Overcome the winter blues. Photograph: Getty Images

“In the depth of winter,” Albert Camus once observed, “I finally learned that there was, in me, an invincible summer.” The grey, wet and cold depths (...)

A man opens his luggage and to show his electronic equipment at security point at the Ataturk Airport in Istanbul, Turkey. The United States and Britain have banned some electronic devices from carry-on baggage on flights coming from a number of countries. File Photograph: Sedat Suna/EPA.

The Trump administration is considering barring passengers flying to the US from UK airports from carrying laptops, sources have told the Guardian. T(...)

 “Using carbon fibre composites we can achieve rotor diameter sizes of up to 220 metres generating much greater amounts of electricity in the process,” said  Professor Paul Weaver as Bernal Chair of Composite Materials, UL.

Next week sees the launch of the Bernal Institute at the University of Limerick (UL). The new Institute combines the Bernal Project, the Materials a(...)

Bernal building at University of Limerick

Launched in late 2013 the Bernal Project is an initiative of the University of Limerick which aims to make a significant contribution to Ireland’s nat(...)

A worker changes the word “million” to “billion”, indicating the new jackpot amount for the multi-state Powerball lottery jackpot, now the largest in world history, in downtown Atlanta, Georgia, USA, 11th January 2016.  John Amis/EPA

Americans rushed on Monday to buy tickets for a record $1.4 billion (€1.28 billion) Powerball jackpot, suspending disbelief despite miniscule odds th(...)

Jonathan Taylor  said the University of Limerick plan would be a “flagship example” of funding in higher education. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Construction work on a development plan for University of Limerick is expected to start before Christmas after it was confirmed yesterday that the Eur(...)