Why do onions make you cry? And can apple seeds poison you? Read about these five fascinating food facts to get the answers. Food is the theme for (...)

Scientific Sue gets her dragon to show off its skills with flammable gases at the Centre for the Advancement of Learning of Maths, Science and Technology (Calmast) based at Waterford IT. File photograph: Patrick Browne

Dragons serve a very useful role in explaining physics and chemistry, and although you may be hard pressed to find one, students can still learn about(...)

Spider-Man 2099, the superhero as he has recently been portrayed by Marvel in a futuristic costume. Art work by Will Sliney

Fans of the comic book character Spider-Man may be surprised to discover that the superhero has a close connection with Ireland. The art work for “Sp(...)

The Science in Ireland Barometer shows too many people feel uninformed about major science issues such as climate and energy. They also believe scientists do not listen to ordinary people. File photograph: Getty Images

A major study published on Wednesday shows people in Ireland are generally supportive of State investment in science and believe it is important for o(...)