A child at a March Against Monsanto in Los Angeles, California, last week. Photograph: Lucy Nicholson/Reuters

Foods derived from genetically modified (GM) crops are not available for human consumption in large parts of the world, including Europe, because of h(...)

Two big studies were published exploring the origins of monogamy in mammals.

Scientists who study the evolutionary origins of monogamy in animals are coming up with conflicting theories. Things get even more complicated when th(...)

Until now the only option available to women with this form of infertility has been to accept IVF treatment using donor eggs. Photograph: Alan Betson/Irish Times

Scientists have found a way to beat the menopause by waking up dormant follicles, offering new hope to women who run out of eggs early in life. The ex(...)

A new study has linked heavy air pollution from burning coal burning to shorter lives in northern China

A new study has linked heavy air pollution from burning coal burning to shorter lives in northern China, with researchers estimating that the half-bil(...)

Professor Stephen O'Rahilly

An Irish-born internationally renowned research scientist and expert in the area of the genetics of obesity is to be knighted by Queen Elizabeth. Prof(...)

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