Catherine (Cady) Coleman with fans at Dublin’s IMAX theatre on Thursday. Photograph: Ronan McGreevy

As a space-mad child, Catherine (Cady) Coleman missed the moon landings in 1969. She was eight going on nine and staying at her grandparents house in (...)

Christine Lagarde and Mario Draghi. They both agree central banks should step in if inflation is weak. Photograph: Getty Images

Christine Lagarde is the surprise nominee to be the next president of the European Central Bank, the body that sets monetary policy for one-fifth of t(...)

Our immune cells can sometimes recognise and destroy cancer cells without assistance. But tumours may hide by taking advantage of a gene called CD47

Scientists have used genetically reprogrammed bacteria to destroy tumours in mice. The innovative method one day may lead to cancer therapies which tr(...)

The Amsterdam stretch of rundown office blocks from Amstelplein to Nieuwmarkt is set for a revamp via The Knowledge Mile.

Think of picturesque old Amsterdam with its gingerbread houses and bockety bridges – and it’s nothing at all like the long straight concrete corridor (...)

Brian Halligan co-founder of Hubspot: ‘The supply and demand for employees is really out of whack these days; if you’re an engineer, you get 50 job offers’

“Founders are overrated,” Brian Halligan, co-founder of Hubspot, laughs. “If I left tomorrow Hubspot would be fine. We have lots of good talent; they (...)

University College Dublin climbed eight places to 185th in the latest QS World University Rankings. File photograph: Alan Betson

Irish universities show little sign of reversing their decade-long decline in new global rankings. The latest QS World University Rankings show Trini(...)

The Union Of Concerned Scientists studied the ‘well to wheel’ conundrum and came up with the following conclusion: “We found that battery electric cars generate half the emissions of the average comparable gasoline car, even when pollution from battery manufacturing is accounted for.”

  Greta Thunberg and David Attenborough may be separated greatly by age and experience, but both have arguably done more in the past year than a(...)

IM Pei at the Louvre in Paris in 1989, just before the inauguration of the pyramid he designed as the museum’s new entrance. Photograph: Pierre Gleizes/AP

IM Pei, who began his long career designing buildings for a New York real-estate developer and ended it as one of the most revered architects in the w(...)

Enterprise Ireland’s programme is   delivered in conjunction with the Irish Management Institute   and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (pictured) Sloan School of Management. Photograph: Getty Images/National Geographic

Irish companies have generated more than €150 million in sales of new products and services as a result of participation in Enterprise Ireland’s Innov(...)

From left: Prof Mark Ferguson-director general of SFI and chief scientific adviser to the Government; Prof Eamonn Quigley, chief of gastroenterology and hepatology Houston Methodist Hospital; Mr Michael Mahoney, CEO of Boston Scientific, and Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment, Richard Bruton. Photograph: Greg M. Cooper/SFI

The combination of the Irish education system and investment in science has resulted in the generation of graduates who can easily compete at an inter(...)

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