The international statistic was 69, the number of US citizens killed on average in lawnmower accidents each year. Photogrpah: iStock

The numbers that best sum up 2017 are 69 and 0.1, said Britain’s Royal Statistical Society (RSS) as it launched its inaugural Statistics of the Year a(...)

The Detail’s story on the historic buildings in  Northern Ireland at greatest risk included the 18th-century Kilwaughter Castle in Larne, Co Antrim

Belfast investigative website The Detail has announced it would expand its work and recruit new journalists. The Detail is a not-for-profit digital (...)

Dr Fiona Ginty Principal scientist in the Life Sciences and Molecular Diagnostics Organization at GE Research Center (GRC) in NYC, working on a cure (...)

An electoral worker counts ballots as polls close in Britain’s general election, at a counting centre in Sheffield, in this May 7th, 2015 file photo. Photograph: Andrew Yates/Reuters

The failure of opinion polls to predict the result of last year’s general election in the UK was due to unrepresentative polling samples, an inquiry h(...)

Shopping in Moore Street: People have a tendency to significantly overestimate the proportion of the population made up by immigrants. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

One of the paradoxes of the information age is the all too often vast gulf between what is popularly accepted and what is objectively true. In almost (...)