Niamh Shaw

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The Festival of Curiosity takes place from July 18th to 21st. Photograph: Vincent McCarthy

If you were going to put on a festival about curiosity and exploration, when better to do it than around the 50th anniversary of the first moonwalk? “(...)

Miriam Aida

The fourth edition of the Dublin Bowie Festival – perhaps the most intellectually engaged festival focusing on the work and influence of one person – (...)

On the research image of the year shortlist: A 3D printed miniature model of Trinity College’s iconic Campanile shown in front of a housefly (Musca domestica). The model is only 2mm tall. It was fabricated using 3D two-photon lithography in AMBER’s new Additive Research Laboratory, where a unique suite of cutting edge Additive Manufacturing tools - 3D printers - are used in cross platform projects including energy storage systems, opto-electronics and medical devices. Photograph: Dr Matthias Kremer TCD

A scientist who is one the world’s leading researchers on nanoscale materials has received the Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) Researcher of the Year(...)

Jocelyn Bell Burnell is popularly known for being denied a share in the 1974 Nobel Prize for physics: ‘I have had so many prizes … that actually I think I have had far more fun than if I’d got a Nobel Prize, which is a bit flash-in-the-pan.’

While gender imbalance continues in astronomy and astrophysics, some remarkable Irishwomen have strategically navigated the male-dominated scientific (...)

Rebecca O’Donovan   at the Urban Escape pop-up experience during the 2016 Festival of Curiosity. Photograph:  Leon Farrell/Photocall Ireland

If you are in the mood for exploring, then be sure to seek out the Festival of Curiosity, a four-day cornucopia of science, art, technology and design(...)

The Humours of Bandon

At the Imagining Ireland concert at the Barbican earlier this month, Paul Noonan of BellX1 described the multifaceted gig as “a photograph of some of (...)

The answer to growing food in the inhospitable terrain of Mars could be the same as here on Earth: bees.

In the week he died, Stephen Hawking speaks again in voiceover at the start of Niamh Shaw’s stimulating and profoundly imaginative examination of cosm(...)

Jessamyn Fairfield holds the view that comedy holds a unique element that works superbly for scientific communication. Photograph: Steve Cross

Can you imagine a group of academics sharing their research in a stand-up comedy routine in a packed pub? Well, you don’t have to imagine it because t(...)

Culture Ireland’s Showcase Programme will support artists appearing at three festivals in  Edinburgh in the coming months.

Irish artists off to Edinburgh A star-studded line-up of Irish literature and theatre will feature at festivals in Edinburgh this month with the (...)

 Eoghan (2½) and Genevieve Morrissey (7) from Glenageary, Co Dublin, watching a science show by Steve Allman at the Curiosity Lab in Smock Alley Theatre, Dublin, yesterday. The event is one of 800 taking place nationwide, during Science Week from  November 9th-16th. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

For all those who feel superior to vegetables, Science Week kicked off yesterday with the news that potatoes have more chromosomes than humans. The 1(...)

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