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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(...)

IUBH has campuses across 12 German cities as well as a site in Vienna, Austria. Photograph: iStock

A private German university of applied sciences will open two Irish campuses to facilitate courses starting this autumn. IUBH is opening in Dublin a(...)

Many women reacted strongly to Anton Mesmer’s magnetic therapies; some of them convulsing or falling unconscious.

In 1778 Anton Mesmer arrived in Paris. He had left Vienna under a cloud when his new practice of animal magnetism raised objections among medical prac(...)

Long before the Big Tech backlash, before politicians feared the power of tech leaders and before Facebook users questioned giving up their personal i(...)

Amy Johnson: in May 1930, she flew solo from England to Australia, the first woman to do so

Amy Johnson was born in 1903, the same year that the Wright Brothers made their first flight. It would seem that this was no mere coincidence. Johnson(...)

A street trader at the 1916  site on Moore Street, Dublin, during the anniversary year of 2016. File photograph: Aidan Crawley/The Irish Times

The redevelopment of the Moore Street area of Dublin and the creation of a “new quarter” in the north inner city has taken a step closer with the appo(...)

Russian president Vladimir Putin:  the Department of Foreign Affairs has been silent on his recent re-election. Photograph: Yuri Kadobnov/Reuters

It’s only eight years since Mary McAleese became the first Irish president to meet a Russian counterpart in the Kremlin, but her visit already belongs(...)

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