Geoffrey Shannon said the law needs to keep pace with technology

Call for up date to laws on cyber bullying

14.29 The Special Rapporteur on Child Protection has said a full audit of existing legislation dealing with cyber bullying is needed to ensure a comprehensive response to the growing problem.

On Sunday, Iceland lowered its warning code for possible volcanic disruption to the aviation industry to orange from red

Further volcanic activity reported in Iceland

27 Aug Two earthquakes measuring more than magnitude 5 hit Iceland's Bardarbunga volcano overnight and another quake shook a nearby volcano, with overall seismic activity staying high, the country's Meteorological Office has said.

Europe will move a step closer to getting its own civilian operated satellite based navigation system

Bad weather delays ESA satellite launch

21 Aug Bad weather has indefinitely delayed the planned blast-off from French Guiana of two satellites for Europe's Galileo navigation system, launch firm Arianespace said.

The scientists found the difference came about as a result of a genetic adaptation (Pic: Maude W. Baldwin/Science)

Hummingbird develops sweet tooth

21 Aug New research by an international group of scientists, including some in Ireland, has discovered the Hummingbird has developed a sweet tooth that makes it different from all other birds.

The decision follows a similar move by the US Inland Revenue Service

Australia says Bitcoin not a currency

20 Aug Crypto-currencies such as Bitcoin should not be considered as money or a foreign currency when it comes to taxation, Australia's tax authority ruled today.

The study was conducted by researchers from University College London

Study on impact of conflict on altruism published

20 Aug New research carried out in Northern Ireland has found that people who find themselves in a situation of conflict with other groups are less likely to help individuals from outside their own group.

The city council said the mayor was suspended pending 'clarification of the situation'

Swiss mayor suspended over nude selfies

18 Aug The mayor of the Swiss town of Baden, who is also a member of parliament, was suspended today following allegations that he sent nude selfies taken at work to a female friend.

The moon appeared 14% bigger and 30% brighter than normal as it reached the point in its orbit closest to the Earth

Supermoon lights up the sky

11 Aug A supermoon lit up the sky as stargazers enjoyed the Perseid meteor shower - one of the year's most dramatic lunar events.