A computerised image of Megalodon swimming  after a pod of dolphins. Photograph: Corey Ford/iStock

The entire size of a prehistoric mega-shark made famous in Hollywood films has been revealed in a new study. Previously only the length of the Otodus(...)

Vast quantities of methane are thought to be stored under the sea floor around Antarctica. Photograph: iStock

The first active leak of methane from the sea floor in Antarctica has been revealed by scientists. The researchers also found microbes that normally (...)

Tony Bennett,  owner of The Devereux pub in Temple, London, pouring a pint on Tuesday. Photograph: Jonathan Brady/PA Wire

Pubs, restaurants and hotels in England will reopen at the end of next week after Boris Johnson announced a dramatic easing of lockdown rules. The pri(...)

Dr Mary Canning, President of th Royal Irish Academy. Photograph: Johnny Bambury.

The setting up of an independent network of scientific advisers is needed to advise government “on the formidable scientific challenges facing Ireland(...)

A 16th century brewhouse  at the Weald and Downland museum in West Suxxex. “We want to understand how stone masons could drink 14 pints of beer and build cathedrals”

A five-year inter-disciplinary study into the diet and eating habits of Irish communities in the 16th and 17th century aims to bust some myths about t(...)

A banner supporting the NHS on display in south Belfast. Restrictions put in place to stop the spread of coronavirus have been supported overwhelmingly across the whole of Ireland. Photograph: Peter Morrison/PA Wire

It has been an enormously difficult few weeks, the like of which few of us have ever experienced. But another major challenge awaits us in our struggl(...)

 Sandra Whelan and David Whelan, founders of VR Education.

Waterford-based VR Education has signed a deal with VictoryXR that will see the US company using the Engage platform to help support students affected(...)

Niall FitzGerald, patron of the British Irish Chamber of Commerce, delivers his remarks at Monday’s conference. Photograph: Paul Sherwood

The higher education and research sector has failed to convince successive governments of the business case for investment at an adequate level, a con(...)

Prof Hugh Brady, vice-chancellor of the University of Bristol and a former president of UCD, says the decline of Irish universities is  linked to the global financial crisis and the threat of Brexit. File photograph: Matt Kavanagh

The state of Ireland’s higher education and research system should be viewed as a national crisis, according to the head of a UK university. Speaking(...)

Dr Gabriel Scally: ‘The current system is deeply flawed’. Photograph:  Crispin Rodwell

The system for dealing with medical errors in Ireland is “not fit for purpose” and requires far-reaching reform, the author of a State-commissioned re(...)

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