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Glenswilly’s Michael Murphy fires home his side’s second goal against Roslea at Healy Park. Photo: Andrew Paton/Presseye/Inpho

Glenswilly 3-9 Roslea 2-8: Glenswilly, a tiny club founded just 31 years ago in the heart of Donegal, are on the verge of creating a momentous piece o(...)

A football and the geometric shape on which it is based, a truncated icosahedron with 20 hexagons and 12 pentagons

The highlight of the 13th and final book of Euclid’s Elements was the proof that there are just five “Platonic solids”. Recall that a regular polygon (...)

Shannon-based Mincon Engineering won an award in 2010 for designing and manufacturing the drill that secured access to the 33 Chilean miners

Irish engineering company Mincon plans to raise €50 million from floating on the Dublin and London stock exchanges this month.The Shannon-based firm, (...)

We live on a spherical Earth, so we cannot travel a straight-line path: we have to stick to the surface of the globe. Photograph: Thinkstock

The shortest distance between two points is a straight line. This is one of the basic principles of Euclidean geometry. But we live on a spherical Ear(...)

Calved icebergs from the nearby Twin Glaciers are seen floating on the water in Qaqortoq, Greenland. Photograph: Joe Raedle/Getty Images

Last week saw the publication of two research reports into climate change, the fifth assessment report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Cha(...)

Coillte uses linear programming to make decisions about when and where to cut trees to maximise long-term benefits

A Berkeley graduate student, George Dantzig, was late for class. He scribbled down two problems from the blackboard and handed in solutions a few days(...)

Sonya Kovalevskaya (1850-1891). Editor of Acta Mathematica, the first woman on the board of a scientific journal

In the 19th century it was extremely difficult for a woman to achieve distinction in the academic sphere and virtually impossible in the field of math(...)

A drawing of Kingstown terminus from the Victorian Adventure in Silent Speed by Charles Hadfield

For more than 10 years from 1843, a train without a locomotive plied the two-mile route between Kingstown (now Dún Laoghaire) and Dalkey. Trains runni(...)

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