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Health officials collect a swab sample from a man to test for   Covid-19   at a testing centre  in Hyderabad, India. Photograph: Noah Seelam/AFP via Getty Images

A major research effort is under way to understand whether coronavirus can spread through tiny airborne particles that are released by infected people(...)

Close to a third of plastic exported from the EU, the UK, Switzerland and Norway to southeast Asia for recycling is not recycled at all, according to Irish researchers. Photograph: Alastair Miller/Bloomberg News

Europe may be congratulating itself for embracing sustainability but its appalling performance on disposal of plastics supposedly for recycling beyond(...)

Close to a third of plastic exported from the European Union to Asia for recycling is not recycled at all, a study has found. File photograph: Getty Images

Close to a third of plastic exported from the European Union to Asia for recycling is not recycled at all – most of it is going to landfill or ending (...)

TikTok has notched up about 1 billion users since it was established more than three years ago.

TikTok is moving responsibility for safeguarding the privacy of its European users to its Irish and UK entities, the social media company confirmed on(...)

Healthcare professionals take care of coronavirus sufferers in the intensive care of the Poliambulanza hospital in Brescia, Italy. File photograph: EPA

Coronavirus cases are resurging in Europe as countries ease restrictions imposed to curb the spread of the disease, the World Health Organization has (...)

William Campbell speaking during the Nobel banquet at Stockholm City Hall in December 2015. Photograph: Fredrik Sandberg/AFP via Getty

The stuff of great science is invariably an infuriating mix of chance; observation, much graft, frustration in trying to get experimentation right to (...)

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Amryt Pharma, which makes treatments for rare conditions, has filed a registration statement for its impending US listing on the Nasdaq. The company,(...)

European shares closed at a near one-week low on Monday. Photograph: Yuriko Nakao/Bloomberg

European shares closed at a near one-week low on Monday as signs of a resurgence in coronavirus cases in Germany and elsewhere unnerved investors hopi(...)

Malahide Castle, the home of the Talbot family. James Talbot would inherit the castle in 1849 following the death of his older brother. Photograph: William Murphy/Wikimedia Commons

When we’re asked to picture a spy in our minds we often conjure up a tuxedo clad agent confidently navigating a world of megalomaniacs, futuristic gad(...)

Researchers from Trinity College Dublin said there could be issues with the technology on public transport

The bluetooth technology being used by contact tracing apps may be less accurate than initially thought, particularly on public transport, according t(...)

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