Prof Gary McGuire, foreground, and the bellringers at Christ Church Cathedral 2:43

Long perplexed by the melodic pandemonium of church bells, I follow bell ringer Ken Hartnett through a little door in the side of Christ Church Cat(...)

Samuel Beckett Bridge in Dublin. Photograph: Julien Behal/PA Wire

The life of Pythagoras is shrouded in myth and legend. He was born on the island of Samos and travelled to Egypt, Mesopotamia and possibly India befor(...)

A cancer cell: Systems Biology Ireland is designing new therapeutic approaches based on a systems-level, mechanistic understanding of cellular networks

Once upon a time, biology meant zoology and botany, the study of animals and plants. The invention of the microscope shifted the emphasis to the le(...)

Sir William Rowan Hamilton (1805-1865), an Irish mathematician and inventor of quarternions. Photograph: Hulton Archive/Getty Images

The power of mathematics is astonishing. Time and again, mathematical theories developed without any application in mind have later proved ideal for s(...)