Mario Kinsella, who is originally from Dublin, on the shore of Lake Erie: ‘The white mounds are called ice dunes. They are very dangerous to walk on, as they could be 1mm or 1m thick’

Mario Kinsella left Ireland in 1986 to get further training and experience in pulmonary medicine in Vancouver, on Canada’s Pacific coast. He went with(...)

John Vercher’s Three-Fifths has been shortlisted for the Edgar Best First Novel, an award for the best mystery writing across a number of  genres

 Set in 1995, with the OJ Simpson trial as a backdrop, John Vercher’s debut novel Three-Fifths is a deft, multifaceted exploration of racism in A(...)

Downtown Scranton, Pennsylvania, the ‘Electric City’: the town symbolises the demise of a once-thriving industrial centre. Photograph: Eric Baradat / AFP via Getty

At the Downtown Deli in Scranton, Pennsylvania, orders of pancakes, French toast and endless cups of coffee are piling up during this busy lunchtime. (...)

Scientist Xinhua Yan works in the lab at Moderna in Cambridge, MA.  Photograph: David L. Ryan/The Boston Globe

Juan Andres woke up three times during the night after putting his precious vials of vaccine on the back of a delivery lorry. In late February, Modern(...)

To find new antibiotics, the researchers first trained a “deep learning” algorithm to identify the sorts of molecules that kill bacteria

A powerful antibiotic that kills some of the most dangerous drug-resistant bacteria in the world has been discovered using artificial intelligence. T(...)

Sepsis is now a bigger killer than cancer, with more than double the number of deaths worldwide than previously estimated.

Sepsis is now a bigger killer than cancer, with more than double the number of deaths worldwide than previously estimated, a global study suggests. O(...)

“I’ll talk to you when you’re speaking in a normal voice . . . ” That, I have to confess, was a teenage son responding to me on one occasion. It work(...)

Rescuers search for victims in Palu, Indonesia, on Monday after Friday’s earthquake and tsunami Photograph: EPA/Basarnas

Scientists expressed surprise at the size of the tsunami that devastated the Indonesian city of Palu on Friday, saying an earthquake like the one that(...)

Aimée Madden of CliniShift: “I knew the idea worked from my experience at Whitfield where I reduced our spend on agency staff to zero.”

As the former chief executive of the Whitfield Clinic, a private hospital in Waterford, Aimée Madden was only too familiar with the staffing problems (...)

A protester holds a placard  during an anti-Trump rally in Berlin, Germany. Photograph: EPA/Clemens Bilan

Right wing populism – a la Trump, Marie Le Pen and others – is on the march. In the US we are already seeing how such populism threatens democracy and(...)

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