Sylvia Thompson

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Food Justice Truck for Asylum Seekers and Refugees in Melbourne

More than half the world’s population currently lives in cities and it is there where most food is wasted – in supermarkets, restaurants, office cante(...)

University College Cork  ranked ninth-best university in the world on the UI Green Metric  sustainability index. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

Sustainability has become a buzzword in universities around the world as third-level institutions write sustainability strategies and policies into th(...)

Arup’s BIQ building in Hamburg has a bioreactor façade or photosynthetic curtain which uses microalgae to control light, provide shade from the sun and generate heat for hot water or internal heating.

Some scientists spend years manipulating and analysing microscopic biological, chemical or physical interactions in the hope of seeing something new t(...)

Clair Tierney, Áine Ní Fhaoláin and Katie McManus, play specialists at Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital, Crumlin.

When adults become acutely ill, healthcare professionals and family alike focus on their specific medical needs in the belief that the treatment regim(...)

Global furniture maker Ikea aims to become a fully circular business by 2030. Its targets include designing products so that they can be repurposed, phasing out virgin oil-based plastics from products and ensuring all packing materials are made from renewable or recycled material. Photograph: Reuters/Grigoris Siamidis

The circular economy has become one of the latest buzzwords in policy documents promoting a low-carbon, sustainable society. Like all buzzwords, it ca(...)

E.coli: the risks of antimicrobial resistance are  further complicated by the lack of development of new antibiotics by pharmaceutical companies. Photograph: iStock/Getty

Antimicrobial resistance – the ability of bacteria, viruses, fungi or parasites to resist the effects of a medicine that could previously treat t(...)

Nano Nagle Place: a renovated space for Cork’s 21st-century communities

The legacy of Augustus Welby Northmore Pugin in Ireland; the history of the earliest piece of documented Chinese porcelain in Europe, the Fonthill Vas(...)

Students, be in with a chance to win tickets to Electric Picnic and sign up for your free digital subscription to The Irish Times – to find out more c(...)

Researchers have also found that musical memory is one of the last types of memory people with dementia lose

The human capacity to build cognitive reserve (ways to protect the brain against memory loss) has become a prominent area of research in dementia. The(...)

Homeward Bound: women scientists in Antarctica in January 2018. Photograph: Oli Sansom 2018

“The scientific world is simply not designed for women,” declares Dr Tara Shine. The environment and development consultant is travelling to Antarctic(...)

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