Inger Andersen, executive director of UNEP: ‘Fast and ambitious methane mitigation is one of the best strategies available today to deliver immediate and long-lasting multiple benefits for climate, agriculture, human and ecosystem health.’ Photograph: Lev Radin/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images

Swift action to cut methane, a greenhouse gas (GHG), would rapidly reduce the rate of global warming while boosting health and food production, a UN r(...)

Good light is why the onset of spring feels so pivotal – it certainly isn’t the temperature. Photograph: iStock

Like prisoners waiting to be released from winter, we have been willing spring on for months now, watching for signs. The hours of light are growing a(...)

Covid-19: the Swiss-cheese respiratory virus pandemic defence infographic that Ian Mackay helped to develop

Lately, in the ongoing conversation about how to defeat coronavirus, experts have referred to the “Swiss cheese model” of pandemic defence. The metaph(...)

International mitigation efforts if delivered would contain global temperature rise to 2 degrees, which is ‘not safe’, said Prof Kevin Anderson. File photograph: Getty

If Ireland wants to comply fully with its Paris Agreement obligations it should be cutting its carbon emissions by more than 12 per cent a year, accor(...)

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,(...)

Andrew O’Shaughnessy of Poppulo. Photograph: Cathal Noonan

The last four of eight nominees in the international category of the EY Entrepreneur of the Year competition are profiled this week. The awards are ru(...)

The I-LOFAR telescope was installed at Birr Castle in Co Offaly in 2017 to detect low-frequency radio waves travelling across interstellar space.
Ireland ready to answer ET’s call
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  • September 24, 2020, 05:30

The confirmed detection of a signal from an extraterrestrial (ET) intelligence here on Earth would be one of the most important and historic moments i(...)

Planet Venus, seen from the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency’s Akatsuki probe. Photograph: J. Greaves/Cardiff University/JAXA via AP

Scientists said they have detected in the harshly acidic clouds of Venus a gas called phosphine that indicates microbes may inhabit Earth’s inhospitab(...)

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(...)

 Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland ranked number one in health under new Times Higher Education social impact rankings. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Irish universities have performed strongly in a new global ranking which measures their social and economic impact. The Times Higher Education on Wed(...)

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