Facebook: world’s largest social network is stepping up its work in cyber security.  Photograph:Dado Ruvic/Reuters

Facebook is launching a social network for cyber security professionals to share information about threats that could lead to cyber attacks.The world’(...)

Worker takes a break in a garlic field in California: a survey has found Hispanics are far more likely than whites to view global warming as a problem that affects them personally. Photograph:  Matt Black/The New York Times

Alfredo Padilla grew up in Texas as a migrant farmworker who followed the harvest with his parents to pick sugar beets in Minnesota each summer. He ha(...)

A US stealth bomber approaches for mid-air refuelling: stealth aircraft are one of the US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency’s biggest success stories. Photograph: Reuters/Hyungwon Kang

The US government’s Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (Darpa) is involved in many different areas because the creation and prevention of strat(...)

US president Barack Obama said on Tuesday “we’ve got to stay ahead of those who would do us harm”. Photograph: Kristoffer Tripplaar-Pool/Getty Images.

US president Barack Obama sent a bill to Congress on Tuesday to strengthen US cybersecurity laws after recent hacking attacks against Sony Pictures, H(...)

“Engaging in technology separate to a partner while in the presence of them encourages a disconnection rather than a connection,” according to Prof Christina Leggett.  Photograph: Getty Images

Sound the alarm: the good old-fashioned relationship is under attack from technology. That seems to be the message from a growing body of psychology r(...)

A grasshopper burger: the UN has been encouraging the use of insects in food, highlighting their nutritional value and affordability. Photograph: Karen Bleier/AFP/Getty

It’s always fun to imagine what we might be eating in the future. Will we sit down to meat that has been grown in a lab? Will there will be a bowl (...)

By the end of this year, college friends Matt Pohlson and Ryan Cummins will have raised almost $20 million for charities in two years.

When 2014 comes to a close, college friends Ryan Cummins and Matt Pohlson will have raised almost $20 million for charities in two years.Their start-u(...)

Detail from Night Time in LA by Patrick Morrison. Photograph: Ciaran Connelly

As part of this year’s Imagine Arts Festival, Greyfriars Gallery in Waterford celebrates the work of the late Patrick Morrison with a small retrosp(...)

 Oliver Daniels,  CEO, Insight Centre for Data Analytics.  Photograph: Aengus McMahon
No limit for data centre

Science Foundation Ireland’s €75 million data analytics research centre has the potential to become a global brand and the Google of Big Data, accord(...)

Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer is stepping down from the company’s board of directors to focus on his new ownership of the LA Clippers of the NBA. (Photograph: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Steve Ballmer has resigned from Microsoft’s board, eight months after his departure as chief executive officer, ending more than three decades of dire(...)

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