Google staff who work remotely could face pay cuts under a company scheme being trialled in the US. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Google staff face possible paycuts for working from home in a move that lawyers believe could hit Irish workers generally. A Google pay calculator se(...)

The US supreme court in Washington. Photograph: Stefani Reynolds/New York Times

The US’s highest court has undeniably shifted to the right in its first term following the death of liberal icon Ruth Bader Ginsburg, experts say, wit(...)

The study did not consider the coronavirus vaccine made by Johnson & Johnson, but one of the researchers said he expected the immune response to be less durable than that produced by mRNA vaccines. File photograph: Saul Martinez/The New York Times

The vaccines made by Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna set off a persistent immune reaction in the body that may protect against the coronavirus for years, (...)

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

Early in the pandemic, when vaccines for coronavirus were still just a glimmer on the horizon, the term “herd immunity” came to signify the endgame: t(...)

A handy resource listing many corona-focused initiatives around the world is at https://civictech.guide/coronavirus/. Photograph: Stefan Wermuth/Bloomberg

One of the more cheering responses to the present global pandemic has been the fast reaction of so many people with technical (or other) skills. Acros(...)

Structure of the amyloid beta peptide   bound to the cell membrane. Scientists at Washington University  reported that they had devised the most sensitive blood test yet. Photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

For decades, researchers have sought a blood test for beta amyloid, the protein that is a hallmark of Alzheimer’s disease. Several groups and companie(...)

US supreme court justices Brett Kavanaugh and Neil Gorsuch, both appointed by President Donald Trump, arriving for Mr Trump’s State of the Union address in Washington in February 2019.  Photograph:  Sarah Silbiger/The New York Times

US president Donald Trump’s two supreme court appointees went to the same Jesuit high school in the Washington suburbs – at the same time. After atten(...)

Sheryl Sandberg, chief operating officer of Facebook. Photograph: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

After years of criticism, Facebook said on Tuesday that it would stop allowing advertisers in key categories to show their message only to people of a(...)

Ciaran Duffy and the girls at a training session at St Marys Youth Club in East Wall, Dublin. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

In an artificial all-weather football pitch beside a youth club in East Wall in Dublin, 12 small girls are running and jumping over obstacles , while (...)

The Amazon molly, an all-female species that engages in asexual reproduction. Photograph: Manfred Schartl/University of Wurzburg/Reuters

An all-female freshwater fish species called the Amazon molly that inhabits rivers and creeks along the Texas-Mexico border is living proof that sexua(...)

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