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Paul Allen   speaks  in New York, US, in April 2011. File photograph: Ramin Talaie/Bloomberg

Had I ever met Paul Allen? Following the announcement of Allen’s death at 65 this week from non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, an editor wanted to know if I’d ev(...)

Jerome Powell, chairman of the US Federal Reserve: insists  central bank is “removed from the political process” and will try to do the right thing for the economy. Photograph: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

Federal Reserve policymakers said they would forge ahead with further rises in interest rates, with some talking of pushing borrowing costs into restr(...)

Future of learning: while coding is a key skill, the logic and thinking behind it are more important.

Microsoft has released a report on the class of 2030. Drawing on interviews with thousands of students and teachers across the UK, US, Canada, and Sin(...)

The rolling crisis of climate change was underscored by recent and disturbing data from the intergovernmental panel on the problem. File photograph: Getty Images

The latest report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) compiled by the world’s leading climate scientists has warned there is onl(...)

Mathematicians Dr Fiacre Ó Cairbre, left, and Prof Anthony O’Farrell, both of Maynooth University,  received the Maths Week Ireland 2018 Award for raising public awareness of mathematics. Photograph:  John Ohle

Irish mathematicians Prof Anthony O’Farrell and Dr Fiacre Ó Cairbre, both of Maynooth University, have been honoured as this year’s recipients of the (...)

Among older adults ‘higher levels of circulating’ omega 3  from seafood ‘were associated with a lower risk of unhealthy ageing’, the sutdy found.

Higher blood levels of omega 3 fatty acids found in seafood are associated with a higher likelihood of healthy ageing among older people, according to(...)

Honduran migrants, part of a caravan trying to reach the US,  in Zacapa, Guatemala, on Wednesday. Photograph: Edgard Garrido/Reuters

More Honduran migrants tried to join a caravan of several thousand trekking through Guatemala on Wednesday, defying calls by authorities not to make (...)

Robert Mueller, the special counsel investigating alleged Russian interference in the 2016 US presidential election. Photograph: Aaron Bernstein/Reuters

Special counsel Robert Mueller is expected to issue findings on core aspects of his Russia investigation soon after the November midterm elections as(...)

The dissident Saudi journalist  Jamal Khashoggi, who was reportedly tortured and killed in Saudi Arabia’s consulate in Istanbul on October 2nd. Photograph: Mohammed al-Shaikh/AFP/Getty Images

His killers were waiting when Jamal Khashoggi walked into the Saudi consulate in Istanbul two weeks ago. They severed his fingers during an interrogat(...)

Facebook’s founder and chief executive Mark Zuckerberg has about 60% voting power, according to a filing in July. Photograph: Charles Platiau/Reuters

Several public funds that hold shares in Facebook Inc on Wednesday backed a proposal to remove chief executive Mark Zuckerberg as chairman, saying the(...)

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