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(...)

In addition to meeting some of the biggest movers and shakers in San Francisco, the Irish entrepreneurs will also hear from leading academics at Stanford University and will visit Singularity University, a Silicon Valley think tank

More than 80 Irish entrepreneurs travelled to the US this weekend to take part in what is believed to be the largest unofficial trade mission to leave(...)

A blue whale: the animals became giants when climate change turned them into binge-eaters, scientists have learned. Photograph: Silverback Films/BBC/PA Wire

Whales are big. Really big. Enormously big. Tremendously big. Fin whales can be 63 tonnes (63,000kg). Bowhead whales tip the scales at 90 tonnes. And(...)

Automated Insights’s software generated a report written by Irish Times journalist Charlie Taylor (pictured). Scroll down to view the two reports.

It has been a tough few years for journalists. First came the internet, then the recession, then the positioning of social media giants like Facebook (...)

Vaxxed  has been banned by many cinemas over its purported linking of the MMR vaccine  to autism

There were 772 new cases of autism diagnosed among Irish children last year – a record high. The rise is attributed to better evaluation procedures an(...)

Baidu’s headquarters. Photograph: iStock

The chief scientist helping drive Baidu’s push into artificial intelligence is quitting the Chinese search giant, putting at risk its efforts to put A(...)

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