Researchers examined the mechanics of limpet teeth

Limpet teeth stronger than spider silk

18 Feb Scientists in the UK believe they may have found the strongest known natural material, one that could be copied to make the cars, boats and planes of the future - the teeth of the humble limpet.

Ciara Judge, Emer Hickey and Sophie Healy Thow won the grand prize at Google Science Fair in California last year

Girls urged to consider science and tech careers

12 Feb Events are under way in Cork to encourage more girls to consider careers in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) as research shows secondary school students believe STEM subjects are more suited to boys than girls.

Nearly a third of Irish internet users have discovered malicious software on their device

Survey shows cyber crime on the rise

11 Feb An estimated 40% of Irish internet users have received emails or phone calls trying to get access to their computer or personal details like banking information.