Kevin Mitchell

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The England team sing God Save the Queen prior to the Six Nations game against Ireland at Croke Park in February 2007. Photograph: Peter Muhly/AFP/Getty Images

I always thought – even at the time – that the whole Ireland-England thing in the 2007 Six Nations at Croke Park was a bit over-wrought. The countries(...)

Scientists around the world have analysed more than 2,500 publicly shared Covid-19 genomes and identified 100-150  mutations. Photograph:  Miguel Medina / AFP via Getty Images

Since the Covid-19 virus strain was first identified in early 2020, scientists have been able to track its progress around the world. The virus is v(...)

A recent  study from the Higher Education Authority  showed  students from wealthier backgrounds are more likely to study high-points university courses and earn more within months of graduation. Photograph: iStock

Do children from more affluent backgrounds do better in school because they have more resources, or because they’re genetically superior? In a recent(...)

Rafael Nadal reacts after defeating Daniil Medvedev at the US Open Tennis Championships in Flushing Meadows, New York. Photograph: Brian Hirschfeld/EPA

Rafa Nadal has never taken his talent for granted. Of the three players who have defined his era, he is the most humble. So, as he stands on the verge(...)

The key message from Prof Kevin Mitchell’s book Innate is that our brain is guided by genetics

What makes you you? Much of our personality can be pinned on our genes, and almost none of it on our upbringing or experiences. This is the view of P(...)

 A child wears a  face-mask   to protect against air pollution in Beijing, China: several studies show traffic exhaust  to  be quite toxic.  Photograph: Rolex dela Pena/EPA

The view that air pollution contributes to autism is strongly held by a small but growing band of scientists who study pollution and health. They poin(...)

Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury during their WBC heavyweight clash in LA. Photograph: Lionel Hahn/PA

When Tyson Fury got up from the canvas to finish like a wounded bull in the 12th round of his achingly unfair draw with Deontay Wilder in a faraway ri(...)

Denmark’s Caroline Wozniacki on her way to defeating Samantha Stosur of Australia. Photograph: Timothy A Clary/AFP/Getty Images

Caroline Wozniacki, one of the fittest players in tennis, found unique inspiration to beat the extreme heat – and Sam Stosur – on day two of the 2018 (...)

Webprint prints The Sunday Business Post newspaper each week.  Photograph: Bryan O’Brien / THE IRISH TIMES

Cork printing company Webprint has acquired the trading business of Datascope, a Wexford-based printer that produces 26 regional and trade titles, for(...)

 Anthony Joshua and Joseph Parker exchange punches during there WBA, IBF, WBO & IBO Heavyweight Championship title fight at Principality Stadium on Saturday in Cardiff, Wales. Photograph:  Richard Heathcote/Getty Images

If Deontay Wilder is to be Anthony Joshua’s next opponent in London this summer – far from a given – the unbeaten American will bring with him not onl(...)

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