Anthony King

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Construction site of the national children’s hospital: its costs are soaring but the Government appears to learn  from  such mistakes. Photograph: Tom Honan

Whatever happens now, the new national children’s hospital will cost the State a fortune, vastly more than anyone thought when they were making decisi(...)

Artist’s impression of “BepiColombo” spacecraft approaching Mercury. Photograph: Airbus2017/PA Wire.
How to get to Mercury

The third-ever mission to the planet Mercury is under way. BepiColombo was launched aboard the European Space Agency’s most powerful rocket, the Arian(...)

‘I don’t think it is science fiction’. File photograph: iStock

The distinction between biology and chemistry will fade away in future years, Nobel prize winner Prof Bernard Feringa said at the Schrödinger at 75 co(...)

Dr Lydia Lynch of Trinity College Dublin and Harvard Medical School. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

The immune system is constantly doing repairs and maintenance in the body and does not sit around waiting for a call to action, Dr Lydia Lynch of Trin(...)

Attending the Schrodinger at 75; The Future of Biology, organised by Trinity College Dublin at the National Concert Hall, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

“Scientific wellness” should be widely adopted as a health strategy to avoid chronic illnesses and reduce healthcare costs, according to Dr Leroy Hood(...)

It will become common practice to drill cores at archaeological sites and to isolate DNA from different depths. Photograph: Getty Images

A revolution in archaeology will happen over the next decade, according to Prof Svante Pääbo, the leading expert on the DNA discovered in extinct Nean(...)

A giant larvacean (the blue, tadpole-like animal) beats its tail, pumping water and microplastic beads (red dots) through its inner filter. Image: Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute

When we see pictures of beaches and seas choked with plastic, the impact of our throwaway culture sinks home. But the plastic we do not see is probabl(...)

Exterminating black rats on tropical islands is the best way to help coral reefs, a team of scientists has concluded. Photograph: iStock

Exterminating black rats on tropical islands is the best way to help coral reefs, including their fish, an international team of scientists has establ(...)

Supporters of Dr Andrew Wakefield, the doctor at the centre of the MMR scandal, outside the GMC in London in 2010. Photograph: Tim Ireland/PA Wire

A tour of the mean streets of science was offered in Trinity College Dublin recently by Ivan Oransky, the award-winning medical journalist and keen ob(...)

The higher the cost of cobalt, the more you will pay for an electric car. Photograph: Thomas Lohnes/Getty Images

The Congo. September 1961. Irish soldiers in Jadotville are attacked by separatist Katangan forces led by Belgian mercenaries. Jadotville is a copper-(...)

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