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An artist’s impression issued by University College London of K2-18b. Photograph: ESA/Hubble/M. Kornmesser/PA Wire

Scientists have made a “world first” discovery on a distant planet that hosts both water and temperatures which could support life. Water vapour has (...)

Milkman, by Irish writer Anna Burns, won the inaugural prize for political fiction. File photograph: Facundo Arrizabalaga/EPA

Two books about the Troubles have been announced as winners of Orwell prizes for 2019. Anna Burns’s experimental novel Milkman won the inau(...)

New RIA members (from left): Nobel Laureate John O’Keefe, Olivia O’Leary and Diarmaid Ferriter. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw for The Irish Times

The Royal Irish Academy (RIA) is to establish a new academy for Ireland’s leading young researchers in the sciences and humanities. It will provide (...)

Paul Gillick - yoga teacher and  lawyer - equipped to provide a remedy to modern life.

Each week, Irish Times Abroad meets an Irish person working in an interesting job overseas. Lawyer and yoga teacher Paul Gillick shares his experience(...)

British  prime minister Theresa May during  prime minister’s questions  in the House of Commons  on January 9th.  Photograph: AFP Photo/Mark Duffy/Getty Images

Political divisions at Westminster over the UK’s divorce agreement with the EU has brought the possibility of delaying bringing Brexit into play in or(...)

  Houses of Parliament, London: The Commons is divided into a large number of factions from hardcore Brexiters who want a no deal exit to hardcore remainers. Photograph: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

As the clock ticks down towards Brexit day in March and with political chaos still reigning in London, politicians in Dublin are becoming understandab(...)

The Dublin summit heard that just 100 companies are responsible for 70%   of global carbon emissions. Photograph: Getty Images

The need for financial systems to change to address climate issues is obvious given that just 100 companies are responsible for 70 per cent of global (...)

Pinning is the process of injecting your quad muscles with steroids bought illegally online. Photograph: Panchenko Dmytro/iStock/Getty

“‘It’s as satisfying to me as coming is, you know, as having sex with a woman and coming. So can you believe how much I am in heaven? I am getting the(...)

The topic of period pain and associated conditions, often filed under ‘women’s problems’, is being discussed more openly. Photograph: iStock

Sometimes it feels like taboos are being smashed on an almost daily basis, with movements such as #MeToo bringing about a huge cultural shift in how w(...)

A hard Brexit is less threatening to the survival of the EU than a soft “cherry-picking” Brexit

When the UK voted to leave the EU in June 2016, even pessimists would not have predicted that 17 months after the British government triggered Article(...)

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