“Engaging in technology separate to a partner while in the presence of them encourages a disconnection rather than a connection,” according to Prof Christina Leggett.  Photograph: Getty Images

Sound the alarm: the good old-fashioned relationship is under attack from technology. That seems to be the message from a growing body of psychology r(...)

A grasshopper burger: the UN has been encouraging the use of insects in food, highlighting their nutritional value and affordability. Photograph: Karen Bleier/AFP/Getty

It’s always fun to imagine what we might be eating in the future. Will we sit down to meat that has been grown in a lab? Will there will be a bowl (...)

By the end of this year, college friends Matt Pohlson and Ryan Cummins will have raised almost $20 million for charities in two years.

When 2014 comes to a close, college friends Ryan Cummins and Matt Pohlson will have raised almost $20 million for charities in two years.Their start-u(...)

Detail from Night Time in LA by Patrick Morrison. Photograph: Ciaran Connelly

As part of this year’s Imagine Arts Festival, Greyfriars Gallery in Waterford celebrates the work of the late Patrick Morrison with a small retrosp(...)

 Oliver Daniels,  CEO, Insight Centre for Data Analytics.  Photograph: Aengus McMahon
No limit for data centre

Science Foundation Ireland’s €75 million data analytics research centre has the potential to become a global brand and the Google of Big Data, accord(...)

Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer is stepping down from the company’s board of directors to focus on his new ownership of the LA Clippers of the NBA. (Photograph: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Steve Ballmer has resigned from Microsoft’s board, eight months after his departure as chief executive officer, ending more than three decades of dire(...)

The debate about organically produced food versus chemically produced food never goes away. The two sides seem irreconcilably opposed and the debate r(...)

K Flay: Life as a Dog

Kristine Flaherty isn’t the first musician to find herself fed up with record industry shenanigans and machinations. Instead of fuming and stomping(...)

Wayne Shorter: ‘If there’s a lot of praise, where are the record sales?’ Photograph: Keith Tsuji/Getty

For Wayne Shorter, the past is not just another country, it’s a distant galaxy. Only now matters. It’s what you would expect from an iconic jazz music(...)

Prof Martyn Pemble of the Tyndall National Institute in Cork. Photograph: Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision

Researchers at Tyndall National Institute, Cork, are collaborating with scientists from the US and Northern Ireland in a Science Foundation Ireland-s(...)