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A student robot strips to pay her way through college, Las Vegas. Photograph: Alex Wong/Getty Images.

Image of the week: Stripper robot It is with regret that we must confirm that while Planet Earth has had a good run, the human race has now entered i(...)

Capt Dara Fitzpatrick, who died along with her crewmates Capt Mark Duffy, Ciarán Smith and Paul Ormsby while on a search and rescue mission in March. Photograph: Cyril Byrne
Rest in peace ... They died in 2017
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  • December 28, 2017, 06:00

JANUARY 8 – Peter Sarstedt, English singer/songwriter – Where Do You Go To (My Lovely)? – age 75 9 – TK Whitaker, economist and former public servan(...)

Fats Domino performing in Paris in October 1962. When he toured he took 200 pairs of shoes and 30 suits on the road. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Out in his own uncategorisable stratosphere, the vocalist and pianist Fats Domino, who has died aged 89, sold astonishing quantities of records from t(...)

In a word . . . menial

Yes. Order has been restored. Ryan Tubridy is presenting The Ryan Tubridy Show on radio and The Late Late on TV. Sean O’Rourke is presenting The Sean (...)

“The Farthest” by Emer Reynolds: “I was obsessed with space as a child. I spent part of my childhood growing up on a farm in Tipperary with really dark skies overhead. I could see the Milky Way.”

In June 1977, four days after the death of Elvis, the first of two Voyager space probes were launched. More than 40 years later, Voyager 1 and 2 are s(...)

“The Farthest” by Emer Reynolds: “We wanted to speak to a general audience, not just super science geeks like myself.”   “The Farthest” by Emer Reynolds: “We wanted to speak to a general audience, not just super science geeks like myself.”

The late Carl Sagan was a bit of a ham. But he was our ham. He was a ham for humanism and logical thinking. At the end of Emer Reynolds’s splendid new(...)

Jack B Yeats, ‘From Portacloy to Rathlin O’Beirne’, at the Hunt Museum in Limerick

Ealaín National Gallery of Ireland, Dublin 2, July 23 nationalgallery.ie The newly refurbished National Gallery is being welcomed with love and ac(...)

Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band: a bad thing. Photograph: PA/PA Wire

There are less than two months to go before we reach the 50th anniversary of Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band. The race is on to pen the opening e(...)

The late rapper Tupac Shakur is honoured at the 32nd Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony in New York, US. Photograph: Lucas Jackson/Reuters

Late rapper Tupac Shakur and 1960s protest singer Joan Baez were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on Friday, on a night where nostalgia wa(...)

 Van Morrison with members of The Monarchs at Hollywood Yacht Club  on March 25th 2017, where he played with the band after a break of 54 years.

Few of those who turned up to last weekend’s charity gig at the Holywood Yacht Club outside Belfast expected to witness a piece of rock’n’roll history(...)

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