Debby Bezzina works on a pilot programme on intra-vehicle communication the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute in Ann Arbor. Pilot programme: Debby Bezzina. Photograph: Joshua Lott/New York Times

A driver moves along in traffic, the forward view blocked by a truck or a bend in the road. Suddenly, up ahead, someone slams on the brake. Tyres scre(...)

 It may surprise, but tech gurus are limiting the amount of screen time their children get. Photograph: Anders Andersson/Getty

When Steve Jobs was running Apple, he was known to call journalists to either pat them on the back for a recent article or, more often than not, expla(...)

Despite Americans’ love of pickups, the average fuel economy is improving

Sales of cars in the US, which were as ravaged by the financial storms of 2008-2013 as they where anywhere else, have lately climbed back to a healthy(...)

Blister packs of over-the-counter allergy medicines, manufactured by Perrigo. Perrigo agreed to buy Irish drug company Elan for $8.6 billion in 2013, thereby gaining a low-tax base for international expansion. Now it is being cited as a potential acquisition target for larger companies looking to pursue a similar strategy. Photograph: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

Dublin based drugmaker Perrigo may join Swiss based Actelion and UK-based medical device company Smith and Nephew as acquisition targets for US healt(...)

President Michael D Higgins salutes the UN’s decision to declare 2014 the International Year of Family Farming. Photograph:  Brian Lawless/PA Wire

President Michael D Higgins has criticised economic theories on land ownership in Africa that have “mesmerised high-ranking policymakers” including(...)

Some 58 per cent of consumers reported that the economy had improved, up from 49 per cent in April

A monthly gauge of US consumer sentiment fell in May as a gloomy view on income growth clouded an otherwise positive economic outlook, a survey releas(...)

Bounded by books: Ivan Klíma. Photograph: Tomas Krist/Isifa/Getty
The limits of dissent
  • Books
  • May 3, 2014, 01:00

On his second visit to Prague, in the spring of 1973, Philip Roth met several dissident writers, including Milan Kundera, Ivan Klíma, Ludvík Va(...)

US consumer sentiment rose in April to a nine-month high as views on current and near-term conditions surged, a survey released today showed. (...)

Consumer sentiment dipped modestly in early March, entirely due to reduced expectations for the future, a survey said today. The prelimin(...)

The London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine began the research into malaria and climate change  20 years ago. Photograph: PA

An international team of scientists has proven there is a direct link between climate change and the incidence of malaria. It shows that tens o(...)