“Drugs are being prescribed more, there’s no doubt about that,” said Prof Ann John, leading author of the study. Photograph: Getty Images

Antidepressant prescription to children has increased by nearly 30 per cent over a 10-year period, a new study from Swansea University has found. Wo(...)

Big study: the gait of an elephant has been studied to see whether its mood can be predicted by the way it walks

The secrets of animal behaviour are gradually being revealed, with the story being written by the animals themselves. A new kind of electronic tag is (...)

In less than an hour, starting with no more than a person’s email address, a researcher in cyber crime was able to retrieve important personal informa(...)

A new kind of cancer test has been developed that can detect the disease long before any symptoms occur. It is based on a simple blood test and researchers hope it might be able to spot a range of different cancers. Image: iStock/Getty.

A new kind of cancer test has been developed that can detect the disease long before any symptoms occur. It is based on a simple blood test and resear(...)

New Zealand centre Sonny Bill Williams meets the media in Swansea. Photograph: Gabriel Bouys/AFP

Search any old rugby man’s bookshelves and Wallace Reyburn’s The Unsmiling Giants will be found. It’s an account of the unbeaten All Blacks tour of(...)

President Michael D Higgins: embarks on his longest official visit this Saturday when he travels to Africa for 22 days. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA

President Michael D Higgins has said that he and he and his wife Sabina have been moved by the support he has received since assuming office. Presiden(...)

President Michael D Higgins will meet the first minister of Wales Carwyn Jones and the leader of Cardiff Council Cllr Phil Bale on his two day visit.

Ronan McGreevy President Michael D Higgins begins his first official visit to Wales today. The President will meet with the first minister of Wales Ca(...)

From left: Paul Donnelly, Mary Lou McDonald and Gerry Adams of Sinn Féin at the Dublin West by-election count in  the Citywest Hotel in Dublin. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

As this weekend’s votes are tallied across the 28 member states of the EU, anti-establishment, Eurosceptic parties are set to make significant gains. (...)

Election posters are still seen by many as the best form of campaigning. Photograph: David Sleator

“I’ve been studying the effectiveness of web campaigning in Ireland for quite a long time,” says Dr Matthew Wall, “and overall, posters are by far the(...)

Jellyfish Pelagia noctiluca (mauve stingers), which have been abundant from Dingle to Donegal in recent weeks. Photograph: Declan Quigley

Up to 20,000 farmed salmon have been lost due to a jellyfish “bloom” off Clare island, Co Mayo.Aquaculture company Marine Harvest has said the losses (...)

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