The risks of working from home during the coronavirus
24 April 2020
Is it possible to be an optimist in the middle of a pandemic?
1 April 2020
We must not be flippant or too relaxed, but being optimistic may well be the thing that will get us through this
By Ulster University, Rachel McHugh
How literature has dealt with pandemics and plagues
20 March 2020
From Romeo & Juliet and Pale Horse Pale Rider to Dracula and 1984, four centuries of disease and death on the page
How poor hand-washing increases the spread of coronavirus
2 March 2020
Very few of us wash our hands adequately, which is why preventable infectious diseases are easily transmitted
What are some key economic trends to expect in 2020?
2 January 2020
Why It's A Wonderful Life is still a winner today
12 December 2019
12 tips to manage your emotions in tough times
11 December 2019
By Rachel McHugh, Ulster University
Do the Northern Ireland parties' election manifestos add up
10 December 2019
Helping dementia patients to communicate about pain
2 December 2019
How The Long Note tells the histories of the women of Derry
19 November 2019
By Ulster University, Eli Davies
How to boost your self-esteem
18 November 2019
By Ulster University, Rachel McHugh
The science of werewolves
29 October 2019
By Biomedical Sciences Research Institute, Dr Declan McKenna
"Darkest Ireland" and the burning of Bridget Cleary
29 October 2019
By University of Limerick, Ciara Breathnach
Why are drug-related deaths increasing when they are preventable?
24 October 2019
By Ulster University, Vanessa Gstrein
How memories of a past can be a powerful resource for the future
17 October 2019
How the Easter Rising split Ireland's largest teachers' union
10 October 2019
What you need to know about anxiety, panic and worrying
30 September 2019
By Ulster University, Rachel McHuges
How asylum systems haunt Irish writing
24 September 2019
Will Brexit Britain stand up for Hong Kong?
9 September 2019
How to resist the cultural turmoil of the Trump years
7 August 2019
Opinion: messages of resistance in troubled times tend to emanate from the culture industry so is this true of Trump's America?
How much is the Open worth to Northern Ireland?
21 July 2019
Analysis: some number-crunching about the economic value of this weekend's all-star golf tournament in Portrush
Could machines become self-aware?
4 July 2019
Analysis: humans make about 35,000 decisions every day so is it possible for AI to deal with a similar volume of high decision uncertainty?
The importance of mental health and wellbeing interventions in sport
24 June 2019
Opinion: Sport may be considered a simple hobby, but for devoted athletes, it is an integral aspect of who they are. When challenged to stop or reduce their level of engagement, their sense of identity and purpose can become threatened.
The role technology can play in the future of stroke recovery
12 June 2019
Opinion: Stroke is the largest cause of adult disability in Ireland, but the use of robotics, VR, brain stimulation, and apps have great potential in helping people make a better recovery from stroke.
The challenge of encouraging more teenage girls to be physically active
7 June 2019
Opinion: Adolescent girls are being left at the bottom of the class when it comes to being physically active, and we need to develop effective interventions to promote lifelong physical activity behaviours in this age group.
"Protestants keep toasters in the cupboard"
17 April 2019
Opinion: dealing with Northern Ireland's high rates of mental illness requires dealing with perceived differences between groups
Why concussion is a lose-lose injury for players
11 April 2019
Opinion: research has found that concussion can affect a player's balance, reaction time, multi-tasking and risk of further injury
How Northern Ireland's doctors and nurses coped with the Troubles
3 April 2019
Opinion: the experiences of medical staff working during the Troubles gives an insight into the effects of conflict on people and society.
By Ruth Coon
Should we be worried about radiation from 5G networks?
13 March 2019
Opinion: there have been increased health concerns about mobile phone usage and new 5G networks, but are they justified?
Why all victims deserve support
5 March 2019
Opinion: it is time to challenge our own stereotypical beliefs and acknowledge that all victims deserve support regardless of gender or sexual orientation
Are food banks merely a sticking plaster for food poverty?
7 February 2019
Opinion: food banks are a symptom of austerity measures and government inaction which fail to tackle the real causes of food poverty.
How to change attitudes around concussion in sport
31 January 2019
Opinion: the rise of sports-related brain injuries raises issues about the widespread culture of playing while hurt
Brexit and the Northern Ireland Assembly - a case of what if?
23 January 2019
What if there had been an active Northern Ireland Assembly with a power-sharing Executive addressing Brexit issues?
What are the big economic trends on the way in the next decade?
