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An illustration of Prof James Moriarty in Conan Doyle’s work bears a striking resemblance to a photograph of Prof George Boole (left) and may well have been based on it.

A fascinating parallel between a brilliant mathematician and an arch-villain of crime fiction is drawn in a forthcoming book – New Light on George Boo(...)

Galileo has long held a central place in the history of “the conflict” between science and religion.

Rarely does the historian of science have anything to write about that could legitimately be considered “news”. Even more rare is the “discovery” of a(...)

A car under  debris  after an earthquake off the island of Kos, Greece, in July  2017. Photograph: Reuters/Costas Baltas

Google and Harvard University have just announced new research in seismology using artificial intelligence. Researches have “trained” computers using (...)

Eddie O’Connor has long been associated with renewable energy. The onetime chief executive of Bord na Móna founded Airtricity in 1997, selling it 10 years later to Scottish & Southern Energy and German power giant EON for €2 billion.

The chairman of green energy group Mainstream Renewable Power, Eddie O’Connor, has been chosen as The Irish Times Business Person of the Month for May(...)

Who was Robert Boyle  and why were his experiments so important in the development of the modern scientific method?

The importance of history as a core subject in school was recently articulated by Prof Diarmaid Ferriter in The Irish Times. Similar sentiments have b(...)

The jump in the value of the Neart na Gaoithe 450MW project, capable of powering all homes in a city the size of Edinburgh, comes as the cost of developing offshore wind farms has fallen in recent years. Photograph:  iStock

Mainstream Renewable Power, the green energy group founded a decade ago by entrepreneur Eddie O’Connor, has sold a wind farm project off the Scottish (...)

Mainstream Renewable Power, the green energy group, was founded a decade ago by businessman Eddie O’Connor.

Mainstream Renewable Power, the green energy group founded a decade ago by businessman Eddie O’Connor, has sold a wind farm project off the coast of S(...)

Many women reacted strongly to Anton Mesmer’s magnetic therapies; some of them convulsing or falling unconscious.

In 1778 Anton Mesmer arrived in Paris. He had left Vienna under a cloud when his new practice of animal magnetism raised objections among medical prac(...)

A glowing globe and the words Earth Hour pictured in front of the unlit Brandenburg Gate shortly after the beginning of the international Earth Hour in Berlin. Photograph: Paul Zinken/AFP/Getty Images

Countries around the world have been switching off the lights for Earth Hour – a global call for international unity on the importance of climate chan(...)

Sir Paul Nurse speaking after being awarded the inaugural George Sigerson award for ‘inspiring aspiring’ scientists by UCD Biological Society. Photograph: Aoife O’Sullivan

It’s not every day you meet a Nobel prizewinner, and members of UCD Biological Society were clearly excited to have English geneticist and cell biolog(...)

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