Parson’s Turbinia, 1897.

On February 7th, 1910 the Royal Navy welcomed a delegation of Abyssinian (Ethiopian) princes aboard the HMS Dreadnought, then the fastest and most pow(...)

A “mini-brain”.  Researchers point out the huge gulf that still separates organoids (mini-brains) and real human brains in terms of their size, organisation, complexity and ability to communicate with the outside world

Madeline Lancaster opens the door of a fridge-sized incubator in her lab at the University of Cambridge’s biomedical campus. On its gently gyrating sh(...)

More people have been seeking alternatives to meat, partly due to the perceived health benefits, as well as concerns about the environment and animal welfare. File image: PA Wire

Vegetarian and pescetarian diets may be linked to a lower risk of coronary heart disease (CHD) than diets that include meat, a new study suggests. Ho(...)

George Gabriel Stokes made profound contributions to hydrodynamics and devised and performed many ingenious experiments in optical science. Portrait: The Royal Society

Ireland should do much more to recognise “the immense contribution to the world of science” made by mathematician and physicist George Gabriel Stokes (...)

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(...)

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