Tommy Furey of the Marine Institute onboard the Celtic Explorer with maps of mountains in the Atlantic Ocean. Ireland is leading the world in deep-sea mapping. Photograph: Andrew Downes/XPOSURE

The Earth’s oceans cover about 70 per cent of the surface of the planet. Human beings have explored only 10 per cent. The deepest oceans are largel(...)


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Author Dwayne Alexander Smith. Photograph: Gordon Chou

Dwayne Alexander Smith is a screenwriter and author living in Los Angeles. Forty Acres is his first novel. What was the first book to make an i(...)

‘When I go to someone’s house and the toilet seat is left up I get very offended,” says Zoe Saldana. “It means it’s a house where men live. I get i(...)

Here comes the sun: Leona Lewis, left, in Walking on Sunshine

Leona Lewis has a four-octave mezzo-soprano vocal range. Why can’t she try a little harder at being a diva? She ought to stick her nose in the air and(...)

Some of the thousands of attendees at last year’s E3  watch a demonstration of Call of Duty at the Activision exhibit. Photograph: David McNee/Reuters

It’s the highlight of the games calendar for the year, and it’s just around the corner, but there are some things about E3 that you may not know. Its (...)

Anarchy reigned in the queues to access the main festival screening of the latest film from Jean-Luc Godard. In his Maoist days, the great director ma(...)

“Up from the depths, 30 stories high, breathing fire, something, something, something…”We’re delighted to learn that Gareth Edwards, the newest custod(...)

Jimmy T Murakami, who has died after a brief illness at age 80, was a Japanese-American animation director who lived in Ireland since 1970. (...)