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Full moon in Galway? Photograph: Galway International Arts Festival/Facebook

A “bridge” made of cardboard mounted on kayaks over the river Corrib and a “gargantuan” newspaper installation by Turner prize-nominated artist David (...)

The festival’s street art and spectacle includes Museum of the Moon, a giant moon featuring detailed Nasa imagery of the lunar surface by artist Luke Jerram, at NUI Galway’s Human Biology Building. Photograph: Carl Milner Photography

The Irish summer festivals are well under way, and one of the biggies, Galway International Arts Festival, kicks off two weeks of action on Monday. Th(...)

A computer-generated Nasa image of the International Space Station

Newry software and consulting group First Derivatives has been selected to support a Nasa project that aims to explore some of the mysteries of the un(...)

   The first exoplanet transit was detected in 1999 and within 10 years more than 100 exoplanets had been detected. Photograph:   Stocktrek RF/Getty

Planets beyond our solar system are called exoplanets and two of the most fascinating questions in science are firstly, how common are Earth-like exop(...)

Donald Trump raises his pen after signing a national space policy directive during a meeting of the National Space Council in the East Room of the White House in Washington  as Mike Pence looks on. Photograph: Leah Millis/Reuters

Donald Trump said on Monday he would direct the Pentagon to create a “space force” as a new branch of the US military to shore up American dominance i(...)

Doga is a system of balancing dogs on the body while in yoga poses. Photograph: iStock

A Belgian shepherd has got snappy with a chow chow, chasing it between the mats. Ten other dogs erupt, like schoolboys egging on a punch-up. Things ca(...)

 Ice floats near the coast of Antarctica. Photograph: Nasa

The Antarctic ice sheet lost about 3 trillion tonnes of ice between 1992 and 2017, according to satellite analysis, with recent losses causing global (...)

“Look at that Lego mariachi band!” “I want to go on the Lego rollercoaster now!” “Oh wow, a Lego Death Star being blown up by Lego X-Wings while a l(...)

Aaron Dunne from DCU pictured show an VR machine to Antonelle Ferrecchia EU Programme manager for Insight.

Science education has come a long way. Before the primary school’s last major revision, almost 20 years ago, science education was patchy at best whil(...)

 Astronaut Alan L Bean holds a special environmental sample container filled with lunar soil collected during the Apollo 12 mission in this Nasa handout photo from November 19th, 1969. File photograph: Nasa/Handout/Reuters

US astronaut Alan Bean, the fourth person to walk on the Moon, has died. A statement released by Nasa and family members said Bean died on Saturday (...)

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