Readers like you keep news free for everyone.

More than 5,000 readers have already pitched in to keep free access to The Journal.

For the price of one cup of coffee each week you can help keep paywalls away.

Support us today
Not now
Saturday 23 September 2023 Dublin: 8°C

# Discovery

All time
Defence Forces team called to deal with hoax device in Finglas
The area around Wellmount Avenue was sealed off after the discovery of a suspicious device last night.
Frank Hurley’s Antarctica: images of early 20th century polar exploration
The Australian photographer travelled to Antarctica six times, including as part of the ill-fated Endurance expedition led by Shackleton.
VIDEO: Why Stephen Hawking was (slightly) unhappy about the Higgs boson
The theoretical physicist had a $100 bet with another scientist that the Higgs would never be found.
US atom-smasher 'strongly' hints at finding Higgs boson
If it’s true it will be one of the most important scientific breakthroughs of the past one hundred years.
NASA refines Mars landing – but brings it closer to dangerous landing zone
‘Curiosity’ is set to land on the red plant in early August.
In pictures: Terracotta warriors unearthed
Over 100 ancient figures have been found at a dig at the Qin Shihuang museum site in China.
Man's body found in Wexford home
It is believed the man’s body may have lain in the house for some time. A post-mortem is being undertaken today to determine the cause of death.
Archaeologists unearth treasures at Bible's Armageddon site
The jewellery was discovered in a jug at the city the New Testament predicts will stage the final battle of Armageddon.
Clue to lost colony in ancient American map
Too little too late for 16th century explorer who returned to find his town had upped and moved.
The Daily Fix: Tuesday
All the biggest news stories from the day, as well as the few bits and pieces you might not have seen.
In pictures: Discovery missions from 1984 to 2011
As the retired shuttle prepares to make its last journey – by plane – to a museum in Washington, we look back over its 27-year career.
Great Balls of Fire! Bear Grylls throws some heat at L.A Dodgers game
The outback adventurer took pointless pyromania to a whole new level at a Major League Baseball clash
Skibbereen fire revealed cannabis plants worth €200,000
The fire broke out in a premises on Skibbereen’s Main St yesterday – and when it was put out, the plants were discovered.
Body found in apartment block in Clonmel
Gardaí say they are now treating the discovery of the body as suspicious and have opened an investigation.
Death of man and two children in Sligo believed to be accidental
The bodies of a man and his two children were discovered just after 9.30pm last night.
Gallery: 'One of a kind' medieval house discovered in Co Clare
Archaeologists believe the timber-framed home is the oldest – and only – surviving example in Ireland.
Man's body pulled from the sea at the Cliffs of Moher
As part of an investigation into the death, gardaí also discovered a woman in her 50s who had been assaulted.
Galway team pinpoints part of brain which produces "marijuana-like substances" to dull pain
They discovered that the hippocampus of the brain, which is usually associated with memory, helps to suppress pain during times of stress.
Body found in ditch in Co Galway
Second deadly Portuguese Man o' War spotted off Cork coast
A Portuguese Man o’ War was spotted in Dingle yesterday – now another one has washed up in West Cork. People are being urged not to touch these poisonous sea creatures.
Quasicrystals discovery wins Nobel Prize for chemistry
Watch Israeli scientist Daniel Shechtman talk about the 1982 discovery he fought to have recognised and for which he has won a Nobel Prize.
Shocking US experiments on Guatemalans revealed
The experiments took place in the 1940s and included people being injected with syphilis and other illnesses, by what were described as “unethical” researchers.
NUI Galway astronomers make pulsar discovery
The team’s discovery has paved the way for understanding how these rapidly spinning neutron stars work.
Baby woolly mammoth found in Russia's Arctic
Remember Lyuba – the 40,000 year-old woolly mammoth that was discovered four years ago? They may have just found her friend.
Irish scientists discover new life beneath the sea
The discovery came during a 23-day mission out in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean.
NASA discovers evidence of water on Mars
Is there life on Mars? Perhaps, say NASA, as evidence of water has been found.
Vikings: not just long-haired men in horned hats
Archaeologists have discovered that a number of burials of what they thought were male Vikings were in fact female.
Rosie O'Donnell uncovers her Kildare roots
A trip back into her family’s past for a TV show revealed that the comedian’s great-great-grandfather and family lived in Naas workhouse during the Famine.
New Michelangelo work found in...Oxford?
An art scholar has claimed to have identified an unknown Michelangelo painting at the University of Oxford.
Diaries reveal depth of friendship between Queen Victoria and her Indian teacher
Queen Victoria and Abdul Karim, a Muslim Indian, developed an intense friendship in the years before her death, newly-discovered diaries reveal.
The Daily Fix: Wednesday
In today’s Fix: Enda Kenny settles into Leinster House (photos) and announces his new cabinet; Gaddafi’s forces bomb Libyan oil city; and the Discovery shuttle touches down safely.
NASA's Discovery lands safely after final space mission
The space agency’s most-travelled shuttle has landed in Florida after its crew carried out maintenance work on the International Space Station.
Space shuttle Discovery makes final voyage home
After more than three decades of service, NASA’s space shuttle Discovery is completing its final mission.
Watch every moment of yesterday's NASA spacewalk
Watch all the action on the International Space Station as recorded by NASA during the event.
NASA launches Discovery shuttle for final space mission (Photos, Video)
Mission to the International Space Station will bring the first humanoid robot into space and will focus on maintenance work aboard the ISS.
Discovery gunman shot dead
Single gunman had taken hostages in TV station’s Maryland building.
Police say Discovery gunman holding “small number” of hostages
Local television identifies the man as environmental fanatic.
Scientists may have found 'God'
Italian physicist speaks of imminent discovery.