Prof Séamus Davis of Cornell University.

The search for the superconductor of the future has taken a significant step forward following a breakthrough by six research teams in the US and Euro(...)

A proper warm-up is essential before any vigorous exercise; and those who have never undertaken vigorous exercise before should consult their GP first

Slow food, slow radio and slow art have quickly assumed their rightful places in contemporary culture. By contrast, the concept of quick exercise is o(...)

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In my experience, pregnant women can be roughly divided into two categories. You’ll realise the first type is pregnant because she’ll be wearing mate(...)

Graham Butler: ‘Denmark is  an attractive place to continue researching to an international standard.’

This article forms part of a new series for Irish Times Abroad on the opportunities worldwide for Irish teachers. Already teaching abroad? Tel(...)

Taking a break from Facebook can boost emotional wellbeing, a new study suggests. File photograph: Yui Mok/PA Wire

Taking a break from Facebook can boost emotional wellbeing and life satisfaction, with the effects particularly pronounced among people who “lurk” on (...)

Dr Patrick Prendergast: TCD’s membership of the league will have a positive impact on  students. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Trinity College Dublin has become the first Irish university to join a leading network of European research-intensive colleges which includes Oxford a(...)

Opinion: ‘Pillsplaining’ is specific to discussions of research into the side-effects of hormonal birth control.

A newly published study from the University of Copenhagen has confirmed a link between hormonal contraceptives and depression. The largest of its ki(...)

 Aubrey Lynch, an elder from the Wongatha Aboriginal language group, who participated in a study of a group of Aboriginal Australians which concluded that all humans from non-African populations are descended from a single wave of migrants who left Africa about 72,000 years ago. Photograph: Preben Hjort/Mayday Film/PA Wire

New DNA research from an international team of scientists shows the ancestors of Aboriginal Australians and Papua New Guineans diverged from Eurasian (...)

Minister of State for Training, Skills and Innovation John Halligan and Taoiseach, Enda Kenny while speaking at the launch of the action plan for education. Photograph: Alan Betson

To see bullshit in action, take last Friday’s Irish Times. Open page 4. At the top of the page, with a series of photographs of Taoiseach Enda Kenny a(...)

A Greenland shark returning to the deep cold waters of the Uummannaq Fjord in northwestern Greenland. Photograph: Julius Nielsen

If you think living to 100 years is old, think again. A Greenland shark at that age is still a youngster, according to research released on Thursday. (...)