In 2011 alone, the EU imported beef and livestock feed associated with more than 1,000sq km of Brazilian deforestation – equivalent to more than 300 football fields a day

Evidence that Brazil’s rainforests are being pillaged to accommodate human over consumption is becoming more conclusive. What we eat, drink and use on(...)

Joan Redmond: ‘I fear for British academia and its further provincialisation with Brexit’

I am an Irish academic working in the UK, in the fields of Irish and British history. My perspectives on Brexit, Britain and Ireland are centred aroun(...)

Land cleared for crops at the border of indigenous land in the Brazilian Cerrado. Photograph: Larissa Rodrigues

A coalition of more than 600 scientists in the EU, and 300 Brazilian indigenous groups have accused the European Commission of contributing to widespr(...)

UCD: The report was commissioned by the Irish Universities Association, which has been highlighting what it says is the absence of a sustainable funding model for Irish universities.

Graduates from Irish universities stand to earn a slightly higher wage premium compared with graduates from some of the UK’s most prestigious universi(...)

Original painting by Sophie McKay Knight, with imagery contributed by women scientists from the University of St Andrews – part of the Chrysalis project coordinated by Mhairi Stewart.

“Why are women bad at maths?” You might remember that corny joke that did the rounds donkeys of years ago. You might even remember its punchline. It t(...)

A fresco depicting Narcissus looking at himself in the mirror has been uncovered. Photograph: Pompeii Press Office / EPA

Time robbed Narcissus of his good looks, but through a volcanic blast, almost 2,000 years and many tons of ash, his beloved — his own reflection — has(...)

Jacob Rees-Mogg speaks in a meeting of The Bruges Group, a pro-Brexit think tank in London, Britain on January 23rd EPA/Facundo Arrizabalaga

Evangelists for a no-deal Brexit haven’t given up. On the contrary, they have been emboldened by this week’s vote in parliament, by polls showing sup(...)

Adults tend to zone in more on numeracy and literacy, while children think about all the skills that help them navigate their school environment, study found. Photograph: iStock

Pre-school children need more help in managing friendships, a new study of children in a deprived area of Dublin has found. Researchers from the Univ(...)

British  prime minister Theresa May during  prime minister’s questions  in the House of Commons  on January 9th.  Photograph: AFP Photo/Mark Duffy/Getty Images

Political divisions at Westminster over the UK’s divorce agreement with the EU has brought the possibility of delaying bringing Brexit into play in or(...)

Cambridge: punting on the River Cam

Ah, college days, punting along the Cam on a sun-dappled late-August morning, the giant weeping willows on the banks trailing into the water as Newton(...)

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