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(...)

Central Bank  governor Philip Lane, pictured on his first day in office in November 2015. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Trinity College Dublin economics professor John O’Hagan didn’t think much of it when he hadn’t heard in weeks from the third-year student he’d hired i(...)

Philip Lane, governor of the Central Bank. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The governor of the Central Bank Philip Lane won strong backing for his candidacy for the vice-presidency of the European Central Bank from MEPs (...)

Luis de Guindos, Spain’s finance minister, arrives for a Eurogroup meeting of EU finance ministers in Brussels, Belgium last month.   Photographer: Dario Pignatelli/Bloomberg

Spanish economy minister Luis de Guindos, the longtime frontrunner to become the next vice president of the European Central Bank, is facing some resi(...)

A complete jawbone with teeth recently discovered at Misliya Cave on Mount Carmel, Israel. The jawbone is dated to 177,000-194,000 years ago, indicating that modern humans were present in the Levant at least 50,000 years earlier than previously thought. Photograph: EPA/Tel Aviv University

A prehistoric jawbone discovered in a cave in Israel has prompted scientists to rethink theories of how the earliest human pioneers came to populate t(...)

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