Sat, 02 Jan, 2021
I apologise in advance. I try not to start these columns with a rant. It’s a great privilege to be given space like this to express a point of view, and I’ve tried to accept that other people have a point of view, too. And that (mostly) they’re entitled to it.
Tue, 24 Sep, 2019
There is no more fundamental question than “what is life?” but that is the very topic up for discussion in Dublin over the next two days as some of the world’s leading scientists take part in an event marking the 75th anniversary of a seminal series of lectures given here in 1943 by Erwin Schrödinger, an Austrian Nobel prize-winning physicist.
Thu, 06 Sep, 2018
Science may have enabled us to travel in space and trace the history of the entire universe, but it has not yet been able to answer exactly how and when life first arose on our planet, writes
Tue, 21 Aug, 2018
This is day four of life on borrowed time. Or life on credit, if you will. You might have missed it, but last Wednesday was Earth Overshoot Day — the day when we used up all the natural resources that the planet can replenish in a single year, writes
Sat, 05 Aug, 2017