Tiananmen, Gate of Heavenly Peace, Beijing.

Irish universities have been forging closer links with China over recent years as they try to boost their private income against a backdrop of declini(...)

 Indian farmers harvesting  wheat. As much as one third of the world’s population could  be exposed to Sahara Desert-like heat within half a century. Photograph:  EPA/Sanjay Baid

More than three billion people will be living in places with “near unlivable” temperatures by 2070, according to a major study of global heating trend(...)

Reports this week said the US was considering a concession to China that would roll back levies on $112bn (€101.4bn) of Chinese imports  that were introduced at a 15 per cent on September 1st

China and the US have agreed to remove some tariffs, according to Beijing, in a sign that the world’s two biggest economic powers may be moving closer(...)

Pterosaurs, flying reptiles that lived side by side with dinosaurs,  had at least four types of feathers.

Scientists from University College Cork (UCC) have discovered that pterosaurs had four kinds of feathers, shifting the origin of feathers back by 70 m(...)