Reddit mascots are displayed at the company’s headquarters in San Francisco: Shutting down  forums dedicated to abusive content reduced the levels of hate on the popular online message board. Photograph: Reuters.

There are, and always have been, and probably always will be, trolls, scoundrels and reprobates on the internet. It is a problem that has vexed multi(...)

Coding kids, teens or adults can download a Matlab or Python simulator, write their own script, sign up for a Robotarium account, and upload their code for execution.

For a few weeks now, robots inside Georgia Institute of Technology’s Institute for Robotics and Intelligent Machines have been whizzing, flying and lu(...)

Selio co-founders Colm McGarvey and Dr Garrett Ryan: based in Trinity College Dublin, their  novel medical device will transform lung biopsy procedures by eliminating collapsed lungs.

The Irish medtech sector consistently punches above its weight. It helps that 19 of the top 25 global companies covering the field of medical devices,(...)

Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton is depicted as an angel, Republican candidate Donald Trump as a devil, with former vice-president Dick Cheney looking on, at a Halloween display in Georgia. Photograph: Erik S Lesser/EPA

“Imagine a bowl of red raspberries,” says Tom Houck in a gravelly voice, followed by a laugh, “and in the middle you have a real blue blueberry.” Th(...)

Jorge Portorreal from St Peter’s Prep School New Jersey enjoying the parade at Trinity College Dublin after they marched through Dublin as part of the American Football Showcase high school teams visit to Ireland. The high school  games will be played at Donnybrook Stadium on Friday. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

“I’m from Atlanta, Georgia; I’m here for Georgia Tech, ” said Anna Rowe during the American Football Showcase’s parade through Dublin yesterday. “Thi(...)

Uma Thurman in Pulp Fiction, which is showing in Dublin’s Sugar Club this weekend as part of its Tarantino Week

Many of us were left kicking ourselves when this year’s Electric Picnic tickets sold out within nine days of the first acts being announced. More than(...)

Heavy and persistent rain is set to fall all through Saturday. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Will the sun be shining this weekend for the last music festival of the summer and the final battle to see who will become the All-Ireland senior hurl(...)

Soylent founder Rob Rhinehart holds a bag of his food substitute powder. Photograph: Josh Edelson/AFP/Getty Images

The man who would replace food turns out to have quite an appetite. Rob Rhinehart, whose meal-substitute drink is a hit with Silicon Valley techies wh(...)

Valerie Casey, Sinead  O’Sullivan, Dee  Forbes,  Máire P  Walsh, Anita Sands, Anne-Marie Farrell

Anne-Marie Farrell Head of behavioural economics research Global SMB (small- and medium-sized business) marketing, Google Aft(...)

The Boston College Eagles celebrate a touchdown against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish in Boston last month. Photograph: Maddie Meyer/Getty Images

Most of us merely have lunch. Powerful business leaders have luncheons. The Boston College Chief Executives Club, a networking group that considers i(...)