Protesters outside Walter Palmer’s dental clinic  in Minnesota. Photograph: Adam Bettcher/Getty Images

The American dentist who killed Cecil the lion was a “foreign poacher” who paid for an illegal hunt and he should be extradited to Zimbabwe to face ju(...)

Cecil the lion wore a GPS collar, making it possible to trace his last movements. Photograph: Brian Orford/YouTube screengrab 0:43

Authorities in Zimbabwe are trying track down a hunter who allegedly paid park guides $50,000 (€45,000) for the chance to kill Cecil, one of Africa’s (...)

Immunocore, which was spun out of Oxford University in 2008, is developing novel T cell receptor (TCR) based therapies with the potential to treat a variety of cancers, viral infections and autoimmune diseases

Malin, the Irish-based company set up by a number of former Elan executives to invest in privately held life science assets, has invested $80 million (...)

Every time you use the  automatic checkout machine at the supermarket, you are essentially getting a flavour of how the future is going to look in a whole variety of industries. Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg via Getty Images

A few weeks ago, a tragic accident occurred at a Volkswagen factory in Baunatal, Germany. A 21-year-old contractor was installing a robot when its arm(...)

A photo taken from an Islamic State website shows its militants fighting in Iraq. Photograph:  via AP

National governments and global companies need to be more vigilant about the ways in which terrorists and criminals are increasingly using the interne(...)

In the US Alzheimer’s study, published by the American Academy of Neurology, blood samples were taken from 20 people who later developed Alzheimer’s. Photograph: PA

Rising levels of a naturally occurring protein in the brain could give up to a decade’s warning of Alzheimer’s disease, before memory problems have be(...)

The study into the predictability of the senior cycle exams found that the issue was “not very problematic” across six subjects investigated. Photograph: The Irish Times

Greater emphasis should be given in the Leaving Cert to assessing “higher order thinking skills”, an independent report has recommended. The study int(...)

A form of meditation could be as effective as anti-depressants at preventing people relapsing into depression, new research suggests.The study, led by(...)

Dr Mary Redmond, who has died aged 64, was a corporate lawyer, academic and founder of a number of charities, most notably the Irish Hospice Foundatio(...)

Research shows that feelings of loneliness increase risk of death by 26 per cent, lack of social connections increases risk of death by 29 per cent and living alone increases risk of death by 32 per cent. Photograph: Thinkstock

Take the case of a young man or woman who is a modest smoker, obese, takes no exercise and has no friends. What is the single most effective step that(...)