Covid exposure: the researchers’s online calculator,, lets users explore their risk of becoming infected indoors via airborne particles alone, with and without masks. Photograph: E+/iStock/Getty

Speaking to a friend when infected with coronavirus could be as dangerous as coughing near them thanks to lingering particles, new research suggests. (...)

Britt Megahey, managing direcor of Barclay Communications, which has agreed a mobile telecoms deal with the University of Cambridge. Photograph: Matt Mackey/PressEye

Belfast-based Barclay Communications has won a £3 million (€3.3 million) tender to supply the University of Cambridge with mobile services. The contr(...)

Exercise may help to fight cancer by changing the inner workings of certain immune cells. Photograph: iStock

Exercise may help to fight cancer by changing the inner workings of certain immune cells, according to an important new study in mice of how running a(...)

Outbreaks in nursing homes in Ireland and other European countries help to skew data on deaths for older age groups, rendering cross-country comparisons of the scale of the pandemic inaccurate, researchers say. Photograph: John Stillwell/PA

Older people in Ireland, North and South, have been among the most disproportionately affected internationally for deaths from Covid-19, a new study i(...)

The study, published by the Royal Society, also found that being exposed to information about the novel coronavirus on social media is associated with higher susceptibility to misinformation in Ireland, the UK and the USA. Photo-illustration: iStock

Misinformation about Covid-19 remains a threat to public health guidance, according to a new study from psychologists at the University of Cambridge. (...)

The results published in Nature debunk the modern image of the typical Viking both within Scandinavia and across Europe. Photograph: iStock

Some 1,300 years after Viking invaders from Scandinavia set foot in Ireland, DNA technology has enabled scientists to determine their genetic make-up.(...)

Multiple groups have sprung up online to support people experiencing unusually long recovery from ‘mild’ or ‘moderate’ Covid-19 and many of their members report being continually dismissed by health professionals. Photograph: iStock

On St Patrick’s Day 2020, after a weekend on call, Linn Järte, an outdoorsy, 33-year-old doctor, developed flu-like symptoms. After two weeks in bed s(...)

Passengers wearing face masks on an Olympic Air De Havilland Canada aircraft flying from Athens.  Certain  factors on board, such as raised seat backs, can help lessen virus transmission. Photograph:  Nicolas Economou/ NurPhoto via Getty Images

As airlines rush to return their fleets to the skies, the industry is battling to restore confidence among travellers that flying in an enclosed aircr(...)

Newgrange passage tomb. Photograph: Ken Williams

The genetic make-up of an adult male buried in the heart of the ancient Newgrange passage tomb indicates he was among a ruling social elite and in-bre(...)

Richard Weber, the acclaimed Irish poet, died from Covid-19

Born: September 2nd, 1932 Died: April 15th, 2020 Dublin poet Richard Weber, whose work has been included in numerous Irish and international antholog(...)

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