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:
Reuters

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(...)

Randall Truman got his 15 minutes of fame in early 1980. A long-term resident on Mount St. Helens in Washington State, Truman (83) scoffed when author(...)

Research found that taking omega-3 was associated with a 44 per cent greater chance of developing low-grade prostate cancer.

A supplement taken by millions for its health benefits may help to trigger aggressive and lethal prostate cancer, research has shown.Omega-3 fatty aci(...)

Honours are being showered upon Garret FitzGerald. Nearly four decades after he graduated from UCD medical school, the Dublin-born research clinician (...)