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SETI@home is winding down after 21 years

SETI@home, which began in 1999, was one of the first large-scale citizen science projects available on the web. Created by the University of Berkeley,(...)

Passengers wearing protective face masks arrive at the Shanghai South railway station in Shanghai. Photograph:  Noel Celis/AFP via Getty Images

China raised the death toll from the coronavirus epidemic to 811 on Sunday, passing the number killed globally by the Sars epidemic in 2002 and 2003. (...)

Jennifer Doudna: “On the one hand, it sounds very profound and potentially very scary to be editing the human population. But it takes time and it doesn’t happen overnight”

Jennifer Doudna wears her responsibility lightly. The scientist who co-discovered Crispr does not appear to be weighed down by the burden of her creat(...)

President Michael D Higgins:  ‘We more than most should be deeply aware of our moral obligation to welcome those fleeing poverty, famine, persecution, war or natural disaster.’ Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Irish people should be more “deeply aware” than others of the moral obligation to welcome those fleeing persecution because of our own history with em(...)

Irish shares rallied  as Nigel Farage, leader of the Brexit Party in the UK, boosted the chances of Boris Johnson getting his EU withdrawal deal over the line

Irish shares rallied in the final hours of trading on Monday as Nigel Farage, leader of the Brexit Party in the UK, boosted the chances of Boris Johns(...)

Rick Shaw bartends using light from a lantern at the Town Square Sports Bar in Sonoma, California, on Wednesday. photograph:  Brittany Hosea-Small/AFP

Electricity was shut off to nearly 750,000 California homes and workplaces on Wednesday as Pacific Gas and Electric Co (PG&E) imposed a string of (...)

Bryan O’Sullivan and his husband, James O’Neill. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

When an Irish, London-based interior design outfit was tasked with reinventing part of the five-star Berkeley Hotel, the bar, as it were, was high. Th(...)

Police under attack during the civil rights demonstration in the Bogside area of Derry city. Photograph: Express Newspapers/Getty

How the Troubles broke out. February 1967: The Northern Ireland Civil Rights Association (NICRA) is founded as a non-sectarian organisation to tackle(...)

‘Repairmen’ will now be ‘repairers’ in Berkeley, California. Photograph: iStock

“Mankind”, “manmade”, “he” as a generic pronoun: English words may not be designated masculine or feminine, but the language still bears the mark of p(...)

Paddy McKillen Jnr: Creating and gathering up  Dublin’s hotspots.

You may not know what he looks like, but you’ve probably had a drink in one of his venues. Paddy McKillen jnr shuns the limelight but his work is e(...)

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