No sleeping pill promotes a natural sleep – ‘it’s sedation, not sleep’

Hands up if the following conversation, usually held around 3am, is even remotely familiar: You: Have you thought about which way you might like to d(...)

Scientists for the first time have tried editing a gene inside the body in an attempt to permanently change a person’s DNA to try to cure a disease. (...)

“Pedestrians should be held to the same road safety standards as drivers, who after all are paying the price on their motor insurance premium for these kinds of accidents.” File photograph: Getty Images

Distracted walking in Dublin must be stamped out to stop people being hit by cars and bicycles or walking into rubbish bins, a Fianna Fáil TD has said(...)

A stent is a small tube used to open up arteries in patients experiencing heart attacks, or chest pain due to blocked arteries. Photograph:  iStock

The Irish Heart Foundation has played down the findings of a recent study that found a lack of evidence for the effectiveness of heart stents in relie(...)

The San Francisco Bay area is suffering from an acute housing crisis, in part a side effect of the booming tech industry. Photograph: Jim Wilson/New York Times

Silicon Valley comes into view. Nestled behind the Santa Cruz Mountains that separate the peninsula from the Pacific ocean, the towns of Palo Alto, Mo(...)

Know the code: a whole new tongue – the language of computers – will be what separates the educated from the ignorant masses of tomorrow.

The island of saints and scholars is as redundant a phrase as any other Irish cliche we choose to perpetuate. That being said, the nation’s reputati(...)

Trinity College Dublin has been ranked at 81st place in the world university rankings for arts and humanities subjects. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Trinity College Dublin has climbed several places in the world university rankings in arts and humanities subjects. Trinity was the only Irish unive(...)

Image from the Stanford study. Photograph: Stanford University.

Artificial intelligence can accurately guess whether people are gay or straight based on photos of their faces, according to new research suggesting t(...)

Trinity College Dublin has climbed several places in the Times Higher Education world university rankings for 2018. Photograph: iStock

Trinity College Dublin has climbed several places in the Times Higher Education world university rankings for 2018. Brexit means “great opportunities(...)

Researchers say the findings  open the door to new ways of treating and preventing cardiovascular disease in people who are still at risk despite standard therapies.  Photograph: PA

A drug that fights inflammation can reduce the risk of heart attacks and strokes, and possibly lung cancer, in people who have already had one heart a(...)

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