Leviathan
Leviathan

When you hear that the directors of this hallucinatory oddity spend their days working at the “Sensory Ethnography Lab” at Harvard University, you wil(...)

More than 1,000 people attended a memorial service to the late poet Seamus Heaney in New York last night. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times.

The crowd spilled out into the aisles of Cooper Union Great Hall in New York City to hear 20 American and Irish writers read the words of Seamus He(...)

Michael Levitt, Martin Karplus and Arieh Warshel, the three laureates of the 2013 Nobel Prize for Chemistry.

Three chemists who revolutionised the use of computers to model chemical reactions have won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for 2013. They developed meth(...)

Three US scientists won the Nobel chemistry prize today for pioneering work on computer programs that simulate complex chemical processes and have rev(...)

An Ig Nobel Prize at the Harvard University ceremony. Photograph: Brian Snyder/Reuters

Running on water would be out of this worldIf you fancy running across the surface of a pond, you might have a better shot at it if you – and the pond(...)

American entrepreneur Ben Nelson wants to disrupt higher education with the Minerva Project, a reinvented university experience. Photo: Bloomberg

Former Snapfish CEO Ben Nelson’s online education startup - the Minerva Project - is reinventing the university experience for the brightest, most mot(...)

Finding it hard to make ends meet can impoverish the brain and reduce your ability to think, say scientists. Financial worries tax the brain so much t(...)

Even the simple ritual of setting a table enables us to taste food better and focus more on taste. Photograph: Getty Images

There is an old rule in restaurants that says: “Make it beautiful.”Of course, while this rule applies primarily to the food on the plate, a good resta(...)

Microsoft founder Bill Gates (left) and chief executive  Steve Ballmer, who is to  step down  within a year.  Photograph: Ramin Talaie/Bloomberg

The share price said it all: Microsoft rose as much as 7 per cent on news that chief executive Steve Ballmer will step down within 12 months. During h(...)

Ireland’s hopes of doing well at Henley Royal Regatta this year have been dented by the draw. None of the five Irish crews have been “selected” (seede(...)

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