Spotlight turns to SME debt

By Business Editor David Murphy Whether he is right or wrong, UCD economist Morgan Kelly always has the ability to put the fear of God into the Irish authorities. When he predicts a financial maelstrom, it is always worth taking notice.

The challenges of reporting on academic papers

  By Will Goodbody, Science & Technology Correspondent @willgoodbody The latest controversy to hit the world of academic publishing is a curious tale. On 29th January, the respected international journal, Nature, published a paper by Japanese and US scientists, which claimed a significant breakthrough in the manufacturing of adult stem cells. The team’s research asserted that they had found a way to reprogramme mature animal cells into an embryonic state by shocking them in acid. The implication was that if …