Prof Didier Queloz of Cambridge University at a press conference in London after he jointly won the 2019 Nobel Prize for Physics. Photograph: Yui Mok/PA Wire

Canadian-American cosmologist James Peebles and Swiss scientists Michel Mayor and Didier Queloz won the 2019 Nobel Prize for Physics on Tuesday for wo(...)

Researchers  found that a number of smart TVs, including those made by Samsung and LG, and the streaming dongles Roku and Amazon’s Fire TV, were sending out data. Photograph: iStock

The smart TVs in our homes are leaking sensitive user data to companies including Netflix, Google and Facebook even when some devices are idle, accord(...)

Globalisation was always about much more than increased trade. Its origins lie in the liberalisation of finance and the weakening of nation states. Photograph: Wiktor Szymanowicz/Barcroft Media via Getty

Is the era of globalisation coming to an end? Are we moving to an increasingly multipolar world? Will existing global institutions be replaced by new (...)

The Nobel Prize winning economist and New York Times columnist Paul Krugman is to headline the 2019 Kilkenomics festival.  File photograph: Franck Robichon/Reuters.

The Nobel Prize winning economist and New York Times columnist Paul Krugman is to participate in the 2019 Kilkenomics festival. Krugman is the autho(...)

Microsoft chief executive Satya Nadella has defended the controversial contracts. Photograph: Sean Gallup/Getty Images

Last week a group of unhappy Microsoft employees sent an open letter to the company’s chief executive, Satya Nadella, and its president and chief lega(...)

Participants and guests at  the COP24 climate summit  in Katowice, Poland. Photograph: EPA/Andrzej Grygiel

People living in wealthy countries, including Ireland, will have to make big reductions in the amount of beef and lamb they consume if the world is to(...)

Those who insist on an immaculate home have often had a chaotic existence as a child, and the obsessive need for order is their way of trying to control their world

“If you can’t fill the fridge properly then I’ll have to do it,” said her mother hauling out all of the newly placed groceries and replacing them her (...)

Google says you can turn off location history at any time. Photograph: Thomas Peter/Reuters

Google keeps tracking your movements even after you have paused the “Location History” feature on your mobile device. According to an investigation ca(...)

Shipping containers awaiting transportation on a railway line   in Long Beach, California.  Photograph:  Frederic J Brown/AFP/Getty Images

The US-China trade war has begun, and it arrives with potentially far-reaching consequences for international relations and the global economy. But wh(...)

Ireland came  in 36th place globally in the rankings of broadband speeds out of 200 locations.

Ireland lags behind many of its European counterparts when it comes to broadband speeds, according to a new ranking which places the country in the b(...)

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