Bee orchid on the Bull Island: shows that Irish orchids can be as beautiful, fascinating, and downright bizarre as their tropical counterparts. Photograph: Paddy Woodworth

There is no better place in the virtual world at this time of year than orchid social media. #Wildflowerhour on twitter on a Sunday evening is full of(...)

Fungal pseudoflowers: Two “blooms” on the right are fungal mimics of flowers produced by yellow-eyed grasses, such as the one on the left. Photograph: K Wurdack Smithsonian Institution

You know a scientific concept has entered the mainstream when an haute couture fashion collection is designed around it. Iris van Herpen’s Roots of Re(...)

 Woodturning at Louth Community Men’s Sheds, in Dundalk. File photograph: The Irish Times

Loneliness among men has soared during the coronavirus pandemic, according to research conducted on behalf of the Irish Men’s Sheds Association. Mem(...)

Blue tits rely on a steady supply of caterpillars on which to feed their young chicks in spring, and this requires co-ordinated timing. Photograph: iStock

For nature, timing is everything. The return of swallows and cuckoos marks the start of summer. These charismatic African migrants get all the attenti(...)

Prof Nick Payne and PhD researcher Haley Dolton from Trinity College Dublin’s school of natural sciences have returned from a week on the waves in which they managed to apply tags to four sharks

Researchers from Trinity College Dublin have begun deploying a new form of tagging device on basking sharks off west Cork in a bid to learn more about(...)

A bumblebee zones in on a foxglove blossom in Wicklow. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Walking in the South or Central American mountains, you might find an unexpected immigrant among the otherwise unfamiliar plants, the spectacular but (...)

The all-female shortlist for Trinity College Dublin’s next provost includes Prof Linda Doyle, dean of research; Prof Linda Hogan, a theologian and former vice-provost; and Prof Jane Ohlmeyer, a high-profile historian. Photograph: iStock

Trinity College Dublin will unveil the first female provost to lead the university in its 429-year history on Saturday afternoon. About 860 full-time(...)

Simon Harris, Minister for Higher Education, Innovation and Science. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill.

A total of 76 New Foundations projects that will bring researchers and community/voluntary organisations together to share knowledge and develop new i(...)

Flying dinosaur: great tit

One year on from the start of the pandemic, we remember how the hum and roar of our morning lives were replaced by a symphony of bird sounds. These ch(...)

How to fund an MBA: A full list of all prizes and bursaries is available from each of the institutes’ websites and from individual departments.

If you’re considering a post-grad or an MBA as your next step, how to fund it will no doubt be top of your priorities. State funding, scholarships and(...)

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