Dr Michael Keane preparing to test Sarah Monaghan in the DCU Healthy Living Centre. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Zara Lynch was “always very headstrong”. Her mother, Michelle, says she was the child who would blurt out answers in class without being asked, would(...)

The Ohio State University band performs on the field before the college football playoff national championship game at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas last January. Photo: Jamie Squire/Getty

To grasp the sporting and cultural significance of the Ohio State University marching band, it’s best to revisit the Saturday afternoon in October,(...)

Children whose parents described them as “more special than other children” and as kids who “deserve something extra in life” were more likely to score higher on tests of narcissism than peers who were not lauded in this way.

Children who are told they are special by their parents are more likely to become narcissists, according to a study that aimed to uncover the origins (...)

Imagine, as a surgeon or medical student, being able to walk around inside an immersive three-dimensional simulation of a beating heart.You could inse(...)

According to whoever writes the internet, the term “hangry” – hungry and angry – was coined in 2005. Well, whoever writes the internet didn’t grow (...)

The collapse of large parts of the ice sheet in West Antarctica appears to have begun and is almost certainly unstoppable, with global warming accelerating the pace of the melting, two groups of scientists reported today.  File photograph:

The collapse of large parts of the ice sheet in West Antarctica appears to have begun and is almost certainly unstoppable, with global warming acceler(...)

Clayton Lockett (left) was declated dead 43 minutes after the  injection was administered. Charles Warner was due to be executed two hours after Lockett but has been granted a temporary reprieve. Photograph: Reuters/Oklahoma Department of Corrections/Handout

The latest botched execution in the United States, the second in four months involving a new cocktail of killer drugs, has death penalty opponents pre(...)

Dennis McGuire, a murderer and rapist, was executed with an untested combination of drugs by the state of Ohio on January 16th. Photograph: Ohio department of rehabilitation and corrections via the New York Times

America Letter: Ohio’s execution of convicted murderer Dennis McGuire earlier this month with a new two-drug experimental concoction has stirred up(...)

Line-dancing in Nashville, Tennessee. Photograph: Rick Diamond/Getty Images

We almost never walk sideways over long distances, preferring to face forward. Researchers at Ohio State University have given this issue a lot of tho(...)

A cat exhibition in Kyrgyzstan last year. Photograph: Vyacheslav Oseledko/AFP/Getty Images

Cats have been hanging around with humans for quite a while. Evidence from Cyprus suggests that a human and wildcat were buried together more than 9,0(...)