“We’ve seen a significant shift in thinking on cybersecurity over the last few years, with organisations prepared to ‘hand over the keys’ to the AI and allowing it to make the critical decisions and take action where necessary.” Photograph: Getty Images

Artificial intelligence (AI) is going to be used increasingly both to initiate and defend against cybersecurity attacks. That is according to Emily Or(...)

The ability to alter DNA using CRISPR technology and insert genes into species may not be indication of Haldane’s world becoming reality, but it raises issues about the direction in which science is heading

In 1923 the geneticist John Burdon Sanderson Haldane made a speech to the “Heretics” society at Cambridge University. He later expanded and published (...)

Dr Elaine Sullivan, chief executive of Carrick Therapeutics. Photograph: Dave Meehan

From groundbreaking deals to promising funding rounds, the winners for October, November and December of this year’s Irish Times Business Person of th(...)

David Walsh, founder and chief executive of Netwatch: merged the group he founded with two US businesses and one UK firm.  Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

From significant mergers to multimillion-euro asset sales and important deals, the first three winners of this year’s Irish Times Business Person of t(...)

John Armitage has reported wealth of $1.3 billion (€1.15 billion), placing him 1,717th on the Forbes list . Photograph: Geoff Caddick/PA Wire

Hedge fund entrepreneur John Armitage is the newest addition to the ranks of Ireland’s billionaires according to a list published by Forbes. Mr Armi(...)

John Armitage, co-founder of Egerton Capital. Photograph: Geoff Caddick/PA Wire

Forbes’s billionaire listing rarely throw up too many surprises; there may be some jumps and declines in the rankings, but the names tend to be fairly(...)

Dr John Regan: “I’d really love to look more now at small galaxies that haven’t changed much since those early days.”

John, you and colleagues recently had a paper out in ‘Nature’ with a new perspective on how massive black holes formed in the early universe. Why were(...)

Ultra-processed food was defined as food manufactured through multiple industrial processes and mostly consumed in the form of snacks, desserts or ready-to-eat or heat meals. Photograph:iStock

Diets that include “ultra-processed” ready meals can increase the risk of early death, research suggests. Scientists in France who studied a large po(...)

Study shows ‘we have far less control over our weight than we might wish to think’. Photograph: iStock

Slim people are lean as the result of genetic advantage and not always because they’re more disciplined when it comes to portion control, a study has (...)

Srinivasa Ramanujan, one of the most brilliant mathematicians of the last century, wrote unsolicited letters to three leading mathematicians at Cambridge

Do amateurs ever solve outstanding mathematical problems? Professional mathematicians are aware that almost every new idea they have about a mathemati(...)

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