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Brexit troubles didn’t  have a consistent impact on Irish shares on Friday. Photograph: Toby Melville/Reuters

Brexit uncertainty failed to trouble the Republic’s main share index on Friday while other European indices gained primarily due to signs of progress (...)

US stocks joined a global advance in equities sparked by China’s renewed commitment to stimulus. Photograph: Bloomberg

Stocks rose amid positive signs on US-China trade talks and improved sentiment following the UK’s decision to request a delay on its exit from the Eur(...)

When Nasa needed help for their moon mission they came to Dublin looking for Denis O’Sullivan. Photograph: Eric Luke

I have often wondered why people here seem to be so indifferent about the accomplishments made on a regular basis by the many fine scientists we have (...)

A firefighter lights backfires during the Carr Fire in Redding, California, in July 2018.  November’s Camp and Woolsey fires in the state resulted in dozens of deaths and cost tens of millions of dollars in property damage. Photograph: Josh Edelson/AFP/Getty Images

Douglas Mac Donald has lived in the Alpine Oaks Estate mobile home park for the past 10 years. At about 11am on July 6th last year, in the midst of a (...)

Kwanghi Chan and Kevin Hui. Photograph: Kate Packwood

Growing up in America in the 1980s, I longed to be Molly Ringwald. At 41, I am at home with being Chinese. My mother, who was born in Taiwan but grew (...)

Minister for Health Simon Harris  described as ‘extraordinarily concerning and disturbing’ the thought that ‘anyone’s patient details could be leaked’ Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Minister for Health Simon Harris has ordered the Health Service Executive to investigate an alleged breach of patient information in relation to a wom(...)

An iceberg floats in a fjord near the town of Tasiilaq, Greenland last year. Greenland’s ice is now melting faster than scientists previously thought, a recent study shows. File photograph: Lucas Jackson/Reuters

A new analysis shows that while Earth was slightly cooler last year than the previous few years, it was still the fourth warmest year on record. With(...)

Share traders start their systems for  a trading session in Frankfurt, Germany. Photograph: Reuters/Kai Pfaffenbach

Concern over China’s economic outlook and global trade left major world stock indexes little changed on Thursday, while an end to the latest chapter i(...)

Stan & Ollie follows the comedians’ final years. How closely does it match the reality?

Young people using Yubo – a social network dubbed “Tinder for teens” – may be jeopardising their privacy and leaving themselves at risk , according to(...)

UC Berkeley-based Greater Good Science Centre carries out research on what it means to live a happier life

Now that you’re feeling decidedly more relaxed and ethical, it’s time to get happy . . . through science. The UC Berkeley-based Greater Good Science C(...)

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