Was it a broken heart that landed George HW Bush, the 41st president, in the hospital just a day after the funeral of his wife, Barbara? The Bushes w(...)

A while ago, I was standing at the office tea point when a colleague who had heard I was a runner asked me if I did ultramarathons – the term for any (...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar awards SFI St Patrick’s Day Science Medal to Leading Physicist Prof Margaret Murnane and technology innovator David McCourt

Margaret Murnane, Professor of Physics and Electrical and Computer Engineering at University of Colorado; and David McCourt, founder and CEO of Grana(...)

Volunteers rescue horses at a stable during the ‘Lilac fire’ in Bonsall, California, on Thursday. Photograph: Sandy Huffaker/AFP/Getty Images

Firefighters on Friday battled an expanding front of southern California wildfires that have raged for five days and destroyed at least 500 structure(...)

President Donald Trump wants to overhaul corporate taxation in the United States, and bring home the large pot of profits being held overseas by US corporations. Photograph: Molly Riley/AFP/Getty Images

The tax reform debate continues to rage in the United States. And it is likely to do so for the next few weeks as the Senate and House of Representati(...)

Illustration from ‘It’s Always There’

The decade-old Irish mindfulness boom shows no sign of abating, yet some leading exponents are beginning to cotton on to what Buddhist practitioners h(...)

Psychologists at Spain’s University of Granada describe Post Holiday Syndrome as the gloom you feel after going away and the subsequent anxiety and upset of having to do some work again

It’s September. The kids are back at school. The M50 resembles a car park and it’s getting darker earlier every evening. Taking it all into account, i(...)

Some sugar is staring you in the face –  others  can be more tricky to detect

There’s no escaping it. Sugar is the bad boy of the food world, with all that implies. It’s naughty, exciting and irresistible – so much so that respe(...)

The UK Houses of Parliament following the attack by Khalid Masood: his wife Farzana fled their three-month-old marriage after violence from her “controlling psychopath” husband. Photograph: Chris J Ratcliffe/AFP/Getty Images

No evidence emerged that Khalid Masood had been radicalised in prison in 2003, or had an association with Islamic State or al-Qaeda, but “there was cl(...)

A new study has aimed to explain the reasons behind pandas’ black and white fur. Photograph: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire

Scientists in California say they have determined why giant pandas have such distinctive black and white fur. In a study published in the journal Be(...)

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