Albert Einstein:  “It can scarcely be denied that the supreme goal of all theory is to make the irreducible basic elements as simple and as few as possible without having to surrender the adequate representation of a single datum of experience.”

‘Everything should be made as simple as possible, but no simpler.” This quote is often attributed to Albert Einstein although there is some doubt that(...)

The EU’s social model survives  .... Dr Seuss’s Horton hears a Who: “We are here! We are here! We are here!”

Reading Paul Gillespie’s recent article “Has Europe’s social model disappeared?” reminded me of Dr Seuss’s classic story of the citizens of Whoville c(...)

A Holocaust remembrance project which began a decade ago in Ireland with the planting of a handful of flower bulbs now involves more than 50,000 young people throughout Europe annually. Photograph: www.hetireland.org

A Holocaust remembrance project which began a decade ago in Ireland with the planting of a handful of flower bulbs now involves more than 50,000 young(...)

Swipe first: with just one glance a child becomes master of the touch-screen universe, but what impact does that have on reading? Photograph: Joakim Leroy/E+/Getty

The ebook market for children’s books is the single most prolific arm of the digital publishing industry. It is also the most potentially insid(...)

Reading now: a coffee and a Kindle. Photograph: Will Ireland/Future via Getty Images

When the first commercial ereaders were launched, in the late 1990s, the publishing industry expressed concern about the future of the paperbac(...)