Patrons sit at the bar of the Whiner Beer Company in Chicago. Some of the carbon dioxide from the fermenting process is used to stimulate the growth of plants and algae. Photograph: Joshua Lott/The New York Times
Feeding cities with less waste

A gigantic steel cylinder shines in the afternoon sun outside The Plant, a 93,500sq ft “living food laboratory” here. To the untrained eye, it looks l(...)

Sara Byrne plays from the rough at the 14th hole during the final of the 2018 Irish Women’s Close Amateur Championship at Enniscrone Golf Club. Photo: Pat Cashman

Like the Rory bounce or the Sergio swagger, she’s got her own subtle weather vane. Whenever Sara Byrne’s dad Derek is not caddying for her and wants (...)

University College Cork  ranked ninth-best university in the world on the UI Green Metric  sustainability index. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

Sustainability has become a buzzword in universities around the world as third-level institutions write sustainability strategies and policies into th(...)

Jen Hogan with her daughter Chloe and sons from left, Adam, Noah, Zach, Tobey, Luke and Jamie pictured in their home in Co Dublin. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The saying “Small children, small problems; big children, big problems” will resonate with many who have completed the child-rearing circuit, only to (...)

The US military test fires an unarmed intercontinental ballistic missile  at Vandenberg Air Force Base,  California.  Photograph: Ringo Chiu/AFP/Getty

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) continues to be five steps ahead of the competition globally. Driving innovation in numerous t(...)

 Sir Terry Wogan receives a posthumous Presidential Distinguished Service Awards.  Photograph: Katie Collins/PA Wire

Much-missed broadcaster Terry Wogan, ground-breaking architect Angela Brady and innovative scientist Garret A FitzGerald are among the recipients of t(...)

Colorado has one of the most developed marijuana industries in the US with 10 companies  accounting for 25% of the  local market. Photograph: Alessandro Bianchi/Reuters

In the 1942 film Devil’s Harvest, a private investigator goes after criminals who are corrupting America’s youth by “spreading the weed of Satan”. Th(...)

Leslie Rossi with her family outside The Trump House, the property she turned into a local campaign office for the candidate in western Pennsylvania, helping Trump become the first Republican to win the state since 1988

BRENDAN HURLEY Businessman Brendan Hurley emigrated from Cork in 1978. The 60-year-old lives near Orlando, Florida with his Brazilian-born wife. He (...)

Why do people run? It’s a question that continues to fascinate scientists, from psychologists to exercise physiologists. Even though it is predicted t(...)

Hadi Naseredden (19), Zain Siddiqi (19) and Mariam Fayad (21). “If I’m driving, I’m always scared,” says Fayad. “If I see a car with a Trump sticker, and I know the gun laws are really loose in Arizona, I’m afraid for my life, honestly.” Photograph: Ruadhán Mac Cormaic

A couple of nights ago, at around 11pm, Mariam Fayad was about to step outside her parents’ house in suburban Phoenix to get the mail from the front g(...)

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