While not yet banned in Ireland, authorities have "significant safety concerns" over the use of hoverboards here

Hoverboards turned away over fire fears

26 Nov More than 1,000 hoverboards, reminiscent of those made famous by Back To The Future, have been turned away from Ireland over fears they could burst into flames.

13 people have been attacked on the mid-north coast of New South Wales this year

Australia to use drones to track sharks

25 Nov Testing of aerial drones to track the movements of sharks in Australian waters began today as the government admitted there was "no easy way" to protect swimmers from the predators.

Sommera cusucoana is part of the coffee family

TCD team finds new tree species

23 Nov A new species of tree discovered by scientists at Trinity College Dublin has immediately been placed on the endangered list.

The report said shrinkage in sea ice will make it ever harder for polar bears to catch seals

Polar bear population likely to fall by 30%

19 Nov Polar bear populations are likely to fall by more than 30% by around the middle of the century as global warming thaws Arctic sea ice, experts said in the most detailed review of the bears to date.

Respondents say, compared to two years ago, they are paying around €7 less per month for mobile phone bills

Up to 15% of Irish homes have no broadband access

19 Nov Up to 15% of Irish homes do not have access to broadband services and fewer younger people are watching live scheduled TV programming, according to a new survey focusing on our relationship with technology.

Android remains the dominant smartphone operating system around the world, with a massive 85% market share

Smartphone sales jump 16% in third quarter

18 Nov Smartphone sales jumped almost 16% in the third quarter of this year compared with the same period last year, driven by strong demand for affordable handsets in emerging markets.

The sun sets in Hopfen am See, southern Germany, in early October

October was hottest in modern history

18 Nov Last month was the hottest October in modern history and the first ten months of the year have also been at record levels, US government scientists said this afternoon.

UCC partnered with the National Cancer Institute in the US

Study shows berry compound kills leukaemia cells

17 Nov A molecule developed by scientists at University College Cork, derived from the berries of the Bloodhorn tree, has shown "a very significant reduction in tumour size," particularly leukaemia cancer cells.