Matt Damon turns his hand to gardening on the “red planet” in The Martian

Speaking at a lecture that he gave in Cambridge last week, physicist and cosmologist Stephen Hawking predicted that humanity won’t “survive another 1,(...)

Dr Patrick Prendergast: TCD’s membership of the league will have a positive impact on  students. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Trinity College Dublin has become the first Irish university to join a leading network of European research-intensive colleges which includes Oxford a(...)

Mycobacterium abscessus has managed to become a global threat to those with cystic fibrosis  and other lung diseases. File photograph: Getty Images

A multi-drug resistant infection is spreading around the world among cystic fibrosis patients. It is not known how the life-threatening infection ha(...)

Having your clock run to schedule is better for your health. Photograph: iStock

Jet lag is the curse of long-distance travel, but there is now an app to help you adjust as rapidly as possible to a new time zone. It tells you when(...)

The Lancet authors urged anyone spending hours at their desk to take a five-minute break every hour, as well as exercise at lunchtimes and evenings.

There has been a lot of attention given to the health risks associated with sitting at a desk all day, or binge-watching TV shows, lately. Now researc(...)

Men who are obese are at much higher risk of premature death than obese women, according to the study of studies published in the Lancet medical journal. Photograph: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

Obesity and excess weight do shorten lives, according to a major review across five continents which sought to find a definitive answer to a controver(...)

The reality is that both the Dublin and Belfast Governments will be very keen to keep the border as open as possible. It is unlikely that controls on personal movements will be introduced, and certain that no trains will be stopped as Fintan O’Toole suggested recently. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)

Much has made recently of the fact that Northern Ireland voted to remain in the EU. In the UK as a whole, 52 per cent voted to leave but in Northern I(...)

Georges Lemaître

As pointed out by Brian Maye in a recent article in this newspaper, this month marked the 50th anniversary of the death of Monsignor Georges Lemaître,(...)

Be energised by the sun and help your circadian rhythm on the way.

Need an excuse to get out of the office and into the sun? Well, it turns out there are plenty of health benefits to moderate exposure to the sun. It g(...)

A new study from University of Cambridge  researchers has  highlighted the fact that dogs are increasingly becoming obese. Photograph: Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images

Labrador dogs are prone to being on the chubby side, but University of Cambridge scientists have discovered the breed carries a genetic variation that(...)

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