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Ancient amber: about one in 1,000 blobs of Cretaceous conifer resin enveloped an insect. Illustration: Michael Viney

In the wake of Storm Ophelia, last autumn, sisters Ethna and Olivia, who are 11 and nine, couldn’t wait to get down to the shore below Killiney, Co Du(...)

Peter Woodman: July 2nd, 1943 -January 24th, 2017
Obituary: Prof Peter Woodman
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  • February 4, 2017, 06:00

Peter Charles Woodman, who has died at the age of 73, was emeritus professor of archaeology at UCC. With 113 publications to his name, he was the lead(...)

English artist Nathalie Beauvillain Scott has created a portrait of Bob Geldof entitled ‘F*** Mondays’ which is among the pieces on display at the BP Portrait Award exhibition which opens at the Ulster Museum in Belfast on Friday. Photograph: Kelvin Boyes/Press Eye.

Paintings by five Irish artists feature in a new international portrait exhibition opening at the Ulster Museum in Belfast on Friday. It is the firs(...)

Nephrops prawn: more than 80 per cent of them collected in the Clyde firth in Scotland and surrounding sea lochs had eaten plastic, including monofilament line and fragments of plastic bags. Illustration: Michael Viney Nephrops prawn: more than 80 per cent of them collected in the Clyde firth in Scotland and surrounding sea lochs had eaten plastic, including monofilament line and fragments of plastic bags. Illustration: Michael Viney

It’s a good 15 years since I first took note of nurdles – a nonsense name for an insidious substance. Feather-light, translucent beads of polypropylen(...)

Spring audition: Browning wrote about the song thrush. Illustration: Michael Viney

Back on duty as soon as the rising temperature allowed, a song thrush has been waiting on the same branch, morning after morning, to share with(...)