Harry Edwards: teaches sociology at the University of California at Berkeley. He also works to place minorities into the front offices of professional football teams. Photograph: by Roger Ressmeyer/Corbis/VCG via Getty Images

It’s common when writing about Dr Harry Edwards to use the word ‘towering,’ partly in reference to his status as scholar and activist at the frontier (...)

Quantum computing takes advantage of the ability of subatomic particles to exist in more than one state at any time. Image: iStock

One of the world’s leading physicists has warned Ireland risks falling behind other countries and losing its international reputation as a high-tech l(...)

Prof Séamus Davis of Cornell University.

The search for the superconductor of the future has taken a significant step forward following a breakthrough by six research teams in the US and Euro(...)

Seán Óg Ó hAilpín bringing the Liam MacCarthy Cup back to Cork. “I went from Seán Óg – ‘oh, isn’t the mother from somewhere exotic?’ – to Seán Óg ‘oh yeah, he lives in Park Dale’ and I became one of the community. That’s what the GAA did for us.”  Photograph: Eric Luke

In the promotional video for the Centra #WeAreHurling campaign, launched on Monday, Cork All-Ireland-winning captain Séan Óg Ó hAilpín recalls how the(...)

Here Comes the Sun: Nicole Dennis-Benn charts a shocking history of violence done to women  over generations. Photograph: Tony Cenicola/New York Times

“Suh yuh t’ink if yuh sweet-talk or blackmail me, ah g’wan jus’ agree fi yuh flimsy offer? Me is not no fool, boss lady.” In a debut novel teeming w(...)

 Ireland’s Denis Gilevskiy  runs past Sam Osborne-Wylde of England during the under-13 final at the British Junior Squash Open.  Photograph: Steve Cubbins.

A Co Wicklow schoolboy has won the under-13 championship at the world’s largest and most prestigious junior squash tournament, the British Junior Squa(...)

The Very Large Array (VLA), the astronomical radio observatory in New Mexico, US. Photograph: Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty Images

A mysterious short pulse of radio energy picked up by astronomers has been traced to a dwarf galaxy more than three billion light years away. Dubbed (...)

Chuck Feeney with Ed Walsh, then president of University of Limerick, and Frank Rhodes, president of Cornell, meeting in Plessy House, Limerick, in 1988 at the beginning of a process that would translate into hundreds of millions for higher education in Ireland.

“Chuck Feeney is what Donald Trump would be if he lived his entire existence backwards.” This comment, from one of Mr Feeney’s many admirers, Jim Dwy(...)

Janet Reno, the first woman to serve as US attorney general and the epicenter of several political storms during the Clinton administration, has died. She was 78. Photograph: Marta Lavandier/AP

Janet Reno, the first woman US attorney general who served eight tumultuous years with President Bill Clinton, has died aged 78, according to media re(...)

International Monetary Fund  managing director Christine Lagarde: fund’s involvement in euro zone programmes had been a “qualified success” in the face of unprecedented systemic challenge. Photograph: Fred Dufour/AFP/Getty Images

The IMF repeatedly succumbed to political pressure from European governments during the euro zone debt crisis, according to a damning internal report (...)