Courtney Dauwalter drinks a beer after the Tahoe 200 ultramarathon. Photograph: Max Whittaker/The New York Times

At 1.40 in the morning, running through the woods near Lake Tahoe, Courtney Dauwalter began hallucinating. She saw live puppets playing on a swing se(...)

US secretary of state Rex Tillerson speaks to the media at the  state department after being fired by President Donald Trump in Washington. Photograph: Leah Millis/Reuters

Donald Trump made no attempt to disguise how far apart he and his secretary of state had fallen on Tuesday as he summarily dispatched Rex Tillerson wi(...)

The BBC reported that England’s supporters were rumoured to have adopted ‘Swing Low Sweet Chariot’ when a group of schoolboys began singing it at Twickenham in 1988

I looked over Jordan and what did I see. There are a variety of theories how the most treasured and widely recognised African-American spiritual so(...)

High times: browsing at the 3-D Denver Discrete Dispensary. Photograph: Theo Stroomer/Getty

John Scanlon walks out of the dispensary after shopping legally for marijuana for the second time in a fortnight. He complains that the prices are hig(...)

The organising committee for this year’s Motion in Games conference (from left) Nathan Sturtevant, assistant professor in computer science at the University of Denver, Rachel McDonnell, assistant professor of creative technologies at Trinity College Dublin, and Victor Zordan, associate professor of computer science and engineering at University of California Riverside. photograph: paul sharp/sharpix

Three weeks on from the noise and spectacle of this year’s Web Summit, Ireland’s start-up community has been looking towards somewhat quieter conferen(...)

Joe Aherne: “Our strategy was to align with universities and large organisations to give us a competitive edge.” Photograph: Chris Bellew/Fennells

It was a perfect storm of a maturing market and the economic downturn that persuaded Joe Aherne, chief executive of Leading Edge Group, to change tack(...)