Rohingya refugees Saida Bibi and  Bodu Zzaman at the Kutupalong refugee camp near Cox’s Bazar in Bangladesh. More  more than 700,000 Rohingya fled Myanmar without passports or official ID. Photograph: Ed Jones/AFP/Getty Images

Rohingya refugees are turning to blockchain-type technology to help address one of their most existential threats: lack of officially-recognised ident(...)

Researchers have also found that musical memory is one of the last types of memory people with dementia lose

The human capacity to build cognitive reserve (ways to protect the brain against memory loss) has become a prominent area of research in dementia. The(...)

Irish woman Bridget Lawlor in St Chad’s Hospital in Birmingham in 1955. Photograph: Raymond Kleboe/Picture Post/Getty Images

“No society can legitimately call itself civilised if a sick person is denied medical aid because of lack of means,” said Mr Aneurin Bevan, UK ministe(...)

Arlene Foster at the County Grand Lodge of East of Scotland district meeting in Cowdenbeath, Scotland. Photograph: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images

DUP leader Arlene Foster has appealed to Orange Order members to reject bigotry and intolerance as she addressed a march in the Scottish town of Cowde(...)

Áine Behan, founder of Cortechs: “Fully-fledged and written down in detail? No, I did not.”

Francis Greene is not a fan of business plans – at least not the sort startups often have to write to get funding or a place on an accelerator. The pr(...)

Founder of the paramilitary Ulster Volunteer Force Edward Carson. Photogrpah: by Central Press/Getty Images
The North and 1918

The year 1918 has for long been seen as a critical turning point in the emergence of the Irish revolution. Constitutional nationalism continued its re(...)

 Dozens of newly discovered giant dinosaur footprints have been discovered on a Scottish island. Photograph:  University of Edinburgh/PA Wire

Dozens of newly discovered giant dinosaur footprints on a Scottish island are helping to shed light on the Jurassic reptiles’ evolution. The 170 mill(...)

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 (...)

An undated picture shows a magnification of a lab-grown fully matured human egg ready for fertilization. Handout via Doctor David Albertini/University of Edinburgh/Reuters

Human eggs have been fully grown in a laboratory for the first time, in what scientists hope could be a breakthrough in improving fertility treatment.(...)

Coffee is ‘more likely to benefit health than harm,’ a new review has found. Photograph: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire

Early risers will be happy to hear that drinking more coffee isn’t necessarily a bad thing, following research which has found that three to four cups(...)

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