Trust me, I’m a celebrity: actress and model Jenny McCarthy. Photograph: AP/Chris Pizzello

The recent attempt by a Catholic bishop to give medical advice on the HPV cervical cancer vaccine prompted uproar – and a subsequent apology from the (...)

Illustration: Inna Bodrova/Getty Images

We are in the midst of the Christmas holiday season, a time when the magic of the unknown brings festivities to life for many children. It is a simila(...)

Final checks are made on an  Auris at the Toyota plant in Burnaston, England: Toyota buys parts and hires workers from across the EU

On Toyota’s brightly lit assembly line in Burnaston, England, workers guide wheel and engine assemblies into unfinished saloons. Driverless carts car(...)

A sign is displayed opposite the M4 near Tata Steel works, on the day of the EU referendum, in Port Talbot, Wales. Photograph: Rebecca Naden/Reuters

For two weeks Wales has been celebrating its European presence. There was jubilation when our football team thrashed Russia to top group B at the Euro(...)

Students recently lobbied Cardiff University to cancel a lecture by Germaine Greer, labelling her “transphobic”. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

A very unhealthy censorship of freedom of expression on university campuses is spreading like a contagion across the UK, imported from the US, and is (...)

Research shows that chewing gum enhances people’s alertness, whether they are completing tasks at the same time or not.

One end of the gum-chewing spectrum is typified by former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson, his jaw muscles pulverising wads of gum like a (...)

Known today as norovirus, its alias, the ‘winter vomiting bug’, is a misnomer, with year-round outbreaks occurring, albeit with a winter peak.Photograph: Thinkstock

In the gazetteer of human illness, and forever associated with the most common cause of acute infectious gastroenteritis in western Europe and North (...)

Mike Williams, who has died aged 67, was a charismatic geology professor whose enthusiasm took him a long way from dry tomes and dusty lecture halls. (...)

Research into the global impact of biophilic design in the workplace found employees who work in environments with natural elements incorporated into them reported significant increases in wellbeing, productivity and creativity

In recent years, companies have begun looking to incorporate more of the outside into their workplaces to create a better environment for employees. (...)

Ryanair: says  no evidence to support claims that its employment practices are bogus or atypical and describes statements by various individuals as misleading or unfounded. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Ryanair has warned witnesses at a recent European Parliament committee hearing, who had criticised its employment practices, that it will take legal(...)

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