Potential unicorns such as Checkr and Earnin are building businesses off the last generation of unicorns by offering services to them. Photograph: Getty Images

Technology startups worth $1 billion, once as rare as unicorns, are now plentiful enough and old enough that there is a new generation behind them – o(...)

Thai Princess Ubolratana poses in 2010 for a photo during her visit to promote Thailand’s film industry at the Entertainment Expo Hong Kong Filmart. File photograph: Vincent Yu/AP

A political party in Thailand that nominated Princess Ubolratana Rajakanya as its prime ministerial candidate said it accepted King Maha Vajiralongkor(...)

 A Knightscope security robot at the company’s showroom in Manhattan. Are we secretly terrified that robots will take our jobs? Upend our societies? Control our every move with their ever-expanding capabilities and air of quiet malice? Photograph: The New York Times

Tchhiking robot was beheaded in Philadelphia. A security robot was punched to the ground in Silicon Valley. Another security bot, in San Francisco, wa(...)

The gathering heard that student career decisions are made on the basis, more or less, on what their mother tells them, not their father. File photograph: Getty Images

Mothers are the single biggest influence on students choosing their career options even though they may be out of touch with developments in work and (...)

 Patricia Scanlon, founder of Soapbox Labs, in Dublin. Photograph: Arthur Carron

Being named by Forbes magazine as one of “the world’s top 50 women in tech” is recognition of just how far Irish start-up SoapBox Labs has come, its f(...)

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology is taking a particularly ambitious step, creating a new college backed by a planned investment of $1 billion

Every major university is wrestling with how to adapt to the technology wave of artificial intelligence – how to prepare students not only to harness (...)

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 (...)

HubSpot has more than 48,000 customers in over 100 countries

The Irish subsidiary of US marketing software company HubSpot, which employs more than 500 people locally, recorded a surge in revenues last year. Ne(...)

 American molecular biologist and  co-discoverer of the structure of DNA James Watson: Trump has not been good for science. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

It is clear that the pursuit of greatness has driven James Watson throughout his remarkable life. It was an essential motivator in his part in the di(...)

The search for new psychiatric drugs should focus on which brain ‘wire’ to change, Prof Kay Tye told the Schrödinger at 75 conference at the NCH. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

In the search for new drug therapies for psychiatric illness, the old view that “the brain is a soup” should no longer apply. It would be better if it(...)

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