The El Salt archeological site, a known site of Neanderthal occupation in southern Spain that dates back 50,000 years. Fossilised faecal matter found at the site indicates to scientists that Neanderthals may have been ominivores rather than carnivores, as previously thought. Photograph: Ainara Sistiaga/Handout via Reuters

The discovery of the oldest known human faeces is offering valuable scientific insight into the life of Neanderthals who lived in Spain some 50,000 ye(...)

Prof Dan Breznitz has studied innovation growth economies such as Taiwan, Israel and China. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Prof Dan Breznitz must number among the most internationally eclectic members of Ireland’s broadly defined diaspora.The Israeli native came to reside (...)

An early version of Google’s experimental electric-powered self-driving car.

Humans might be the one problem Google cannot solve. For the past four years, Google has been working on self-driving cars with a mechanism to retu(...)

Taking shape: the Skolkovo Innovation Centre on the outskirts of Moscow which Russian President Vladimir Putin  points to as an example of how Russia is diversifying its economy away from energy. Photograph: Maxim Shemetov/Reuters

Students at Moscow’s new science-focused university crowded into a lecture theatre outside the capital earlier this month to hear Canadian-born Nobel (...)

Boston Fire Department honor guards (R) relieve Cambridge Police honor guards at the site of one of the two bomb blasts on the one-year anniversary of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings in Boston, Massachusetts. Photograph: Dominick Reuter /Reuters

Boston began its memorials of last year’s marathon bombing attack, which killed three people and injured 264, on a quiet note today, with mayor(...)

Oscar winner: Wilde is ranked World’s No 1 Irishman. Photograph: Eric Luke

Who is the most famous Irish person who has ever lived? Or the most famous Irish person alive? We’ll come to an answer in a few paragraphs, bec(...)

With one rub of his lamp, Aladdin could command an intelligent being able to fulfil all desires. His genie was a spirit. But the dream of powerful and(...)

Dr Eoin Whelan recommends using an organisational network analysis to give a visual representation of how information flows around in an organisation

What makes some organisations innovative and others not? Why do companies such as Intel and Proctor & Gamble seemingly have conveyor belts of inno(...)

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev photographed just before his arrest with a sniper’s laser sight trained on his head as he surrenders to authorities on April 19th following a massive manhunt in this handout photo provided courtesy of Massachusetts State Police Sergeant Sean Murphy and Boston Magazine. Photograph: Sgt Sean Murphy/Boston Magazine/Reuters

Accused Boston marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was badly injured when taken into custody by US federal agents in April, with multiple gunshot wounds(...)

When Dropbox’s Johann Butting, European head of operations and online sales for the San Francisco company, announced last month that Dropbox would sta(...)