Ana Alonso-Serrano: ‘We need to push more for changing the image of a physicist as a man’

Physicist Ana Alonso-Serrano has spent much of her career thinking about what’s inside a black hole, an object which the world only caught a first gli(...)

“When we formulate the ideas around quantum gravity, in the form of mathematical theories, we are aiming to say something fundamental about the world, and not just our experience of it.”

Originally from Sicily, Daniele Oriti has spent the past decade at the Albert Einstein Institute in Potsdam, Germany, working on quantum gravity, an i(...)

Our collective attention span is narrowing, and this effect goes beyond social media as it can be seen across diverse domains including books, web searches, and movies. Photograph: iStock

Scientists have measured for the first time the extent to which the effects of social media and a hectic news cycle have undermined the attention span(...)

Dr Joseph Regan, who is now based in Berlin with Bayer

Berlin-based scientist Dr Joseph Regan first left Ireland in 1986 when he was five years old and his family moved to the quaintly named Come by Chance(...)

It will become common practice to drill cores at archaeological sites and to isolate DNA from different depths. Photograph: Getty Images

A revolution in archaeology will happen over the next decade, according to Prof Svante Pääbo, the leading expert on the DNA discovered in extinct Nean(...)

A Mesolithic house constructed at the UCD centre for experimental archaeology and ancient technologies. The latest research has been carried out on samples from a lakeside site in Co Longford. Photograph:  Nick Bradshaw

Evidence that Mesolithic hunter-gatherers in Ireland may have harmed their health by under-cooking their fish has been uncovered by researchers examin(...)

Image on bottom shows device detecting eye contact with camera, while top image shows opposite. Image: Screenshot from Youtube video

In modern advertising, eye-tracking software and equipment can be very useful to determine how many passing pedestrians are looking at your poster or (...)

A career in anthropology has taken Geraldine Fahy to the Lebanon, Kosovo, the Netherlands and Belgium, but she is now based at the University of(...)

Earth: co-operation between religions on crucial issues such as climate change is vital in our modern world.

July 2016 was the hottest month since records began in 1880. Jos Lelieveld, a researcher at the Max Planck Institute has warned that large areas of th(...)

Werner Nahm: left California for a professorship at Bonn University, but then moved to the Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies. Photograph: Eric Luke

‘Renaissance man” seems a fair enough description for someone who can read Babylonian cuneiform writing, speak Mandarin Chinese, translate texts fr(...)

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