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Namita Pradhan, second from right, works alongside colleagues at iMerit’s technology center in Bhubaneswar, India. Tech executives rarely discuss the labour-intensive process that goes into the creation of artificial intelligence. Photograph: Rebecca Conway/New York Times

Namita Pradhan sat at a desk in downtown Bhubaneswar, India, about 40 miles from the Bay of Bengal, staring at a video recorded in a hospital on the o(...)

Spending two hours a week outdoors leads to better health and wellbeing. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

It’s a medical fact: Spending time outdoors, especially in green spaces, is good for you. A wealth of research indicates that escaping to a local par(...)

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Concerned that some new surveillance technologies may be too intrusive, San Francisco became the first US city to ban the use of facial-recognition to(...)

Kevin Roche was born in Dublin, received a Bachelor of Architecture from the National University of Ireland in 1945 and after gaining experience in the capital with Michael Scott and in London with Maxwell Fry, he moved to the US in 1948. Photograph:

One of Ireland’s foremost post war architects, Kevin Roche, whose work over 70 years won international acclaim, died at the weekend aged 96. Working (...)

 Potential unicorns such as Checkr and Earnin are building businesses off the last generation of unicorns by offering services to them. Photograph: Getty Images

Technology startups worth $1 billion, once as rare as unicorns, are now plentiful enough and old enough that there is a new generation behind them – o(...)

Former chairman and CEO of Starbucks Howard Schultz has said he is considering a run for president of the US, as an independent. Photograph: Johannes Elsele/AFP/Getty Images

This week the bid to take on Donald Trump, the presumed Republican nominee in the 2020 presidential election, stepped up a gear. Senator Kamala Harri(...)

Tents pitched in a field next to a Walmart parking lot in Chico, California, where Camp Fire evacuees have been staying. Photograph: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

Thousands of people displaced by California’s most destructive wildfire face heavy rains next week that could trigger dangerous floods and mudslides, (...)

Volunteer rescue workers search for human remains in the rubble of homes burned in the Camp Fire in Paradise, California, on Thursday. Photograph: Terry Chea/AP

Family members and survivors of the deadliest wildfire in California history sought news on Friday on the 630 people missing a week after the fast-mo(...)

Jon Gruden is finding it quite tough at the Oakland Raiders with just one win from eight. Photo: Dan Istitene/Getty Images

Moments after the Oakland Raiders conceded a touchdown to trail the San Francisco 49ers 31-3 last Thursday night, head coach Jon Gruden was caught on (...)

Seamus McAteer in San Francisco:  “It’s not a place you want to move to, unless you are very serious about working in the tech sector. It’s not as diverse as it once was which is a shame.”

A lot has happened for Seamus McAteer since leaving Ireland almost 30 years ago to work on a buffalo ranch on the Hawaiian island of Kauai during his (...)

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