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Former US first lady Lady Bird Johnson (polka-dot dress), her husband former president Lyndon B Johnson (dark suit) and former vice-president Spiro T Agnew (holding glass, far right)  at Kennedy Space Center, Florida, watching the launch of  Apollo 11  on its mission to carry out the first  manned lunar landing. Photograph: National Geographic/Getty Images

There has been a lot in the media over the past weeks as we close in like a moon lander on the 50th anniversary of the first touchdown by a human on t(...)

Astronaut Buzz Aldrin, lunar module pilot for Apollo 11, on the moon on July 21st,1969. Photograph: Neil Armstrong/Nasa/via Reuters

When Neil Armstrong set foot on the moon on July 21st, 1969, about 600 million people watched the culmination of a frenetic few years at Nasa, racing (...)

Patrick Scully, managing director and vice president of Oath. Photograph:   Dara Mac Donaill

US tech firm Oath plans to double its global users to 2 billion by 2020, with the Dublin-based European headquarters set to play a significant part in(...)

Let’s Eat Grandma: kindred spirits to the twins from The Shining

What: Comma-defying childhood friends Where: UK Why: Rosa Walton and Jenny Hollingworth first started making music together at the age of 13 and by (...)

Apollo 11 astronaut Dr Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin is coming to Cork to participate in a prestigious spaces studies programme. File photograph: Getty Images

He was there when Neil Armstrong uttered his immortal lines, “That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind” as he stepped on to the Moon.(...)

Nicolas Poussin – The Martyrdom of St Erasmus (detail)

Even by the standards of Christian martyrology, St Elmo, whose feast-day falls today, met a very grisly end. According to tradition, he had his stoma(...)

(L-R) Tyler  and Cameron Winklevoss compete in rowing while studying at Oxford Photograph:  Getty Images

Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss are no strangers to taking wild risks at the farthest reaches of the internet economy. In the early 2000s, the identical(...)

Smokey and the Bandit  was one of those 1970s films that dragged CB Radio into the mainstream

It can be easy to take our world for granted and to forget how much almost everything in it has changed in the past 20 years or so thanks to the rele(...)

 Ruth Negga is attracting a lot of buzz for his performance in the film ‘Loving’. Photograph: Getty

WHAT’S HOT? IFI Player Hours of Irish Film Archive footage on Eating lunch together A study tracking the lunch habits of software dev(...)

Waterford Institute of Technology’s course in heritage construction is a step towards job opportunities both in Ireland and abroad. Photograph Paddy Whelan

The rise and fall of the Irish construction industry may still be the stuff of nightmares for property developers and builders alike, but Waterford IT(...)

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