A mosquito consuming human blood. Photograph: Getty Images

A fungus genetically engineered to produce spider venom can quickly kill mosquitoes spreading malaria, a study suggests. Scientists from the Universi(...)

Dr Chloe Schwenke: I was fired from my job when I transitioned, and my marriage fell apart. Photograph: Mark Stedman

To look at her, you couldn’t guess Chloe Schwenke’s age accurately. Tall and slim, with straight shoulder-length hair and a strong face, she’s an eloq(...)

Julie Swetnick said she observed the future US supreme court nominee at parties where women were verbally abused, inappropriately touched. Photograph: Twitter

Judge Brett Kavanaugh was accused Wednesday by another woman of having engaged in sexual misconduct at parties while he was a student at Georgetown Pr(...)

Movement Strategies is a world-leading consultancy in London that analyses the movements of people.  Photograph: Getty Images

Aoife Hunt readily admits that part of being “a maths nerd” is doing past Leaving Cert maths exams. The UK-based mathematician and data scientist neve(...)

Prof Patrick O’Shea, president of University College Cork. Photograph: Tomas Tyner

While most university presidents smoulder over Government cuts to funding and serious threats to quality of education, University College’s Cork’s new(...)

Jean E Sammet: her most enduring legacy is the role she played in the creation and longevity of the computer programming language Cobol.

Jean E Sammet, an early software engineer and a designer of Cobol, a programming language that brought computing into the business mainstream, died on(...)

Frank Pasquale: “Facebook and Google are effectively the regulators but acting in ways without public accountability”

Many of the early, optimistic assumptions about how the internet would create a public sphere with greater openness, transparency and accuracy have be(...)

Altered campaign posters of French presidential election candidate  Emmanuel Macron in Paris. Photograph: Joel Saget/AFP

French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron has been the target of a “massive” computer hack just hours before voters go to the polls, his campaign (...)

Crystal engineering refers to the design and synthesis of molecular solid-state structures with intended properties.

“One of the continuing scandals in the physical sciences is that it remains in general impossible to predict the structure of even the simplest crysta(...)

US president Donald Trump speaks with reporters aboard Air Force One on his way to a rally  in Melbourne, Florida, on Saturday. Photograph: Reuters

During his presidential campaign, Mr Trump revelled in the publication of Democratic party emails that fuelled damaging stories about his opponent, Hi(...)

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