Is artificial intelligence the greatest threat to humankind?
- August 29, 2014, 01:00
The idea of computers taking over the world has long been with us in science fiction. But now serious thinkers are saying it’s not a matter of if, (...)
Stephen Hawking reveals formula for World Cup success
- May 28, 2014, 11:54
Professor Stephen Hawking today delved into the world of theoretical physics to come up with the answer to the question that has plagued generations o(...)
Championship critics fretting needlessly about GAA showpiece
- May 19, 2014, 06:00
It was about midway through the second half in Mullingar on Saturday night when the shout came down the seats in the Cusack Park press box: “Attendanc(...)
Code-breaker Alan Turing given posthumous royal pardon
- December 24, 2013, 10:01
Second World War code-breaker Alan Turing has been given a posthumous royal pardon for a 61-year-old conviction for homosexual activity.Dr Turing, who(...)
Benedict Cumberbatch: "I have been the bearer of a few secrets this year"
- December 13, 2013, 00:00
Night falls in Berlin. Look upwards from Alexanderplatz Station towards the Fernsehturm – around which Prussian mists gather ominously – and you could(...)