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Jojo (Roman Griffin Davis) has dinner with his imaginary friend Adolf (writer-director Taika Waititi), and his mother, Rosie (Scarlett Johansson) in Jojo Rabbit. Photograph: Kimberley French/Twentieth Century Fox

And just like that it was deep winter. The football season ceases for around 10 minutes. So we shouldn’t reel too much at the news that awards season (...)

The Royal Dublin Society. Photograph: Dónal Murphy

For the tens of thousands who flock to the RDS every August, the buildings and showgrounds in Ballsbridge mean just one thing: horses. A highlight on (...)

‘I sometimes joke I must have been French in a previous life, probably in 19th-century Paris.’ Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

I completed the longest journey of my life on Thursday, in a functional room on the third floor of an annex of the Préfecture de Paris. There were 70 (...)

Tim Berners-Lee attends an event celebrating the 30th birthday of the web, at the Science Museum  in London, England. Photograph: Eamonn M McCormack/Getty Images

Last week the web turned 30. In 1989 Tim Berners-Lee’s then CERN boss Mike Sendall took a look at his proposal for a linked information management sy(...)

Original painting by Sophie McKay Knight, with imagery contributed by women scientists from the University of St Andrews – part of the Chrysalis project coordinated by Mhairi Stewart.

“Why are women bad at maths?” You might remember that corny joke that did the rounds donkeys of years ago. You might even remember its punchline. It t(...)

Mary Jones says the radiation emissions are ‘very low’ as the machine uses new digital technology.

The traumatic experience of bringing elderly relatives to overcrowded emergency departments helped inspire a former nurse to launch what is claimed as(...)

Nobel Prize in Physics: Donna Strickland at her lab at the University of Waterloo. Photograph: Cole Burston/Getty

It has entries on the Radioactive Boy Scout, Oscar the death-predicting cat and the man with the longest beard in recorded history, but until yesterda(...)

 Nobel  Prize for Physics winner Donna Strickland. Handout photograph: University of Waterloo/AFP/Getty Images

A trio of American, French and Canadian scientists won the 2018 Nobel Prize for Physics on Tuesday for breakthroughs in laser technology that have tur(...)

Roger Bannister is chaired by fellow medical students at St. Mary’s Hospital in Paddington, London after he had set his all-time record for the mile at Oxford. Photograph: PA

On a blustery spring evening in Oxford in the 1950s, Roger Bannister, who has died aged 88, became an athlete of world renown, establishing himself as(...)

The Apparition ells the story of a veteran war reporter sent to investigate a young woman and her alleged apparitions of the Virgin Mary.

It may be no more than coincidence given the rise of the #MeToo movement, but women are very much to the fore at this year’s 29th Cork French Film Fes(...)

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