The UCD campus. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

University College Dublin president Prof Andrew Deeks was told last year by a professor who quit a gender equality group at the university that she sa(...)

The complaint alleges Uber knowingly, and without proper permission, put employees at risk of larger tax bills in the event that Uber’s stock price went down in the months after its IPO. Photograph: Josh Edelson / AFP

Almost 200 current and former Uber employees have sued the company, accusing it of losing a “risky bet” that left them saddled with millions of dollar(...)

Winter (C), a llama on a farm run by Ghent University in Belgium. Photograph: Tim Coppens via The New York Times

The solution to Covid-19 may have been staring us in the face this whole time, lazily chewing on a carrot. All we need, it seems, is llamas. A study (...)

Jupiter as seen through the International Gemini Observatory’s lucky imaging process. Photograph: International Gemini Observatory/EPA

Astronomers have captured some of the highest-resolution images of Jupiter ever obtained from the ground using a technique known as “lucky imaging”. (...)

Sterling has been made extra vulnerable by the UK’s departure from the EU, analysts said. Photograph: AFP via Getty

Sterling has tumbled to its lowest level on record against the currencies of the UK’s major trading partners, as the effects of the coronavirus pandem(...)

A reconstruction of a Neanderthal   displayed at the Prehistoric Museum in Halle, eastern Germany. Photograph: Sebastian Willnow/AFP/Getty Images

There’s always been a suspicion that our ancestors pushed Neanderthals to extinction. The scenario is that modern humans migrated out of Africa and sl(...)

Embracing more situations that are scary but don’t pose any serious threat – riding rollercoasters, public speaking, job interviews – is strongly encouraged.

Stress has become a defining feature of the 21st century, contributing to the mental-health crisis, fuelling a boom in mindfulness apps and even, scie(...)

F and E (Identities withheld), 17 and 21-year-old sisters and survivors of child sexual abuse. Photograph: Kholood Eid/The New York Times

The two sisters live in fear of being recognised. One grew out her bangs and took to wearing hoodies. The other dyed her hair black. Both avoid lookin(...)

French economist Thomas Piketty: ‘The profits of big global companies must be declared on a global level.’ Photograph: Ed Alcock/New York Times

Thomas Piketty and Joseph Stiglitz are celebrity economists with a mission to bend capitalism from its liberal, deregulated, inequality-generating tra(...)

Try to set your alarm for when you actually need to wake up. Photograph: iStock/Getty

Prepare the night before Prepare what you can the night before, says Dr Hazel Wallace, the author of The Food Medic – from your packed lunch to layin(...)

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