A US Library of Congress image of Harriet Tubman, shown between 1860 and 1875.

Move over, Andrew Jackson. Abolitionist and women’s rights crusader Harriet Tubman will replace the former US president on the front of the new $20 bi(...)

Post-shoot, Ferdia has returned to school. But readjusting to civilian life hasn’t been easy: “You’ve worked equally with other adults and suddenly you’re just a kid again. I don’t want to come across as a diva but it’s hard being stuck in a uniform in a room again.  h

If you don’t recognise the name Ferdia Walsh-Peelo, you best start memorising it. The 16-year-old star of Sing Street has recently wowed audiences at(...)

Two first World War medals, two next-of-kin memorial plaques, and a letter from Buckingham Palace

Poignant mementoes recalling the lives of two Dublin brothers – soldiers who died in the first World War – will go under the hammer at John Weldon Auc(...)

The US treasury department, with the Bureau of Engraving and Printing (BEP), expects to unveil the new US$10 note in 2020, the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment, which gave women the right to vote. Photograph: Karen Bleier/AFP/Getty Images

For the first time in more than a century, US paper currency will feature the face of a woman. Treasury secretary Jack Lew said on Thursday a newly r(...)

Mary Hamilton celebrates her EuroMillions win at a reception at the Culloden hotel outside Belfast. Photograph: Paul Faith/PA Wire

A Northern Ireland couple who are the latest EuroMillions winners have pledged to spread their fortune across Belfast’s sectarian divide.Mary and Alex(...)

President Barack Obama  with Janet Yellen at the White House in Washington last week. Photograph: The New York Times

In her speech accepting the chairmanship of the US Federal Reserve, Janet Yellen stated that her main priority would be implementing monetary policy i(...)

Growth of output per head determines living standards. Innovation determines the growth of output per head. But what determines innovation?Conventiona(...)