Singer Annie Lennox, model Adwoa Aboah, Meghan Markle, former Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard and Camfed Regional Director Zimbabwe’s Angeline Murimirwa attend a panel discussion convened by the Queen’s Commonwealth Trust to mark International Women’s Day on March 8th, 2019 in London. Photograph: Daniel Leal-Olivas/WPA Pool/Getty Images.

Meghan Markle said on Friday she hoped the baby she is expecting this spring with Britain’s Prince Harry will follow in her feminist footsteps. The e(...)

Many European mainlanders remember ‘the squelch of carts laden with possessions on muddy tracks’. Above, the evacuation of Paris in 1940. Photograph: Hulton Archive/Getty Images

What does the EU want? This simple question has foxed Brits throughout the Brexit talks. It is alleged that Brussels is desperate to retain Britain; t(...)

We need to rethink a system which pushes ever more young people straight into full time degrees, says Alison Wolf. Photograph: iStock

Universities are booming. In many countries close to half of young people now go on to tertiary education. Others, including Ireland, are at that poi(...)

Harmony will be available to buy as a standalone robotic head ($8,000-$10,000) or you can also purchase the body ($6,000-plus)

“McMullen moves behind [Harmony] and flips a switch. He turns her on. Slowly her head lifts and her eyes open. Her body remains motionless: it contain(...)

The country’s top-ranked unversity fell three places to 120th place in The Times Higher Education world university rankings for 2019. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Trinity College Dublin has slipped again in the latest set of influential global university rankings. The country’s top-ranked university fell three (...)

Salt may not be as damaging to health as is usually claimed, according to a controversial new study which suggests campaigns to persuade people to cut(...)

Damage was progressively reduced as the thickness of applied sunscreen increased. Photograph: iStock

Sunscreen that is spread on the skin too thinly may provide less than half the expected degree of protection, a study has shown. Scientists analysed (...)

Antidepressants can have adverse side-effects including nausea, sexual dysfunction and hypertension

There are several approaches to managing the symptoms of generalised anxiety disorder 1) CBT Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) includes a variety (...)

Rosalind Franklin in 1950. She, like Crick, had realised that DNA had a double helix structure. Photograph: Vittoria Luzzati/NPG

When Barack Obama used a model of deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) in his 2016 State of the Union Address to introduce the concept of “Precision Medicine a(...)

 Mo Mowlam with her portrait painted by artist John Keane in 2002  at the National Portrait Gallery in  London. Photograph: Kirsty Wigglesworth / PA

How important can a wig toss on a Monday, a hug on a Tuesday, and an expletive on a Wednesday really be to a peace process? Some people may argue not (...)

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