Prof Gerard Flaherty: `It was clear from our research that the desire to capture the most dramatic images for posting on social media had a significant influence on the travellers’ risk-taking behaviour' Photograph: Jack Taylor/Getty Images for Paramount Pictures

In 1980, during a camping holiday in Norway, my wife and I walked to the Preikestolen – or Pulpit Rock – a 25 sq m granite platform atop a mighty clif(...)

Members of the NUI Galway Medical Orchestra with Carl Hession and Mary McPartlan. NUIG’s medical orchestra was founded in 2011, and is open to students in the schools of medicine, nursing, midwifery and health sciences. Photograph: Aengus McMahon

Musical medical students at NUI Galway (NUIG) are due to mark St Patrick’s festival with a performance at the International Festival of Music in La Sa(...)

Dr Ger Flaherty (centre) and third-year medicine student Tariq Esmail (right) with speakers at the TedMed Live event at NUI Galway. photograph: aengus mcmahon

What do you get when you cross the Prince of Darkness with a medical conference? You get TedMed: an event in which innovation, imagination and (...)