From 1926 through March 2020, dividends accounted for 40.2 per cent of the total return of the S&P 500. Photograph: Johannes Eisele/AFP via Getty Images

The swings of the stock market have been painful enough lately. But on top of the price declines that have kept many investors awake at night, another(...)

Cover your face: you wear a mask to protect me; I wear one to protect you. And we all need to get on board for them to really work. Photograph: Mario Tama/Getty

So you’ve watched Helen Cody’s video guide and made your own cloth mask. Or you’ve taken delivery of a bespoke handcrafted one you ordered online. Wha(...)

Anti-malarial drug hydroxychloroquine is one of the products to be given to some Irish patients despite poor performance in smaller trials. File photograph: Yuri Cortez/AFP via Getty Images

Hundreds of Irish patients are set to to take part in clinical trials on potential new treatments for Covid-19. They will be part of a series of “int(...)

A potential antiviral drug for coronavirus has disappointed scientists and investors who had high hopes for remdesivir, according to draft documents published accidentally by the World Health Organisation.

A potential antiviral drug for the coronavirus has flopped in its first randomised clinical trial, disappointing scientists and investors who had high(...)

Remdesivir emerged from a collaboration to find antiviral drugs during the west African Ebola epidemic of 2013-16 that involved Gilead, the US Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases and the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Of all the drugs being tested to fight the new coronavirus, people have invested most hope in remdesivir. A leaked report on Thursday night of positiv(...)

A coronavirus drug developed by Gilead Sciences had shown positive results in a clinical trial

Wall Street shares are on track for a higher opening on Friday after a report suggested a coronavirus drug developed by Gilead Sciences had shown posi(...)

The prototype device  will jam the microphones of any smart speakers within range

Not a fan of smart speakers? This bracelet may be for you. The prototype device developed by two researchers at University of Chicago will jam the mic(...)

Attendees wait to ask a question of a Google Assistant at a giant “Hey Google” gumball machine game at CES 2019 at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. Photograph: Robyn Beck / AFP

Politicians and privacy campaigners have called for Google’s $2.1bn deal for Fitbit to be blocked, over fears the search giant will feed its growing h(...)

Catherine Chung has already made a name for herself with her debut novel, Forgotten Country

“I suppose I should warn you I tell a story like a woman: looping into myself, interrupting,” says Katherine, the narrator of The Tenth Muse, before g(...)

John Goodenough  has never stopped trying to innovate and improve upon the battery prototype he invented and the world is still using

I am early to a celebratory dinner in honour of the 2019 Nobel Prize winner in chemistry, Dr John Goodenough. This is a modest affair taking place in (...)

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