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Author Ursula K Le Guin speaking at the University of Oregon in 2014. Photograph: Jack Liu via The New York Times

Ursula K Le Guin, the immensely popular author who brought literary depth and a tough-minded feminist sensibility to science fiction and fantasy with (...)

Winding down an hour before bed, sleeping in a cool bedroom and keeping a routine could help you get a good night's sleep

Evenings are something of a rush for Megan Hobbs. The 29-year-old solicitor doesn’t finish work until 6.30pm and it takes her 45 minutes to travel hom(...)

 President Donald Trump: his ramblings on Twitter could meake us feel  a little saner, classier, and literate in comparison.   Photographer: Ron Sachs/Pool via Bloomberg

Don’t talk to me about Twitter or Facebook, says you. Everyone on social media is too worked up and they need to chill out; I can’t go near it without(...)

Owen O'Riordan, Commissioner of Public Works for the City of Cambridge, in front of Harvard University

Working Abroad Q&A: Each week, Irish Times Abroad meets an Irish person working in an interesting job overseas. This week, Owen O'Riordan, origina(...)

Remembering Niccolai Schuster: the late student’s friends and family celebrate Ellie Mac’s Leopardstown win. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

A fairy-tale first winner at Leopardstown Christmas Festival brought jubilant and emotional scenes by the track and in the winner’s enclosure afterwar(...)

Undated  image issued by the European Southern Observatory of an artist’s impression showing a huge cigar-shaped object assumed to be an interstellar asteroid. Photograph: ESO/M Kornmesser/PA Wire

A huge cigar-shaped object assumed to be an interstellar asteroid could be an alien starship, scientists believe. The bizarre claim was made as resea(...)

Trading volumes were thin on the New York Stock Exchange ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday on Thursday and an early close on Friday. Photograph: Michael Nagle/Bloomberg

European shares slipped after two days of gains on Wednesday, led by the Dax, which was hit by a bounce in the euro as well as deadlock in attempts to(...)

Workers remove part of a balcony that collapsed at the Library Gardens apartment complex in Berkeley, California in June 2015. Relatives of six college students who died when the balcony collapsed, have reached a settlement with the owners of the apartment building and the company that managed it. Photograph: Jeff Chiu/AP Photo

The loss of life and the life-changing nature of injuries to the survivors meant that civil actions arising from the Berkeley balcony collapse were al(...)

“I heard a crack and knew I was f**ked.” That was how one survivor of the Berkeley balcony collapse is said to have recalled the moment that left the(...)

A candlelight vigil is held on June 17th, 2015, for the victims of the Berkeley balcony collapse in Berkeley, California. Photograph: Elijah Nouvelage/Reuters

Relatives of the six students who died in the Berkeley balcony collapse and the seven survivors have settled legal actions against the corporate owner(...)

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