Emergency services at the scene of the shooting near the University of California in Santa Barbara, California.

At least seven people including the suspect died after a lone gunman sprayed gunfire from a car in a drive-by shooting near a college campus in the (...)

Penny Ice Cap outlet glacier on Baffin Island which shows ‘rivers’ of ice as they flow towards the sea. Photograph:  Michael Studinger/Nasa

What’s with all the talk about ice melting at the poles and rising sea levels? Is there something new going on? It all has to do with melting glaciers(...)

A customer puffs on an e-cigarette at the Henley Vaporium in New York City. Photograph: Mike Segar/Reuters

The Health Services Executive is to ban the use of electronic cigarettes in all health service facilities from next month. The decision w(...)

A man on our road emerged at the start of January to pound the pavements in a stylish new tracksuit. He was overweight but at least he managed (...)

Psychologist Martin Seligman defines three components of happiness: pleasure, engagement (depth of involvement with one’s family, work, romance, hobbies); and meaning (using personal strengths to serve some larger end). Photograph: Getty Images

‘Mental health should be more than the absence of mental illness. It should be a vibrant and muscular fitness of the human mind and spirit.” So(...)

Private corporate investment in academic research has more of an impact and produces more downstream gains than state investment, accord(...)

Internet criminals, security experts say, are attracted to bitcoin because of its stratospheric rise in value. Photograph: Jim Urquhart/Reuters

Criminals may already have made off with up to $500 million worth of bitcoins since the virtual currency launched in 2009 - and you can double (...)

File photograph of people suffering from HIV/AIDS holding candles for   World AIDS Day. Photograph:Rupak De Chowdhuri /Reuters

When scientists made the stunning announcement last year that a baby born with HIV had apparently been cured through aggressive drug treatment (...)

Oneview CEO James Fitter and founder Mark McCloskey. Photo: Peter Moloney

Irish software group Oneview Healthcare has won a contract to supply three new hospitals in California. UCFSF Medical Centre, part of th(...)

Paracetamol is widely used during pregnancy and has long been considered to be completely safe. Photograph: PA Wire

Women who take acetaminophen (paracetamol) during pregnancy may be putting their children at increased risk of developing behavioural problems,(...)