When we entered our internship, we were told to treat our patients in ways that we didn’t think were humane.

They say you should never meet your heroes. Well, I’m about to meet one of mine. Dr Stephen Bergman, aka Samuel Shem, the author of the classic medica(...)

Martin’s Life capitalised on generational misunderstandings on everything from Skinny Jeans to Game of Thrones, Skyping the Sister and the Rugby World Cup.

He came to prominence with his wickedly funny take on the marriage equality referendum but now the creator of Martin’s Life has been honoured for his (...)

Andrey Kostin (centre) , chief executive officer of VTB Bank PJSC, makes a telephone call between sessions during the World Economic Forum in Davos. Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

The world economy is precariously balanced between continued recovery and a third leg of the global financial crisis, according to leading economists (...)

Trinity College Dublin scientists have conducted a DNA genome analysis on remains from a Roman cemetery in York, England.

Irish-based geneticists have revealed the secret past of bodies buried in a cemetery dating back to Roman times in York, England. One of the surpris(...)

 Ancient architecture in Palmyra, Syria. Photograph: Sergey Ponomarev/The New York Times

Archaeologists have launched a hi-tech initiative to combat the destruction of ancient sites in the Middle East by Islamic State. Scientists at Oxford(...)

Big data has made it possible to measure employee performance more thoroughly, but be careful about how you deploy that data. Image: Michael Waraksa/The New York Times

Big data has made it possible to measure employee performance more thoroughly than ever before. However, two recent studies offer a warning: be car(...)

Denis Conway in The Gigli Concert. Photograph: Pat Redmond

JPW King is a mess. Alcoholic, dishevelled, adulterous, fraudulent and far from home, he cuts a pathetic figure as the only practising “dynamatolog(...)

From left, Deborah Treisman; Paul Muldoon; director of the Arts Council Orlaith McBride (not on the selection panel); Paula Meehan; Siobhán Parkinson; Juan Gabriel Vásquez; and Blake Morrison

‘We want a writer who will be a vehicle for the word,” says poet Paul Muldoon, chair of the selection panel for the Laureate for Irish Fiction, who(...)

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Photograph: Reuters/Brendan McDermid

While “buy low, sell high” is an investing adage, others caution against trying to catch a falling knife and recommend a “buy high, sell higher” appro(...)

 Uber may possibly end up justifying its huge valuation but the same “ubernomics” is being applied across the board, even though many start-ups will not succeed. (Photograph: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire)

The $41 billion valuation for the car-sharing service Uber may or may not be a bubblicious number, but it certainly shows that the venture capital ind(...)