Neurologist Francisco Lopera in Medellín, who has been painstakingly collecting brains, birth and death records from one sprawling Colombian family to study Alzheimer’s. Photograph: Federico Rios/The New York Times

The woman’s genetic profile showed she would develop Alzheimer’s by the time she turned 50. She, like thousands of her relatives, going back generati(...)

A screen grab from a handout video made available by Nasa taken from the International Space Station  showing Hurricane Dorian on Monday. Photograph: EPA/Nasa

Hurricane Dorian pounded the Bahamas on Monday, killing at least five people and inundating homes with floodwater ahead of its expected advance on the(...)

Empty shelves at a Target shop in Hollywood, Florida, as people stock up before the arrival of  Hurricane Dorian. Photograph: Bloomberg

Residents of Florida braced for what could be a historically damaging storm as Hurricane Dorian lingered on Friday in the western Atlantic, building s(...)

Gopala Anumanchipalli, a neurologist at UCSF, holding an array of electrodes similar to those used in a study. Photograph: University of California, San Francisco via The New York Times

“In my head, I churn over every sentence 10 times, delete a word, add an adjective, and learn my text by heart, paragraph by paragraph,” Jean-Dominiqu(...)

A  Boeing 737 aircraft after it went off the runway at Naval Air Station Jacksonville and into the St Johns River. Photograph: Jacksonville, Florida Sheriff’s Office/AFP/Getty

A charter plane carrying 143 people has ended up in a Florida river at the end of a runway, though no critical injuries or deaths were reported. The (...)

 Jacksonville Jaguars celebrate as  Josh Lambo kicks a field goal in their clash with the Philadelphia Eagles at Wembley Stadium. Photograph: Action Images via Reuters/Andrew Boyers

Four Jacksonville Jaguars players have been detained and released after they allegedly tried to leave a London nightclub without settling a £50,000 (€(...)

Vivian Farrell, CEO of Modular Automation: ‘We are supporting multinational companies in Ireland to be more competitive and to keep jobs in Ireland’

Future generations of medical devices coming out of the US could be manufactured on automated production lines using Irish technology. Earlier this mo(...)

Patrick Coveney at the  Greencore Group agm. Analysts largely believe he’s done the right thing by shareholders. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Greencore chief executive Patrick Coveney reached for superlatives as he unveiled a $747 million (€652.3 million) deal in November 2016 that, he hoped(...)

The Bobby Moore statue outside Wembley Stadium. File photograph: Toby Melville/Reuters

The Football Association board has approved in principle the sale of Wembley Stadium for £600 million (€673m) to Fulham and Jacksonville Jaguars owner(...)

 Jacksonville, Florida where David Katz  was playing in a videogame tournament, before murdering  Eli Clayton and Taylor Robertson. Photograph: Gianrigo Marletta / AFP

It’s a long-standing argument: do violent videogames – or films or TV – increase violent or aggressive behaviour in real life? Particularly after mass(...)

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