A file image of Facebook chief executive  Mark Zuckerberg (left) and his wife Priscilla Chan.  The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, the couple’s philanthropic organization, is committing significant financial resources over the next decade to help accelerate basic science research. Photograph: AP

Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan on Wednesday pledged more than $3 billion (€2.7 billion) towards a plan to “cure,(...)

Trinity College Dublin was omitted from the rankings as it supplied incorrect data. Photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

Irish universities have failed to rank in the top-200 for the first time in the latest set of influential global rankings. Trinity College Dublin (TC(...)

“Artificial Intelligence and Life in 2030” looks at the likely effects of AI technologies on urban life. Image: iStock/Askold Romanov, Mlenny & Tricia Seibold

Each artificial intelligence (AI) technology is developed to solve a particular problem. Once it solves a problem, however, it’s no longer considered (...)

Top class: Ireland has a wealth of adult and further education courses. Photograph: Getty
Further education: some options

Online Moocs – massive open online courses – are, well, massive. They’re also free. Dublin Institute of Technology offers PharmacMooc.org, which is(...)

Brock Turner (21) convicted of sexually assaulting an unconscious woman, leaves the Santa Clara County Jail in San José, California on Friday. Photograph:  Stephen Lam/Reuters

A former Stanford University swimmer whose six-month sentence for raping an unconscious woman sparked a national outcry in the US has been released f(...)

A file image of   Stanford University’s campus. Photograph: Reuters

A California judge who came under fire and was the subject of a recall campaign for his sentencing decisions in a Stanford University sexual assault c(...)

In 1994 Jerry Yang and David Filo, two graduate students at Stanford University, create a website called “Jerry and David’s guide to the world wide web”, cataloguing sites.

January 1994: In the early days on the internet - when no one knows what content is out there - Jerry Yang and David Filo, two graduate students at St(...)

The links to home are now sustained by software and silicon, lessening the need to substitute for them through tight-knit expat communities

The compact cemetery lies in serene opposition to the busy streets beyond its boundaries. There is a sense here of time standing still, with the sunl(...)

 Omar Mateen: Orlando gunman

Since Omar Mateen massacred 49 people in an Orlando nightclub, the New York-born son of Afghans has been described as a homophobe who used a gay hook-(...)

The big venture capital firms of Silicon Valley have been cultivating disruption for decades, but in the past few years, they in turn have been disrup(...)

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