Molecular biologist and biophysicist Richard Henderson poses following the announcement that he is a joint winner of the 2017 Nobel Prize for Chemistry, in Cambridge, Britain. Photograph: Toby Melville/Reuters

A trio of Swiss, American and British scientists won the 2017 Nobel chemistry prize on Wednesday for developing cryo-electron microscopy, which allows(...)

Sarcoidosis: my scan showed I had some scarring and what the consultant called nodules, near the base of both lungs. File photograph: Science Source/Getty

I had pneumonia in May 2005. It hit me in the lead-up to mine and Susan’s wedding. It wasn’t helped by the fact that, until a doctor told me to lie do(...)

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg: dismissive of the idea that social media and artificial intelligence could be used for global domination. Photograph: Brian Snyder/Reuters

The idea of Mark Zuckerberg running for president was always sort of scary. But now it’s really scary, given what we’ve discovered about the power of (...)

tudents visiting The Irish Times Higher Options stand in the RDS Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The RDS opened its doors morning for the second day of the 2017 Irish Times Higher Options expo. Thousands of students are expected to attend the eve(...)

Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin:  said that Brexit now threatened “genuinely historic damage”.  Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Ireland and the UK may be facing their last chance to “save the opportunities for reconciliation” created by the Belfast Agreement, Fianna Fáil leade(...)

Britain’s Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and his wife Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, in Heidelberg, southern Germany, in July. The awards, while high for a French court, are considerably lower than the €1.5 million the couple’s legal team had demanded. Photograph: Daniel Roland/AFP/Getty Images

Photographs of a topless Duchess of Cambridge taken by paparazzi while she was on holiday in France were an invasion of privacy, a court has ruled. J(...)

Irish Times education editor Carl O’Brien, Minister for Education Richard Bruton, vice president Institute of Guidance Counsellors Beatrice Dooley and Irish Times education journalist Eanna Ó Caollai at the launch of the Irish Times Higher Options event which begins on September 13th.

The Irish Times Higher Options 2017, the country’s largest college expo for second-level students, gets under way at the RDS Simmonscourt in Dublin ne(...)

Empathy levels and emotional intelligence are not being properly assessed under the Health Professions Admission Test (Hpat) which was introduced to make medical school more accessible to aspiring doctors. Image: Getty.

Empathy levels and emotional intelligence are not being properly assessed under the Health Professions Admission Test (Hpat) which was introduced to m(...)

Encourage your child to engage fully in every transition year activity as, collectively, they awaken latent talents. Photograph: iStock

Question: My daughter (16) has just started transition year. Her grades have been very good so far but she has no idea what subject choices to make fo(...)

Sean Rogers with his family in Cambridge, Massachusetts: ‘It’s been two years now since my last trip home and the pull has gone.’

Bostonians seem to abandon the city in late August. It is the only month of the year I can drive downtown and not get snarled up in traffic driving al(...)