Chuck Feeney: The man who gave it all away. Photograph: Alan Betson

Some 80 years ago, a boy could be found on a New Jersey beach in summer distributing umbrellas and allowing himself to be “dunked” in a tub by contest(...)

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(...)

Beijing officials have been worried since late last year that Donald Trump would follow-up his two-year China trade fight with a “financial war”. The(...)

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(...)

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