“Kids who can’t learn arithmetic are regarded as being stupid. But they’re not – they’ve got this rather selective deficit,” says Brian Butterworth, professor of cognitive neuropsychology at University College London.

Do you find it impossible to calculate tips in restaurants? Does the prospect of calculating how many tiles you need for your kitchen fill your with d(...)

Almost a third of people over 50 surveyed took more than the recommended 14 units per week. Photograph: Getty Images

High levels of over-drinking, smoking and a lack of exercise have been pinpointed as problems among the over-50s in the first major study of ageing in(...)

“The last thing we need is a new bone of contention between our people.” Photograph: iStock

Brexit will cause more division in Northern Ireland and hamper relations with the Republic, a new study has warned. The research by Queen’s Universit(...)

Naked Bacon,  made without cancer-causing nitrites, has been developed by Finnebrogue Artisan in Northern Ireland.

An Irish food-processing company has produced what it claims to be the first rasher in Ireland without nitrite preservatives, which have been linked t(...)

Northern Irish researchers   have found   many children are suffering from dyscalculia. Photograph: iStock

Researchers in Northern Ireland have found that many children are suffering from an undiagnosed developmental condition which affects their ability to(...)

The Research Institute in Secure Hardware and Embedded Systems at Queen’s University is one of four linked cybersecurity institutes in the UK.

Prof Maire O’Neill is a Queen’s University, Belfast cybersecurity expert who knows that even something as innocent as a toy doll can be corrupted by (...)

‘Heavy alcohol intake from the ages of 15 from 19 was not associated with overall prostate cancer in later life.’ Photograph: Getty Images

Men who have been drinking alcohol since their mid- to late-teens could have an increased chance of developing aggressive prostate cancer in later lif(...)

George Mitchell calls on political leaders in Northern Ireland to demonstrate courage and resolve to end the political logjam. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA

It would be an “immense tragedy” if the political process were to fail 20 years after the Belfast Agreement, former US Senator George Mitchell warned (...)

Women draw tickets during the Irish Hospitals Sweep Hurdle draw (sweepstakes) at Ballsbridge in Dublin in January 1986.Photograph: Paddy Whelan

Margaret Thatcher told Peter Mandelson “you can’t trust the Irish; they’re all liars”. That was a bit harsh, maybe. But we’re certainly not above the (...)

St Malachy’s seminary in Belfast is to close after 185 years.

St Malachy’s seminary in Belfast, which trained priests mainly for the Down and Connor diocese, is to close after 185 years. From September next its(...)

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