Founder of the paramilitary Ulster Volunteer Force Edward Carson. Photogrpah: by Central Press/Getty Images
The North and 1918

The year 1918 has for long been seen as a critical turning point in the emergence of the Irish revolution. Constitutional nationalism continued its re(...)

 Dozens of newly discovered giant dinosaur footprints have been discovered on a Scottish island. Photograph:  University of Edinburgh/PA Wire

Dozens of newly discovered giant dinosaur footprints on a Scottish island are helping to shed light on the Jurassic reptiles’ evolution. The 170 mill(...)

A while ago, I was standing at the office tea point when a colleague who had heard I was a runner asked me if I did ultramarathons – the term for any (...)

An undated picture shows a magnification of a lab-grown fully matured human egg ready for fertilization. Handout via Doctor David Albertini/University of Edinburgh/Reuters

Human eggs have been fully grown in a laboratory for the first time, in what scientists hope could be a breakthrough in improving fertility treatment.(...)

Coffee is ‘more likely to benefit health than harm,’ a new review has found. Photograph: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire

Early risers will be happy to hear that drinking more coffee isn’t necessarily a bad thing, following research which has found that three to four cups(...)

Researchers showed synapses in five people who had died with Dementia with Lewy Bodies contained clumps of the damaging protein which could contribute to dementia symptoms.

A new study on dementia has found how damage spreads through the brain by “jumping” between cells. Scientists used new technology to discover key che(...)

Trinity College Dublin has climbed several places in the Times Higher Education world university rankings for 2018. Photograph: iStock

Trinity College Dublin has climbed several places in the Times Higher Education world university rankings for 2018. Brexit means “great opportunities(...)

Stephen Rea as Eric in Cyprus Avenue by David Ireland. Photograph:  Ros Kavanagh

A play set in Northern Ireland exploring the extremes of sectarianism has won one of the UK’s most distinguished literary awards. David Ireland’s tr(...)

File image of an Antarctic ice shelf. File photograph: German Aerospace Centre/EPA

Scientists believe they have found the largest volcanic region on Earth — under the ice of Antarctica. A remote survey has discovered 91 volcanoes r(...)

A woman demonstrates her prosthesis created with 3D printing technology at the Tecnologico de Monterrey in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico, earlier this month. Photograph: Ulises Ruiz Basurto/EPA

Erik Gatenholm first saw a 3D bioprinter in early 2015. His father, Paul, a professor in chemistry and biopolymer technology at Chalmers University of(...)

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