Democratic vice presidential nominee Sen Kamala Harris and US Vice President Mike Pence participate in the vice presidential debate at the University of Utah on Wednesday night. Photo: Morry Gash Pool/Getty

Kamala Harris accused the Trump-Pence White House of presiding over the “greatest failure of any presidential administration in the history of our cou(...)

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden’s running mate, Kamala Harris. Photograph: Carolyn Kaster/AP Photo

It took less than an hour for the smear attacks to begin. Shortly after Kamala Harris was named as Joe Biden’s running mate this week, the Trump camp(...)

A graphic representation of novel coronavirus created by Irish scientist Eoin Winston of Nexu and Jason McLellan from the University of Texas.   It includes a realistic representation of its distinctive spike protein which may be key to developing a vaccine.

This is part of a series of regular updates from Irish Times Environment and Science Editor Kevin O’Sullivan who is examaining scientific initiatives (...)

A new wearable sensor which can predict worsening heart failure.

Wearable technology has become an increasingly popular way of monitoring health: from daily movement to how much deep sleep you achieve, all sorts of (...)

George Soros, the billionaire investor and Democratic donor, has been accused by Republicans, without evidence,  of  funding a caravan of Central American migrants headed for the US border. Photograph: Damon Winter/The New York Times

Three years ago, Hungary’s prime minister accused billionaire George Soros of trying to flood the country with Middle Eastern migrants. In recent wee(...)

A 3D render of a human DNA string. File photograph: Getty Images

US scientists on Wednesday unveiled two new molecular editing tools designed to fix mutations that cause the majority of human genetic diseases, some (...)

Nurse Alex Wubbels is shown during the incident at University of Utah Hospital in Salt Lake City.  Photograph: Reuters

A nurse at a Utah hospital was assaulted by a police officer last month after declining to allow him to obtain a sample of an unconscious patient’s bl(...)

Pixar success story: Toy Story 3

Thanks to much-loved Pixar films like Toy Story, Up, WALL-E, Finding Nemo, Ratatouille and Inside/Out, audiences all over the world happily embrace th(...)

A customer tries out Apple’s Siri voice recognition function. In a study of voice-activation systems, Siri proved the most distracting. Photograph: Jerome Favre/Bloomberg

MATT RICHTELDo not Siri and drive. New research shows that serious distraction can result when drivers use Siri, Apple’s voice-activation system, to (...)

Artist impression issued by the Carnegie Museum of Natural History of Anzu wyliei, a bird-like dinosaur nicknamed the “chicken from hell”, that roamed the Dakotas 66 million years ago. Photograph: Mark Klingler/Carnegie Museum of Natural History/PA Wire

If you’re a dinosaur with a nickname as funky as “the chicken from hell,” you had better be able to back it up. A dinosaur called Anzu (...)

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