Marie Curie

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Santa Claus relaxing at home with The Irish Times. Illustration: Dearbhla Kelly

The letter comes at the beginning of December. It’s the only thing in my pigeonhole at The Irish Times one morning; a small white envelope that is un(...)

Dr Phyllis Clinch (1901-1984) developed virus-free potatoes and was  the first woman to receive the Boyle Medal in 1961

Ever felt tired of putting up with something that just feels plain wrong? Noticing that the august halls of the Royal Irish Academy (RIA) were hung (...)

Dr Patrick Prendergast: TCD’s membership of the league will have a positive impact on  students. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Trinity College Dublin has become the first Irish university to join a leading network of European research-intensive colleges which includes Oxford a(...)

Neither St Augustine nor St Thomas Aquinas held that the foetus in the early stages of development has a full human soul. Photograph: Getty

We need a new word for the Eighth Amendment to the Constitution. It is zygopathic. It implies an outrageous equation: woman equals zygote. From the mo(...)

Belleek butcher John Dolan with Nuala Burns: Mr Dolan said “it should be left the way it is. The Border doesn’t really exist at the minute anyway.”

Shopkeepers and locals in the rural Border town of Belleek, which straddles the Fermanagh-Donegal boundary, fear that a UK exit from the European Unio(...)

Stephen Hawking duels with Albert Einstein in Science Kombat, a new web-based game by Brazilian magazine Superinteressante and Pixel Art animations

Finally, a game for Mortal Kombat fans who also love science! This retro-styled beat ‘em up complete with 8-bit soundtrack is a homage to Mortal Komba(...)

Dr Maria McNamara, of University College Cork, with Bertie the boa constrictor. Photograph: Mike McSweeney, Provision

An Irish scientist has been able to reconstruct a fossil in full living colour for the first time. Dr Maria McNamara, of University College Cork (UCC(...)

Most novelists work hard to hide their research and let the story come alive on the page. But in her debut novel Lorna Gibb deliberately puts research(...)

Nicola Russell who passed away at the Marie Curie hospice in Belfast on Monday after living with cancer since 2007. Photograph: William Cherry/Pacemaker

The Belfast-based artist Nicola Russell has died aged 51. The painter passed away peacefully at the Marie Curie hospice in Belfast on Monday after li(...)

Professor Shuji Nakamura with a Blue Laser-LED, who has won the 2014 Nobel Prize in Physics with Isamu Akasaki and Hiroshi Amano ‘for the invention of efficient blue light-emitting diodes which has enabled bright and energy-saving white light sources.’ Photograph: Randall Lamb/University of Cal/EPA

An American and two Japanese scientists won the 2014 Nobel Prize for Physics today for inventing a new energy-efficient and environment-friendly light(...)

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