Push-up proficiency probably also indicates an interest in healthy eating, regular exercise and normal weight, all of which could contribute to stronger hearts.

Could push-ups foretell the future and the state of a person’s heart? A recent study in JAMA Network Open hints that this might be the case. It (...)

 Potential unicorns such as Checkr and Earnin are building businesses off the last generation of unicorns by offering services to them. Photograph: Getty Images

Technology startups worth $1 billion, once as rare as unicorns, are now plentiful enough and old enough that there is a new generation behind them – o(...)

US senator Elizabeth Warren is due to formally launch her campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination to run against Donald Trump in 2020. Photograph: Alex Edelman/AFP/Getty Images

US senator Elizabeth Warren, days from formally launching her 2020 presidential campaign, has faced criticism for claiming she was Native American in (...)

 Facebook: the platform’s new numbers suggest  more than 2.8 billion fake accounts were taken down in the 12 months that ended on September 30th, or about 7.7 million a day. Photograph: Dominic Lipinski/PA

Facebook sells advertisers on its access to real people – 2.27 billion of them at the last count. That’s a network that exceeds the combined populatio(...)

EnteraSense co-founder Donal Devery: “We want to improve patient outcomes and drive cost down for the health system,” he says.

EnteraSense, a Galway-based medical technology start-up has secured €3.5 million in funding through a combination of private seed investment and an EU(...)

Richard Hulskes, co-founder of Amsterdam-based technology company Wewolver, with a robot at the Web Summit. Photograph: Eric Luke

Warnings about the threat posed by robots and artificial intelligence (AI) to all of our jobs are everywhere. Even Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has recently(...)

A coal-burning power plant in Colstrip, Montana, October 15th, 2018. File photograph: Janie Osborne/The New York Times

The Trump administration has said limits on mercury emissions from coal-fired power plants were unnecessary as they were too costly. The statement f(...)

Standing the heat: young chefs work long hours in demanding conditions. Photograph: E+/Getty

Roisin Gillen had a heartstopping moment in a kitchen in Chicago this summer when she bumped into a waiter who was carrying a tray of tiny fine china (...)

Surprisingly for a scientist, Richard Dawkins supports his charge on the long-term psychological damage of a religious upbringing with little more than anecdotes. Photograph: Alan Betson

Religion in Ireland is currently under strong and persistent criticism from liberal commentators. One frequently heard criticism is that it is serious(...)

Lauren Kern, the editor-in-chief of Apple News, at a story meeting at Apple’s old headquarters in Cupertino, California. Justin Kaneps/The New York Times

Many of Apple’s employees moved into a glistening new $5 billion (€4.4 billion) glass headquarters in Cupertino, California, this year. A mile west, a(...)

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