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The newly discovered early whale Peregocetus, which lived about 43 million years ago, is pictured along the rocky shore of the southeastern Pacific in this undated artistic reconstruction obtained  The tail fluke is hypothetical. Photograph: Alberto Gennari/Handout via Reuters

Scientists have unearthed fossils in a coastal desert of southern Peru of a four-legged whale that thrived both in the sea and on land about 43 millio(...)

Markforged produces machines that print high-strength materials such as carbon fibre and MIM metals.

Industrial 3D printer manufacturer Markforged is opening its first European headquarters in Dublin, creating 100 new jobs over the next three years. (...)

Erickson da Silva (26), aka MC Rey, in his room in Bissau. “We’re in a country where the leaders are out for themselves,” he says. “But we’re looking out for each other.” Photograph: Lorraine Mallinder

For many young men in Mindará, a favela in the heart of Bissau, life revolves round a yellow “Bwinners” machine used to place football bets. They gath(...)

 Abdelaziz Bouteflika, who resigned as Algeria’s president on Tuesday after weeks of mass protests against his 20-year rule. Photograph: Mohamed Messara

Algeria’s president Abdelaziz Bouteflika resigned on Tuesday, succumbing to a groundswell of public pressure after weeks of mass protests against his (...)

Br Peter Mokaya Tabichi (36), a maths and physics teacher at Keriko Secondary School in Pwani village in his native Kenya, has won the Varkey Foundation 2019 Global Teacher of the Year Award.

A Franciscan Brother, whose motherhouse is at Mountbellew in Co Galway, has won the 2019 Global Teacher of the Year Award. Br Peter Mokaya Tabichi ((...)

Medical devices including drug coated stents may not be available in the Republic if the UK crashes out of the EU. Photograph: iStock

As much as 40 per cent of medical devices used in the Republic will not be accessible in the event of a no-deal Brexit because authorised bodies in th(...)

View of Ceuta from the city’s centre. Photograph: Guy Hedgecoe

In Ceuta’s bustling commercial centre, large panels on the pavement advertise the fact that the local Burger King’s meals contain halal meat. This mee(...)

 Josephine O’Reilly, from Dún Laoghaire, protesting at Rehab with the campaign group Justice for Polio Survivors in 2018. Photograph: Andres Poveda

“Polio” was a word that struck dread into the hearts of Irish parents during the 1940s and 1950s. Until the invention of a vaccine, the epidemic could(...)

The El Tarajal border point between Ceuta and Morocco. Photograph: Guy Hedgecoe

Mohamed arrived in Ceuta only a few weeks ago and since then he has tried to stow away on trucks and lorries boarding ferries for the Spanish mainland(...)

Colm Kelleher: will remain a senior adviser to Morgan Stanley

Irish man Colm Kelleher, the second-most-senior executive at Morgan Stanley, is retiring at the end of June, setting the scene for a lengthy contest b(...)

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