Dr Manus Biggs: “My lab in Galway will develop the biomaterials for the devices, and we will collect data about how they perform in a biological environment.”

You are starting a new project to make smart biological sensors to monitor ailing hearts and blood-vessels, what does that involve? We are developing(...)

Artist’s impression of “BepiColombo” spacecraft approaching Mercury. Photograph: Airbus2017/PA Wire.
How to get to Mercury

The third-ever mission to the planet Mercury is under way. BepiColombo was launched aboard the European Space Agency’s most powerful rocket, the Arian(...)

 US president Donald Trump in the Rose Garden of the White House. Photograph: Jim Lo Scalzo/EPA

US president Donald Trump has said he wants a “comprehensive” FBI investigation into supreme court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, but stressed that it shoul(...)

A piece of fatberg, a congealed lump of fat, sanitary napkins, wet wipes, condoms, diapers and similar items found in sewer systems at the Museum of London. Photograph: Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP/Getty Images

Your research centres on fatbergs that clog sewers. Let’s get the gross stuff out of the way, what’s in a fatberg? Fatbergs are blockages that build (...)

Nasa image of the planet Mercury. File photograph: NasaAFP/Getty Images

An Irish scientist has succeeded in his bid to name one of the planet Mercury’s most prominent features as Gaeilge. Dr Paul Byrne, a planetary s(...)

At 59 days out from the US presidential election, Democrat Hillary Clinton has the upper hand over Republican Donald Trump based on an average of poll(...)

Marius Claudy: “Businesses assume a new product has an advantage over others in the market. But consumers value what they have more than what they could potentially have.”

It is often said that success has many parents but that failure is an orphan. Nowhere is this more true than the often cut-throat world of modern busi(...)

Craig Stephen Hicks (46) of Chapel Hill, who has been arrested and charged with first-degree murder for  shooting three Muslim students near the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill campus. Photograph: Durham County Office of the Sheriff handout/Reuters

A gunman shot dead three Muslim students near the University of North Carolina, enraging Muslim activists who demanded US state and federal authoriti(...)

Pinehurst No. 2, the signature golf course at a resort in Pinehurst, N.C., May 28, 2014. The famous golf course, recently returned to its original appearance with irregular sand and native vegetation, will host the United States Open and the United States Women's Open in the coming weeks. (Travis Dove/The New York Times)

As one of the country’s first golf resorts, Pinehurst has long been viewed as an American cradle of the sport. The resort’s showcase golf course, know(...)

Research has found some cockroaches avoid traps baited with glucose to avoid poisoning. Photograph: Getty Images

For decades, people have been getting rid of cockroaches by setting out bait mixed with poison. But in the late 1980s, in an apartment test kit(...)