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Former US vice-president Joe Biden at a reception for the launch of the Cambridge History of Ireland at the Irish ambassador’s residence in Washington on Monday night. Photograph: Marty Katz

Former vice-president Joe Biden has praised the role played by immigration in the emergence of modern America, in a speech at the residence of the Iri(...)

 American molecular biologist and  co-discoverer of the structure of DNA James Watson: Trump has not been good for science. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

It is clear that the pursuit of greatness has driven James Watson throughout his remarkable life. It was an essential motivator in his part in the di(...)

Prof Jeffrey Ullman: “It’s not really a new phenomenon that people try to influence other people, and do that often by trying to know about them. It’s just become easier to do what people have been trying to do all along.”

Our relatively recent and rapid transformation into a data-driven, data-devouring society comes as no big surprise to Jeffrey Ullman, a pioneering fig(...)

Ella Rasmussen’s doctors started to prod her about children when she turned 30. She was single, suffered from endometriosis, and contemplated a hyster(...)

Artificial intelligence has the potential to improve both compliance and the accuracy of retinal imaging, Microsoft’s chief medical officer Dr Simon Kos says.

In Ireland 6.5 per cent of adults aged between 20 and 79 live with diabetes. Unfortunately, the condition is the leading cause of blindness among adul(...)

Some companies, such as Facebook say they will offer users internationally the same privacy controls they will give to EU citizens under GDPR. Photograph:  Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP/Getty Images

When it comes to laws that directly impact how citizens engage with technology – and vice versa – California regularly sets national, even internation(...)

German chancellor Angela Merkel (R) at the beginning of a coalition summit at the Chancellery in Berlin.

European shares gained on Tuesday after German chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservatives settled a row over migration and eased some anxieties of inves(...)

On the “dark web”, user credentials are traded by the million; your personal information might be worth only a few pennies at best. Photograph: Photothek via Getty Images

In February 2012 there was a metaphorical explosion in online privacy. A Singapore-based blogger discovered that social-networking app Path had a dram(...)

Facebook CTO Mike Schroepfer. Photograph: Bloomberg

Facebook has developed a “much sharper and more pessimistic view” of all the bad things that can happen on the social network since the Cambridge Anal(...)

Facebook: Mark Zuckerberg “is still only a kid”, says Alan Rusbridger. “How could he possibly understand what it is that he’s launched?” Photograph: Dado Ruvic/Reuters

Governments should avoid heavy-handed regulation of Facebook, Google and other social-media giants as a response to recent scandals about how their pl(...)

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