On Trump’s mental health charge sheet we find professional accusations of narcissism, impulsivity, poor attention span, paranoia, petty grudge-holding, the use of vulgar personal abuse against opponents, delusions of grandeur, a victim complex and compulsive tweeting. Photograph: Mark Wilson/Getty Images

Once upon a time there was a big and important US Republican party politician who was seen as being dangerously right-wing, who made incendiary commen(...)

Stanley Milgram’s results indicate that most of us would follow orders to do terrible things, just as the Nazis did; surely a poignant result for Milgram, a son of Jewish immigrants

In 1961, Stanley Milgram (1933-1984), professor of social psychology at Yale University, carried out a landmark study to measure ordinary peoples’ wil(...)

Evolutionary biologists are making odd creatures in their labs by tweaking eggs and embryos. In one instance: a bird with a snout. They are doing this(...)

“Our number one mission is to be objective, but  various unconscious influences on the scientific mind make bias-free research virtually impossible,” says Luke O’Neill, professor of biochemistry at TCD. Photograph: iStockphoto

Nullius in Verba is the motto of the Royal Society, the oldest scientific organisation of its kind in existence. It translates as “Take no one’s word (...)

Leinster’s Rory O’Loughlin. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Ipho

Those close to the St Michael’s College mainframe knew these heady days were coming. But how it all synced up this month was pretty special. On Decem(...)

Google chief executive Sundar Pichai:  not fully sure” whether fake news had contributed to the outcome of the US election.

In numbers: Dirty linen 750,000 Number of “Egyptian cotton” sheets sold by Target that were found by the US retailer not to contain any Egyptian cot(...)

Turn on: Gone are the days when Blackberries were so addictive they were nicknamed “Crackberries”. Photograph: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire

At the end of last month, Blackberry announced it would no longer design or make its own devices, instead contracting to third parties and focusing o(...)

The decision on Ban Ki-moon’s  successor is expected to be made by the end of September. Photograph: Getty Images

Of global figureheads, perhaps only the pope or the president of China is selected in as mysterious a manner as the secretary general of the United Na(...)

Listen carefully to Todd Solondz’s Weiner Dog and you will hear the director make a good joke about his own audience. A film student, outraged by a l(...)

Charlotte Mitchell (11) and Aoife Galvin (11) playing checkers at Rathdown Junior School, Glenageary . Photograph: Eric Luke

Two studious-looking third-class pupils are sitting in the reception area of Rathdown Junior School. Their heads are down over a hexagonal board an(...)

  • « First
  • Prev
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • Next
  • Last »