Twisting two euro coin with the knuckles, close-up composition isolated over the white background

Pick a sport, any sport – and practise What exactly do you want to improve your reflexes for? If it’s for a specific sport, you’re off to a good star(...)

Patrick Conway: ‘I didn’t have a lick of Korean before I landed here in March 2007.’

Learning a new language can seem like a mammoth challenge, but for those who are really intent on developing fluency, nothing beats full immersion by (...)

Chinese  president Xi Jinping during a visit to Huawei Technologies: Beijing’s leadership is driving national policies to build globally competitive companies but there is   no such vision  among   European leaders. Photograph: Matthew Lloyd/Bloomberg/Getty

My first job, after leaving University, was as a junior official in the European Commission in Brussels. It was 1983, and I joined the task force of t(...)

“The group of microorganisms resident in our gut is known as the gut microbiota. It is a diverse ecosystem of bacteria and other microbes that has a really complex interaction with its host, ie ourselves.”

Who doesn’t enjoy a good old bodily fluid exchange? Well, you might think twice about it if you were told that the bodily fluid in question would be f(...)

Someone writing the code for a 3D manufacturing process is improving productivity by a higher percent than the 3%  annual growth we’ve traditionally seen in manufacturing

To understand secular stagnation, with its low inflation and low growth, look first at the growth of the information economy and the expansion of inta(...)

Objects on display in the exhibition, Crimea: Gold and Secrets of the Black Sea at the Allard Pierson Museum in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. File photograph: Bart Maat/EPA

A priceless collection of gold artifacts from Crimea that was on loan to a Dutch museum when Russia seized the peninsula must be returned to Ukraine a(...)

Dr Patrick Prendergast: TCD’s membership of the league will have a positive impact on  students. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Trinity College Dublin has become the first Irish university to join a leading network of European research-intensive colleges which includes Oxford a(...)

Russia’s president Vladimir Putin and   singer Larisa Dolina sing the Russian national anthem at a concert in Moscow in March, 2015, to mark the first anniversary of the annexation of Crimea. Photograph: Maxim Shipenkov/EPA

A tug-of-war has begun in a Dutch court over who owns a hoard of 565 irreplaceable treasures from Crimea that were on loan to an Amsterdam museum when(...)

Mayor Jose Antonio Rodriguez Salas checks his smartphone at his office in Jun, Spain. Salas claims he has shaved an average of 13 per cent off the town’s budget every year since 2011, thanks to the extensive use of Twitter, and created a digital democracy where residents interact online almost daily with town officials. Photograph: Laura Leon/The New York Times

When José Antonio Rodríguez Salas’s daughter Martina was born in April, he turned to social media to share the news. However Rodríguez Salas, the may(...)

Facebook is now the primary driver of traffic to news websites, having overtaken Google for the first time last year.

More than half of Irish consumers now get their news from social media. This places Ireland in line with international trends, with the widespread use(...)

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