The flight path of 2013 TX68. Photograph: NASA/JPL-Caltech

A 100ft-wide asteroid is heading for a close encounter with Earth on Sunday and could come closer than some orbiting satellites. But scientists are s(...)

If the food had been served on a larger plate there is also a good chance that she would have eaten more of it.

Leaving food on the plate. Is that a female thing? At a lunch a few months I noticed that a lady at our table had been served a fillet steak. Altho(...)

Puppies from the first litter born by in-vitro fertilization. Photograph: Reuters

A surrogate mother dog has given birth to the world’s first litter of IVF puppies. All seven pups, who have three sets of biological parents, are sai(...)

Taiwan’s president Ma Ying-jeou said the US had responded positively to the news of the talks. Photograph: Reuters/Pichi Chuang

China’s president Xi Jinping will meet Ma Ying-jeou, head of self-ruled Taiwan, for a historic meeting on Saturday which, Mr Ma insisted, is about n(...)

Schoolchildren in Cape Town visit Robben Island; the island’s visitor centre is funded by Atlantic Philanthropies. Photograph by magnum from the book laying the foundations for change

Twenty-five years ago, Chuck Feeney made his first grant to Ireland through Atlantic Philanthropies. University of Limerick was the recipient, and (...)

The Department of Health said because there was no single cause of Ireland’s obesity problem there would be no single solution. Photograph: Getty Images

Food and drink manufacturers may be forced to lower the sugar and fat content of products if they fail to do so voluntarily. The Department of (...)

There can’t be many people who haven’t checked out online reviews before buying something pricey or booking a hotel

Check it out online first: it’s a like a mantra for consumers, the sort of sensible-sounding advice that crops up in personal-finance columns all the (...)

Each Saturday on we'll report on couples’ love stories. We'll tell the tales and show the pictures of these fabul(...)

Data from the Networked Readiness Index suggests that the gap between the best and worst performing economies is widening

Ireland has been ranked 25th out of 143 economies in a new study that ranks countries on their ability to exploit information and communication techno(...)

This map shows the rover’s entire traverse from landing Eagle Crater to its current location at Endeavour Crater. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS/NMMNHS

The Mars rover Opportunity has set a world record for the quickest marathon yet completed, covering the required 26.2 miles or 42km in a breathtaking (...)