Firefighters battle the Woolsey Fire as it continues to burn in Malibu, California, on Sunday. Photograph: Reuters

Authorities searched on Monday for more than 200 people unaccounted for in one of the wildfires rampaging through parts of California, voicing concer(...)

Lauren Coe as Emma in Landmark Productions and The Everyman’s stage production of ‘Asking for It’ by Louise O’Neill. Photograph: Patrick Redmond

Picture the scene. It’s hot and busy with oh, say, 800 US navy crew crowded into the hall. Is it an assumption to say there is a lot of testosterone a(...)

Ireland’s Bundee Aki jumps on teammate Johnny Sexton with Jordi Murphy as they celebrate winning the third Test against Australia in Sydney. Photograph: David Moir/EPA

Dr Wade Gilbert, an internationally renowned coaching consultant, sport scientist, award-winning professor in the department of kinesiology at Califor(...)

 Constantly tapping those apps is not just taking you away from your loved ones, this habitual checking of updates, swiping between apps and scrolling through feeds is doing something to our brains

“About 2½ years ago I had a baby, and one moment that sticks out in my mind was sitting with her late at night. I had this out-of-body experience wher(...)

 Overflowing Dublin City Council rubbish waste bin by the Grand Canal in Ranelagh, Dublin. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

What makes a person throw an empty can on the street or dump a bin bag full of rubbish in a laneway or leave a rotting mattress on a playing field? Pu(...)

Some women may claim that a muscular body is not what they are seeking in a man – but a scientific study suggests that if your female partner tells yo(...)

Guns & Guitars in Mesquite, Nevada, where Stephen Paddock had a home. Paddock bought his last home in this retirement community of 18,000, about 90 minutes from Las Vegas, seemingly with cash. As with his other properties, he spent very little time here. Photograph: Isaak Brekken/The New York Times

Stephen Paddock was a contradiction: a gambler who took no chances. A man with houses everywhere who did not really live in any of them. Someone who l(...)

Students from North Park Elementary School enter Cajon High School to be reunited with their parents after a shooting  in San Bernardino, California on Monday. Photograph: Andrew Cullen/The New York Times

A special education teacher and one of her students were fatally shot by her estranged husband when he opened fire with a high-caliber revolver before(...)

A slight increase in problematic social media use translates into significant grade loss for students.

If you find yourself compulsively checking Facebook, Snapchat or Twitter many times a day, especially when carrying out other important tasks such as (...)

Nohemi Gonzalez (23) had dual US and Mexican nationality and was studying in Paris on exchange from California State University, Long Beach.

Thomas Ayad (32) Ayad, a product manager for Universal Music France, was chatting to a friend at the Eagles of Death Metal concert at the Bataclan wh(...)

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