The double of Gary and Paul O’Donovan will compete as heavyweights in the North Island Championships as they do not need to taper to lightweight this early in the season. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Ireland lightweight coach Dominic Casey heads for New Zealand on Monday to join Paul and Gary O’Donovan and Shane O’Driscoll and Mark O’Donovan as the(...)

For centuries, citizens have been actively contributing to advancing scientific knowledge in some way. Photograph: iStock

In 2015, more than three thousand students buried tea bags in the Swedish countryside. By measuring how the weight of the tea bags changed after they (...)

‘The Irish Times’ has supported citizen science projects in recent years, including a successful national survey in 2015 to learn more about the genetics of cats. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Citizen science comes with the potential to bring a wide variety of benefits to researchers; citizens, policy makers and society in research and innov(...)

A man wearing a T-shirt bearing the name of President Donald Trump, right, argues with a counterprotester after being hit by a flying plastic bottle of water near a "Free Speech" rally staged by conservative activists, Saturday, Aug. 19, 2017, in Boston.  An estimated 15,000 counterprotesters marched through the city to historic Boston Common, where many gathered near a bandstand abandoned early by conservatives who had planned to deliver a series of speeches. Police vans later escorted the conservatives out of the area, and angry counterprotesters scuffled with armed officers trying to maintain order.  (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

Tens of thousands of demonstrators, emboldened and unnerved by the eruption of fatal violence in Virginia last weekend, surged onto streets and parks (...)

On Trump’s mental health charge sheet we find professional accusations of narcissism, impulsivity, poor attention span, paranoia, petty grudge-holding, the use of vulgar personal abuse against opponents, delusions of grandeur, a victim complex and compulsive tweeting. Photograph: Mark Wilson/Getty Images

Once upon a time there was a big and important US Republican party politician who was seen as being dangerously right-wing, who made incendiary commen(...)

Stanley Milgram’s results indicate that most of us would follow orders to do terrible things, just as the Nazis did; surely a poignant result for Milgram, a son of Jewish immigrants

In 1961, Stanley Milgram (1933-1984), professor of social psychology at Yale University, carried out a landmark study to measure ordinary peoples’ wil(...)

Evolutionary biologists are making odd creatures in their labs by tweaking eggs and embryos. In one instance: a bird with a snout. They are doing this(...)

“Our number one mission is to be objective, but  various unconscious influences on the scientific mind make bias-free research virtually impossible,” says Luke O’Neill, professor of biochemistry at TCD. Photograph: iStockphoto

Nullius in Verba is the motto of the Royal Society, the oldest scientific organisation of its kind in existence. It translates as “Take no one’s word (...)

Leinster’s Rory O’Loughlin. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Ipho

Those close to the St Michael’s College mainframe knew these heady days were coming. But how it all synced up this month was pretty special. On Decem(...)

Google chief executive Sundar Pichai:  not fully sure” whether fake news had contributed to the outcome of the US election.

In numbers: Dirty linen 750,000 Number of “Egyptian cotton” sheets sold by Target that were found by the US retailer not to contain any Egyptian cot(...)

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