Santa Rita 120 Pinot Grigio Reserva Especial 2016, Central Valley Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Grigio are currently two of the most popular wh(...)

Global Footprint Network: calculates how many planets we would need to sustain the lifestyles of different countries, groups and individuals

“Anyone who thinks that you can have infinite growth on a finite planet is either a madman or an economist” – David Attenborough. On August 2nd the(...)

First produced by Duncan’s of Edinburgh in 1910, the new caramel, vanilla and later mint-flavoured “Whips” will not feature the familiar walnut

Following shrinking Maltesers bags and Toblerones with bigger gaps, Nestlé has announced the “walnot whip”, launching the first nut-free versions of i(...)

 Opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez greets supporters from his home in Caracas, Venezuela, on July 8th. He was detained by security forces on Tuesday, after being previously jailed for inciting anti-government protests. Photograph: Miguel Gutierrez/EPA

Security forces in Venezuela seized two opposition leaders in early-morning raids on Tuesday, intensifying the grave political crisis in the oil-rich (...)

Police clashed with demonstrators who blocked roads and rallied against Sunday’s ballot. Photographer: Carlos Becerra/Bloomberg

Venezuela is facing international pariah status after most South American governments said that Sunday’s controversial election of a new constitutiona(...)

Students Oian MacMichael (left) and Luis Alberto Canizares walk through the I-LOFAR  in the grounds of Birr Castle in Co Offaly.  Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Birr Castle’s status as a world-class place for astronomy research has been restored with the opening of the Irish Low Frequency Array Radio Telescope(...)

Last gasp David Pendleton in It Comes at Night

“Who the hell is Trey Edward Shults?” Cultural commentators thumbing through the film selections for Cannes in 2015 wondered how an unknown Texan youn(...)

Karena and Kasey Te Awa Bird, New Zealand MasterChef winners, filming their food and travel show in Dublin on Tuesday

Karena and Kasey Te Awa Bird, joint-winners of MasterChef New Zealand 2014, are filming in Dublin today for the new series of their food and travel TV(...)

Rheagan Coffey from Texas with her husband Brad Eck and their children (left to right): Isaac, Patrick and Liesl. Photograph: Rheagan Coffey

As millions of Americans marinate their meat and lay out their fireworks in preparation for Tuesday’s annual July 4th celebrations, we spoke to some o(...)

This orange blob shows the Betelgeuse star which has a radius about  1,400 times larger than the sun’s

An international team of scientists led by an Irish astronomer has made the most detailed image of the surface of a star other than the sun. The achie(...)