Andrea Whyte, a student at Athlone Community College, who got 625 points in her Leaving Cert but missed out on her chosen dentistry course due to random selection. Photograph: Brian Farrell

Has the CAO points system run its course? Earlier this month, Simon Harris, the Minister for Further and Higher Education, questioned if the points sy(...)

‘My body is where it wants to be’ says Joan Macdonald

Joan Macdonald has not always looked like a bodybuilder. At 71, she weighed 90kg (14st 4lb), and had rising blood pressure and kidney troubles. She wa(...)

 Hong Kong’s Siobhan Haughey  poses with her silver medal. Photograph: ODD ANDERSEN/AFP via Getty Images

Siobhan Haughey’s silver-medal-winning swimming performance at the Tokyo Olympics has been praised by her second cousin, the TD Seán Haughey, who said(...)

People who arrived early in the morning to get inoculated against the coronavirus wait their turn at a vaccination camp for those aged over  45 at a school in Bengaluru on  Wednesday. Photograph: Aijaz Rahi/AP

India’s new confirmed coronavirus infections are steadily declining because of regional lockdowns and increased levels of antibodies among the populat(...)

Healthcare workers attend to patients at a makeshift Covid-19 care facility in New Delhi. Photograph: Atul Loke/The New York Times

A dip in the number of coronavirus cases in Mumbai is offering a glimmer of hope for India, as the country battles a surge in infections. In the last(...)

US vice-president Kamala Harris reads to her audience at a signing event for her children’s book Superheroes Are Everywhere. Photograph: Michael Tullberg/Getty

It might be more than three months since Donald Trump left the White House, but the legacy of fake news and alternative facts he left behind continues(...)

Judy Dodd, an actor, director and teacher in New York, noticed a marked  improvement in her long-Covid symptoms four days after receiving her second vaccine dose. Photograph: Nancy Borowick/The New York Times

Judy Dodd began struggling with symptoms of long Covid last spring: shortness of breath, headaches, exhaustion. Then she got the vaccine. After her f(...)

Women use emojis more than men and generally understand their meanings better, researchers say

It is 2021 and, despite some great advances in space exploration, we are no closer to knowing whether men are from Mars and women are from Venus. In f(...)

Sex with Emily: Emily Morse, podcaster and Instagram sex educator and therapist. Photograph: Beatrice de Gea/New York Times

She’s a perfectly coiffed brunette, wearing a green silk blouse, sitting in an armchair in what looks like someone’s living room. Her feet are planted(...)

The icy shoreline of Lake Michigan. The American Midwest has suffered significant environmental degradation and the loss of millions of jobs. Photograph: Shafkat Anowar/AP

In the first half of the 20th century, the American Midwest incubated a world-leading culture of innovation in science and technology. Orville and Wi(...)

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