There is so much hype about diet and exercise that sensible adults want to go to bed and pull the duvet over their heads. Photograph: Thinkstock

January could be a lovely month with a stretch in the evenings and days an hour longer than at the winter solstice. However, there is so much hype abo(...)

Jürgen Klopp: “Going to Wembley is the best thing you can do in football.” Photograph:  Clive Mason/Getty Images

Jürgen Klopp has described a cup final appearance at Wembley as the “best thing you can do in football” but said the prospect of an all-Merseyside co(...)

Patricia Scanlon, founder of SoapBox Labs: collected voice samples from 9,000 children to underpin her technology

Learning to read is a huge step in every child’s development and most children get there sooner or later. But Patricia Scanlon, founder of SoapBox Lab(...)

Locked out: can a nation state demand data held in another state’s territory, circumventing treaties and agreements?

The fate of emails sitting in a Dublin-based computer server will soon be determined by a US court in a critical case that will shape – and perhaps en(...)

Attendees visit the The Oculus Gear VR Theater with 4D during the 2016 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. Photograph: Patrick T  Fallon/Bloomberg

In the past few days I’ve repaired a robot, driven a Rover across Mars and zapped objects with a laser gun. And I did it all while mostly standing aro(...)

Rachel B Glaser: she brings a scalpel to her story of creative women looking to find their feet in modern America

Getting new fiction off to a new year is a cracking debut novel from a talented young American writer. Rachel B Glaser’s Paulina and Fran is an astut(...)

Herbert Diess of Volkswagen  unveils the BUDD-e electric and connected car during a keynote address at CES

Remember when the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) was actually about things you could buy, put in your house and play music on? That’s how it all sta(...)

Clientelism and plutocracy are so embedded in the Greek political system that to change it would require heart and brain in the corridors of power. Photograph: Orestis Panagiotou

It wasn’t a merry Christmas in Greece and it won’t be a happy new year. Not for the 26 per cent unemployed (many of whom will be long-term unemployed(...)

Dublin diocesan priest Monsignor Paul Tighe (57) has been appointed a bishop and secretary of the Vatican’s Council for Culture by Pope Francis.

Dublin diocesan priest Monsignor Paul Tighe (57) has been appointed a bishop and secretary of the Vatican’s Council for Culture by Pope Francis. It (...)

Saoirse Ronan in Brooklyn: There is no significant British investment in Ronan’s frame. The BBC has not financed Michael Fassbender’s left leg

Relations have not always been sweet between the two largest islands in our archipelago. After a millennium of atrocity, outrage, and misunderstanding(...)