Cats are able to recognise their own names. File photograph: Nick Ansell/PA

Cats are able to recognise their own names much like their canine counterparts, a study has suggested. Much is known about the ability of dogs to com(...)

Even domestic tasks such as housework   can count towards to your daily activity. Photograph: iStock

1) Break it down Current guidelines recommend adults clock up at least 30 minutes a day of moderate activity on five days a week (or 150 minutes a we(...)

Bog butter found in Muckanagh, Co Mayo, dated to AD 775 to 895, and with its wooden container and leather wrap. Image copyright of the National Museum of Ireland

The tradition of using bogs to keep butter edible dates back over 3,500 years, according to a new study. It reveals the practice dates back to at le(...)

Getting active in midlife could be as good for you as starting young when it comes to reducing the risk of an early death, researchers have suggested.(...)

In the region of 10,000 hip and knee replacements are carried out in Ireland every year. Recovery times post surgery have reduced dramatically, with h(...)

Pterosaurs, flying reptiles that lived side by side with dinosaurs,  had at least four types of feathers.

Scientists from University College Cork (UCC) have discovered that pterosaurs had four kinds of feathers, shifting the origin of feathers back by 70 m(...)

David Whelan, CEO and Sandra Whelan, COO, of VR education. Photograph: Shane O’Neill/SON Photographic

Technology company VR Education has launched its virtual learning and corporate training platform Engage. The Waterford-based firm is targeting educa(...)

“We get a sense that many households are in fact very far from changing their mind [about domestic childcare] and no amount of childcare policy is going to change their decision,” Dr Hélène Turon from the University of Bristol told the ESRI. Photograph: Getty

Increasing subsidies within the childcare sector would not necessarily lead to a rise in female participation in the labour market as many parents pre(...)

Scientists will have to rethink their theories on what colours dinosaurs were, following a study at UCC.  File photograph: Getty Images

Scientists may have to rethink their theories on what colours dinosaurs were, following a study at University College Cork (UCC). Many scientists had(...)

As revealing as individual tweets can be, what do the tweets of a wider population say about us? Largescale analysis of four years of Twitter content (...)

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