There are also some concerns that Apple, which has already reshaped how people live, communicate and entertain themselves, is pursuing yet another way to influence society, this time through health. Photograph:  Joel Saget/AFP via Getty Images)

In 1976, the Harvard School of Public Health and two other major medical institutions started a study on nurses that has become one of the largest and(...)

Apple wants to collect healthcare data from customers by harvesting information from its base of Apple Watch and iPhone users through the Research app. Photograph: Brendan McDermid/Reuters

Apple is racing to collect healthcare data from its customers, launching a new research app that it claims will “advance science” by harvesting inform(...)

Playwright and poet Tom MacIntyre has died at the age of 87 following a long illness. Photograph: Eric Luke

‘This above all: to thine own self be true’, the advice of Polonius to Hamlet, is one of the most celebrated observations in the Shakespearian canon. (...)

Jessye Norman: the American soprano has died aged 74. Photograph: Sean Gallup/Getty

Jessye Norman, the soprano who brought a sumptuous, shimmering voice to a broad range of roles at opera houses around the world, died on Monday in New(...)

Since it first opened in 1982, the deli has expanded to 10 interlinked food businesses with more than 750 employees, and over $65 million (€58.5 million) in annual revenue

Anarchism would seem to be the antithesis to capitalism, and yet it is the very basis of the astounding success of Zingerman’s, a tiny delicatessen in(...)

Oil pump in North Dakota

Global oil prices have dropped almost 50 per cent below their 2014 high. But here in North Dakota, oil is still the only game in town. Named after He(...)

A 3.8 million-year-old skull of an early human, known as ‘MRD’, which belongs to the species Australopithecus anamensis, displayed during its presentation in Addis Ababa. Photograph: Michael Tewelde/AFP/Getty Images

The discovery of a 3.8 million-year-old skull is a “game changer” in the understanding of human evolution, scientists say. Researchers have discovere(...)

Mr Powell was speaking at the high-profile Jackson Hole gathering of US central bankers.  Photograph: Reuters

Jay Powell, Federal Reserve chairman, said that fitting trade uncertainty into the central bank’s policy framework was “a new challenge”, emphasising (...)

Last week’s report on US second-quarter gross domestic product showed that the economy slowed last spring. It also came exactly 10 years since the Gre(...)

A clear wallet and its contents used in a study of how people in 40 countries decided to return, or not return, lost wallets. Photograph: Christian Zünd/Science/AFP/Getty Images

It’s obvious: someone finding a lost wallet is less likely to return it if money is inside, right? That’s what top economists, as well as regular peop(...)

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