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# Discovery

This year
India’s moon rover confirms presence of sulphur and other elements near lunar south pole
The Chandrayan-3 Rover is expected to conduct experiments over 14 days, the ISRO has said.
Last year
Men found in shallow grave under Cork pub met a violent death centuries ago, say archaeologists
Skeletal remains found on the site of Nancy Spain’s pub in Cork have been determined to date back to as early as 1447.
All time
Perfectly preserved dinosaur embryo was preparing to hatch like a bird
The fossil was discovered in Ganzhou, southern China and belonged to a toothless theropod dinosaur.
Nasa’s newest X-ray telescope rockets into orbit
Scientists said the observatory will unveil the most dramatic and extreme parts of the universe as never before.
Pompeii archeologists have discovered a partially mummified skeleton
White hair and part of an ear were on the remains of a man who is thought to have organised Greek performances.
Discovery of new Dead Sea Scroll fragments announced in Israel
The discovery relates to a Jewish revolt against Rome nearly 1,900 years ago.
DNA will determine garda investigation in case of missing bones found in Cork
Families of missing people have been informed of the find.
The story behind the fan Twitter vote 'to decide' a Scottish club goalkeeper's fate
It’s all for a good cause.
Gardaí launch investigation after body found in Louth
It is understood gardaí do not believe it is linked to the ongoing feud.
Bodies of six children and pregnant woman found in mass grave following 'exorcism' in Panama
Ten suspected members of a religious sect, including a child, have been arrested
Body of woman discovered in water off the coast of Donegal
Gardaí said that a post-mortem is due to take place in the coming days.
Body of woman missing since December found
Gardaí confirmed that Mary Ryan’s body had been found.
Gardaí investigating after body of female found on beach in Donegal
Foul play is not suspected in the death.
Poll: Pick your favourite Six Nations try from these 10
There were plenty of exciting scores during this year’s championship.
Cash and gold coins found during search over €3.5 million fraudulent claims
CAB and gardaí carried out the search.
Bodies of five people, including children, found in house after man turns himself in to police
Investigators went to the house in suburban Perth after a man, aged in his 20s, presented himself to a regional police station.
Lake of water discovered beneath the surface of Mars
The discovery has led to the eternal question to be asked once more – could there be life on Mars?
'Oddball' among 12 new moons discovered around Jupiter
The Italian astronomer Galileo Galilei discovered the first four of Jupiter’s moons in 1610.
Recent drought led to archaeological discovery of circular enclosure near Newgrange
Anthony Murphy, founder of Mythical Ireland, made the discovery when flying drones in the Brú na Bóinne area yesterday evening.
Gardaí believe body found in Lucan is that of missing 14-year-old Anastasia Kriegel
A full inquiry has now been launched.
170 million-year-old dinosaur footprints discovered on Scotland's Isle of Skye
Discovery of fossils from this age, the Middle Jurassic, has been limited to a handful of sites around the world to date.
12th Century graffiti art uncovered as part of medieval discovery in Dublin's Coombe
The discovery was made on Dean Street in The Coombe, west of Dublin city centre.
Gardaí not treating death of man found in Dalkey laneway as suspicious
Gardaí have appealed for anyone with information to contact them.
Heritage Department has ‘no intention’ of investigating mysterious Loughcrew ‘find’
A group of workers posted a video on Facebook purporting to have found something at the ancient site.
Post-mortem to be carried out after woman's body found in Donegal
Gardaí said that the results of the post-mortem will determine the course of the investigation.
Gardaí investigating after woman's body found in Dublin flat
A post-mortem examination is expected to be carried out tomorrow morning.
This Irish woman fought as a man in the USA's Civil War
Albert Cashier was born Jennie Hodgers in Clogherhead.
Two men found dead on the streets of Dublin city and Drogheda last night
“Now we have another death in the system,” Dublin Mayor Christy Burke said.
Strange animal limb washed up on beach probably a seal, says expert
The local dog warden is keeping the limb in his freezer.
Star Trek: 'I love the idealism and humanity coming together as one federation'
To a non-Trekkie, Star Trek might raise Spock-like eyebrows. Yet this is a show that inspires such dedication that its fans have kept it alive through the years. Roddenberry’s vision of a utopian future is a big part of its success, writes Alan O’Shea.
Wedding ring that went missing in 2004 turns up wrapped around carrot
Canadian woman Mary Grams told the Canadian Broadcasting Commission that she had lost her ring in the family farm in Central Alberta while picking weeds.
'Almost edible' 100-year-old fruit cake found in the Antarctic left over from expedition
Conservators from the New Zealand-based Antarctic Heritage Trust made the discovery among artefacts from Cape Adare.
Post-mortem to be carried out on body of woman found in Blanchardstown
Gardaí searching for a missing woman discovered the remains yesterday.
Gardaí investigating suspicious death after body of man found in apartment
The body of a man was discovered at the apartment at about 9.20am this morning.
Archaeologists discover 17 mummies in Egypt catacombs
Burial shafts were found in the area and excavation work “revealed that these shafts led to a number of corridors inside a cachette of mummies”.
Ireland's Vikings still haven't unveiled all of their secrets
We’ve found graveyards, houses, and bodies – but there’s still much to be discovered.
'It's so hard to take in': Woman (20s) dies in fire at home of club rugby players
The woman’s body was discovered in an upstairs bedroom in the house.
Remains of 3,700-year-old pyramid discovered in Egypt
The pyramid from the 13th dynasty was found in Dahshur’s royal necropolis, some 30 kilometres south of Cairo.
Tuam babies: Next steps in finding the truth behind their deaths
A significant amount of human remains were found in sewage chambers at a site first located by researcher Catherine Corless.
Fossils point to life on Earth four billion years ago
Earth is thought to be about 4.57 billion years old.