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Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg meeting leaders of  UK political parties at the House of Commons in  London to discuss the need for cross-party action to address  climate change.  Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

Greta Thunberg, a 16-year-old Swedish schoolgirl, started her solo strike from school for climate activism outside the Swedish parliament in Stockholm(...)

Kitty Hawk’s Cora  autonomous personal aircraft, backed by Google co-founder Larry Page

Drones and driverless cars look set to have a profound impact on buildings, our cities and the way we get around. Amazon, for example, floated the id(...)

Sign of the times: a protester holds an anti-Trump sign during a protest ahead of a visit by the US president  earlier this week, in San Diego, California.  Photograph: Patrick T Fallon/Bloomberg

In numbers: Fishy business €1.15 billion Value of Ireland’s seafood sector in 2017, taking it past €1 billion for the first time, according a report(...)

Kitty Hawk’s autonomous personal aircraft, Cora,   is designed to fly at speeds of up to 180km/h for about 100km before it needs to land and recharge. Photograph: Richard Lord/AFP/Getty Images

There has been much talk of so-called flying cars in recent months, with companies as big as Airbus claiming that they’re working on prototypes of adv(...)

The structure of DNA was a discovery but one based on practical chemistry

It must be a wonderful thing to discover something so important that the date it occurred becomes an annual day of celebration marked on a cale(...)