Know the code: a whole new tongue – the language of computers – will be what separates the educated from the ignorant masses of tomorrow.

The island of saints and scholars is as redundant a phrase as any other Irish cliche we choose to perpetuate. That being said, the nation’s reputati(...)

Trinity College Dublin has been ranked at 81st place in the world university rankings for arts and humanities subjects. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Trinity College Dublin has climbed several places in the world university rankings in arts and humanities subjects. Trinity was the only Irish unive(...)

Image from the Stanford study. Photograph: Stanford University.

Artificial intelligence can accurately guess whether people are gay or straight based on photos of their faces, according to new research suggesting t(...)

Trinity College Dublin has climbed several places in the Times Higher Education world university rankings for 2018. Photograph: iStock

Trinity College Dublin has climbed several places in the Times Higher Education world university rankings for 2018. Brexit means “great opportunities(...)

Researchers say the findings  open the door to new ways of treating and preventing cardiovascular disease in people who are still at risk despite standard therapies.  Photograph: PA

A drug that fights inflammation can reduce the risk of heart attacks and strokes, and possibly lung cancer, in people who have already had one heart a(...)

The trade-offs of gentrification are complex. Run-down areas, in which vitality declined only to be further weakened by official neglect, see fresh energy and  expanded infrastructure. But former residents often can no longer afford to live there.

Technology companies and the high-end employment they bring are generally seen as a desirable and welcome addition to any city or region. But are they(...)

A Google office building in Irvine, California. Photograph: Mike Blake/Reuters

Internet giant Google has fired the male engineer at the centre of an uproar in Silicon Valley over the past week after he authored an internal memo a(...)

 Iranian Professor of mathematics Maryam Mirzakhani who was the first woman to receive the prestigious Fields Medal for mathematics. Photograph: EPA

Maryam Mirzakhani, an Iranian mathematician who was the only woman ever to win a Fields Medal, the most prestigious honour in mathematics, died on Jul(...)

Patrick Collison said he and his brother John have been able to scale back their involvement in Stripe because they trust their executive team. Photograph: Reuters

If you bought something online in the last year, the odds are pretty high that the transaction was processed by Stripe, the San Francisco startup foun(...)

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn: has large support among young voters, but how many of them will make it to the polling stations? Photograph: Chris J Ratcliffe/Getty Images

After their failure to predict David Cameron’s overall majority in 2015 and last year’s referendum vote for Brexit, Britain’s polling companies are un(...)