January 2015: Baga massacre – 2,000+ dead or missing – Boko Haram militants opened fire on northern Nigerian villages. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Europe is on high alert. Soldiers are on patrol in metro stations, security has been tightened at big public events and, almost every week, police som(...)

Within families, children born by caesarean were 64 per cent more likely to be obese than their siblings born by vaginal delivery.

Babies born by caesarean section are more likely to be obese as adults, according to a study that suggests the way we are born could have a lasting im(...)

A new study from Harvard University shows that animal protein-rich diets are associated with higher mortality, while the opposite is true for diets enriched in plant proteins. File photograph: Getty Images

It’s not just how much protein you eat, but where it comes from that matters. A new study from Harvard University shows that animal protein-rich diet(...)

Georges Lemaître

As pointed out by Brian Maye in a recent article in this newspaper, this month marked the 50th anniversary of the death of Monsignor Georges Lemaître,(...)

Can we really juggle jobs and kids and commutes and still keep up our 500 friendships, both online, offline, far afield and next door, small and large, old and new? Is this really sustainable?

A good friend recently remarked how extraordinary it was that our friendship, which began in 2000 when we were penniless and party-loving in Paris, h(...)

General Motors chief executive Mary Barra says self-driving vehicles should keep steering wheels and brakes and accelerators in them as the technology develops.

General Motors chief executive Mary Barra has said self-driving vehicles should keep steering wheels and brakes and accelerators in them as the techno(...)

US Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said that a rate rise would probably be appropriate in “coming months” if the US economy continued to improve. Photograph:  Reuters/Kevin Lamarque

The head of the US Federal Reserve said has said that a rate rise would probably be appropriate in “coming months” if the US economy continued to impr(...)

Qstream chief executive Duncan Lennox

Boston-based software company Qstream is to add more jobs at its international head office in Dublin, mostly engineering positions. After a panel di(...)

Women who attended religious services more than once per week had a 33 per cent lower risk of death during the 16 years of follow-up compared with women who never attended. Photograph: iStockphoto

I suspect even the most irreligious of us may mutter a silent prayer when faced by catastrophe or major illness. But is there any evidence that relig(...)

Investors expect the Bank of Japan to muster further stimulus steps, perhaps as early as this summer

Asian shares rose on Monday after a solid session on Wall Street, while the dollar moved away from recent highs. Financial spreadbetter IG expected B(...)

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