Which Friend are  you?  Courteney Cox  as Monica, Matt LeBlanc as Joey, Lisa Kudrow as Phoebe, David Schwimmer as Ross, Matthew Perry as Chandler, Jennifer Aniston as Rachel.  Photograph:   Bank via Getty

Despite the introduction of GDPR, the majority of websites have dark designs on your personal data. Whether it is outright failure to recognise your e(...)

Professor Brian Fitzgerald, chief scientist at Lero: ‘This project will help industry generate the best possible software over the four years of the strategic research partnership.’ Photograph: Sean Curtin

Chinese telecoms equipment maker Huawei is to invest €6 million in Irish software research centre Lero to fund a new research programme. The four-yea(...)

Tesla co-founder Elon Musk at the launch of the Tesla Cybertruck. Ratings agencies differ sharply on whether Tesla is an ethical or unethical company. Photograph: Frederic J Brown/AFP

Environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) investing is big business today. More than $30 trillion – a quarter of the world’s managed asset(...)

SoapBox Labs founder Patricia Scanlon

Speech-recognition technology developed by Irish company SoapBox Labs has been selected by a leading US research institute for use in a $30 million ed(...)

An exhibit at Plastic: Can’t Live With It, Can’t Live Without It, at Dublin’s Science Gallery. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Plastic: Can’t Live With It, Can’t Live Without It is a new exhibition at Dublin’s Science Gallery. It draws our attention to our complex relationship(...)

Stop Brexit badges at the SNP party conference in Aberdeen, Scotland. Photograph: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images

Image of the week: Scottish souvenirs These “Stop Brexit” badges could be yours anywhere in the UK, but these ones happen to have been snapped in Abe(...)

Catherine (Cady) Coleman with fans at Dublin’s IMAX theatre on Thursday. Photograph: Ronan McGreevy

As a space-mad child, Catherine (Cady) Coleman missed the moon landings in 1969. She was eight going on nine and staying at her grandparents house in (...)

Christine Lagarde and Mario Draghi. They both agree central banks should step in if inflation is weak. Photograph: Getty Images

Christine Lagarde is the surprise nominee to be the next president of the European Central Bank, the body that sets monetary policy for one-fifth of t(...)

Our immune cells can sometimes recognise and destroy cancer cells without assistance. But tumours may hide by taking advantage of a gene called CD47

Scientists have used genetically reprogrammed bacteria to destroy tumours in mice. The innovative method one day may lead to cancer therapies which tr(...)

The Amsterdam stretch of rundown office blocks from Amstelplein to Nieuwmarkt is set for a revamp via The Knowledge Mile.

Think of picturesque old Amsterdam with its gingerbread houses and bockety bridges – and it’s nothing at all like the long straight concrete corridor (...)

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