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The Muon g-2 ring at the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory in Batavia, Illinois, US, photographed in August 2017. The ring operates at minus 450 degrees Fahrenheit and studies the wobble of muons as they travel through the magnetic field. FIle photograph: Reidar Hahn/Fermilab/US Department of Energy/New York Times

There’s much hanging on the unpredicted wobble. Muons, heavier cousins of electrons, do not behave as predicted when shot through an intense magnetic (...)

In this image from video, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg testifies during a House Energy and Commerce Committee hearing at the US Capitol in Washington on THursday. Photograph: House Energy and Commerce Committee via AP

The CEOs of America’s biggest technology companies faced a grilling on Thursday from Congress about the January 6th insurrection at the Capitol, as pr(...)

Flutter is the Dublin-headquartered owner of Paddy Power and Betfair. File photograph: PA

Irish betting giant Flutter says it is “considering” listing a small number of shares in its US subsidiary Fanduel but has not made a decision at this(...)

A US federal judge in California has approved a $650m  settlement of a privacy lawsuit against Facebook. File photograph: Denis Charlet/AFP via Getty Images

A US federal judge in California has approved a $650 million (€538 million) settlement of a privacy lawsuit against Facebook for allegedly using photo(...)

Andrea Mulcahy gazes into her backyard outside her home in Ocala, Florida. Her  husband, Tim, who believed that he contracted the coronavirus from a co-worker, died in July  at the age of 52. Photograph: Zack Wittman/New York Times

A nation numbed by misery and loss is confronting a number that still has the power to shock: 500,000. Roughly one year since the first known death by(...)

Scottish first minister Nicola Sturgeon (centre) during a meeting at the Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh on Tuesday. Photograph: Russell Cheyne/PA Wire

Germany and Scotland have announced that their respective Covid-19 restrictions will remain in place until at least mid-February. As of Tuesday eveni(...)

US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Trump’s remaining time in office could be a horror show for America. File photograph: J Scott Applewhite/AP Photo/Bloomberg

Calls for President Donald Trump’s removal from office intensified on Thursday, as the fall-out from Wednesday’s attack by his supporters on the US Ca(...)

Andrew Day, chief executive of Keywords Studios, at South County Business Park, Leopardstown, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Dublin headquartered video games specialist Keywords Studios has agreed a deal to buy games development services provider High Voltage for up to $50 m(...)

Donald Trump: “They have to pay the ultimate price. They can’t do this. They can’t do this to our country.” Photograph: AFP via Getty Images

Donald Trump is not only provoking fury among opponents in his race to complete a spate of federal executions in his last weeks in office. He is also (...)

A Norwegian Air Boeing 737-800 landing at Riga International Airport in Latvia earlier this year. Aircraft manufacturer Boeing is bidding to stall the troubled airline’s $1 billion lawsuit against it while the Scandinavian carrier lines up a rescue attempt in the Irish courts. Photograph: EPA/TOMS KALNINS

Boeing is bidding to stall troubled airline Norwegian Air’s $1 billion lawsuit against the US aircraft manufacturer while the Scandinavian carrier lin(...)

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