Anti-abortion  protesters outside the Texas state capitol during a protest in May. Photograph:  Sergio Flores/Getty Images

A ban on abortions after six weeks of pregnancy took effect in Texas on Wednesday after the US supreme court did not act on a request by abortion rig(...)

Four-second interval workouts beneficially affect metabolism and muscles in adults of various ages. Photograph: iStock

A mere four seconds of all-out exercise, repeated two or three dozen times, could be all many of us need to build and maintain our fitness, strength a(...)

Nanci Griffith on stage in New York city in October 2004. Photograph: Matthew Peyton/Getty

Nanci Caroline Griffith Born: July 6th, 1953 Died: August 13th, 2021 Greatly admired by her fellow artists and a devoted army of fans, Nanci Griffi(...)

The provision passed the Texas legislature this spring as part of a Bill that bans abortion after a doctor detects a fetal heartbeat, usually at about six weeks of pregnancy. Photograph: iStock

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Phil Healy pips Rhasidat Adeleke to victory in the 200m at Morton Stadium on Sunday. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

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New DUP leader Edwin Poot. File photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

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Vaccinators Joan Love and Mary Hanafin administering Covid-19 vaccinations at the   Aviva Stadium, Co Dublin. File photograph: Alan Betson

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Rhasidat Adeleke in action at the Athlone International Athletics Grand Prix in February of last year. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

In the long and illustrious history of Irish athletes taking up a US scholarship – stretching back 73 years to 1948 – not many make an immediate impre(...)

Hiring a third party to spread disinformation allows political groups to keep themselves at arm’s length. Image: iStock

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Most of us probably could resolve to exercise in 2021 often and intensely for eight seconds at a time.

In what is probably the definitive word on how little exercise we can get away with, a new study finds that a mere four seconds of intense intervals, (...)

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