Astrophysicist Daniel Reardon was playing around with powerful neodymium magnets while trying to make a coronavirus safety device and managed to get them stuck in his nose.

Dr Daniel Reardon was building a necklace that sounds an alarm on facial contact, when the mishap occurred on Thursday night. The 27-year-old astroph(...)

Eighteen-month-old Eliza O’Brien from Shanagolden in Co Limerick arrived in Australia on board the Blundell along with her mother in 1851. Photograph: Jane Theau

Two and a half years ago Australian artist Jane Theau asked me to write a voiceover for an art exhibition commemorating the 150th anniversary since th(...)

Swinburne University, Melbourne

Arriving early for meetings one morning at the University of Sydney, Australia’s oldest university, I took a stroll through the quadrangle at the c(...)