its breath(...)

Mota Cave in the Ethiopian highlands where the ancient skeleton was buried

Irish scientists were deeply involved in a study that has revealed surprising new findings about the migration of ancient farmers back into Africa. T(...)

Ludwig Wittgenstein: ‘Whereof one cannot speak, thereof one must be silent.’ Photograph: Hulton Archive/Getty Images

If Ireland can lay claim to St Patrick, Mick McCarthy and Barack Obama, surely it can take some ownership of Ludwig Wittgenstein too. The Austrian (...)

A UK study has linked extra screen time with poorer exam results. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Spending more time watching television, using the internet or playing onscreen games is associated with poorer school grades, a UK study has found. B(...)

A moving robot child produced by the mother robot after the mother had tried different block combinations. Photograph: University of Cambridge

A robot “mom” has shown evolution works as well with robots as it does with animals. She delivered generations of “child” robots, testing their capab(...)

Cambridge professor John MacBeath has voiced his support for the Government’s new school self-evaluation process, saying it will help to strengthen schools. File photograph: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

Plans to have schools carry out regular self-evaluations will help to strengthen the teaching profession in Ireland, according to an international exp(...)

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(...)