Researchers from Trinity College Dublin have discovered an unexpected material that could conduct electricity more effectively: Silly Putty® or polysilicone. By collaborating with the National Graphene Institute (NGI) at The University of Manchester, the research team was able to produce extremely sensitive sensors with this conductive polymer.
A team of researchers has sequenced the first ancient human genomes from Ireland, shedding light on the origins of Celtic people and their culture.
The ancestry of modern Europeans' genetic make up has become somewhat clearer with the discovery of a previously unknown "fourth strand" of ancient hunter-gatherer ancestry.
After sequencing a genome of an ancient African male skull, researchers revealed more about the early humans' migration and introduction of farming in East Africa.