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A fault line crack in Highway 178 was opened by a powerful magnitude 7.1 earthquake, which in turn was triggered by a 6.4 the previous day, near the epicentre in Trona, California. Photograph: Reuters

The two earthquakes that hit southern California should alert people across the US to the need to prepare for natural disasters, the state’s governor (...)

This handout picture obtained courtesy of Rex Emerson taken shows broken bottles and other goods in a store in Lake Isabella, California after a 6.4 magnitude quake hit Southern California. Photograph: HO/AFP/Getty Images

A powerful earthquake of magnitude 6.4 struck southern California near the city of Ridgecrest, about 175 km northeast of Los Angeles, the US Geologic(...)

Madonna’s graphic God Control video: I want to draw attention through my platform as an artist to a problem in America that is out of control

WARNING: The video is disturbing and viewing discretion is advised Madonna has released a graphically violent video for her new single God Control, w(...)

Bitcoin mining quadrupled in 2018 alone

It is not surprising that Las Vegas, the shiny, electric gambling capital of the world, consumes a lot of power, thereby spewing about 22 megatons of (...)

Balmain  commissioned British artist Cameron-James Wilson to design a “diverse mix” of digital models, including a white woman, a black woman and an Asian woman

The kiss between Bella Hadid and Miquela Sousa, part of a Calvin Klein commercial last month, struck many viewers as unrealistic, even offensive. Had(...)

Competitors prepare to play Mario Kart during a Saturday Night Speedway tournament at the HyperX Esports Arena at the Luxor Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. Photograph: Joe Buglewicz/New York Times

The rise of esports – electronic sports – is no surprise to anyone who has followed the video game industry. They are expected to bring in more than €(...)

Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo.  Photograph:  Mike Egerton/PA Wire

A lawsuit filed last September in a Nevada court accusing Cristiano Ronaldo of rape has been dropped. Kathryn Mayorga, who came forward with her story(...)

Have your say by voting for your favourite burger.

Burgers are a big deal in Ireland – more than 17,000 public votes were cast in a competition to find Ireland’s Best Burger last year – and the hunt is(...)

Dell’s CEO painted a picture of a future where blindness, deafness and paralysis could all be eradicated with the use of robotics, implants and artificial intelligence. Photograph: Getty Images

If there is one thing that Michael Dell is sure of, it’s that the future is exciting. When he took to the stage to extol the virtues of technology, th(...)

Michael Dell said new technology innovations could bring the possibility of eradicating deafness, blindness and paralysis. Photograph: AFP

A “new age of miracles” is just around the corner, with progress coming at a faster rate than in the previous 35 years and bringing the possibility of(...)

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