UK Prime Minister Theresa May standing at the dispatch box last week. The House of Commons will vote on her Brexit withdrawal agreement on Tuesday.  Photograph: Mark Duffy/AFP/Getty Images

Monday Indicators: Irish construction PMI (Nov), new vehicle licences (Nov); UK construction orders (Q3), manufacturing and industrial production (Oc(...)

Jim Mattis: described by  Donald Trump as ‘sort of a Democrat’. Photograph: Joshua Roberts/Reuters

US defence secretary Jim Mattis said president Donald Trump has reassured him of his full support after the Republican president described his Pentago(...)

  US senator Elizabeth Warren   addresses a town hall meeting in Roxbury, Massachusetts, on Saturday.  Photograph:  Joseph Prezioso/AFP/Getty Images

Massachusetts senator Elizabeth Warren on Monday released a DNA test showing “strong evidence” of her Native American heritage, fuelling expectation t(...)

Katie Ledecky of the United States leads the field in the  800m freestyle final at the  2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Aquatics Stadium in Rio de Janeiro. Photograph: Adam Pretty/Getty Images

There is a photograph from the 2016 Olympics that captures the true extent of Katie Ledecky’s superiority over her competition. As the 19-year-old is (...)

A Google sign in Shanghai, China, September 17th, 2018. Reuters/Aly Song

When you google Google’s birthday the results are confusing. On September 15th 1997 the oracle that has made us all-knowing all of the time (and simul(...)

As the algorithms come to know us so well, every process request and application  will be determined by the algorithm, not by the human. Photograph: iStock

Studying philosophy may be about to pay off. Unlike the more utilitarian subjects like law or engineering, the conceptual world of Kant, Mill, or even(...)

Prof Jeffrey Ullman: “It’s not really a new phenomenon that people try to influence other people, and do that often by trying to know about them. It’s just become easier to do what people have been trying to do all along.”

Our relatively recent and rapid transformation into a data-driven, data-devouring society comes as no big surprise to Jeffrey Ullman, a pioneering fig(...)

Eating lunch inside The Market, on the ground floor of Twitter’s headquarters in San Francisco. A proposed ordinance would ban employee cafeterias in new construction, encouraging tech workers to leave the office to buy their meals. (Photograph: Jason Henry/The New York Times)

The corporate campuses of the Bay Area’s technology companies have become independent fiefs with dry cleaning, gyms, doctors, shuttle buses and bounti(...)

The Stanford robot was able to correctly classify gay and straight men 81 per cent of the time, and gay and straight women 71 per cent of the time when provided with just one image of the subject.

A new study from Stanford University used artificial intelligence (AI) technology to guess people’s sexual orientations by analysing their headshots. (...)

Some of the male participants scheduled to speak at the MacGill Summer School

The theme of this year’s MacGill Summer School is “the future of Ireland in a new Europe. ” Women, you might be forgiven for thinking, will play a sig(...)

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