HubSpot is to officially open its new offices at One Dockland Central, formerly the Commerzbank House office block in the IFSC.

HubSpot, the US-headquartered company behind a popular software platform for inbound marketing, is to create 320 jobs in Dublin over the next three ye(...)

Seed CX of Chicago has applied to a US regulator to become a trading venue for financial contracts on industrial hemp, the marijuana cousin found in such products as fabric, shampoo, plastics, building materials and food.

The cannabis plant’s unsteady transformation from outlaw weed to mainstream commodity is poised for another step forward as entrepreneurs lay plans to(...)

Gill Pratt, recently appointed chief executive officer of Toyota Research Institute. He will be joined by James Kuffner, former head of Google’s robotics unit

Toyota has hired Google’s former head of robotics and a key executive in the search company’s driverless car efforts, as it predicted that robots coul(...)

A US air force strategic air command B-52 Stratofortress drops a string of 750-pound bombs over a coastal target in the Republic of Vietnam during the Vietnam War, in October 1965. Photograph: US air force via The New York Times

Glance down from the ageless expanse of blue sky into the cockpit of the US air force’s largest bomber, and the panorama is decidedly more dated – ba(...)

Astronomer Dr David Charbonneau, from the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics in the US, said: “Our ultimate goal is to find a twin Earth, but along the way we’ve found a twin Venus.” File photograph: Twitter

A Venus-like rocky planet 39 light years from Earth could provide astronomers with an early opportunity to study the atmosphere of a world outside our(...)

Ahmed Chalabi, the Iraqi politician who from exile helped persuade the United States to invade Iraq in 2003. Photograph: the New York Times

Ahmed Chalabi, chief proponent of US-enforced regime change in Iraq, died yesterday at the age of 71 in Baghdad, where he headed the Shia fundamentali(...)

UCD has dropped from 139 to 154 in the QS World University Rankings 2015/16

The latest international university rankings show another dip in standings for Irish third-level institutions. Trinity College Dublin is down f(...)

In a data set recording more than one million users’ credit card transactions for three months, researchers were able to identify 91 per cent of people’s identities. Photograph: REUTERS/Kacper Pempel/Files

In case you weren’t paranoid enough, this one will help: research conducted at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) has shown that just fou(...)

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (21) was found guilty of killing three people and injuring 264 in the April 15th, 2013, bombing on the Boston Marathon, as well as fatally shooting a police officer three days later. Photograph: EPA/FBI

Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev apologised at a Wednesday hearing to formally sentence him to death for the 2013 attack. “I am sorry for the (...)

Even the examiners themselves show unnecessary sloppiness with units; question 2(b)(ii) on the maths ordinary paper 1, about the volume of the earth, fails to mention the unit of volume. Photograph:Planet Observer/Universal Images Group via Getty Images.

Leaving Cert maths paper 1 is over. The higher level paper is by far the easiest on record. Strip away the applications and what’s left is on a par wi(...)