King Maha Vajiralongkorn taking part in the Royal Land Procession on the day following his coronation as King Rama X of Thailand in May 2019. Photograph: Lauren DeCicca/Getty Images

The denunciations have swirled through Thailand’s gilded palaces with the rhetorical extravagance of a Shakespearean history. The official consort to (...)

Plans to open the Oireachtas to the public this weekend have been scrapped due to fears that the Extinction Rebellion movement demonstrations on Merrion Street could disrupt the event. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins.

Plans to open the Oireachtas to the public this weekend have been scrapped due to fears that the Extinction Rebellion movement demonstrations on Merri(...)

A gas flare at a fracking site near Mentone in Texas. Photograph: Bronte Wittpenn/Bloomberg

Methane levels have been rising rapidly over the past decade and shale gas generated in the United States was the single largest generator of this gre(...)

Dr Gil Botvin with sixth class pupils in St Michael’s Primary School, Ballyfermot, to see the implementation of his Botvin LifeSkills programme. Photograph:  Crispin Rodwell

A schools-based programme, operating in one of the most disadvantaged areas in the State, is teaching children to make good decisions, cope with stres(...)

FROM OVARIAN FREEZING TO GENE EDITING, HOW BABIES ARE MADE MAY LOOK VERY DIFFERENT IN THE 21ST CENTURY In 2016, a 24-year-old woman gave birth t(...)

An undated handout image provided by Lego shows Lego bricks featuring the shapes of Braille dots and the corresponding letter, number or punctuation symbol. Photograph: Lego via The New York Times

A new effort is underway to help blind and visually impaired children more naturally learn to read Braille, a system based on different configurations(...)

Peter Sellers in  Dr Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb

Dr Strangelove, Stanley Kubrick’s biting cold war satire which is re-issued in cinemas next week some 55 years after its initial theatrical run, is ar(...)

A microbot alongside a paramecium. These robots are the size of a speck of dust and could be used for a number of tasks, from cleaning smartphone batteries to studying our brains. Photograph:   Kenneth Chang

Like Frankenstein, Marc Miskin’s robots initially lie motionless. Then their limbs jerk to life. But these robots are the size of a speck of dust. Th(...)

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(...)

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