Kashmiri farmers spray pesticides on apple trees in an orchard at Bandipora, north of Srinagar, India. Photograph: Tauseef Mustafa/AFP/Getty Images

High pesticide residues in some fruits and vegetables can reduce the quality of men’s semen by up to half, according to a major United States survey p(...)

 Businessman Jeffrey Epstein. Charities that have received money from Epstein said they  will decline to accept future donations from him in the wake of the recent allegations involving the financier and Prince Andrew. Photograph: Reuters

Charities that have received money from US financier Jeffrey Epstein said they are reviewing their relationships with him or will decline to accept an(...)

Angus Ridgeway of Potentialife, Hugo MacNeill of Goldman Sachs and Tim Arnold of Hailo at the ‘Be Your Best’ workshop in the ‘Irish Times’ offices. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

When he learned that there was no positive behavioural psychology programme that could be shown to actually work, Tal Ben-Shahar (44), an American-(...)

 Attending the Be Your Best workshop in the Irish Times  were (from left): Angus Ridgway, Potentialife;  blind adventurer Mark Pollock, and Paddy Cosgrave, Web Summit founder.   Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

A group of Ireland’s business leaders gathered at The Irish Times to have their neural pathways realigned under the guidance of a Harvard behavioural(...)

Daniel Philbin-Bowman, Angus Ridgway and Tal Ben-Shahar of PotentiaLife.  Photograph: Joanne O’Brien

In the marbled lobby of a five-star hotel in London, business men and women bustle through arranging meetings, scanning digital devices and – (...)

Buckingham Palace has denied allegations by a woman who said in Florida court documents that she was forced as a minor to have sex with Britain’s Prince Andrew and other high-profile figures linked to a wealthy US businessman.   File Photograph: Ian Gavan/Getty Images

Buckingham Palace has denied allegations by a woman who said in Florida court documents that she was forced as a minor to have sex with Britain’s Prin(...)

The Sensory Ethnography Lab at Harvard University doesn’t sound like the most obvious source of ground-breaking cinema to rattle senses and confoun(...)

Survival rates for blood cancer have doubled in Ireland in the past five years. Photograph: Getty Images

When Gerry, a man in his early 40s, stopped responding to blood-cancer therapy, Prof Peter O’Gorman knew that his patient had reached the end of the l(...)

 US president Barack Obama and Chinese president Xi Jinping at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on Wednesday. Photograph: How Hwee Young/EPA

Surprise, even shock, greeted the announcement this week that China and the United States had agreed to strengthen their co-operation on cutting green(...)

 Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella. Mr Nadella yesterday suggested  that women who do not ask for more money from their employers would be rewarded in the long run when their good work was recognised. Photo: Getty Images

If you are a man speaking at a conference celebrating women in computing, it is probably all right to flatter the largely female audience members by t(...)