In 2018, Amazon Web Services was a $25.6 billion dollar revenue company, and its technology supports some of the biggest businesses in the world. Photograph: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg/Getty Images

“This what I tell all my clients.” Werner Vogels is holding up a T-shirt that reads: “Encrypt everything”. Amazon’s chief technology officer and vice(...)

US president Donald Trump says he is doing ‘very well’ with China. Photograph: Chris Kleponis/EPA

US president Donald Trump has said he will extend a deadline to escalate tariffs on Chinese imports, citing “substantial progress” in weekend talks be(...)

Image made available by Nasa shows the planet Saturn, as seen from the Cassini spacecraft. Photograph: Nasa/JPL/Space Science Institute via AP

Saturn’s rings are one of our solar system’s magnificent sights, but they may be a relatively recent addition, according to data obtained from Nasa’s (...)

Prof Séamus Davis graduated with  a BSc in Physics at UCC in 1983 and has since gone on to become a leading global figure in the field of quantum matter. Photograph: Clare Keogh

The first in a series of world-class academic appointments aimed at capitalising on Brexit and uncertainty in the US is to be announced on Wednesday. (...)

Religious writer Thomas Merton, pictured in the late 1930s. File photograph: Getty Images

Fifty years ago next Monday, Thomas Merton was found dead in his room near Bangkok, where he had been the main speaker at an international monastic co(...)

The Republic scores highly in areas such as ICT exports and FDI net flows, but less well in terms of factors including spending on education and knowledge transfer.

Ireland remains one of the world’s most innovative economies, according to a new report which ranks Switzerland in first place. Overall, 11 of the to(...)

US President Donald Trump . Photograph:Jonathan Ernst/Reuters

Donald Trump’s administration on Friday imposed new tariffs on $34bn of annual imports from China as the US president threatened to extend levies to (...)

A photograph released by the North Korean government shows what was said to be the test launch of a Hwasong-12 intermediate range missile in Pyongyang, North Korea, in August 2017. Photograph:  Korean Central News Agency/Korea News Service via AP

The mountain above North Korea’s main nuclear test site has collapsed, research by Chinese geologists shows. It means that the site is unsafe for furt(...)

South Korean soldiers lock the entrance to a beach on Yeonpyeong island, near the ‘northern limit line’ sea boundary with North Korea on Tuesday. Photograph: Ed Jones/AFP/Getty Images

South Korean president Moon Jae-in will greet North Korean leader Kim Jong-un on Friday as the latter crosses a military demarcation line to enter the(...)

Ask any manager of an innovation hub where some of the most productive work is done and they will tell you it’s in the communal kitchen or cafe where people get the opportunity to meet each other informally and shoot the breeze. Photograph: iStock

Hands up all those who think requests by email are more effective than asking someone to do something face-to-face. If your hand is in the air, you ne(...)

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