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Sir Paul Nurse speaking after being awarded the inaugural George Sigerson award for ‘inspiring aspiring’ scientists by UCD Biological Society. Photograph: Aoife O’Sullivan

It’s not every day you meet a Nobel prizewinner, and members of UCD Biological Society were clearly excited to have English geneticist and cell biolog(...)

Members of the Trinity Walton Club.  Photograph:  Sharppix

Science can be messy and unpredictable. Sometimes the best of experiments don’t work, in spite of dedication and perseverance. On other occasions rese(...)

Alexander Nix, chief executive  of Cambridge Analytica, leaving  the company’s offices in London on Tuesday. He has been suspended. Photograph: Chris J Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

British MPs have called on Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg to come to Westminster to give evidence about the use of personal data by Cambridge Analyt(...)

Cambridge Analytica chief executive Alexander Nix: Britain’s data commissioner is seeking access to the company’s headquarters. Photograph: EPA

The Government has said that it will table an amendment to data protection legislation currently going through the Seanad which would prevent Ireland (...)

Whistleblower Christopher Wylie  who helped found the data firm Cambridge Analytica and worked there until 2014, in London, on March 12th, 2018. Photograph: Andrew Testa/The New York Times

Hilary Osborne takes a closer look at the company that has hit the headlines after it was revealed that 50 million Facebook profiles were harvested. (...)

Facebook: Mark Zuckerberg, the company’s chief executive. Photograph: Justin Sullivan/Getty

Mark Zuckerberg should appear before British MPs and “stop hiding behind his Facebook page”, a politician has said, after it was revealed a British da(...)

Daniel Lynch was rewarded for generous offer of clemency with a ticket for the the Grand Slam decider. Photograph: Frank McNally

Dubliner Daniel Lynch had been prepared to pay a very big price to see the game. He was standing outside Twickenham with a sign reading “One Ticket Re(...)

In 1999 Stephen Hawking made his way to Springfield for the episode They Saved Lisa’s Brain.

“This Oscar,” declared Eddie Redmayne, delirious , “belongs to all of those people around the world battling ALS. It belongs to one exceptional family(...)

Tara Westover was 17 years old before she ever set foot in a school classroom

Tara Westover was 17 years old before she ever set foot in a school classroom. Reared in isolation by a radical survivalist Mormon father on a mountai(...)

Matthew Falder, who was jailed at Birmingham Crown Court for 32 years after blackmailing victims into carrying out depraved sexual and physical acts. Photograph: National Crime Agency/PA Wire

One of Britain’s most prolific paedophiles, who blackmailed a string of vulnerable victims including a girl who was ordered to eat dog food, has been (...)

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