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UK prime minister Theresa May arrives to deliver a speech at the RSA in London on Tuesday. Photograph: Matt Dunham - WPA Pool/Getty Images

As they waited in the Great Room of the Royal Society of Arts on Tuesday morning for Theresa May to speak, bored reporters studied James Barry’s three(...)

Mairead McGuinness MEP: “I’m very troubled about the idea of a Great Repeal Bill if it allows for the elimination of some core elements of environmental law by the United Kingdom.” Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The UK’s touted Great Repeal Bill after Brexit could spark a “bonfire of environmental regulations” leading to a disparity in protections on either si(...)

Status of Mind, a recent report from the UK’s Royal Society for Public Health, has found that social media use among 19- to 24-year-olds is linked wi(...)

Geneticist Prof Kenneth Wolfe of UCD, who has been elected a fellow of the Royral Society.

A genetic scientist based at University College Dublin has been elected a fellow of the Royal Society in recognition of his scientific research. Kenn(...)

The original ‘Tomorrow’s World’ ran on BBC1 for almost 40 years.

The BBC has revived Tomorrow’s World, its science and technology television series, as a name for a wide range of new programmes in partnership with o(...)

Research shows that eating a Mediterranean diet is linked to a reduced incidence of cognitive decline.

As I am a nutritionist, the aspect of self-care in preventing Alzheimer’s and dementia I am most interested in is diet – and I believe that what you e(...)

Ballycastle couple Genevieve and Brian McLernon have been hired to run the Manor House hotel on behalf of the island. Photograph: Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker Press

When Robert Gage was appointed rector of Rathlin, off the Antrim coast, he was described as “completely lord of the island who banishes his subjects t(...)

“Our number one mission is to be objective, but  various unconscious influences on the scientific mind make bias-free research virtually impossible,” says Luke O’Neill, professor of biochemistry at TCD. Photograph: iStockphoto

Nullius in Verba is the motto of the Royal Society, the oldest scientific organisation of its kind in existence. It translates as “Take no one’s word (...)

Dry flesh or food poisoning are the potential risks of turkey roasting but can be avoided by the use of a good thermometer. Photograph: iStock

Winter is the season of thermometers. Weather forecasts are full of reports of the rising and falling of mercury in glass tubes, reported to be above (...)

A total eclipse falls on a small but well defined portion of Earth and the researchers used this information to measure the Earth’s current and past rotation. Photograph: Getty Images

If you keep thinking there is a stretch in the evenings these days, it isn’t your imagination, our days are getting progressively longer, by almost tw(...)

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