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IRELAND

The handover of Hong Kong and Macau back to China offers lessons for the future reunification of Ireland.

The government is still too trusting in markets and not aggressive enough on regulation.

It is time for Ireland to pick up the pace in phasing out fossil fuels

AMERICA

Gun Control

Chicago’s crime figures are not an argument against gun control in the city. They are an argument for gun control in neighboring states.

A disturbing animal cruelty case highlights problems with America’s criminal justice system.

A court ruling could spell the end of the “amateur” status of top-flight American college sports.

TECHNOLOGY

Apple's New Headquarters in Cupertino

Apple's futuristic new building is neither a new concept nor a progressive innovation.

iPod

Apple's latest adventure will be a test of how it can get by without Steve Jobs.

Facebook

Facebook’s mobile messenger app is not going to spy on you.

SCIENCE

Titanic sank with the loss of 1500 lives

An old shipping problem meets a modern computing solution

Large Hadron Collider at CERN

Short-sighted emphasis on potential economic gain is hurting science

Hydrophilic absorbing layer on top combines with a hydrophilic insulating layer on the bottom

A simple and inexpensive but effective method of generating steam from solar energy could have a profound impact.