Ashoka Mody, economics professor at Princeton University, New Jersey, said a crackdown on tax shifting by US authorities was the most likely source of pressure on Ireland

Ireland rebounded so robustly from the financial crisis due largely to its favourable corporate tax regime, according to Ashoka Mody, the former head (...)

Prof Dan Siegel (left), Senator Frances Black, Mary Lovegrove and Michael Griffith from Mindful Nation Ireland, and UK MP Chris Ruane

It seems like a big ask – expecting politicians to set aside daily time to meditate so that they can focus better on the multiple demands on their att(...)

Small biosensing robots may soon have a role in medicine and agriculture.

Scientists at Carnegie Mellon University and the University of California have created a tiny robot that can be controlled by bacteria. This doesn’t m(...)

Laura Deming: ‘The idea was to starve a worm, mutate it, and then laser its gonads off, which increases the worm lifespan by 60 per cent’

Laura Deming is early for the interview in the restaurant in San Francisco’s hip Mission district, bent over a book. Bathed in the light streaming thr(...)

Prof Damien Woods of Maynooth University. Photograph: Daniel Balteanu

An Irish scientist, now working at Maynooth University, has helped create DNA molecules that, when combined together, can perform the functions of a t(...)

The link to autism was found where pesticides, such as weedkiller, had been used within 2km of the mother’s home during her pregnancy, and the child’s first year

The risk of a child developing autism may increase if they are exposed to pesticides while in the womb, or during the first year of their life, a new (...)

When Nasa needed help for their moon mission they came to Dublin looking for Denis O’Sullivan. Photograph: Eric Luke

I have often wondered why people here seem to be so indifferent about the accomplishments made on a regular basis by the many fine scientists we have (...)

Andoni Zazueta in San Diego. He is a US citizen who lives in Mexico and crosses the border daily to attend school in the American city. Photograph: Stephen Starr

Like any other high school student in Mexico, Andoni Zazueta (18) wakes up early and has breakfast. But from that point on his day takes a different (...)

Dr John Regan: “I’d really love to look more now at small galaxies that haven’t changed much since those early days.”

John, you and colleagues recently had a paper out in ‘Nature’ with a new perspective on how massive black holes formed in the early universe. Why were(...)

 A child wears a  face-mask   to protect against air pollution in Beijing, China: several studies show traffic exhaust  to  be quite toxic.  Photograph: Rolex dela Pena/EPA

The view that air pollution contributes to autism is strongly held by a small but growing band of scientists who study pollution and health. They poin(...)

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