Mobile phones will come to dominate and overwhelm other industries and precipitate a lot of very visible disruptions in how the world operates on the way. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

It need hardly be said that mobile computing has been the biggest advance in technology since the appearance of the personal computer in the 1980s, bu(...)

Mayweather versus Pacquiao was unavoidable be it outside Operation Princess HQ or with Chris Eubank on Clare Balding’s couch. Photograph: Esther Lin/EPA

There really was no escaping The Fight of the Century™ all week, no matter how hard you tried, and even if you settled down in front of your telly to (...)


It’s nearly time to rumble with the Hard Working Class Heroes again. What began as a low-key, very underground showcase event with an unwieldy name in(...)

The Giant’s Causeway: 50 to 60 million years old or less than 10,000? It is not a matter of opinion but of evidence. Photograph: AP

Just a year ago, the fanfare over the new Giant’s Causeway visitor centre was overshadowed by a row over the inclusion of a creationist explanation, a(...)

Artist’s concept showing Nasa’s twin Voyager spacecraft exploring a turbulent region of space known as the heliosheath, the outer shell of the bubble of charged particles around the sun. Photograph: Nasa

There is no dispute that the little spacecraft Voyager 1 has boldly gone w(...)