East Mayo Anglers’ Association vice chairman Mick Kane with River Moy 13lb springer caught on club water last week.

Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) has announced a new funding call for three schemes during 2019 aimed at conservation and development projects nationwid(...)

A three dimensional image that helps to visualise the developing baby’s bones and joints. Image via TCD

Irish scientists have discovered why and how the movement of a baby in the womb is critical to developing strong bones and joints. A team at Trinity(...)

’Mucky Jack’ is released back into the wilds of Co Wicklow, part of a study that shows some male badgers are ‘”super-rangers” and may help spread  bovine tuberculosis.

Irish scientists have observed a pattern of “super-ranging” behaviour in badgers who venture far beyond their normal territories, which may be contrib(...)

Resolution fulfilled: A 3-D image of the hole in the ozone layer high above Antarctica. Collective human effort through the banning of chlorofluorocarbons helped fill in the hole. Image: Nasa

So come on, who out there has made new year resolutions for self-improvement? Going to the gym, eating more veg, drinking less, less stress at work? S(...)

A large boulder deposited at Annagh Head in Co Mayo.

Spectacular boulder deposits on the Co Mayo coast and parts of the western seaboard were caused by ferocious Atlantic storms - and not an unknown tsun(...)

A mobile green haven in London

How 21st-century cities can support and benefit from nature is the focus of a new €12 million pan-European research project, which is co-ordinated by (...)

Science can make for a fascinating career in research, but for others a degree in science opens lots of doors in pursuing other careers

I’m often asked by science students for career advice. But really, is this a good idea? After all, here’s a woman who went to university when she was (...)

A Greenpeace supporter wearing protective clothing protests against bee-killer pesticides in front of the building of the Hungarian Ministry of Agriculture in Budapest on July 11th. Photograph:  Attila Kisbenedek/AFP/Getty Images

Everybody loves a bargain. It’s true. We want that buzz of “value” – the lowest price, the buy-one-get-one-free, the 50 per cent off discount – that m(...)

Workers bees and a queen bee (with a yellow spot on her back), from a hive at the Louth Bee Keepers’  demonstration in Castleknock. Photograph: Cyril Byrne
To bee, or not to bee?

“Are you off now for the summer?” As a university professor, I get asked this question a lot at this time of year. People are often surprised when I t(...)

Everyone knows Tyrannosaurus Rex was a super predator, but did that beast also snack on carcasses left behind by other predators? File photograph: Getty Images

Vultures and hyenas have provided the inspiration for a study that helps establish who got to eat what during the age of the dinosaurs. Some were mi(...)

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