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New England Patriots quarter-back Tom Brady throwing an interception to the Tennessee Titans for a touchdown in the final seconds of their AFC wild card playoff game at Gillette Stadium, Massachusetts. Photograph:  EPA/John Cetrino

With nine seconds left in what might have been his last game as a New England Patriot, Tom Brady was still trying to figure out what went wrong. A mom(...)

Prof Ruth Maher, inventor of a non invasive home treatment for stress urinary incontinence called Innovo, holding an ultrasound showing the impact of her device on the pelvic floor. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Life could have been quite different for Ruth Maher. She might now be edging toward retirement from the Electricity Supply Board (ESB). Instead, she c(...)

Neil Foster, Head of Strategic Partnerships at Nuritas. “We are going to change the face of healthcare using AI. We are using it to bring better treatments to a lot of unmet medical need.”

Peptides are naturally occurring biological substances that can possess beneficial health and wellness properties. Typically used for preventative he(...)

Shiok Meats co-founders Sandhya Sriram and Ka Yi Ling  in Singapore

Like smartphones, our food could soon come in novel versions as plant- and cell-based producers compete for a share of our tastebuds. While plant-bas(...)

Jeffrey Epstein  in a photograph taken for the New York state criminal justice services’ sex offenders’ register on March 28th, 2017. Photograph: New York state criminal justice services via Reuters

It was Friday night in a protective housing unit of the federal jail in lower Manhattan, and Jeffrey Epstein, the financier accused of trafficking gir(...)

The Harland & Wolff shipyard in Belfast, which is due to placed into administration. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

With the announcement that the once world-famous Belfast shipyard of Harland & Wolff is to be placed in administration, the sad story of Northern (...)

Not exactly instagrammable: Conor Pope with ‘the ferny thing I fed orange juice to’. Photograph:  Crispin Rodwell

The lowest point came when I force fed one of my plants orange juice. I may not be the most green-fingered of folk – despite the fact that I come from(...)

Doctors in Wales can now prescribe free bike rides to encourage people to exercise under a pilot programme. Photograph: Tom Jamieson/The New York Times

A new programme in Wales will allow family doctors to offer patients an unusual prescription for better health – bicycles. The pilot programme, the f(...)

Ireland is one of the very few countries still charging women for the contraceptive pill. Photograph iStock

“No woman can call herself free who does not control her own body. A woman must have the fundamental freedom to choose whether she will or will not be(...)

Brian O’Donovan was born in 1957 in Clonakilty,West Cork, and now  works as a broadcaster for Boston Public Radio. He presents a show that explores “traditional and contemporary music from around the Celtic world”

Each week, Irish Times Abroad meets an Irish person working in an interesting job overseas. Brian O’Donovan is the second youngest of nine children,(...)

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