Akira Horiuchi, winner of this year’s Ig Nobel for Medical Education, demonstrates his self-colonoscopy technique during the award ceremony at Harvard University. Photograph: AP

You’ve got to love quirky research. And it doesn’t get any quirkier than the annual Ig Nobel awards, a good-natured parody of the Nobel prizes. They h(...)

Tom Lehrer, mathematician, singer, songwriter and satirist, was born in New York 90 years ago. He was active in public performance for about 25 years (...)

Trinity College Dublin is ranked in 46th spot globally, up two places compared with 2017. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Trinity College Dublin continues to produce more entrepreneurs than any other university in Europe, according to new independent research. A report c(...)

Nicole Kidman. Photograph: Chris Delmas/AFP/Getty Images

Nicole Kidman, Steven Spielberg, David Letterman and Richard Branson have all claimed to be shy. Shy people are preoccupied with what others think of (...)

Conor Walsh: His goal is to create technology to augment and restore human performance.

Ironman provided the initial inspiration for a career in robotics that has taken Conor Walsh from Trinity College Dublin (TCD) to the Massachusetts In(...)

It is estimated that 50 per cent of people diagnosed with OCD experience sexual or religious intrusive thoughts. Photograph: iStock

Read more: OCD intrusive thoughts: what is it and how is it treated?                      (...)

An illustration of the ‘Therepi’ device on heart tissue. Photograph: Peter Allen/Harvard John A Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

An implantable device that can be directly attached to cardiac tissue and enables better targeting of treatments following heart attacks has been deve(...)

Shane O’Donnell: will commence a Fullbright Scholarship in Harvard University in September. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Clare joint hurling manager Gerry O’Connor says Shane O’Donnell will not miss any championship action with the Banner despite taking up the chance to (...)

The robot can slither forward just like a real snake

The back-flipping, door-opening antics of Boston Dynamics’s robot dogs Spot and SpotMini are what come to mind when people think of modern robotics, b(...)

UCD, pictured, achieved Ireland’s highest position (24th) in the QS World University Rankings for veterinary science.

Irish higher education is home to two of the world’s top nursing courses, according to the latest world university ranking. The QS World University R(...)

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