The tallest men on the planet come from the Netherlands, while the tallest women are from Latvia, according to a new study. File photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

The tallest men on the planet come from the Netherlands, while the tallest women are from Latvia. And while the Irish don’t make the top 10 for height(...)

Prof Rocco Lupoi (centre) examines a product sample of his 3D printer and special spray device made at TCD with assistant professors (left) Shaun McFadden and Anthony Robinson. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Engineers at Trinity College Dublin will lead an international study to develop a new technology that allows 3D “printing” of metal components. The €5(...)

A photographer taking pictures of a reconstruction of a Neanderthal man ancestor displayed  at the Prehistoric Museum in Halle,  Germany. Photograph: Sebastian Willnow/AFP/Getty Images.

Scientists believe they can pinpoint with greater accuracy when the Neanderthals disappeared from Europe to be replaced by modern humans. The studies (...)