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 Donald Trump ordered his first travel ban just a week after taking office in January 2017, prompting widespread chaos and protests at airports and in cities across the US. File photograph: Timothy A Clary/AFP/Getty Images

President Donald Trump hailed a decision by the US supreme court on Tuesday to uphold his controversial travel ban, claiming a “vindication” of his im(...)

Trinity College botanist Prof John Parnell with the stump of the Oregon Maple Tree which died last week in the college. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Stress is the probable cause of death of the majestic 170-year-old Oregon Maple tree, which “catastrophically and unexpectedly” collapsed last Saturda(...)

Captain of his own ship in Hawaii - Eamon Guilfoyle

Working Abroad Q&A: Each week, Irish Times Abroad meets an Irish person working in an interesting job overseas. This week, Eamon Guilfoyle from Ki(...)

Grace Doyle surfing a wave. “Surf competitions are about luck as well as skill. I’ve been unlucky sometimes in heats where just a few waves come through”

School’s out for summer, and for one mathematics teacher the last bell means time to concentrate on preparing for the World Surfing Games in September(...)

Habitat Gimlet Media Lynn Levey, formerly of Radiolab, hosts and produces this nonfiction podcast – which feels like excellent fiction. When I initi(...)

Lava continues to overrun Hookupu Street in Pahoa, Hawaii. The  Kilauea volcano has destroyed homes and spewed lava hundreds of feet into the air. Photograph:Jamm Aquino/Honolulu Star-Advertiser via AP

Emergency crews were poised to evacuate more people on Tuesday as fissures kept spreading from Hawaii’s erupting Kilauea volcano, five days after it s(...)

Lava is seen coming from a fissure in Leilani Estates subdivision on Hawaii’s Big Island on Friday. Photograph: Frederic J Brown/AFP/Getty Images

Fresh volcanic eruptions after a series of tremors on the southern end of the island of Hawaii have left residents displaced and frightened as authori(...)

Flight plan: the geodesic arcs – one northerly, one southerly – show the shortest routes between Singapore and Quito. They are shorter than the line of the equator between the two points as Earth is not a perfect sphere

Geodesy is the study of Earth’s shape and size, and of variations in its gravitational field. Earth was originally believed to be flat, but many clues(...)

Conor McGregor during the weigh-In  last August in Las Vegas for the  Mayweather fight. Photograph: Derek Hogan/Inpho

On Monday night, the person Dana White dubbed “the UFC’s biggest star ever” was thrown through a table by Stephanie McMahon at WWE Raw. Just 16 months(...)

 The cyberattacks, beginning in at least 2013, pilfered more than 31 terabytes of academic data and intellectual property from 144 US universities and 176 universities in 21 other countries, the US Department of Justice said. Photograph: iStockphoto

The US on Friday announced sanctions against nine Iranians and an Iranian company for attempting to hack into hundreds of universities worldwide, incl(...)

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