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The tech industry has made only tepid efforts to combat an explosion of child sexual abuse imagery on the internet

When Kate’s 13-year-old son took up Minecraft and Fortnite, she did not worry. He played in a room where she could keep an eye on him. But about six (...)

Pope Francis in July approved the miracle needed for the archbishop’s beatification.

The planned beatification of the late Irish-American archbishop Fulton Sheen has been postponed amid concerns about his handling of clerical child-sex(...)

The Gran Sasso National Laboratory in Italy, the largest underground laboratory in the world devoted to neutrino and astroparticle physics. Photograph: Alberto Pizzoli/AFP/Getty Images

Although abstract in character, mathematics has concrete origins: the greatest advances have been inspired by the natural world. Recently, a new resul(...)

McDonald’s chief executive Steve Easterbrook has stepped down after violating company policy by engaging in a consensual relationship with an employee. Photograph: PA

McDonald’s fired chief executive Steve Easterbrook because he had a consensual relationship with an employee, losing the strategist who revived sales (...)

Det Garda Crotty agreed with defence barrister, Ray Boland, that Santiago had paid a huge price for his actions. Photograph: Google Street View

An American engineer who endangered people when he flung a fire extinguisher from a fifth-floor balcony on to the lobby of a city hotel has avoided a (...)

Documents released Wednesday show Boeing recognised internally that if a pilot took longer than 10 seconds to respond to a system failure, the consequences would be ‘catastrophic’

Boeing pushed to limit expensive training for pilots of its 737 Max aircraft, despite acknowledging that a failure of its anti-stall system could be “(...)

The Dakota access pipeline passes close to the northern boundary of the Standing Rock reservation and under the Missouri river, in the background. Photograph: Stephen Starr

It’s been three years since thousands of protesters, environmentalists and more than 95 Native American nations gathered in a field-turned-campsite on(...)

A portrait of William Desmond Taylor (1872-1922)  in 1917. Photograph: Albert Witzel/ Public Domain

Alfred Hitchcock once asserted that “When we tell a story in cinema, we should resort to dialogue only when it’s impossible to do otherwise”. Yet whil(...)

Jonathan Van Ness: ‘You’re never too broken to be fixed.’ Photograph: Isak Tiner/New York Times

Jonathan Van Ness was having a late breakfast at the Empire Diner, around the corner from his one-bedroom apartment in the Chelsea area of New York ci(...)

Anyone purchasing vaping liquid products while on holiday in the US or via mail order, is placing themselves in danger. Photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

As the number of deaths from a lung illness related to vaping in the United States reaches at least five and with about 450 people affected by the ill(...)

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