Galileo

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Who was Robert Boyle  and why were his experiments so important in the development of the modern scientific method?

The importance of history as a core subject in school was recently articulated by Prof Diarmaid Ferriter in The Irish Times. Similar sentiments have b(...)

 Donnacha O’Brien on  Saxon Warrior celebrates winning the Qipco 2000 Guineas Stakes at Newmarket Racecourse on May 5th, 2018 at Newmarket, United Kingdom. Photograph:  Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Epsom Derby history beckons for Aidan O’Brien on Saturday with Saxon Warrior an odds-on favourite to give the Irishman a seventh success in racing’s ‘(...)

Hilary Benn: “Twenty-three months after the referendum and 14 months since the triggering of article 50, we still don’t know what the UK’s future relationship with the EU will be . . .” Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Britain has warned the European Union that excluding it from the Galileo satellite navigation system could limit the scope of future security co-opera(...)

An immersive experience at the Peter Harrison Planetarium at the Observatory in Greenwich, London. Photograph: © National Maritime Museum, London

Travel broadens the mind, and what better way to see the big picture than a trip away to learn more about the Universe. If your journey takes you to L(...)

While Ireland might not initially appear as a hub for space technology, more than 60 companies have contracts with ESA

Irish technology company InnaLabs has secured a €2.6 million contract with the European Space Agency (ESA) less than a year after it received a near €(...)

Galileo: One of the “giants” upon whose shoulders Newton and others stood.

In 1971, astronaut David Scott, standing on the moon, dropped a hammer and a feather and found that both reached the surface at the same time. This po(...)

If Intel’s business is significantly hampered by the chip flaw debacle, there may be unease in Ireland, where it employs about 5,000 people at its sites in Leixlip and Shannon. Photograph: Thomas White/Reuters

“Bad news isn’t wine. It doesn’t improve with age.” Intel bosses may wish they had kept that in mind when the tech giant was formulating its response (...)

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When Danny Boy heard the pipes calling, from glen to glen and down the mountain side, they were of course war pipes: not to be confused with the uille(...)

Over the years Ireland’s champion trainer Aidan O’Brien  has thrown 14 horses without success at the $6 million climax to US racing’s shop-window event. Photograph: Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports

Del Mar is where the turf meets the surf but just after midnight it will be once again where the turf meets the dirt as Aidan O’Brien maintains his do(...)

Giant’s Causeway’s narrow loss to Tiznow at Churchill Downs in 2000 is the closest Aidan O’Brien has come to winning the Breeders Cup Classic. Photograph: Jeff Haynes/Getty Images.

Del Mar is a first-time Breeders Cup host venue later this week and Aidan O’Brien and the Coolmore Stud team are likely to be keeping their fingers cr(...)

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