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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(...)

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 (...)

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