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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(...)

Channel 4 News presenter Jon Snow: ‘The trouble is Trump has captured the whole concept of fake news and is adding to it’. File photograph: Aidan Crawley/The Irish Times

Channel 4 broadcaster Jon Snow has said he cannot recall a more challenging time for journalism than now due to being in “the accordion of agony which(...)

Science: Making a better world

The success of the BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition is a telling indicator of the health of Irish science. Participation is a reliable pre(...)

A picture taken at the Eagles of Death Metal gig at The Bataclan Theatre in Paris  a few moments before the attacks. Photograph: Marion Ruszniewski/AFP/Getty Images

Survivors of Friday night’s terror attacks at the Bataclan Theatre in Paris have taken to Facebook to recount their experiences. Eighty-nine people we(...)

BT Young Scientist: find an innovative idea with a tight focus, for a spot at the RDS. Photograph: Colm Mahady

The deadline for applying for the BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition is September 29th. Last year there were more than 2,000 entries fo(...)

Dr Tony Scott’s grandson Harry (5), dressed up as an astronaut to launch the BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition at the RDS, which is runs until Saturday. Photograph: Shane O’Neill/Fennells

Have you ever wondered whether earthworms react to music? Or whether Ireland could become a major world supplier of bugs as a food export? Or how to (...)

A new commemorative stamp recognises the contribution of the 51st BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition, which opens in the RDS on Wednesday. Photograph: Shane O’Neill / Fennells

An post has issued a commemorative stamp to honour the annual BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition.Now in its 51st year, the event in Dublin w(...)

President Michael D Higgins and wife Sabina at the exhibition. Photograph: Sasko Lazarov/Photocall Ireland

The pied piper of Hamelin could learn a thing or two from President Michael D Higgins. The fabled piper had to play a flute to get young people to fol(...)

 Kate Madden,  Loreto College St Stephen’s Green, explains her project “Will Eating a Mars Bar increase the Average Speed of a Galloping Pony ?”  to President Higgins, at the opening of the BT Young Scientist & Technology exhibition at the RDS today. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

President Michael D Higgins was welcomed to the BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition this afternoon like an X Factor winner. He walked about t(...)

 Megan Addie Douglas, Oaklands Community College, Offaly, with her project, Do Wind Turbines Affect People, Animals, or the Environment? at the BT Young Scientist and Technology exhibition at the RDS today. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Judging in the 50th BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition gets under way today as almost 1,200 students aged from 12 to 18 descend on the RDS. (...)

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