Covid-19 changed so much about people’s lives, including, for many folks, their bodies. Image: The New York Times

Re-entry into pre-social-distancing life is going to be such a joy. Re-entry into non-stretchy pants? Maybe not so much. The pandemic has changed so m(...)

Mug shot of the Indian political activist Nathuram Vinayak Godse who shot Mahatma Gandhi  in January  1948. Photograph:  Mondadori via Getty Images

Last Sunday, in a nondescript building in the Indian city of Gwalior, 320km south of Delhi, a large crowd of men gathered. Most wore bright saffron ha(...)

Susie Yang explores the subject of privilege through the character of Ivy Lin

“Maybe there were no new stories, only your story. But what did the real story even matter, when most people judged you based on the shallowest surfac(...)

Maitland Ward performs in adult films that rely on a health-screening system that some experts say could be a model for a coronavirus screening database. Photograph: Albert L Ortega/Getty

As more states open up and people return to work, companies are looking for guidance on how to keep workers safe from infection. Some experts suggest (...)

Hanwha Eagles players line up wearing face masks ahead of the opening game of South Korea’s new baseball season. Photograph: Jung Yeon-Je/Getty/AFP

This is a series of regular updates from Irish Times Environment & Science Editor Kevin O’Sullivan on scientific initiatives and developments on c(...)

St Louis federal reserve chair James Bullard has predicted the US unemployment rate may hit 30 per cent in the second quarter.

More than 22 million American have lost their jobs in the last four weeks as the coronavirus pandemic has swept across the US, according to government(...)

Mark Broderick of Model Heli Services, using a drone at Ballyquirke Lake, Moycullen, Co Galway for  marine and fresh water research. Photograph: Bryan O Brien/The Irish Times

Drones could be dispatched across hundreds of remote Irish lakes to carry out legally required water testing too problematic for humans, experts belie(...)

 Greg Schiano:  American football coach signed  an eight-year $32 million deal last weekend despite   Rutgers University’s athletics department  showing  a budget deficit of $192.2 million since 2012. Photograph:  Grant Halverson/Getty Images

Early last month, Rutgers University sat down with Greg Schiano to talk about returning as head grid-iron coach to the campus where he made his name n(...)

Considering the benefits of modern-day sanitation, vaccinations and healthcare, the likelihood of getting sick from our shoes is ‘infinitesimally small as to almost be unwarranted’. Photograph: iStock

Maybe you kick off your shoes at home because you don’t want to track dirt across clean carpets or floors, or maybe it’s just a relief to shed them. (...)

Darlene Coker is shown with her thoracic surgeon David Sugarbaker

Darlene Coker knew she was dying. She just wanted to know why. She knew that her cancer, mesothelioma, arose in the delicate membrane surrounding her(...)

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