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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(...)

Teresa Wall  after the opening day of an appeal hearing. She had claimed the National Parks and Wildlife Service allowed a defect in the Wicklow Way boardwalk, creating a tripping hazard. Photograph: Collins/Courts

An appeal by the National Parks and Wildlife Service against a finding that it was liable for injuries suffered by a hillwalker in Co Wicklow is of “s(...)

The actual apple tree under which Sir Isaac Newton sat when a falling apple inspired him to develop an explanation for gravity. Photograph: Ann Moynihan

A falling apple struck genius Sir Isaac Newton on the head, inspiring him to discover the law of gravity, or so the story goes. Now seeds from that ve(...)

 Prof Mark Ferguson  of Science Foundation Ireland: “The top research stars are attractive to companies and other researchers who want to work with them.” Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

A key element of Science Foundation Ireland’s (SFI) strategy to establish Ireland as a location for world-class research is the development of a pool (...)

Prof Luke O’Neill: “I won’t be quitting the immune system any time soon.” Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Prof Luke O’Neill is happy. This is not unusual: the biochemistry professor is known for his ebullience. But there’s an extra dimension to the good h(...)

Apart from their luminary status, what do Leonardo di Caprio, Barack Obama, Vladimir Putin and Arthur C Clarke have in common? All four have taken a k(...)

If Ireland wants to be an innovation leader it has to unleash the creativity that exists in labs up and down the country. It needs to find ways to sup(...)

Titanic Belfast: The attraction, implausibly named this week as the best in Europe, sits in a semi-abandoned shipyard, which in turn sits within the huge Harbour Estate. (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)

I hope the American tourist who stopped me in an industrial estate last Saturday found her way to Titanic Belfast. The ship-shaped and steel-clad visi(...)

Despite the claims from the Leave camp about the outflow of sterling into the EU’s coffers, Britain was a net beneficiary from EU research programmes

The issue of Brexit has fallen out of the news over the past few weeks, pushed aside by the horrors of Nice, political upheaval in Turkey and multiple(...)

Hungarian Greenpeace activists demonstrate against genetically modified organism food. Photograph: Ferenc Isza/AFP/Getty Images

Nongovernmental environmental organisations, principally Greenpeace, have long been vocal in their opposition to genetically modified food. Their opp(...)

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