Big discovery from little flies
Immunology owes a lot to fundamental research, and who could have predicted that looking at fruit flies would produce such significant results.
Weird and wonderful animals
Although diversity is in decline there are still share the planet with many remarkable species. There is more to wildlife than tigers and pandas, such as the Lowland Streaked Tenrec
Fixing DNA in a flash
Páric Keane explains how the first few trillionths of a second is important in protecting DNA from the ultra violet rays of sunlight.
The gene hunter
Seán Duke talked to Aoife McLysagh about how having an inspiring teacher helped fire her passion for science
Stefan Hutzler explains how to go about measuring the length of Ireland’s convoluted coastline.
For most of us it may be out of sight, but there is a far more life at sea than on land.
Mapping ancient basins
Two young award-winning geologists headed out to south-east France to examine how some ancient sedimentary basins had been pushed about and deformed as Africa drifted north.