Journalist Tim Herrara had a suspicion that his Facebook news feed wasn’t reflecting the immediacy and volume of updates from his friends. So he ran a(...)

‘Words can’t express how girls in the office are feeling right now.’ Photograph: IMNDA via Twitter

The Irish Motor Neurone Disease Association has warned the handful of people left in the country who have yet to douse themselves in freezing cold wat(...)

Snapchat is near a round of funding at a valuation of about $10 billion from investors including venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield and Byers

Snapchat is said to be near a round of funding at a valuation of $10 billion from investors including venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield(...)

Maria and Tony McDonnell in Perth with their children Isabella, Eva and Billy

Maria McDonnell’s husband Tony was still employed as a quantity surveyor in Dublin when the couple decided to move to Perth, Western Australia, in Jun(...)

Top left, Nike x Liberty collaboration; bottom left, Adidas Stan Smith trainers; right, Dior’s Fusion trainers

Blame Mark Zuckerberg. Facebook has taken over our social lives, and, if conspiracy theorists are correct, can also record us over the phone. The e(...)

Passengers pushing Luas tram to help free trapped schoolgirl. Screenshot:  Lukasz Pigula/Facebook

A schoolgirl who got her leg trapped between a Luas tram and the footpath in Dublin city centre today was freed with the help of fellow passengers.It (...)

Still images of  men, who have identified themselves as Russian servicemen,  in a video released by the Ukrainian Security Service today. Photograph: Reuters/Ukrainian Security Service 0:41

Ukrainian military spokesman Andriy Lysenko said today Russian Mi-24 helicopters had attacked a border post in Luhansk region the previous day, killi(...)

Robert Shiller’s recent New York Times piece on the “mystery of lofty stock market elevations” does not impress bulls. Photograph: Jessica Hill/AP
Stocktake

US stocks are at levels that have preceded past market crashes, Nobel economist Robert Shiller is warning. Shiller famously used his cyclically(...)

Border guards march during Ukraine’s Independence Day military parade in the centre of Kiev yesterday. Photograph: Gleb Garanich/Reuters

The Ukrainian military said todaya group of Russian forces, in the guise of separatist rebels, had crossed into south-east Ukraine with ten tanks and (...)

File photograph of US journalist James Foley speaking at a university in Illinois after being released from imprisonment in Libya in this 2011. Photograph: Tommy Giglio/Reuters/Northwestern University/Handout

The parents of murdered American journalist James Foley have released a letter their son wrote during his time in captivity.Mr Foley was kidnapped in (...)