Homer predicted the mass of the Higgs Boson 14 years before it was discovered Image: Fox/Handout/Reuters

Popular science writer Simon Singh called The Simpsons “the most mathematical show in TV history” yesterday at the British Science Festival in Birming(...)

Baz Ashmawy and his his mother, Nancy, star in Sky 1’s new show ‘50 Ways to Kill Your Mammy’

Sky 1 has found a new Irish star to follow in the footsteps of Martin Moone, and she is 71-year-old Nancy Ashmawy. The channel’s new factual entertain(...)

Can a couple of scoops of dairy butter added to coffee help you lose weight? Unsurprisingly, no. 2:15

Can two tablespoons of butter added to your morning coffee really help you lose weight and gain a mental edge? It sounds utterly revolting, highly imp(...)

Father and son: the challenge is to reach the Homer dads out there and remind them their children won’t be young forever

Fathers are idiots, right? When we’re not passing out drunkenly on the couch like Homer Simpson, oblivious to our kids juggling burning scissors, we’r(...)

David Rawle and Chris O’Dowd in the Emmy award-winning Sky 1 comedy Moone Boy

Commissioning teams from Sky’s four entertainment channels plan to visit Ireland regularly from January as the broadcaster steps up its hunt for new p(...)

The spectre of Christmas presents: Think about who you’re buying for and ask if it is worth it. If not, contact them and suggest a joint embargo – in a light, jolly way – and chances are they will be delighted. Photograph: Getty

Advent: ’Tis the season to be Christian – or at least that is what Advent is supposed to be. It has been hijacked by everyone from Homer Simpson to Pe(...)

Actor James Gandolfini in LA in October 2012. Photograph: Gabriel Olsen/FilmMagic

If James Gandolfini, who has died in Italy at the age of 51, had lived for another few decades then, when writing an appreciation, we would have found(...)