“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 been s(...)

Some minds improve by travel, wrote the poet and humorist, Thomas Hood: others, rather, resemble copper wire, or brass, which get the narrower by goin(...)

Only scientists could make a blob of bitumen sound interesting. And don’t knock this world record-breaking achievement until you have watched the vide(...)

 Lions duo Tom Court and  Justin Tipuric in action against the Melbourne Rebels yesterday. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Tom Court has his new favourite number now. It’s 806. It’s his Lions number. Having only arrived last Friday on a family holiday in his native Brisban(...)