The hurlers  who toured the United States in 1888, in what became known in the GAA as the ‘American Invasion’

On February 9th, 1890, the Brooklyn Eagle ran a sizable feature headlined, “Hurling and its Growing Popularity in America”. Written by Samuel Newhal(...)

Planet Venus, seen from the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency’s Akatsuki probe. Photograph: J. Greaves/Cardiff University/JAXA via AP

Scientists said they have detected in the harshly acidic clouds of Venus a gas called phosphine that indicates microbes may inhabit Earth’s inhospitab(...)

 An Indian Army convoy makes way along a highway in Kyelang, some 120km  from the Indo-Tibetan border earlier this month.  Photograph: Money Sharma/AFP/Getty )

India and China have committed to “quickly disengage” troops on the Himalayan border to reduce the risk of further conflict. The agreement was reache(...)

Abeba Birhane: ‘I study embodied cognitive science, which is at the heart of how people interact and go about their daily lives and what it means to be a person.’

You recently made a big discovery – that an academic library containing millions of images used to train artificial intelligence systems had privacy a(...)

Harvard Yard at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts, on July 8th. Photograph: Tony Luong/New York Times

In a stunning reversal of policy, the Trump administration has abandoned a plan that would have forced out tens of thousands of foreign students follo(...)

US secretary of education Betsy DeVos listens as vice-president Mike Pence speaks during a White House coronavirus task force briefing in Washington, DC, on Wednesday. Photograph: Joshua Roberts/Bloomberg

The United States reached a new milestone on Wednesday, reporting three million confirmed cases of coronavirus, the highest of any country in the worl(...)

NUI Galway rose 21 places in the latest QS World University rankings. Photograph: iStock

Five of Ireland’s top six universities have climbed up the latest set of global rankings with Trinity College Dublin placing just outside the top(...)

A member of the US secret service wears a surgical mask as  President Donald Trump arrives for a news conference on the  coronavirus in the White House on Monday. Photograph:  Brendan Smialowski/AFP via Getty Images

When the history is written of how the United States handled the global era’s first real pandemic, March 6th will leap out of the timeline. That was (...)

Artist Gerard Byrne who normally paints outdoors and is known for his landscape and architectural paintings has set up his easel on the roof of his Ranelagh Fine Art Studio Gallery in Dublin. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

As people prepare to bask in unseasonably warm weather over the Easter bank holiday weekend – with temperatures of up to 19 degrees in Ireland – there(...)

Tiffany Ruiz working out with Nintendo’s Ring Fit Adventure game at home in Bakersfield, California. Photograph: Rozette Rago/The New York Times

Tiffany Ruiz had tried various gyms, apps, workout routines and diets, all in an effort to get fit and lose some weight. “None of them worked because (...)

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