Angry bird: social media incentivises conflict over constructive dialogue. Photograph: Reuters

Just when did public debate become a game of trying to catch people out? Did it start with the Enlightenment and its focus on religious hypocrisy? Or (...)

The residents are kept physically safe, they are fed and watered and generally  staff act kindly. With rare exceptions, nursing homes are not examples of places filled with joy; there is not much life to be found in them. Photograph:  Jonathan Brady/PA Wire

In all probability at some time during 2018 Irish citizens will be asked to vote on whether or not to remove the Eighth Amendment to the Constitution.(...)

Instagram influencer  Taylor (Elizabeth Olsen) and her unhinged stalker Ingrid (Aubrey Plaza) in ‘Ingrid Goes West’:   social media misquotations and mistranslations  pepper the movie

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Doctors spend a significant amount of time learning communication skills. Firstly in medical school, with skilled “medical actors” playing the role of(...)

Before you bite into that carrot, think twice: you may be consuming its soul

It’s hard to live ethically these days. Everything we do seems to damage the environment or harm some other creature – so much so that it appears t(...)