Collaborative tools such as Zoom and Skype enable collaboration but cannot mimic or act as microcosm for our office settings. File photograph: iStock/Getty Images

After the great industrial revolution, our brains have been programmed to the routine of waking up in the morning, rushing to the office, coming back (...)

An iceberg floats in a fjord near the town of Tasiilaq, Greenland last year. Greenland’s ice is now melting faster than scientists previously thought, a recent study shows. File photograph: Lucas Jackson/Reuters

A new analysis shows that while Earth was slightly cooler last year than the previous few years, it was still the fourth warmest year on record. With(...)

 An iceberg floats in a fjord near the town of Tasiilaq, Greenland last year. File photograph: Lucas Jackson/Reuters

Greenland’s ice is melting faster than scientists previously thought, with the pace of ice loss increasing four-fold since 2003, new research has foun(...)

 Constantly tapping those apps is not just taking you away from your loved ones, this habitual checking of updates, swiping between apps and scrolling through feeds is doing something to our brains

“About 2½ years ago I had a baby, and one moment that sticks out in my mind was sitting with her late at night. I had this out-of-body experience wher(...)

If we approach every new piece of digital information with an initial scepticism, we surely risk a cynical contamination

I have always been wary of promoting any particular company in this column, but I must make an exception for Skitster. Skitser, announced just this (...)

Marina Ratner proved her most influential theorem after she turned 50

Marina Ratner, an influential mathematician and Russian-Jewish émigré who defied the notion that the best and the brightest in her field do their fine(...)

A window  was broken at the Masjid Maryam on the Old Monivea Road in Ballybrit, Co Galway on Tuesday. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Saying that the internet and social media are to blame for the radicalisation of some Muslims around the world is “a cop-out”, two leading US academic(...)

As well as keeping our brains active, learning a new language is an ideal opportunity for making new friends, having new experiences with others and reaching a goal.

Most people in this part of the world have a smattering of French or Spanish which comes in useful when ordering dinner on holiday, but because much o(...)

Coral: its porous structure closely resembles that of bone

Connemara-based medical devices start-up, Zoan BioMed, is using Irish grown tropical marine coral to make a splash in the international world of ortho(...)

The female orgasm “seems to be rather purposeless – except for the enjoyment, obviously”, says one scientist.  Illustration: iStock

Female orgasm has perplexed scientists, fuelled an equality movement and propelled Meg Ryan to fame. Now researchers say they might have found its evo(...)

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