Research group finds creating boundaries key to reducing ethnic violence
Largest lake in Britain and Ireland has lost three-quarters of winter water birds
The largest lake in Britain and Ireland, Lough Neagh, has lost more than three quarters of its overwintering water birds according to researchers at Queen's University Belfast.
Irish PayPal expansion to create 1,000 jobs
US online payments giant PayPal is to create 1,000 new jobs in Ireland in a major expansion of its operations in the eurozone member, Prime Minister Enda Kenny said on Tuesday.
Largest UK poverty study calls on government to tackle rising deprivation
The percentage of households who fall below society's minimum standard of living has increased from 14 per cent to 33 per cent over the last 30 years, despite the size of the economy doubling. This is one ...
Northern Ireland Assembly to receive policy recommendations
Young people from disadvantaged communities in Northern Ireland should be provided with "safe spaces" in which to protest and make their views known. This would help prevent them falling under the sway of ...
Rare noctilucent clouds seen over Northern Ireland
Armagh Observatory reports that rare noctilucent clouds were observed over Northern Ireland on the night of the 30/31 May. The so-called "night shining" clouds take various forms ranging from delicate feathery ...
A new model of social class
The BBC has published the results from the 'Great British Class Survey' which has revealed a new model of social class with seven categories ranging from the Elite at the top to a 'Precariat' at the bottom. ...
UK: Call for national guidelines to protect birds and bats from turbines
Scientists at the University of Stirling are calling for national guidelines to be drawn up to protect bats and birds from domestic wind turbine developments.
Exploding the ivory tower myth
When people think about how academia links with external organisations they often think in terms of commercialisation of research. But the results of a large-scale survey of academics across all disciplines ...
Northern Ireland forms new govt 1 tweet at a time
(AP) -- Chalk up another first for Twitter: It's now helped to form a whole government.
Protests, democracy not always good for women's rights
Social movements, such as those currently gaining momentum in the Middle East and North Africa, can open the door for democracy, but that does not always benefit women's rights, says a Purdue University sociologist.
Report into well-being and inclusion of former politically motivated prisoners
The first major study of the wellbeing and inclusion of former politically motivated prisoners in Northern Ireland will be launched by Queen's University today (Monday 14 March).
New study indicates children and parents want science assessment for 11-year-olds
At a time when new transfer arrangements mean children in Northern Ireland will no longer be formally assessed in science at age 11, researchers at Queen's University have found overwhelming support for science assessment ...
Social housing in Northern Ireland does not comply with human rights standards
Social housing provision in Northern Ireland is not adequately funded to comply with international human rights standards. That's according to researchers at Queen's University Belfast, who publish their report, Budgeting ...