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Harold Kingston, Courtmacsherry, Cork. ‘I’m proud to be a farmer. I’ll use science to look after the land and make sure these cows are healthy.’ Photogaph: Donal O’ Leary

Cork dairy farmer Harold Kingston turned to social media in May to voice his anger about how farmers are often portrayed as destroying the environment(...)

Paul Wagstaff, senior agricultural adviser with Self Help Africa.

One of the more ominous indicators of climate change in sub-Saharan Africa has been the dramatic recent shifts in rainfall patterns. With rain-fed agr(...)

Tesla CEO Elon Musk (centre)  arriving  at US district court in Los Angeles. Photograph: Mark J Terrill/AP

Jurors were expected to begin deliberating in Los Angeles on Friday in the lawsuit brought against Elon Musk by a British cave explorer who says the T(...)

 Greg Schiano:  American football coach signed  an eight-year $32 million deal last weekend despite   Rutgers University’s athletics department  showing  a budget deficit of $192.2 million since 2012. Photograph:  Grant Halverson/Getty Images

Early last month, Rutgers University sat down with Greg Schiano to talk about returning as head grid-iron coach to the campus where he made his name n(...)

Navy and Notre Dame face off in a 2012 match in Dublin. Photograph: Alan Betson / THE IRISH TIMES

It’s 10am on game Saturday in a lecture hall in the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana. A select group of local fans of its iconic colleg(...)

Larry Nassar (right) with his defence lawyer Matt Newberg during the sentencing phase in Ingham County Circuit Court, Michigan, on January 24th, 2018. Photograph: Getty Images

They rose, one by one, to take the stand at a small courthouse in suburban Michigan. In a week-long sentencing hearing more than 150 women told their (...)

Houseflies carry hundreds of different species of harmful bacteria and may help to spread disease between humans, an international team of researchers(...)

Students at  Penn State. The university has  banned the Beta Theta Pi fraternity chapter following the death of Timothy Piazza. Photograph: John Greim/Getty Images

In August 2016 Jim Piazza and his wife Evelyn dropped off their two sons to Penn State University to start the new academic year. Six months later one(...)

Actor Cillian Murphy and Prof Pat Dolan, director of the Unesco Child and Family Research Centre at NUI Galway

Cillian Murphy has a recurring dream: he’s in his school uniform, sitting at a desk and in the thick of the Leaving Cert all over again. “There are k(...)

Liam Murphy, president Henkel UK& Ireland at the company’s facility in Tallaght.Photograph: Cyril Byrne / THE IRISH TIMES

A security guard explains why Henkel’s Irish headquarters mirror the entrance to Fort Knox. “There are at least 30,000 chemicals on site here,” says(...)

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