Anthony King

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The Cern collider unit. Here,  two beams of subatomic protons are revved up to travel at 99.99999 per cent the speed of light around a 27km circuit, before smashing into one another

Astrophysicists puzzle over rotations of spiral galaxies and how light sometimes bends as it crosses the universe. It is as if there is something ther(...)

An MRI image of the brain of a patient with Alzheimer’s.

A chemical in cannabis could treat pancreatic cancer, it was reported in August. A Harvard study demonstrated that it could even kill cancer cells fro(...)

Green is good: a housing estate in Maynooth, Co Kildare, demonstrates the look of  tree cover. Among other benefits trees can protect against air and noise pollution

There is a justifiable push to build more housing, but this pressure should not ignore the benefits of greenery residential areas. Not only for aesthe(...)

The key message from Prof Kevin Mitchell’s book Innate is that our brain is guided by genetics

What makes you you? Much of our personality can be pinned on our genes, and almost none of it on our upbringing or experiences. This is the view of P(...)

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(...)

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