Achilles mourning the death of his nephew Patroclus.
George Dawe (1803)
PTSD is a relatively modern term, but the symptoms are as old as civilisation itself.
Increases in gold prices on world commodities markets are linked to fewer surviving girls in India. This is related to gold often being part of bridal dowries.
Are pretty blue and gold stripes more important than being a bold little swimmer?
Evidence-based medicine is in turmoil after the much respected Cochrane Collaboration booted out one of its co-founders.
A national investment bank will bring much needed investment and create new technology, infrastructure and services that will lead to a fairer and greener economy.
It was a rocky beginning for English spelling. Then things got worse.
From black coffee to a hair of the dog – here's the science behind popular hangover remedies.
The UK has become surprisingly willing to brief the press about possible use of cyber attacks, including against Russia in response to the Skripal attack.
Solar roadways have been promoted as a way to fight climate change, put people to work and make driving safer. But on closer inspection the reality is less than impressive.
There is a brighter side to caregiving. It can improve work performance and morale.
A 17-year-long study finds that a Mediterranean-style diet reduces stroke risk in women by more than a fifth.
After two decades of work, the technical challenges of a bendable screen may have been overcome.
There's not enough control around antique firearms – and criminals are taking advantage of this.
As omnivores, dogs should be able to adapt well and manage on well prepared commercially available vegetarian diets as long as the essential nutrients they would normally get from meat are present.
From a sarin attack on a city subway to the rebirth of Buddha to protest marches against indecent magazines, Japan's religious movements have covered a lot of ground.
Seems humans aren't the only ones moving into cities in ever greater numbers.
Children growing up in Northern Ireland are far less likely to be in foster or residential care than those in England, Scotland or Wales.
New research shows how smart aircraft can learn to use updrafts of warm air to stay in the sky.
Teaching children to grow their own fruit and vegetables could be key to tackling the obesity crisis.
If you're a parent, there's one less thing to worry about – your child is probably healthy even if they're fussy about what they eat.
Autism doesn't have to be viewed as a disability or disorder.
TV shows that don't provide an accurate portrayal of eating disorders do a disservice to their viewers.
A new study offers an explanation as to how we remember events by forming mental images.
Saving the rhino means tackling demand for its horn.
Holding fixtures abroad may be a money spinner – but it's not fair game.
Was the former Labour leader a paid-up Soviet spy? It's time the security services told us once and for all.
Our study used innovative 3D scanning and engineering-inspired computer simulations to understand the evolution of the penis bone in some mammals.
Low level carbon monoxide poisoning leads to a wide range of nonspecific but significant symptoms – making it very difficult to detect.
The US has meddled in Latin America so much that its influence there is viewed there with deep suspicion.
Here's the evidence the UK will use to design a new managed migration policy after Brexit.
The UK economy is built on debt and too many households are drowning in it.
Mosquitoes are transferring microplastics eaten in water into birds and other non-marine animals.
Many of us complain about the stress of being 'always on' – here's what life could be like, if you actually disconnected.
In the mid-16th century, William Baldwin wrote a satire on Catholicism but waited a decade before publishing it. Sensible man.
The UK is increasingly isolated in its claim to the Chagos Islands. If an international court finds in Mauritius's favour, the implications could be huge.
Science shows that this simple mindfulness technique improves concentration and working memory.
Research sheds light on how we pick and choose among distorted memories to create our identity. But is that a bad thing?
People kept diaries for two weeks recording how often things about them were forgotten. The results turned out to be surprising.
In an example of the law of unintended consequences, the Copyright Directive is likely to cement the US tech giants' grip, rather than provide space for others to grow.
As traffic slows down, research is gathering momentum.
Despite the parlous state of UK newspapers, the Scottish media landscape is ambitious enough to launch two new titles.
We've got better at managing the health risks of traditional drugs of abuse, but novel psychoactive substances, or 'legal highs', are a dangerous unknown.