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(...)

 The “Super Blood Wolf Moon” over Marseille. Photograph: Jean-Paul Pelissier/Reuters

I didn’t mean to get up for the Super Blood Wolf Moon on Sunday night, superbly marketed as it was. In fact, when waking anyway just before 5am, and r(...)

A file Nasa image released in  December 22017  shows an iceberg floating in Antarctica’s McMurdo Sound. Photograph: AFP

Antarctica’s annual ice losses have accelerated six-fold in the past 40 years in a trend that could push sea levels metres higher in coming centuries (...)

Our house is carpeted with wall-to-wall Lego, and it’s not very comfortable to walk on in your bare feet. Photograph: Jack Taylor/Getty Images

It creeps into your home with chilling stealth, seeping into every room like some demonic substance from Stranger Things. Pretty soon, it has filled u(...)

Mathematicians Dr Fiacre Ó Cairbre, left, and Prof Anthony O’Farrell, both of Maynooth University,  received the Maths Week Ireland 2018 Award for raising public awareness of mathematics. Photograph:  John Ohle

Irish mathematicians Prof Anthony O’Farrell and Dr Fiacre Ó Cairbre, both of Maynooth University, have been honoured as this year’s recipients of the (...)

Among older adults ‘higher levels of circulating’ omega 3  from seafood ‘were associated with a lower risk of unhealthy ageing’, the sutdy found.

Higher blood levels of omega 3 fatty acids found in seafood are associated with a higher likelihood of healthy ageing among older people, according to(...)

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(...)

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