Dr Maria McNamara of UCC: “What’s remarkable is that the fossil dandruff is almost identical to that in modern birds.” Photograph: John Sheehan

UCC palaeontologists have discovered 125 million-year-old dandruff preserved among the plumage of feathered dinosaurs and early birds – offering the f(...)

Kulindadromeus: An example of a plant-eating dinosaur with feathers and scales

Jurassic Park (1993) featured Velociraptors hunting park visitors, depicting them as wily lizard-like predators. Time and science, however, have been (...)

The RIA and Accenture are looking to increase the number of portraits of women by commissioning portraits of female scientists. Photograph: Shane O’Neill

If you are in an office now, have a look around to see what are on the walls. If it is the kind of workplace or institution that displays paintings or(...)

SR Stem May 2016. The Glory satellite mission is designed to make measurements of both the sun and the Earth. Credit: NASA

Who’d want a career in science or engineering? Quite a few, it would seem. A decade or so ago, the low CAO points for science courses suggested tha(...)

Dr Maria McNamara, of University College Cork, with Bertie the boa constrictor. Photograph: Mike McSweeney, Provision

An Irish scientist has been able to reconstruct a fossil in full living colour for the first time. Dr Maria McNamara, of University College Cork (UCC(...)

University College Cork (UCC). Researchers in UCC and NUI Galway have received about €2 million each in  funding from the European Research Council for their work in the life sciences. File photograph: Matt Kavanagh/The Irish Times

Researchers in University College Cork (UCC) and National University of Ireland, Galway (NUIG) have received about €2 million each in research funding(...)