From left:  American professor and solid-state physicist, John Goodenough, British professor Stanley Whittingham and Japanese chemist Akira Yoshino. Photograph:  Daniel Leal-Olivas,Christof Stache, Kazuhiro Nogi/AFP via Getty Images

The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences on Wednesday awarded the 2019 Nobel Prize in chemistry to three scientists who developed lithium-ion batteries, (...)

The study found that people were not only more likely to rate an outrage article as fake news

Clickbait in the form of political outrage articles might seem like a shrewd tactic on the part of news websites looking for a quick and steady stream(...)

Actor Rip Torn: died aged 88. Photograph: Lucas Jackson/Reuters

Screen and stage star Rip Torn has died at the age of 88. Torn made his reputation in the works of Tennessee Williams and played roles as diverse as (...)

Anna Ní Ghallachair, director of the Centre for Irish Language Research at Maynooth University, welcoming the Minister of State  Seán Kyne’s announcement of funding for an online course to train teachers of Irish to adult learners. Photograh: Seán Ó Mainnín

The Centre for Irish Language Research, Teaching and Testing (Lárionad na Gaeilge) at Maynooth University has been awarded funding to develop an onlin(...)

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Sitting for most of the day could make us resistant to the usual metabolic benefits of exercise, according to a small, but worrying new study. The fin(...)

Actors Felicity Huffman (left) and  Lori Loughlin are among those charged in a cheating scandalls in US higher education. Photographs:  Lisa O’Connor  and Tommaso Boddi/AFP/Getty Images

Wealthy parents collectively paid tens of millions of dollars to buy places for their children at elite American universities, authorities have allege(...)

In New York, public polling as recently as last week showed that a majority of New Yorkers supported the state’s deal with Amazon. But Amazon’s opponents among community groups, unions and public officials were fierce, and they held the power to stymie the deal.

In exchange for tens of thousands of tech jobs, cities promised Amazon the moon - and an airport lounge, and naming rights, and a chance to pocket its(...)

Donald Trump is unhappy with a security Bill that passed in Congress to avert another government shutdown, because it contains only a fraction of the funds he demanded for his  border wall. Photograph: by Michael Reynolds-Pool/Getty Images

US president Donald Trump will almost certainly face legal challenges over his decision to declare a national emergency to get additional funding for (...)

Mark Sands was in the US on an exchange trip when he died following a road collision. Photograph: GoFundMe

A 21-year-old Irish student has been killed following a road collision in the US. Mark Sands, originally from Blackrock, Co Louth, was hit by a car i(...)

 President Donald Trump has warned the government shutdown could last for years. Photograph: Bloomberg

Sunday is day 16 of a partial government shutdown that US president Donald Trump said could go on for months or years, if he is not given funding for (...)

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