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(...)

Barcelona is one of the many destinations where the lower cost of living can be a factor for  prospective students. Photograph: iStockphoto

Choosing to pursue a Masters degree is by no means any small task. The vast majority of those who undertake such a degree generally do so to give them(...)

The 2016 census found that 399,815 people in Ireland lived alone. Image: iStock.

A move by British prime minister Theresa May to appoint a dedicated minister for loneliness has been described by a Fianna Fáil Senator as an “absolut(...)

Co Tipperary sisters Heather and Gemma Gordon after completing the Atacama Crossing, one of the world’s toughest endurance races, in which competitors battle against brutal desert climate at altitudes that average 8,000ft

The Atacama Crossing is a gruelling week-long, 250km race over the driest place on Earth. Known as one of the world’s toughest endurance races, compet(...)

 Angolan businesswoman Isabel dos Santos,  daughter of outgoing Angolan president Jose Eduardo dos Santos, and her husband Sindika Dokolo. Dos Santos has acquired big stakes in Portugal’s banks and other businesses. Photograph: Fernando Veludo/AFP/Getty Images

How the roles have reversed: The coloniser, some Portuguese contend, has been colonised. On the Portuguese coast of Cascais, where the nation’s royal (...)

Swedish journalist Kim Wall: Danish inventor Peter Madsen has been charged with her killing. Photograph: TT News Agency/Reuters

Police have identified a headless female torso washed ashore in Copenhagen as that of Swedish journalist Kim Wall, who they believe was killed by a D(...)

Global Footprint Network: calculates how many planets we would need to sustain the lifestyles of different countries, groups and individuals

“Anyone who thinks that you can have infinite growth on a finite planet is either a madman or an economist” – David Attenborough. On August 2nd the(...)

About 60 Irish companies are currently working with the European Space Agency.

For a country without a space programme Ireland is doing very well in the extraterrestrial marketplace. Irish companies involved in contracts with the(...)

A study by the Pew Research Centre found young people were significantly more likely to report positive experiences online than negative ones. Photograph: Istock

A recent article in these pages has questioned the advice of the special rapporteur for child protection that the so-called “digital age of consent” s(...)

Ryanair chief executive Michael O’Leary. Photograph: Alessandro Bianchi/Reuters/File Photo

The modern airliner is a remarkable piece of engineering; a product generated by advanced aeronautics, materials science and fuel development – albeit(...)

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