Prof Wendelin Werner’s work ‘represents one of the most exciting and fruitful interactions between mathematics and physics in recent times’

What is happening when water in a pot begins to boil? And what happens when the boiling water turns into steam? Yes, the water is getting hotter but w(...)

Academic researchers and companies such as ESB Networks have been working on developing ways to feed renewable power back into the national grid. Photograph: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire

It is difficult to imagine it now but rural parts of Ireland underwent a technological revolution when electricity was finally delivered to people’s f(...)

President Donald Trump has said he will pull the US out of the accord and allow more fossil fuel production. Photograph: Getty Images

We habitually put a lot of trust into our relationship with government, but you have to wonder whether that faith – that government will act in our be(...)

President Donald Trump has said he will pull the US out of the accord and allow more fossil fuel production. Photograph: Getty Images

We habitually put a lot of trust into our relationship with government, but you have to wonder whether that faith – that government will act in our be(...)

Lough Derg: “The big thing for Ireland is rainfall and storms, with rainfall either too much or too little,” says Dr Conor Murphy of Maynooth University

For Ireland, the future of climate change is going to be all about water – having too much of it or too little, getting swamped by it or roasting in i(...)

Ireland has a rich ethno-medical knowledge and a history of traditional healing,” says Helen Sheridan, professor of pharmacology at Trinity College.

GPs in Ireland used to give people a bottle of medicine. It was pink or it was blue, and if one didn’t work you tried the other one. Then, as now, mos(...)

Denis Staunton talks about the Clinton campaign’s efforts to get under Donald Trump’s skin. Photograph: Eric Thayer/Reuters

Donald Trump’s public quarrel with the parents of a dead soldier is the latest in a long line of fights he probably was better off not picking. Spea(...)

Dr Fiona Ginty Principal scientist in the Life Sciences and Molecular Diagnostics Organization at GE Research Center (GRC) in NYC, working on a cure (...)

There will be questions about major societal problems such as diabetes

How long a life do you expect to have? What might you do to extend this? How safe is your food and how much confidence do you have in policy-makers wh(...)

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Friendship week: From best mates to bromances - All week on irishtimes.com/life-and-style, we take a closer look at friendship When Bob Marley said(...)