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Port congestion at Felixstowe: Danish shipping giant Maersk has had to make ‘short-term structural changes’ to its network. Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

Image of the week: Up the yard Global shipping logistics is one of those complex, gargantuan fields of human endeavour that at several points in hist(...)

I’m a consumer who so far has had a fair to middling attitude to personal responsibility when it comes to climate change

Hands up, who’s bought something cheap and plastic in the past 12 months because it was handier than a more sustainable option? Hands up, who’s picked(...)

The logo of US social network Twitter displayed on the screen of a smartphone and a tablet

Twitter has admitted it amplifies more tweets from right-wing politicians and news outlets than content from left-wing sources, with the UK Conservati(...)

Facebook seems to be struggling to accurately count how many real users its services have. Photograph: Kimihiro Hoshino / AFP

For almost a decade, Facebook has fretted over an existential problem: it is failing to attract young users in the US. Internal documents show that t(...)

Selma Blair: ‘I’ll use the defence of a shtick when I feel like I’m faltering.’ Photograph: Magdalena Wosinska/The New York Times

Selma Blair could only talk for a half-hour in our first session. That was as long as she trusted her brain and her body to co-operate – any longer an(...)

Trinity College Dublin. Photograph: Alan Betso.

Trinity College Dublin has defended its use of year-old pre-recorded lectures for students in some courses as an alternative to face-to-face teaching.(...)

From left to right: Wilco Nienaber, Sean Crocker, Min Woo Lee and Nicolai Hojgaard

Professionals usually take 10 to 15 minutes to complete a hole on a golf course but four European Tour players teamed up to break the Guinness World R(...)

Protesters march to the Dublin City Council offices in protest of the proposal to build a  hotel around the Cobblestone pub in Smithfield, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

A startling illustrated image circulated among some Irish users of Instagram last week. It depicted a heavy-set man in a chalk-striped business suit p(...)

The posts by Lorna Spaine appeared on her Instagram account. Photograph: iStock

Two complaints in relation to social media posts uploaded by influencer Lorna Spaine have been upheld by the Advertising Standards Authority for Irela(...)

Have fun at college. Join clubs and societies, and enjoy your independence. Photograph: iStock
The A-Z guide to college life

Access: College life may be easier if your family have gone before and if most of your friends are going. But for students from disadvantaged backgrou(...)

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