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Street View worked with Nasa  to design a gravity-free method of collecting imagery using DSLR cameras and equipment already on the ISS.

From the Amazon rainforest to Antarctica, Google’s interactive 360-degree panoramic Street View technology has taken users to some pretty remote place(...)

Aerial view of the Larsen C ice rift in Antarctica. Photograph: AFP/Nasa/Swansea University.

One of the largest icebergs on record has broken away from an ice shelf in Antarctica, scientists have announced. Researchers who have been monitorin(...)

A section of the walkers reach the summit of Mount Brandon

Like many other walkers, I like to take advantage of the long daylight hours of summer to take a tilt at a good long ridge walk. This year I decided t(...)

Prof Robert Devoy said that the published flood defence plan does not place sufficient emphasis on developing a fully integrated river catchment management plan for the Lee.  Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

The €140 million Office of Public Works flood relief plan for Cork will not solve the long-term problem of flooding in the city, according to an exper(...)

Carlos Chique (centre), PhD student in geography at NUI Galway, extracting a sediment core from Lough Muckno, Co Monaghan. The NUI Galway research team extracted a 10-meter sediment core to reconstruct long-term environmental change. Also pictured: Stephen Galvin. Photograph: Karen Molloy, NUI Galway.

Throughout Earth’s history our planet has undergone massive swings in its climate. Between warm and cold extremes, times when there was little or no i(...)

The pool deck on Silver Muse.

What do you do with a butler? For many people their first time on a Silversea cruise may be the first time to interact with a butler. Butlers come as (...)

 Bransfield Island in Antarctica:  named after the Cork mariner Edward Bransfield and his  historic discovery. Photograph: Mario Tama/Getty Images

With a surface area 1½ times that of the United States, the Antarctic contains about 90 per cent of the world’s sheet ice . . . and not a lot else bes(...)

Norwegian Air  will begin flying to the US east coast from Belfast, Cork, Dublin and Shannon.

Irish Antarctic explorer Tom Crean will feature on the tailfin of Norwegian Air International aircraft flying transatlantic routes from the Republic t(...)

With entry to the 2018 World’s Coolest Marathon (the 2017 event is sold out) costing €16,000, and €36,000 euro for the 2017 WMC, extreme running is a popular, and serious, business.

The American journalist Ambrose Bierce (1842-1914) defined out-of-doors as “chiefly useful to inspire poets”. There would be little agreement with th(...)

Zealandia is a step closer to being recognised as a continent, the authors of a new scientific paper claim.  File photograph: Torsten Blackwood/AFP/Getty Images

Zealandia - a land mass submerged in the southwest Pacific - is a step closer to being recognised as a continent, the authors of a new scientific pape(...)

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