Microsoft’s general counsel Brad Smith: “Ultimately it’s about trust.”

Some of the world’s largest technology companies, including Apple and Amazon are supporting Microsoft in a dispute with the US Government over access (...)

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(...)

The collapse of large parts of the ice sheet in West Antarctica appears to have begun and is almost certainly unstoppable, with global warming accelerating the pace of the melting, two groups of scientists reported today.  File photograph:
Reuters

The collapse of large parts of the ice sheet in West Antarctica appears to have begun and is almost certainly unstoppable, with global warming acceler(...)

Prof Marsha Linehan, University of Washington, Kathleen Lynch, Minister for State with responsibility for Mental Health, and Daniel Flynn, Cork Mental Health Services.

A new programme is being rolled out across the country to teach people who are severely suicidal and who repeatedly self-harm that there is a l(...)

Women in lower income brackets in the North are more likely to avail of screening programmes for cervical cancer than their counterparts in the Republ(...)

Jeri Lacks Whye, one of Henrietta Lacks’s grandchildren, with her two daughters, Jabrea (9) left, and Aiyana, (12). Photograph: Monica Lopossay/New York Times

Henrietta Lacks was only 31 when she died of cervical cancer in 1951 in a Baltimore hospital. Not long before her death, doctors removed some of her t(...)

Natural disasters such as meteorite impacts or volcanoes have devastated life on Earth. But shifting oxygen levels have also had critical – yet overlo(...)

An artist’s impression of the view from one of planets orbiting the star Gliese 667C. The planet’s sun can be seen together with two more distant stars in the triple system. To the left, one of the other newly discovered planets appears as a crescent. Photograph: ESO/M. Kornmesser/PA Wire

Scientists say a nearby solar system is packed with up to seven planets including three “super-Earths” that may be capable of supporting life.The plan(...)

How our modern diet and lifestyle – and indeed many accepted medical, pharmaceutical and food industry practices – damage our health is what ex(...)