Ernie Farrell (8) observes a Newton’s cradle at a science workshop in the Ilac centre library, Dublin.   Photograph: Keith Arkins

The laws of physics are constant and unchanging . . . or are they? Researchers are beginning to find tantalising evidence that the physical constants (...)

There was a distinct pattern of struggle against the odds in the life and work of Graham Neale, who has died aged 84.Professor of clinical medicine at(...)

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(...)

In 2002 the Roberts Set for Success review addressed the supply of science, technology, engineering and mathematics skills throughout the education sy(...)

‘One would have thought that NaCl would have been studied to death by now, but we discovered a new morphology for table salt’

Could table salt be used to make nano-wires? Scientists at Trinity College Dublin and the University of Cambridge have discovered that crystals of NaC(...)

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