Luke Drury

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Simon Meehan and his science teacher, Karina Lyne. Much of the criticism  for the winner came from people passing judgment on a piece of sound science that had hallmarks of brilliance, even though they had not read it

The court of social media put Ireland’s much-celebrated and internationally-renowned Young Scientist competition in the dock this week with accusation(...)

An artist’s rendering of the merger of two neutron stars.  Image: Robin Dienel/The Carnegie Institution for Science via The New York Times

A collision of two neutron stars, 130 million light years away, has opened up “a new window on the Universe”. The spectacular event which occurred on (...)

The Astro-H satellite  after a perfect launch from Japan’s Tanegashima Space Centre. Contact has been lost with the satellite.

A satellite mission that had significant involvement from researchers in Dublin has failed after its solar panels broke, cutting off its electricity s(...)

EO Wilson and Richard Dawkins: had a disagreement about evolution

Academic spats make great spectator sport. Take the evolutionarily sparring contest between Richard Dawkins and EO Wilson, which centres on how natur(...)

Steorn CEO Shaun McCarthy with the company’s “everlasting/self-charging” battery whose technology could be adapted to power smartphones in about a year. (Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times) Steorn chief executive  Shaun McCarthy with the company’s “everlasting/self-charging” battery, whose technology could reportedly be adapted to power smartphones in about a year. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

When he bribes the golden-ticket winning children in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Arthur Slugworth wants just one thing: the ever-lasting gobsto(...)

Prof Luke Drury, president of the Royal Irish Academy, who won the Young Scientist of the Year in 1969. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

In a long career, Royal Irish Academy president Professor Luke Drury has amassed no shortage of scientific accolades so it’s a measure of the esteem i(...)

Illustration: Dearbhla Kelly
The Border: smart or dumb?

Prof Luke Drury’s challenge to people to think as “engaged citizens in a smart society” in 21st-century Ireland has interesting implications for how w(...)

The ‘Irish Times’ Blueprint for a Smarter Society begins today. The initiative was inspired by a speech this summer by Prof Luke Drury, president of t(...)