The Cullen children, Joshua, Kayleigh, Leon, Amelia and Cara, who range in age from 16 to five: Their mother, Jessica Cullen, believes 10 is the best age for a child to have a phone

These days everyone has a smartphone and many are addicted to it – checking for updates, surfing the net and sending messages (mostly inane) have beco(...)

Image from the Stanford study. Photograph: Stanford University.

Artificial intelligence can accurately guess whether people are gay or straight based on photos of their faces, according to new research suggesting t(...)

The trade-offs of gentrification are complex. Run-down areas, in which vitality declined only to be further weakened by official neglect, see fresh energy and  expanded infrastructure. But former residents often can no longer afford to live there.

Technology companies and the high-end employment they bring are generally seen as a desirable and welcome addition to any city or region. But are they(...)

Some 40% of heterosexual men reported they have had 11 or more partners, compared with 32% of heterosexual women.

No one sums up the opposing attitudes of what constitutes a healthy, normal sex drive better than Woody Allen. In his 1977 romantic comedy Annie(...)

Worldwide, this year is set to be the warmest on record, driven up by man-made greenhouse gas emissions and a powerful El Nino weather event in the Pacific Ocean.

Temperatures around the North Pole came close to melting point on Thursday as a freak blast of warm air blanketed an Arctic region usually deep frozen(...)

A picture is worth a thousand words but only if those words are Christmas song lyrics penned by an artificial intelligence (AI) system. Researchers f(...)

Pupils participate in a class at Coláiste Gleann Lí, Co Kerry. Photograph: Domnick Walsh

Coláiste Gleann Lí is a co-educational second-level school under the aegis of Kerry Education and Training Board (ETB). The school is non-fee paying a(...)

Valerie Casey, Sinead  O’Sullivan, Dee  Forbes,  Máire P  Walsh, Anita Sands, Anne-Marie Farrell

Anne-Marie Farrell Head of behavioural economics research Global SMB (small- and medium-sized business) marketing, Google Aft(...)

Snakes & Lattes College is in a 7,500sq ft space. Photograph: Robert Wright for The New York Times

In walkable Toronto, every major street seems to offer a space for playing old-fashioned tabletop games, with drinks and snacks on the side. Severa(...)

“Children who went through Quebec’s child-care system were more likely to commit a crime, have poor health and experience lower levels of life satisfaction.”

Childcare is one of the biggest worries faced by parents working outside the home. They worry about the cost, they worry about the quality, and they w(...)