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Joint Nobel Prize winner in economics, Esther Duflo,  at MIT on October 14th. Photograph:  Joseph Prezioso/AFP via Getty

In 1847 the Scottish philosopher Thomas Carlyle referred to economics as the dismal science because of the opposition of economists to slavery. Econom(...)

Neil Foster, Head of Strategic Partnerships at Nuritas. “We are going to change the face of healthcare using AI. We are using it to bring better treatments to a lot of unmet medical need.”

Peptides are naturally occurring biological substances that can possess beneficial health and wellness properties. Typically used for preventative he(...)

Therese Gillespie and Danny Forde of  Atlantic Therapeutics. Photograph: Conor McCabe.

Improving confidence and quality of life Urinary incontinence affects hundreds of millions of people around the world and often goes untreated and un(...)

Renault has put its 10 years of electric car production experience to good use with its latest refresh of the Zoe. The third generation Zoe changes li(...)

When Louis Met...: Louis Theroux with Jimmy Savile. Photograph: BBC

A LARGE PART OF LOUIS THEROUX’S NEW AUTOBIOGRAPHY IS DEVOTED TO HIS ENCOUNTERS WITH JIMMY SAVILE – THE LATE BBC PRESENTER, WE NOW KNOW, WAS A SEX(...)

Dr Paula Bolger: “VR is absolutely perfect for spatial tests. You can’t really do them well on an iPad or with a pen and paper.” Photograph:  Crispin Rodwell

“Alzheimer’s disease changes lives. Even though the disease is gradual no one is ever ready for the impact it has on family relationships and responsi(...)

Eugene Greaney, co-owner of Dough Bros Pizza restaurant in Galway: I never pushed myself too hard in school. I knew I could do better but I wasn’t tha(...)

As the waitress approached the table, Sam Altman held up his phone. That made it easier to see the dollar amount typed into an investment contract he (...)

Anna Rafferty Lynam and Alex Shackleton, co-founders of Bélú, 'a kind of a mix between meal and less/reduce in Irish!'

Every year Irish households throw away an average of €700 in food waste. In volume terms that’s about one million tonnes. These figures come from Dubl(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar. ‘We look forward to an early engagement to talk about Brexit, to talk about Northern Ireland and to talk about bilateral relations between the UK and Ireland into the future.’ Photograph: Stephen Collins/Collins Photos

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has told Boris Johnson, the new British prime minister, that an entirely new Brexit deal “is not going to happen”. He also sa(...)

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