Ian Power, SpunOut.ie: “If you’re going through search engines and social media, there’s a danger of creating anxiety about diagnoses that don’t exist or are not accurate.” File photograph: Getty Images

Young people are using a mix of professional medical literature and information they find on social media to manage chronic health conditions, a new s(...)

A ‘chemical search engine’ is being used by scientists at the University of Glasgow to help synthesise chemicals that existed before life on Earth. Photograph: Planet Observer/Universal Images Group via Getty Images

A robot “chemputer” is helping scientists discover possible clues to the origins of life on Earth.. The system acts like a “chemical search engine” t(...)

The annual congress of the European Cardiac Society is the premier event when it comes to the latest research news in cardiovascular disease. L(...)

The research hypothesis was that those taking action against badgers might actually contribute to maintaining bovine TB. Photograph: Getty Images

Uncontrolled and illegal disturbance of badgers has “contributed significantly” to new bovine tuberculosis (TB) outbreaks in nearby cattle herds, acco(...)

A stray dog on  a tourist beach  in Kuta, Bali, Indonesia.  A study has found almost 60,000 people die every year from rabies transmitted by dogs and the  thousands of stray dogs on Bali have reportedly become a threat to the local tourism industry. Photograph: Made Nagi/EPA.

A study has found that almost 60,000 people die every year from rabies transmitted by dogs.The report is the first to consider the impact of canine-sp(...)

Cathal Ó Dochartaigh, who has died aged 72, was emeritus professor of Celtic at the University of Glasgow. Cathair Niall Ó Dochartaigh, known to frien(...)

Comedian Dara Ó Briain and Crónán Ó Doibhlin,  Head of Special Collections, Archives and Repository Services, UCC inspect a cpy of George Boole’s ‘The Laws of Thought’. The book centred on his famous theory of logic and probabilities and has heavily influenced mathematics for modern  computer systems. Photograph: Daragh McSweeney/Provision

Comedian and science aficionado Dara Ó Briain paid his respects to mathematician George Boole at the weekend when he visited University College Cork t(...)

In the case of the new finding, by the University of Glasgow and Heriot-Watt University, once slowed the photons stay slowed, they don’t speed up again. Details are published in Science Express.

The speed of light never changes, right?Wrong.Scientists from two universities in Scotland have managed to slow down light as it moved through free sp(...)

Co Wicklow man Derek Palmer went back to education via a PLC  at age 29

“I was born in Bray, Co Wicklow but grew up in Scotland. When I finished school I was offered a place in English and geography at the University of Gl(...)

Portrait of Francis Hutcheson by Allan Ramsay at Hunterian Museum and Art Gallery in Glasgow

It’s just like a philosopher to be born and to die on the same date. Such was the fate of Co Down man Francis Hutcheson (August 8th, 1694, to Augus(...)