The giant leap for mankind that was made 50 years ago

The giant leap for mankind that was made 50 years ago

Despite talk of missions to Mars and a renewed interest in returning to the moon, nothing can match the awesome feat of that first lunar landing 50 years ago today, ...

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Election delays get Martin’s vote

Election delays get Martin’s vote

On your marks, get set, g-... Actually, would you mind holding on for a few months? One of you looks trapped by Brexit, and the other wants to tie his laces, again. ...

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Humans aren't designed to be happy – so stop trying

Humans aren't designed to be happy – so stop trying

A huge happiness and positive thinking industry, estimated to be worth US$11 billion a year, has helped to create the fantasy that happiness is a realistic goal, ...

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New wave of smart cities has arrived - and they're nothing like science fiction

New wave of smart cities has arrived - and they're nothing like science fiction

Smart cities are more likely to be defined by quieter upgrades to existing infrastructure and new partnerships that better represent residents.

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How the Taliban conduct ‘peace talks’ is just not cricket

How the Taliban conduct ‘peace talks’ is just not cricket

They have continued to bomb, kill, and maim, even as they have met with the Afghan government to discuss an end to violence, says Shashi Tharoor.

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Moon visit a step in race for our survival

Moon visit a step in race for our survival

In a world almost jaded by innovation, it is difficult to convey the awe, the shuddering excitement, the sense of possibility — and the victory for God-on-our-side ...

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China’s largesse is its road to domination

China’s largesse is its road to domination

Property values have moved on since Dutchman Peter Minuit bought Manhattan Island from unnamed Native Americans for 60 guilders in 1626.

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Prospecting in Connemara - No to mining

Prospecting in Connemara - No to mining

It may seem strange in this overheating world to talk about sacred landscapes, sacred refuges.

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Letter to the Editor: Our Defence Forces need to be treated with more respect

Letter to the Editor: Our Defence Forces need to be treated with more respect

In recent times, our Defence Forces have been treated with serious neglect bordering on irresponsibility by Irish governments.

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Letter to the Editor: First lunar landing perfectly remembered

Letter to the Editor: First lunar landing perfectly remembered

On the eve of the 50th anniversary of humans landing for the first time on the moon, I do remember it. I was five years old. It was an amazing feat of engineering ...

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