There are now more options for tests with antigen tests allowing for more rapid testing which will help the public to get on top of the virus and open the way for normal life to resume.  Photograph: Lionel Bonaventure/AFP via Getty Images)

The world is in for a “brutal” experience over the winter months with Covid-19 but a corner will be turned by next March, a public health expert has s(...)

The Colossus design blueprints and computers built were deliberately destroyed after the second World War, and their historical existence remained a state secret until the 1970s.

The UK has a long history of engineering invention and commercialisation, in part due to military exigencies. The world’s first tank was the UK’s Mk1,(...)

‘Children with autism often don’t sleep well, and this can have an effect on the entire family.’ Photograph: iStock

Congratulations, you have just been awarded European Research Council funding – those grants are hard to get. What will your project be about? Thank (...)

Wearing a mask is just one measure, along with handwashing and social distancing to try to contain Covid-19.

The percentage of people in Ireland wearing face masks in public is quite low – far lower than the 83.4 per cent uptake reported in Italy. This is des(...)

President Donald Trump in a mask on a rare occasion: his resistance to wearing a mask has turned it into a marker of political affiliation. Photograph: Erin Scott/New York Times

If a cheap pill were to go on sale tomorrow that scientists believed probably limited how far exhaled breath could travel and thereby reduced person-t(...)

Taoiseach Micheál Martin arrives in Brussels on July 17th, 2020, as the leaders of the European Union hold their first face-to-face summit over a post-virus economic rescue plan. Photograph: John Thys/POOL/AFP via Getty Images

Are we near the end of this seemingly endless crisis yet? The short and dispiriting answer is no, we are not even close to the end. There was definit(...)

A mask protects the public from the wearer who might not know they are contagious.

Ireland got its response to Covid-19 largely right. Case figures and deaths don’t lie. But we got some things wrong – notably on face masks. In spit(...)

Áine O’Toole: “By building tools to track the changes in the virus over time, you can provide information about outbreaks that we wouldn’t otherwise know.” .

What are you working on at the moment? I’m working with the Covid-19 Genomics UK Consortium, to find out more about how the Covid-19 virus – SARS-CoV(...)

Felisa Gonzalez looks at her mother, Maria Maillo, through the window during a visit to a nursing home in Barcelona, Spain. Photograph:  David Ramos/Getty Images

Across Europe, coronavirus has ravaged homes for the elderly, raising questions about why the part of society most vulnerable to the disease was overl(...)

The Depatment of Education is planning to issue the new calculated grade results in mid-August, which will be in time for applicants applying for most courses abroad.

Question: I’m not sure I’ll get the CAO points needed to study physiotherapy at home with “calculated grades”, so I’ve applied for courses in the UK a(...)

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