18 January 2019
Here's how the US economy, Chinese growth, oil prices, globalism, unemployment and Brexit will affect our world.
How to prevent strokes
14 January 2019
Analysis: stroke is a largely preventable condition and we could all be working towards reducing our chances of having a stroke
Northern Ireland's eerie silence in the eye of Brexit hurricane
11 January 2019
The ongoing political stalemate at Stormont comes in the middle of the biggest constitutional storm to hit these islands in decades
Why food journaling should matter to you
7 January 2019
By Joanna Jurek, Ulster University
Does Brexit mean trouble for live music and touring bands
6 January 2019
By Paul O'Hagan, Ulster University
What will Brexit mean for 30,000 cross-border workers?
6 December 2018
Analysis: expect the UK's departure from the EU to bring many consequences for the social security entitlements and rights of cross-border workers
Chaos, incompetence, decline: Brexit and the British government
19 November 2018
Brexit has highlighted an unprecedented level of self-imposed chaos and ineptitude from British cabinet ministers and civil servants.
The science of horror movies
5 November 2018
Halloween is a great time watch a scary movie, but why do we like being scared and what makes a great horror film?
The future of museums
24 October 2018
Technology can create digital and virtual animated museums which will help promote the sustainability of our cultural heritage
Why men in Northern Ireland are seeing a drop in life expectancy
24 October 2018
Is it the fault of austerity policies and a consequent impact on health and social care provision?
What happened to Northern Ireland's proposed Bill of Rights?
5 October 2018
20 years on from the Good Friday Agreement, Northern Ireland is still waiting for the British government to enact a Bill of Rights.
How women saved the Catholic Church in Ireland
24 September 2018
During the Reformation, the Catholic Church in Ireland faced a crisis as profound as it does today and it was saved by Irish women
The future of cash
31 August 2018
Technology continues to drive huge changes in the worlds of cash and banking so what can we expect in the future?
Should schools manage or ban the use of smartphones?
20 August 2018
Many schools have already banned smartphones, but managing usage of the devices may help students, teachers and parents
Political paralysis: Italian lessons for Northern Ireland
25 June 2018
Could an essentially rudderless Italy be a picture of Northern Ireland's future in economic and political terms?
Why banning plastic straws will not solve the problem of waste
24 May 2018
When it comes to plastic and waste, should our contribution to the solution be equal to our part in creating the problem?
How to make an accurate personality judgement
18 May 2018
New research shows that context plays a critical role when we assess another person's personality
What does the concept of honour mean today?
17 May 2018
Recent controversies show that seemingly old-fashioned ideas around honour and gender have persisted into the present
Make America scream again
6 May 2018
How the horror genre has responded to the events of the Trump years
Taking one for the team: why playing hurt is a bad move
6 March 2018
We need to take a serious look at how playing hurt is deeply ingrained in the cultural DNA of competitive sport at all levels
How can we prevent and control fire disasters?
25 January 2018
Recent fire disasters demonstrate the need to transfer knowledge gained through research into everyday fire safety practices
All you ever wanted to know about arthritis
18 January 2018
How arthritis plays a stealthy long game with people's lives and what science is doing to out-manoeuvre it.
Is 'The Border' more of an Irish problem than an English one?
15 January 2018
The Irish Government's hardline attitude to the border during Brexit highlights a neglect for what this means for Northern Ireland.
Walk this way and step away from the lift
9 January 2018
Walking instead of using the lift, escalator or moving walkway can increase your recommended daily dose of physical activity and improve your health
Working on the Blockchain gang
8 November 2017
Blockchain has quickly become an important technology, but there's confusion as to what it is and its limitations. Here's an overview of blockchain and some thoughts on its likely future
Behind the moustaches: the other side of Movember
8 November 2017
November sees the return of the annual Movember fundraising campaign, which sees men across the world sprout moustaches to raise awareness and money for men’s health issues.
How training for stage and screen can combat bullying and abuse
8 November 2017
Blockchain has quickly become an important technology, but there's confusion as to what it is and its limitations. Here's an overview of blockchain and some thoughts on its likely future.
How to help female entrepreneurs
8 October 2016
We can help enable women entrepreneurs by identifying and taking simple steps to meet their needs, particularly around peer support
The powerful role of the mother in Irish culture
27 August 2016
The figure of the Irish mother on the stage is at the centre of cultural and social debates about the roles and experiences of Irish women.
The economics of a heatwave
5 July 2016
We may be enjoying the sunshine, but the economic effects of this fine spell are mixed