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It probably began with an accident thousands of years ago. According to one legend, rain washed the fat and ash from frequent animal sacrifices into a(...)

Pedestrians wearing protective face masks pass  shops in  Milan, Italy, on Tuesday. Photograph: Camilla Cerea/Bloomberg

Iran’s coronavirus death toll rose to 16 on Tuesday, the most outside China, increasing its international isolation as countries as far apart as Sout(...)

Medical staff transfer a patient of a highly suspected case of a new coronavirus at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Hong Kong on Tuesday. Photograph: Cnsphoto via Reuters

Major airlines cancelled or cut services to mainland China on Wednesday as the World Health Organisation (WHO) called an urgent meeting over whether t(...)

“Research has shown that parents who mediate online behaviour have the most resilient children.” Photograph: iStock

Sexual predators have found an easy access point into the lives of young people: They are meeting them online through multiplayer video games and chat(...)

Prof Michael Draper of Swansea University has published a report on the sharp rise in “essay mills”. His research indicates that as many as one in seven recent graduates may have paid someone to undertake an assignment for them.

Academic cheating using online “essay mills” is posing a significant threat to the integrity of higher education, the State body responsible for polic(...)

Ryanair owns more than 450 737-NGs, which are the affected model. Photograph: PA Wire

At least three Ryanair Boeing 737s have been grounded due to cracks between the wing and fuselage but this was not disclosed to the public. The airli(...)

Original painting by Sophie McKay Knight, with imagery contributed by women scientists from the University of St Andrews – part of the Chrysalis project coordinated by Mhairi Stewart.

“Why are women bad at maths?” You might remember that corny joke that did the rounds donkeys of years ago. You might even remember its punchline. It t(...)

Sculptures representing the “fallen soldier” stand near Sydney Opera House. Photograph: Lisa Maree Williams/Getty Images

The most comprehensive study to date of wage theft and working conditions among international students, backpackers and other temporary migrants in Au(...)

Helen Waldron: “What they look upon as my skill is mercurial, the ability to walk into a room, engage and interact, and that’s absolutely based on being Irish and female.”

Sydney-based Helen Waldron got a surprise near the end of her time at Loreto College, Foxrock. “To my horror, at our last assembly, they called me up(...)

A mother (left) and her postpartum nanny in Beijing. Photograph: Adam Dean/The New York Times

For decades, China harshly restricted the number of babies that women could have. Now it is encouraging them to have more. It is not going well. Alm(...)

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