Protesters against climate change pretending to be dead outside a Paris hotel last week where the International Petrol Summit was taking place.  Photograph:  EPA/ETIENNE LAURENT

It is hard to imagine there is anyone left who still questions climate change or that the altered weather patterns and global warming we are experienc(...)

The condoms do not lose any strength despite being 30 per cent thinner than existing products. Photograph: Pederk/E+/Getty

Scientists in Australia believe a spiky native grass can be used to make condoms “as thin as a human hair”. The condoms, which do not lose any streng(...)

Relatives of Chinese passengers of missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 speaks to a representative from Malaysia Airlines outside their office building in Beijing, China on Wednesday. Photograph: EPA

Technical experts in France will on Wednesday begin examining a plane part that almost certainly belonged to missing flight MH370, raising hopes that (...)

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How much are the oceans worth? About $24 trillion (€21.8 trillion). That’s according to marine scientist Ove Hoegh-Guldberg, director of the Univer(...)

A diabetes test: A new study found that type 1 diabetes is more dangerous for women than it is for men. Photograph: Getty Images/File photo

Type 1 diabetes is more dangerous for women than men, new research suggests.In a study published in The Lancet Diabetes and Endocrinology, researchers(...)

“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(...)

From left, a female Chinese bird spider; a female tube web spider; and a huntsman spider (Heteropoda venatoria). Photographs: Bastian Rast

Snakes, marine sponges, tree frogs, centipedes, spiders and deep-sea trenches: these are just some of the areas where scientists are hunting for ne(...)

NUI Maynooth  president Prof Philip Nolan (left), Dr Kerry Murphy-Healey of  Babson College (centre) and Prof Bob Lingard of the  University of Queensland at NUIM’s annual Education Forum on the theme of ‘Transforming Curricula: Empowering Learners’. Photograph: Keith Arkins.

The global focus on university league tables and comparative data between schools is having an “increasingly detrimental” effect on education, a confe(...)

‘In a pedestrian environment, inability to maintain a straight path would be likely to increase potential for collisions, trips and traffic accidents’

Walking while you read, email or text on a phone is something of a national sport – but how does tending to a phone affect how we move? Researchers in(...)

The numbers of children diagnosed with ADHD globally have “risen steeply over the last decade”

Children are being wrongly diagnosed with mild or moderate levels of attention-deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) because medical rules have bee(...)