John Legend: ‘What my mother needed was help; she didn’t need to be in jail.’ Photograph: Elizabeth Lippman/The New York Times

When he was 15, John Stephens of Springfield, Ohio, entered an essay competition run by McDonald’s for Black History Month. Asked “How do you intend t(...)

The CCMI is affiliated with NUI Galway’s School of Medicine and serves as a key translational outlet for research carried out in NUI Galway’s Regenerative Medicine Institute.

The repair of old, damaged, or diseased tissues using gene or cell therapies promises a future where people live longer, healthier lives – and Ireland(...)

Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson, president Joe Biden’s nominee to the Supreme Court, testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee. Photograph: Sarahbeth Maney/The New York Times

A snarling pack of white male Republicans ripping apart a poised, brainy black woman at a US Senate judiciary committee hearing, using sordid innuendo(...)

Stay interviews could head off an employee’s desire to leave, as well encouraging managers to understand the worker. Photograph: iStock

Over the next six months, Intercom, the Irish-founded tech communications platform with more than 800 employees, wants managers to hold special meetin(...)

A third shot of  Covid vaccines made by Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna prompts the body to make a much wider variety of antibodies, according to a recent study. Photograph: Lindsey Parnaby/AFP via Getty Images

As people across the world grapple with the prospect of living with coronavirus for the foreseeable future, one question looms large: How soon before (...)

Working from home has allowed  some people to return to the idea of a segmented sleep cycle. Photograph: iStock

About a year into the pandemic, Marcela Rafea began waking up consistently at 3am, her mind racing. She would creep out of bed and tiptoe into the li(...)

Alcohol can mess with your morning routine, too. Photograph: iStock

It is Health Season in The Irish Times. In print and online, we will be offering encouragement and inspiration to help us all improve our ph(...)

‘You have to make a decision to put exercise into your day; it’s not just magically going to happen.’ Photograph: iStock

It is Health Season in The Irish Times. In print and online, we will be offering encouragement and inspiration to help us all improve our ph(...)

Brian Shelton in Elyria, Ohio. Shelton may be the first person cured of type 1 diabetes. Photograph: Amber N Ford/The New York Times

Brian Shelton’s life was ruled by type 1 diabetes. When his blood sugar plummeted, he would lose consciousness without warning. He crashed his motorcy(...)

A growing body of evidence suggests that Fluffy and Fido play little to no role in its spread – and rarely fall ill themselves. Photograph: iStock

Over the past year, coronavirus vaccines have gone into billions of human arms – and into the fuzzy haunches of an ark’s worth of zoo animals. Jaguar(...)

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