Claire O Connell

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Aina Andreu, from Barcelona, looking at the stars during the Global Star Count in Orion at Blackrock Castle Observatory in Cork. CIT Blackrock Castle will host an open night where you can learn about Martian exploration and, if weather permits, there will be stargazing during Space Week 2018. Photograph: Miki Barlok

Is there life on other planets? How is the space industry changing? And how can we all gain a deeper understanding of the shared heritage that is spac(...)

Demonstrating the benefits of perspex: young scientists at an event to promote Cork Discovers.

Have you ever wondered what kinds of bacteria live in your mouth? Would you like to know how nanotechnology can help to conserve works of art? How abo(...)

Dr Annie Curtis: getting results keeps her ticking along with her research

Annie, you are interested in what makes our body clocks tick. Can you explain? “Each of us is a collection of clocks, we have a timing mechanism (...)

The science centre in Seattle, one of the many scientific attractions in Washington State.

As home to Microsoft, Amazon and the aeronautic giant Boeing, the state of Washington in the US is firmly on the map for technology and engineering. W(...)

A fossil seedfern leaf which is 200 million years old. Photograph: Mark Widhalm, Field Museum Chicago

What can we learn from fossil plants and pollen? Plenty, it turns out, including how the Earth “greened” and how plants survived past periods of clima(...)

Dr Francesco Pilla: “I try to get a broad perspective on how cities work, why they produce pollution and what to do about it.” Photograph:   Paul Sharp/Sharp Pix

Dr Francesco Pilla, assistant professor at UCD School of Architecture, Planning & Environmental Policy Your research focuses on the environment, (...)

Rebecca O’Donovan   at the Urban Escape pop-up experience during the 2016 Festival of Curiosity. Photograph:  Leon Farrell/Photocall Ireland

If you are in the mood for exploring, then be sure to seek out the Festival of Curiosity, a four-day cornucopia of science, art, technology and design(...)

Prof Barbara Murphy: ensuring better outcomes for kidney transplant patients. Photograph: Claudia Paul

Prof Barbara Murphy, chair of the Samuel Bronfman Department of Medicine, the Murray M Rosenberg Professor of Medicine and the Dean of Clinical Integr(...)

Javier Varela from Chile at work in the laboratory

You are interested in yeast, what are you looking to do with it? Yeasts are fascinating organisms. Besides using them for baking or making wine or be(...)

Biotechnology and robotics are among the subjects being discussed at the Pint of Science festival. Photograph: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images

How do voters make decisions in referendums? What are quantum computers? Can we tackle environmentally unfriendly cow burps by changing the animals’ d(...)

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