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 (...)

Roisín O’Donnell: uses magic realism to reflect the buried memories of the conflict, which manifest in supernatural form. Photograph: Daithi Taylor

Roisín O’Donnell’s oeuvre features a cross-cultural mix of realistic and magical realist stories that are set across the globe. Born in England to Nor(...)

A black taxi tour in West Belfast: “You have to [include jokes]. You’d crack if you didn’t.” Photograph: Stephen Wilson/Pacemaker

This has been a good year for Northern Irish comedy. From the unexpected return of original conflict caper Give My Head Peace, through to the riotous (...)

 DUP leader Arlene Foster walks past a portrait of her predecessor Ian Paisley at Parliament Buildings in Stormont in Belfast. File photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters

Shortly after Arlene Foster became the new leader of the Democratic Unionist Party in 2016, her fellow DUP MLA Edwin Poots caused a media stir by insi(...)

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