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“As well as the medical challenges these people will face, the costs to countries’ health systems will be enormous.”

Almost a quarter of the world’s population will be obese by 2045, according to a new study. If current trends continue, 22.4 per cent of people globa(...)

The Irish under-21 men have started off their US tour in style with  a 3-1 win over Japan at Yale

Monkstown completed their women’s EuroHockey Club Trophy campaign on a high with a 1-0 win over Ukraine’s MSC Sumchanka courtesy of Natalie Esteves’ 1(...)

A Palestinian woman holding her national flag looks at clashes with Israeli forces near the border between the Gaza strip and Israel east of Gaza City. Photograph: Getty Images

International condemnation of Israel’s killing of 59 Palestinian protesters in Gaza escalated as thousands rallied in the coastal enclave on Tuesday t(...)

 Iran’s president Hassan Rouhani. Donald Trump believes the agreement is a bad deal, which falls short of addressing Iran’s regional behaviour or its missile programme. Photograph: Iranian Presidency Office via AP)

What is the Iran nuclear deal? Iran and a six-nation negotiating group reached a landmark agreement known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action i(...)

‘We’ve seen that hand cleansing behaviour becomes more lax with experience.’

Obstetrician Ignatz Philipp Semmelweis was the first to demonstrate, by experiment, that handwashing can prevent infections. In May, 1847, he instiga(...)

Iran’s president Hassan Rouhani said he had heard details about the European-US proposals only from media reports. Photograph: Atta Kenare/AFP/Getty Images

Western envoys said on Wednesday that Britain, Germany and France were nearing a package to put to US president Donald Trump to try to persuade him to(...)

NUI Maynooth: The Edward M Kennedy Institute is leading a research project on religion and peacebuilding within the framework of the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe. Photograph: Eric Luke

A consensus on European values and a wholesome confidence in the future of Europe are further away now than 15 years ago. A similar psychological slip(...)

Soldiers work on a map of Poland for the peace conference following the first World War. Photograph: Paul Thompson/FPG/Getty Images

Nearly 100 years ago, the Great War ended with the defeat of the Central Powers. Their military collapse went hand-in-hand with the disappearance from(...)

“It is typically associated with boredom, but also commonly with tiredness. So, does a prolonged yawn after a sleep enhance our sense of refreshment, or is it mere drowsiness – a reminder that we could have slept longer?” File photograph: iStockPhoto

One of the most puzzling actions in the shared repertoire of animal and human behaviour is yawning – common to, for example, cats, rats, dogs and ceta(...)

Paul Kammerer: Future investigation may conclusively exonerate him which would make a nice end to his story

Every list of famous scientific frauds includes the case of Paul Kammerer (1880-1926), the Viennese biologist who took his own life in 1926 after char(...)

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