The study, published by the Royal Society, also found that being exposed to information about the novel coronavirus on social media is associated with higher susceptibility to misinformation in Ireland, the UK and the USA. Photo-illustration: iStock

Misinformation about Covid-19 remains a threat to public health guidance, according to a new study from psychologists at the University of Cambridge. (...)

The results published in Nature debunk the modern image of the typical Viking both within Scandinavia and across Europe. Photograph: iStock

Some 1,300 years after Viking invaders from Scandinavia set foot in Ireland, DNA technology has enabled scientists to determine their genetic make-up.(...)

Multiple groups have sprung up online to support people experiencing unusually long recovery from ‘mild’ or ‘moderate’ Covid-19 and many of their members report being continually dismissed by health professionals. Photograph: iStock

On St Patrick’s Day 2020, after a weekend on call, Linn Järte, an outdoorsy, 33-year-old doctor, developed flu-like symptoms. After two weeks in bed s(...)

Passengers wearing face masks on an Olympic Air De Havilland Canada aircraft flying from Athens.  Certain  factors on board, such as raised seat backs, can help lessen virus transmission. Photograph:  Nicolas Economou/ NurPhoto via Getty Images

As airlines rush to return their fleets to the skies, the industry is battling to restore confidence among travellers that flying in an enclosed aircr(...)

Newgrange passage tomb. Photograph: Ken Williams

The genetic make-up of an adult male buried in the heart of the ancient Newgrange passage tomb indicates he was among a ruling social elite and in-bre(...)

Richard Weber, the acclaimed Irish poet, died from Covid-19

Born: September 2nd, 1932 Died: April 15th, 2020 Dublin poet Richard Weber, whose work has been included in numerous Irish and international antholog(...)

DCU president Brian MacCraith: A 500-seat, tiered lecture theatre on campus will only accommodate 50  students. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

A few weeks ago. Dublin City University president Prof Brian MacCraith requested experts to advise on how the capacity of its largest lecture theatre (...)

William Rowan Hamilton: In his winning essay, Hayes focuses on the ‘flash of genius’ Hamilton experienced in October 1843 when he carved the equation that had just come to his mind into the stones of Broombridge on the Royal Canal near Cabra, in Dublin

NUI Galway maths student James Hayes (17) is the 2020 winner of the Mary Mulvihill Award, the science media competition for third-level students. The(...)

Dr Elaine Sullivan who co-founded Carrick Therapeutics. File photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

Carrick Therapeutics is back on the fundraising trail after finally tapping the last of the $95 million (€85 million) it raised at its launch in 2016.(...)

‘Sinn Fein learned from its drubbing in the local elections to come up with a simple message in the last general election: housing, housing, housing.’ Photograph: iStock

Every now and again, academics and journalists and randomers on Twitter speculate that democracy is doomed. Last month the University of Cambridge pu(...)

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