Eva Illouz: ‘When you look at the women he (Trump) has been with, including a porn star, it is really about the crude exchange of money for sex and beauty.’ Photograph: Thomas Haley

The US-educated, Franco-Israeli sociologist Eva Illouz has established a reputation as the sociologist of love, sex and power. Her book, Cold Intimaci(...)

A more accurate read is now possible on declining sperm counts. Photograph shows the beginning of fertilisation as a single sperm combines with an ovum

Although falling male sperm counts have been reported in the developed world since 1992, the first systematic review and meta-analysis of sperm count (...)

Dave Elkington: “My goal is to build a great business and create huge value for our customers. At the end of the day an IPO is just a funding event.” Photograph: Eric Luke

The cold-call is dead and few will mourn its passing. With the rise in sophisticated customer relationship management (CRM) technology, it is now almo(...)

Coast Scene with Europa and the Bull (1634) by Claude Lorrain. Copyright National Gallery of Ireland

Eclectic Images: Recent Acquisitions 2011-2016 National Gallery of Ireland, Dublin ★★★★ Works from the Brian Lalor collection quite rightly domina(...)

In the newly discovered paper, physicist Albert Einstein speculated the expanding universe could remain unchanged and in a “ steady state” because new matter was being continuously created from space.  Photograph: Getty Images

Irish researchers have discovered a previously unknown model of the universe written by physicist Albert Einstein. Dating back to 1931, (...)

The Orcam device clips on to the wearer’s glasses and is designed to both recognise and speak “text in the wild”, a term used to describe newspaper articles as well as bus numbers, and objects as diverse as landmarks, traffic lights and the faces of friends. Photograph: Orcam via The New York Times

Liat Negrin, an Israeli who has been visually impaired since childhood, walked into a grocery store here recently, picked up a can of vegetables and e(...)