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‘We should be able to choose with whom our information is shared’. Photograph: iStock

Google’s search facility has transformed our lives. Whether it’s the times of shows at your local cinema or academic research via Google Scholar, inf(...)

Archaeologists removing the breast plate of Captain Matthew Flinders in St. James’s burial ground, Euston. Photograph: HS2 Ltd/PA

Archaeologists excavating a burial ground for the new High Speed rail project say they have found the remains of a Royal Navy explorer who led the fir(...)

Britain’s Prince William listens to Sir David Attenborough during a session at the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. Photograph: Markus Schreiber/AP Photo

British naturalist and veteran broadcaster David Attenborough warned global leaders at the World Economic Forum (WEF) on Tuesday that humans risk dama(...)

Student Cian Gleeson addresses the house at a Coláiste Iognáid debate. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

It’s the era of intellectual tribalism, echo chambers and opinions driven by the Pavlovian response to social media “likes”. So how do you nurture ind(...)

Dr Deirdre Murray: “I am extremely lucky to be doing a job that I love, answering important questions about children’s health. What could be better?” Photograph: Darragh Kane

A lot of parents and babies take part in your studies in Cork. What have you been researching? “One of the great things about being a researcher in Ir(...)

Srinivasa Ramanujan, one of the most brilliant mathematicians of the last century, wrote unsolicited letters to three leading mathematicians at Cambridge

Do amateurs ever solve outstanding mathematical problems? Professional mathematicians are aware that almost every new idea they have about a mathemati(...)

Aerial view of Trinity College Dublin: Many people in Dublin have never set foot inside its walls. Photograph: TCD

For hundreds of years, Trinity College Dublin has appeared to many Dubliners as an imposing, high-walled institution they dared not enter. “I’ve spok(...)

Apple has recruited Sandy Parakilas to work in its privacy team as a product manager. Photograph: Reuters

A former Facebook employee who became one of the social network’s most prominent critics has been recruited by Apple. Sandy Parakilas monitored soft(...)

Former youth football coach and scout Michael ‘Kit’ Carson. File photograph: Joe Giddens/PA Wire

A former youth football coach and scout was found dead in a single-vehicle car crash on the day he was due to go on trial accused of the historical se(...)

 A Nativity stained glass scene at the Abbey Stained Glass Studios in Dublin. Photograph: Alan Betson

At carol services in cathedrals and churches across these islands, the celebration of Christmas Eve truly begins with the well-loved carol ‘Once in Ro(...)

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