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(...)

The centrifuge was inspired by a simple spinning toy called a whirligig
A life-saving whirligig

Modern science is big: the gravitational wave detector (Ligo) cost more than a billion dollars, and the large hadron collider (LHC) in Geneva took dec(...)

 North Korean   leader Kim Jong-un at a missile test centre in North Korea. Analysts say the pair of engines he is standing in front of could power an intercontinental ballistic missile. Photograph: Korean Central News Agency/The New York Times

Three years ago, former US president Barack Obama ordered Pentagon officials to step up their cyber and electronic strikes against North Korea’s missi(...)

Paul Morrissey: “Software is rapidly changing how we interact with every aspect of the world around us...This trend will only continue, so I’ve found it an incredibly exciting place to build a career”

Dublin-born Paul Morrissey was recently chosen by Forbes magazine as one of its “30 Under-30” young executives and entrepreneurs with promising future(...)

Tadhg Nolan and Jack Smith use “ro-sham-bo” (rock-paper-scissors) as a dispute resolver, watched by other students and principal Regina Doheny and teacher Cian Mullaly at Scoil Phádraig Naofa, Tullow, Co Carlow. Photograph: Dylan Vaughan

When Regina Doheny became principal of a boys primary school in Co Carlow, she noticed something unsettling about the yard. It wasn’t that the tarm(...)

“Young people should  be trained from an early age in media literacy so they can become their own fact-checkers.” Image: iStock

Here’s a radical idea: Give young people the news they want to read and not what we think they should read. Not only might this stop the handwringing (...)

The Folio Society edition of The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood, illustrated by Anna and Elena Balbusso

As hundreds of thousands of women gathered in Washington to protest the inauguration of President Donald Trump, the novelist Margaret Atwood began get(...)

“As humans, we have a negativity bias – even though more positive than negative things usually happen to us.”

There they are, huddled in a corner of the office, heads close together, talking in low voices. They’re gossiping, of course. And it’s a very safe bet(...)

New studies being promoted this month by Stanford University in California will increase the pressure on Ireland to cut back cattle production and dai(...)

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