Dilston Physic Garden in Northumberland is “full of the plants that doctors used as medicine prior to the use of chemical drugs”.

Twenty years ago, neuroscientist Elaine Perry began to plant a rather unusual garden. It was a “physic garden”, which, she explains, is a garden that(...)

When it comes to exercise, we think about how to “get” fit. But often, starting out is not the problem. “The big problem is maintaining it,” says Falk(...)

A black taxi tour in West Belfast: “You have to [include jokes]. You’d crack if you didn’t.” Photograph: Stephen Wilson/Pacemaker

This has been a good year for Northern Irish comedy. From the unexpected return of original conflict caper Give My Head Peace, through to the riotous (...)

Flooding in the Ringsend area of Dublin in 2002 after the Dodder burst its banks

All European cities are set to be hit harder by future extreme weather events than previously thought, with Cork, Dublin, Waterford and Derry among th(...)

Charlotte Guy (17) took her own life after she accidentally sent a Snapchat message to her on-off boyfriend revealing that she had slept with someone else, an inquest has heard. Photograph: GoFundMe

A 17-year-old British girl took her own life after she accidentally sent a Snapchat message to her on-off boyfriend revealing that she had slept with (...)

A patient reacts to noises during a Newcastle University study on misophonia. Photograph: Newcastle University/PA Wire

Scans have shown that people who find the sounds of chewing or breathing unbearable have a genuine brain abnormality, according to scientists. While (...)

Cannabis as a medicine has the uncommon property of having no lethal dose which means that it has never killed any patient, ever.

There was great joy in the Dáil last Thursday with the passing of the People Before Profit Cannabis for Medicinal Use Regulation Bill 2016 through its(...)

Members of the public are invited to have their say on the Government’s proposal to improve and update dog breeding establishment guidelines in Ireland.  Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times

Over the next three months the public can have their say on the Government’s proposal to improve and update dog breeding establishment guidelines in I(...)

Maths Week at Waterford Institute of Technology Calmast during Bubblz the Bubbly Maths Clown show. Photograph: Patrick Browne

Getting primary pupils interested in maths may seem like a real challenge, but not for Dr Maths. He keeps the students engaged with the subject, and t(...)

All smiles: Paul O’Connell has little to worry about ahead of his side’s key RWC fixture with France on Sunday, according to one maths professor. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/INPHO

A mathematician has predicted that Ireland’s rugby team will beat France in their crucial confrontation over the weekend. The maths professor believe(...)

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