Daniel Ramamoorthy: “I’m so excited for where it’s going and I’m grateful that I get to be a part of that story.” Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Daniel Ramamoorthy: arrived from India, 2010   Daniel Ramamoorthy hates when people ask “Where are you from?” It’s a difficult questi(...)

A photo released by Galapagos National Park shows a new species of tortoise on Santa Cruz Island, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador. Photograph: Galapagos National Park

Scientists have discovered a new species of giant tortoise in the Galapagos Islands off Ecuador, through genetic testing. The tortoise is the 15th kno(...)

Prof Jan Rosier: “Pharmaceutical companies do not only have a responsibility to their shareholders, they have a responsibility to patients as well.”

A very interesting public lecture will take place on Thursday, November 5th, 2015 in the UDC Smurfit School. Organised by Jan Rosier, Professor of the(...)

We use roads to drive about, but imagine someone builds a handy shortcut that everyone uses.  The shortcut works but causes traffic jams which will slow rather than speed up traffic. Analysing the network beforehand might have suggested a different shortcut, or several shortcuts. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

What do social media, the street outside your door, your blood vessels and the number of people who catch the flu have in common? All involve connect(...)

Vassilis Leventis built up a cult following among nocturnal TV viewers for his political talk show, where he railed against the corruption of the establishment

It’s anything but a snazzy election video, and that perhaps is its strength: an official behind a closed door in some government office leans back on (...)

A logging site at Nesset, Mau Forest, Kenya. Humans are clearing  a net 10 billion trees a year from the surface of the Earth.

The Earth fairly bristles with trees, with new research showing it has an estimated 3.04 trillion of them. Although this is almost 10 times more than(...)

Pentecopterus decorahensis:  lived 460 million years ago and was more than 1.5 metres long, making it a top predator of its day, say scientists who dug it out of rocks in a riverbed in Iowa, US.  Credit: Patrick Lynch/Yale University

Palaeontologists have discovered the fossil remains of an unknown species of sea scorpion that does a really good imitation of a sea monster. It live(...)

Today   international visitors pour from tourist coaches to   queue for the Library of Trinity College to see the Gospels in the form of the Book of Kells.

J B Phillips, one of the great Bible translators of the 20th century, once remarked: “Men and women who would be deeply ashamed of having their ignora(...)

Hedge fund manager John Paulson: joins a parade of the financial industry’s richest figures making donations to their alma maters, but he rejected criticism his gift perpetuates inequality by endowing money on an elite university. Photograph: Eduardo Munoz/Reuters

John Paulson, the hedge fund manager famed for betting against US housing in 2007, has made the largest ever donation to Harvard University, giving $4(...)

 Eurogroup chief Jeroen Dijsselbloem (L) and Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis (R) speak during a press conference following a meeting at the Finance Ministry in Athens. Photograph: Simela Pantzartzi/EPA.

The new leftwing government in Athens opened negotiations on its bailout package with European partners on Friday by flatly rejecting the expected (...)