Police secures the scene during Peter Madsen’s attempt to escape prison in Albertslund, Denmark. Photograph: Nils Meilvang/EPA

A Danish inventor convicted of killing a journalist aboard his homemade submarine in Copenhagen in 2017 briefly escaped from prison on Tuesday, accor(...)

At a certain point, if everyone sports masks, they can become a new norm, but getting to this point takes time. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times

“We’re supposed to be wearing masks,” the host said as I entered a birthday party recently. He rolled his eyes and waved his hand in the air, as if to(...)

The Empire State Building sits behind the Statue of Liberty in New York City. Photograph: Getty

Shabazz Stuart was one year old when the TV sitcom Seinfeld first went on air, and seven when the much-loved show about nothing broadcast its final ep(...)

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella. Leaders are more likely to be found in large organisations, multinationals and PLCs. Photograph: Beck Diefenbach/Files

If you’ve always thought the wrong person is in charge of your organisation, you could well be right. A new study analysing the behaviour of CEOs foun(...)

Health officials screen residents of the Koliwada neighbourhood of Mumbai, India. Photograph: Atul Loke/The New York Times

We’ve known from the beginning how the end will arrive. Eventually, coronavirus will be unable to find enough susceptible hosts to survive, fading out(...)

A photo provided by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) shows a colorised transmission electron microscope image of coronavirus. Photograph: NIAID via The New York Times

Scientists are beginning to untangle one of the most complex biological mysteries of the coronavirus pandemic: Why do some people get severely sick, w(...)

US health secretary Alex Azar speaking in the Rose Garden of the White House on May 15th as Donald Trump looks on. Photograph: Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty Images

The US is sending the highest level cabinet official to Taiwan since cutting diplomatic ties with Taipei 41 years ago, reflecting rising support for t(...)

Dr Camilla Rothe and her team prepare for a shift at Munich University Hospital earlier this month. Photograph: Laetitia Vancon/New York Times

Dr Camilla Rothe was about to leave for dinner when the government laboratory called with the surprising test result. Positive. It was January 27th. S(...)

Isolation, distrustful management, emails around the clock and the underlying fear of job cuts add up to paranoia. Photograph: iStock

In “normal times”, as Helena* refers to the pre-lockdown era, if the marketing executive felt uneasy about something at work, she would “share it with(...)

Nobel laureate and economist Joseph Stiglitz.

Ireland was “robbing” its European neighbours by allowing Apple pay such a low effective tax rate, Nobel laureate and economist Joseph Stiglitz has sa(...)

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