Multinational folk act Mutefish busking on Grafton Street. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Back at the end of the last century, I would regularly attend a star-studded gig on Sunday evenings with a group of college friends.The line-up featur(...)

The  unmanned  Antares rocket lifts off towards the International Space Station shortly before exploding on Tuesday evening. Photograph: AP

Has an explosion ever reverberated around the world quite as fast as the ill-fated Antares on Tuesday evening?The privately owned, un- manned rocket, (...)

Kevin Vickers, sergeant at arms for the House of Commons  in Ottawa,  reacts to a long-standing ovation  on Thursday Photograph:  Canadian Press, Adrian Wyld/AP

Ottawa is one of those rather sleepy new-world capitals, chosen as a centre of administration due to its strategic position on the border between Onta(...)

Crisis: an International Medical Corps clinic in Liberia. Photograph: Daniel Berehulak/New York Times

Almost as much coverage has been devoted recently to the panic surrounding Ebola as to the disease itself, with dramatic over-reactions highlighted an(...)

Jean Tirole:  won the 2014 Nobel prize in economic science. Photograph: Toulouse School of Economics via The New York Times

The announcement last week that the Nobel prize for economics was going to Toulouse professor Jean Tirole led to a flurry of essays and articles discu(...)

“Dear Twitter Friends: That gum you like is going to come back in style! #damngoodcoffee”Thus tweeted acclaimed director David Lynch last Monday, at t(...)

BlackBerry chief executive John Chen introduces the Passport smartphone. Photograph: Aaron Harris/Reuters

Last month, the company that pioneered the concept of the smartphone unveiled a brand new device featuring a completely different screen size from pre(...)

A protester  raises his umbrellas in front of tear gas which was fired by riot police to disperse protesters  in Hong Kong, September 28th, 2014.  Photograph: Reuters/Tyrone Siu

In common with other mass protest movements of recent years, the Hong Kong protests have played out on both the streets and on social media, where it (...)

Customers line up in front of an Apple Store to purchase the new iPhone 6 in San Francisco. photograph: justin sullivan/getty images

After a record-breaking opening weekend of sales for the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, which saw customers queue up around the world to purchase 10 million of (...)

Apple has developed a one-handed operation mode called “Reachability”:   It’s definitely clever, but at the same time feels like an elegant hack rather than an obvious improvement in usability. 1:58

After a record-breaking opening weekend of sales for the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, which saw customers queue up around the world to purchase 10 million of (...)