A well-trained military is crucial to a functioning civil democracy, but it can be a liability too.
Building work on brownfield sites is often delayed while newts are moved to ponds elsewhere.
Earthquake drills, advance warning systems and higher building standards all help to save lives.
Guerilla street artist Banksy has livened up the new Basquiat exhibition in London with some choice murals outside. But is it an homage or infringement?
The British PM finally acknowledged the need for a transition deal, which will play well in Brussels. But her vision for the future continues to amount to vague platitudes.
Pearls of wisdom for a prince will serve a prime minister, too.
Are harsher measures to squeeze North Korea's population worth it? Everything we know about sanctions says probably not.
An overhaul of the probation system has left the justice system foundering.
Digital fitness trackers may look cool, but many teenagers don't want them in PE lessons.
Did pride come before the fall for Ireland's budget airline?
Successful counterinsurgency depends on winning the hearts and minds of men and women.
But you wouldn't know it to look at a newspaper.
Comparisons with other immigration systems that deny rights to temporary workers raise questions over Britain's post-Brexit future.
Mental healthcare in the UK needs more integrated solutions, not patch-ups.
A round of ominous war games might not be cover for military action, but it could raise tensions to an explosive level.
An expert in post-disaster reconstruction explains what works, and what doesn't, when it comes to rebuilding a city.
The Madrid government is doing everything it can to stop the planned October 1 referendum from happening.
Growing up with the threat of earthquakes, you learn how people can come together in the aftermath.
Some 53% of British people think it's acceptable to display these dolls – and the difference between remainers and leavers is particularly surprising.
Historically, there have been numerous cultural manifestations of austerity that shed light on its enduring appeal.
Are dating apps destroying men's self-esteem?
Margarine has long been mocked as a symbol of poor taste.
Sir Humphry Davy was the Professor Brian Cox of the 1800s.
High school students can blame ancient India for quadratic equations and calculus.
A preoccupied US combined with India, China and Russia protecting their own interests created the perfect conditions for Myanmar to settle its Rohingya issue
While every other social media platform seeks to tie users in through content-rich profiles, the transient nature of Snaps means the company needs to find a new hook.
Cohabiting couples can sign an agreement to avoid legal uncertainties in the case of a relationship breakdown.
Our behaviour is far more selfish than we might like to believe.
If Swift's new single is anything to go by, the poet and the former 'pop princess' have an awful lot in common.
Since the Good Friday Agreement, political dialogue has opened up along the Irish border.
America's indigenous tribes put themselves on the map in 1977. Now they've got Donald Trump to contend with.
Scientists have just discovered an unusual symbiotic relationship between crabs and living corals.
Turning zero from a punctuation mark into a number paved the way for everything from algebra to algorithms.
The latest UK baby name data is in. But a name is more than just a noun, it can reveal who you are and where you come from.
Angela Merkel is on course for victory but she will need to form a coalition, and there's more than one way to make that happen.
The world has much to learn from the maturity, restraint and negotiation skills of one small country facing two superpowers
Northern Ireland has a tourist circuit steeped in death and disaster – is this a good thing?
The artist's figures are alone and vulnerable.
Why would the US and UK want to suppress the work of a post-war human rights effort?
The power of apocalyptic thinking isn't to be underestimated.
Parents can cause privacy problems by oversharing their child's pictures online.
Here's how we can change the system of approval for new medical implants.
Before CETA fully comes into effect, it must be ratified by each EU member state. Greece might have cause to stop it.
Cigarettes are part of the social and economic fabric of prisons.
Too many economists have refused to take seriously the idea that Brexit could economically benefit the UK.
With such a colourful political past, the British prime minister will be hoping for a show of substance in choosing the Tuscan city.