Public Services Card: the public has been given no indication of how their data is stored and protected

Immediate clarity is needed on the scope, intention and justification for the mishmash that is the Public Services Card.  If any lingering doubt(...)

From left: Eileen McLain and Tony DeMarco play at the 11th St Bar in New York. DeMarco is known as the Tradfather among fellow musicians. Photograph: Vincent Tullo/The New York Times

The Tradfather was holding court at the 11th St Bar in the East Village during a pause between jigs when his mood temporarily darkened. Amid the small(...)

Background, from left: Eileen McLain and Tony DeMarco play at the 11th St. Bar in New York. Photograph: Vincent Tullo/The New York Times

The Tradfather was holding court at the 11th St Bar in the East Village, New York, during a pause between jigs when his mood temporarily darkened. Ami(...)

A Curaleaf store in New York. Photograph: Jeenah Moon/Bloomberg via Getty Images

A former Credit Suisse banker best known for his role in privatising Russian state assets after the fall of communism is capitalizing on another trans(...)

Scientists report the first large-scale demonstration of an approach that can identify this hidden brain function right after injury, using specialised computer analysis of routine EEG

Doctors have known for years that some patients who become unresponsive after a severe brain injury nonetheless retain a “covert consciousness,” a deg(...)

People attempt to prevent police arrests outside the Stonewall Inn, on Christopher Street,  Greenwich Village, New York on Jubne 28th, 1969. Photograph:  NY Daily News Archive/Getty Images

This weekend marks the 50th Anniversary of the Stonewall uprising, a series of protests by group of queer patrons at the Stonewall Inn bar in Greenwic(...)

 Hugh O’Conor - ‘the cheery Dubliner has emerged as one of our busiest hyphenates.’ Photograph: Tom Honan

Hugh O’Conor is pondering the years after his breakthrough role in My Left Foot. “I didn’t do some jobs I was offered,” he says. “My parents said I h(...)

Apple Homepod, Google Home and Amazon Alexa. We rely heavily on digital gadgets and often view them as miracles of disembodied progress. Photograph: Jason Henry/The New York Times

Last year Kate Crawford, a New York University professor who runs an artificial intelligence research centre, set out to study the “black box” of proc(...)

Sunset: Juli Jakab in László Nemes’s film

The last time I saw László Nemes in the flesh he was holding an Academy Award. The Hungarian film-maker had just received the best foreign film Oscar (...)

Éamon de Valera in 1948: JJ Lee’s analysis of the political state-builders, including William T Cosgrave, de Valera and Seán Lemass, was multilayered and nuanced. Photograph: Haywood Magee/Getty

When introducing his short history, Ireland in the Twentieth Century, published in 1975, historian John A Murphy noted that “in the absence of both pe(...)

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