Since satellite records began in 1979, summer Arctic ice has lost 40 per cent of its area and up to 70 per cent of its volume

The loss of summer sea ice in the Arctic is now very likely before 2050, new research shows, even if the carbon emissions driving the climate crisis a(...)

“Many of the people who are terrifying kids about screens, they have hit a vein of attention from society and they are going to ride that. But that is super bad for society.” Photograph: iStock

It has become common wisdom that too much time spent on smartphones and social media is responsible for a recent spike in anxiety, depression and othe(...)

“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(...)

Professor  Jonathan Turley at  a House judiciary committee hearing on the impeachment of US president Donald Trump on Wednesday. He said that Trump was “allowed” to go to court to block witnesses and that it would be an abuse of power for Congress to treat that as an impeachable act of obstruction. Photograph: Brendan Smialowski/AFP via Getty Images

Are House Democrats making a mistake by moving swiftly to impeach President Donald Trump when some facts remain hidden about whether he abused his pow(...)

Noah Feldman of Harvard Law School  and Pamela Karlan of Stanford Law School  during a House judiciary committee hearing on the impeachment inquiry into Donald Trump in Washington on Wednesday. Photograph: Tom Brenner/Reuters

US president Donald Trump’s actions towards Ukraine constitute impeachable conduct, three legal scholars testified on Wednesday, as the House judiciar(...)

Serbian president Aleksandar Vucic acknowledged that at least one Russian spy had made contact with members of his country’s military. Photograph: Koca Sulejmanovic/EPA

The United States has accused Russia of trying to destabilise Europe and urged Serbia to take action over Moscow’s intelligence operations against Be(...)

The Great Mosque of Tirana, which Turkey is building for €30m in the Albanian capital, will be the biggest mosque in the Balkans. Photograph: Daniel McLaughlin

By the time he turned 40, Ahmet had co-written 14 Turkish television series and worked in theatre and film, and was raising a son and a daughter with (...)

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The e-cigarette was supposed to be the future of tobacco - an innovation marketed as “reduced risk” that could offer a growth story to an industry who(...)

Exercising in the morning is more effective than post-3pm workouts for losing weight, a new US study has found. Photograph: iStock

People who exercise in the morning seem to lose more weight than people completing the same workouts later in the day, according to a new study of wor(...)

E-scooters: not so fast - or climate friendly

Although the use of electric scooters on public roads falls into a legal grey area here in Ireland, it is possible to purchase or rent one. Aside from(...)

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