If cloning a mammoth was to become possible, a living cell would be necessary “to jump-start cellular specialisation and development”, Prof Beth Shapiro told the Schrodinger at 75 conference in Dublin.

It is not yet possible to clone a mammoth and bring it back to life but the use of advanced genetic techniques will make it possible to achieve “de-ex(...)

Trinity College Dublin is ranked in 46th spot globally, up two places compared with 2017. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Trinity College Dublin continues to produce more entrepreneurs than any other university in Europe, according to new independent research. A report c(...)

Shipping containers awaiting transportation on a railway line   in Long Beach, California.  Photograph:  Frederic J Brown/AFP/Getty Images

The US-China trade war has begun, and it arrives with potentially far-reaching consequences for international relations and the global economy. But wh(...)

Was it a broken heart that landed George HW Bush, the 41st president, in the hospital just a day after the funeral of his wife, Barbara? The Bushes w(...)

A while ago, I was standing at the office tea point when a colleague who had heard I was a runner asked me if I did ultramarathons – the term for any (...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar awards SFI St Patrick’s Day Science Medal to Leading Physicist Prof Margaret Murnane and technology innovator David McCourt

Margaret Murnane, Professor of Physics and Electrical and Computer Engineering at University of Colorado; and David McCourt, founder and CEO of Grana(...)

Volunteers rescue horses at a stable during the ‘Lilac fire’ in Bonsall, California, on Thursday. Photograph: Sandy Huffaker/AFP/Getty Images

Firefighters on Friday battled an expanding front of southern California wildfires that have raged for five days and destroyed at least 500 structure(...)

President Donald Trump wants to overhaul corporate taxation in the United States, and bring home the large pot of profits being held overseas by US corporations. Photograph: Molly Riley/AFP/Getty Images

The tax reform debate continues to rage in the United States. And it is likely to do so for the next few weeks as the Senate and House of Representati(...)

Illustration from ‘It’s Always There’

The decade-old Irish mindfulness boom shows no sign of abating, yet some leading exponents are beginning to cotton on to what Buddhist practitioners h(...)

Psychologists at Spain’s University of Granada describe Post Holiday Syndrome as the gloom you feel after going away and the subsequent anxiety and upset of having to do some work again

It’s September. The kids are back at school. The M50 resembles a car park and it’s getting darker earlier every evening. Taking it all into account, i(...)

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