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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(...)

Liz Shanahan, chair of the Irish International Business Network said the UK must now face the magnitude of the task ahead.

Today, we are devastated. We all knew the referendum was going to be close, even though polling had suggested a narrow Remain victory. Like many I s(...)

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Long before the word “scientist” was coined, the scientist was often the subject of caricature. In Gulliver’s Travels by Jonathan Swift, Gulliver vis(...)

Colin Lowes (47), of Torr Gardens, Larne, Co Antrim, pleaded guilty to causing criminal damage after an incident involving an injured seagull. File photograph: Getty Images

A bare-chested man carrying a bleeding seagull stormed out of a vet’s surgery and caused damage to a door after being told the bird could not be treat(...)

Sleuthing at a CSI event at last year’s NI Science Festival

Have you ever been curious about the science that underpins the food we eat, how we play sport, or works of art? NI Science Festival will dig into (...)

A Minecraft rendering of the GPO in Dublin

A new initiative is asking children to create their own stories of Ireland using the popular computer game Minecraft. MindRising 2016 wants young peo(...)

The lithium-ion polymer battery of a hybrid vehicle: demand for lithium’s use in electric vehicles could grow 11-fold by 2025, says Goldman Sachs. Photograph: Seongjoon Cho/Bloomberg

When Douglas Caster was 13 his father marched him to the Teeside steelworks in the north-east of England where he worked. It was meant as a warning. (...)

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