A predicted death toll of 10 million by 2050 will make AMR the world’s biggest cause of death. Photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

The introduction of penicillin in the 1940s heralded the antibiotic era. We are now in the era of antimicrobial resistance (AMR). Can we fight back? (...)

Colm Tóibín, after winning the 2010 Irish PEN Award for contribution to Irish Literature. Photograph: Alan Betson

Novelist Colm Tóibín has been appointed chancellor of the University of Liverpool. The author, who won the 2009 Costa novel of the year with Brookly(...)

Jonathan Coleman holding a piece of G-Putty while his son Oisin holds a piece of Silly Putty. Photograph: Naoise Culhane.

A research team has merged advanced science with a popular children’s toy to discover a new kind of sensor sensitive enough to detect the footsteps of(...)

League of Ireland players endure low rates of pay, some of the shortest contract in any of the leagues surveyed and little or nothing by way of paid holidays, a Fifpro survey has found. Photo: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Around 60 per cent of players in the Airtricity League have second jobs because earnings in Irish football remain so low and contracts so short, a maj(...)

Ethiopian distance runner Kenenisa Bekele, centre,  always stands in good balance and alignment. Photograph: AP Photo/Scott Heppell

“Sitting is the new smoking,” is a catchphrase designed to strike fear into the hearts of office workers everywhere – and with good reason. Accumulat(...)

Republican US presidential nominee Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally in Cincinnati, Ohio, October 13th, 2016. Photograph: Mike Segar/Reuters

1. Goal to close US offices as inquiry into agency ongoing The aid agency Goal is to close its offices in the United States as it attempts to contain(...)

Séamus Ó hUltacháin at the site in Cavan where human remains were dug up by a badger. Photograph: Rodney Edwards

Human remains dating back 4,500 years have been discovered by a local historian in Blacklion, Co Cavan after they were unearthed by a badger. The bon(...)

The study involves participants reporting their pain levels by interacting with an app, while the GPS in their smartphones automatically records the weather

Can your joints really predict the weather? Many people believe that weather affects their pain levels, but there is no scientific consensus on the m(...)

 British doctors have discovered combining two powerful breast cancer drugs could dramatically shrink or destroy tumours in just 11 days. File photograph: Rui Vieira/PA Wire

Combining two powerful breast cancer drugs could dramatically shrink or destroy tumours in just 11 days, British doctors have discovered. Some patien(...)

One of the biggest problems is that teenagers think that engaging in deliberate non-fatal self-harm such as cutting is ‘not serious’. Photograph: Thinkstock

The incidence of self-harm is on the rise in Ireland, but there is still a lack of awareness around the problem, and the fact that people who self-har(...)

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