Children and parked cars are colour-coded on a monitor inside a Mercedes S-Class car. Photograph: Michaela Handrek-Rehle/Bloomberg

It’s no wonder that every tech firm and carmaker with a research-and-development budget to spare is getting on the autonomous, self-driving car bandwa(...)

Steven Holl Architects had competition from 98 teams from 28 countries and the shortlist included some of the world’s top design practices including Studio Libeskind, John Ronan Architects and Diller Scofidio + Renfro

A New York-based firm of architects has been selected to develop a €48 million centre for creative design and new entrance at University College Dubli(...)

A giant larvacean (the blue, tadpole-like animal) beats its tail, pumping water and microplastic beads (red dots) through its inner filter. Image: Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute

When we see pictures of beaches and seas choked with plastic, the impact of our throwaway culture sinks home. But the plastic we do not see is probabl(...)

 The demands that society make on healthcare increase the funding required at a level much in excess of the general cost of living.  Photograph: Getty Images

The dividend arising from investment in healthcare is prolonged high-quality survival. These added years may require ongoing medical treatment, which (...)

Students from fee-paying schools are far more likely to attend a handful of top Dublin-based universities, new figures show. Photograph: iStock

New figures show the extent of the “class gap” in higher education with students from fee-paying schools far more likely to attend a handful of top Du(...)

Archaeologists work with Dr Clíodhna Ní Lionáin at the passage tomb site at Dowth Hall, Co Meath. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Polynesia’s Easter Island, Wiltshire’s Stonehenge and southern Peru’s Nazca desert lines crop up regularly in the “top 10” world’s greatest “archaeolo(...)

The Dublin operation is expected to be retained and expanded following the deal

Irish biotech company Biosensia has been acquired by the US medical diagnostics firm Kypha for an undisclosed sum. The company was founded in Dublin (...)

Dr Liam Morrison of NUI Galway, who has led a new study on the impact on human health of arsenic in seaweed used for animal feed, collecting samples of Ascophyllum Nodosum seaweed on the shoreline.

Arsenic found in a type of seaweed harvested on the Irish coastline for use as animal feed has a “negligible impact” on human health, a study led by a(...)

Teacher shortages are being identified across the majority of subject areas.

Minister for Education Richard Bruton has set a target for our education system to become the premier one in Europe by 2026. This is an admirable go(...)

Measurement of the Lough Foyle baseline in 1828-29.

On a glorious sunny June day we reached the summit of Céidín, south of the Glen of Imall, to find a triangulation station or trig pillar. These concre(...)

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