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‘Quietly emerging trend: the dream of a green Christmas and the notion of making the season more sustainable.’ Photorgraph: iStock

Happy Cyber Monday everybody! And belated happy Black Friday. Oh and is it time for the winter sales yet? While Christmas has long been a time of ov(...)

Neurologist Francisco Lopera in Medellín, who has been painstakingly collecting brains, birth and death records from one sprawling Colombian family to study Alzheimer’s. Photograph: Federico Rios/The New York Times

The woman’s genetic profile showed she would develop Alzheimer’s by the time she turned 50. She, like thousands of her relatives, going back generati(...)

Fiona Hyde on top of Mount Phousi in Luang Prabang, Laos. You can add that to the list of places she’s been

For me, one of the most surprising things about travelling is how boring some of the conversations you wind up having can be. With locals and fellow b(...)

Plenty of offers for all skiers, from beginners to pros.

Ski & Soul This winter season, Le Grand Bellevue, Gstaad, is set to introduce a new Ski & Soul package. Combining active outdoor mountain pur(...)

At 2400 metres above sea level in the southern part of Chile’s Atacama Desert, La Silla was ESO’s first observation site. Photograph: European Southern Observatory

Astronomers based in Ireland will soon be able to participate in frontier research in space, such as investigating the birth of stars and planets, as (...)

The Highland service, called the Deerstalker, is one of the best train journeys in Britain. After Glasgow, it goes past Loch Treig to the foot of Ben Nevis. From Fort William, the line continues to Mallaig, across the Glenfinnan viaduct – of Harry Potter fame

UK London to Fort William Duration: 419 miles/13hr Price (single): From £45/€51. The Caledonian Sleeper, one of Britain’s last sleeper services (the (...)

A while ago, I was standing at the office tea point when a colleague who had heard I was a runner asked me if I did ultramarathons – the term for any (...)

Santa Rita 120 Pinot Grigio Reserva Especial 2016, Central Valley Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Grigio are currently two of the most popular wh(...)

Patricia Guerra from Peru who moved to Ireland 8 years ago, photographed on the rooftop of her apartment. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Patricia Guerra’s hometown is known as the city of endless spring. Located between the towering peaks of the Peruvians Andes and the vast Amazon jungl(...)

A trip  to get your teeth into? Bran Castle, also known as Dracula’s Castle, in Transylvania. Photograph: Getty

NEWS Picture Romania: For a holiday with a creative twist, look to the new tour from Dublin Photography School and TDactive Holidays. The Transylvan(...)

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