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Minister for Research Sean Sherlock said the investment has the potential to position Ireland at the forefront of the marine renewable energy research sector globally. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

A new €29 million research centre could put Ireland at the forefront of the marine renewable energy research sector, according to the Government.Up to(...)

NUI Maynooth: venue for book launch. Photograph: David Sleator

A book of letters and poems written by Nigerian environmental and human rights activist and Nobel Peace Prize nominee Ken Saro-Wiwa has been publishe(...)

Fay Wray in King Kong: what is it about scary movies that makes us want to watch them despite the fact they disturb us?

What is it about scary movies that makes us want to watch them despite the fact they are so disturbing? Ghastly things happen and we can get scared ou(...)

A condition  called globozoospermia   causes   sperm cells to form improperly

Scientists in Ireland, Denmark and Germany have discovered the biological changes in faulty sperm cells that cause a form of male infertility. The fin(...)

Sir William Rowan Hamilton (1805-1865). Photograph: Hulton Archive/Getty Images

A trip down Hamilton’s mathematical memory laneSometimes a short stroll in the autumn sunshine can be highly educational. A walk along the Royal Canal(...)

There was a high level of support for the No side in the “breakfast-roll man” Dublin commuter belt constituencies, with 54.6 per cent of voters rejecting the proposal here. Photograph: Alan Betson

There has been a lot of emphasis in recent days on the low voter turnout levels in last Friday’s referendums and the likely impact that had on (...)

From left; Saoirse Leonard, Laura Smith and Sharon Dore, joined third level students from Dublin and Maynooth taking part in ‘Fight for your future now’ a demonstrations to protest against the possibility of cuts in maintenance grant in the Budget– on Molesworth Street, Dublin on Tuesday. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Hundreds of students marching in Dublin today heard that “targeted cuts” to grants would result in “targeted voting” by the student cohort. Head of th(...)

Emergencey services dealing with floods in Blackpool, Cork, this year

Ireland will become a balmier place as a result of climate change but the summertime benefits will come at a cost. The warmer, drier summers will be f(...)

It’s been happening for so long now that we have come to expect it: each year, computing and other electronic devices shrink in size and drop in price(...)

 Dr Alison Donnelly of Trinity College Dublin. A study led by her  shows that the warmer climate has led to a change in the seasonal cycle of a range of plants and animals

Tourism may be a winner from the impact of climate change here, with the season stretching from April to October, according to one of a series of repo(...)

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