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Medical assistance in dying for mental illness ignores safeguards for vulnerable people Plastic is part of the carbon cycle and needs to be included in climate calculations For the record: Digitizing archives can increase access to information but compromise privacy COVID-19 hotel quarantine: Exemption for 'essential' medical travel confuses doctors, patients View from The Hill: No satisfactory way to resolve historical rape allegation against minister How does resistance to disinfectants happen? We're on the road to answering the question Why Eritrean refugees choose the risky migration to Europe Why Nigeria must include parents in plans to protect girls from cervical cancer Klaus Schwab Widespread testing in Auckland now key to ruling out possible undetected COVID-19 outbreak Nigerian politician arrested for condemning the kidnap of schoolchildren Community in Trinidad says ‘No’ to quarry operator targeting area's last untouched watershed Activists demand action over slow pace of online sexual predators case in North Macedonia Anniversary of Russia's Illegal Invasion of Ukraine, by Joseph R. Biden Jr. Accountability for the Murder of Jamal Khashoggi, by Antony Blinken President Biden's first military operation Democratic Party wants to stamp out opposition from TV How Black people in the 19th century used photography as a tool for social change Polar bears have captivated artists' imaginations for centuries, but what they've symbolized has changed over time Ensuring the minimum wage keeps up with economic growth would be the best way to help workers and preserve FDR's legacy Ukraine escalates “information war” by banning three pro-Kremlin media In Azerbaijan, death of young woman renews conversation on domestic violence Trinidad & Tobago’s COVID-19 travel exemption process is demoralising its citizens abroad Could Trinidad & Tobago's COVID-19 travel exemption process be compromising citizens’ rights? How reading aloud can be an act of seduction GCSE and A-level teacher assessments: benefits of replacing exams undermined by lack of transparency Evolution: lab-grown 'mini brains' suggest one mutation might have rewired the human mind COVID-19 has sparked new relationships between academia and policymakers – we must maintain them Film and TV diversity behind the camera is getting much worse Do genetic differences make some people more susceptible to COVID-19? Gulf War: 30 years on, the consequences of Desert Storm are still with us Artificial insemination in captive lions is bad news for conservation GameStop: WallStreetBets trader army is back for a second share rally – here's how to make sense of it Bangladesh: Writer Dies After 9 Months in Custody United Nations: press freedom situation "deeply worrying" in Yemen, according to RSF Bangladeshi writer and blogger dies in detention Fake letters to politicians: the timing may be bad but it's OK to test whether MPs reply to constituents Aged care, death and taxes after the royal commission Meatpacking plants have been deadly COVID-19 hot spots – but policies that encourage workers to show up sick are legal Can vaccinated people still spread the coronavirus? What are phthalates, and how do they put children's health at risk? There was a time reparations were actually paid out – just not to formerly enslaved people A less Trumpy version of Trumpism might be the future of the Republican Party We sequenced the cave bear genome using a 360,000-year-old ear bone and had to rewrite their evolutionary history Not just for children: how reading aloud can be an act of seduction Where does plastic pollution go when it enters the ocean? Napping in the afternoon can improve memory and alertness – here's why African Union Shouldn’t Endorse Eritrea for UN Rights Body Melting ocean mud helps prevent major earthquakes — and may show where quake risk is highest Hong Kong: political turmoil provokes difficult decisions about whether to leave How crowdfunding can accelerate Indonesia's renewable energy development Work-life balance in a pandemic: a public health issue we cannot ignore Cameroon: Survivors of Military Assault Await Justice Talks Restart to Curb Explosive Weapons Use in Populated Areas Ethiopia: Eritrean troops’ massacre of hundreds of Axum civilians may amount to crime against humanity Furlough scheme: UK has to extend it, but there are serious risks Phantom of the forest: after 100 years in hiding, I rediscovered the rare cloaked bee in Australia COVID's mental health fallout will last a long time. Here's how we're targeting pandemic depression and anxiety How to encourage cyber-safe behaviour at work without becoming the office grouch Why collaboration in the ASEAN region is vital to tackle plastic waste in the oceans Indigenous recognition is more than a Voice to Government - it's a matter of political equality Think big. Why the future of uni campuses lies beyond the CBD VIDEO: Michelle Grattan on Craig Kelly, Linda Reynolds and JobSeeker Iran: Killings Near Pakistani Border Malaysia’s Highest Court Strikes Down State Gay Sex Ban Obituary: Sir Michael Somare, 'father' of PNG and colossus of Pacific politics Fake news was a thing long before Donald Trump — just ask the ancient Greeks Saudi Arabia: Proposed Reforms Neglect Basic Rights Libya: 10th Anniversary of Referral to ICC Demand for Action as Poland Tramples Women’s Rights Niger’s Fragile Democracy at Risk After Election Philippines Admits Police Role in ‘Drug War’ Killings Japan: Take Action Against Myanmar Coup Time to Stay the Course in South Sudan Yemen’s Donors Need to Tackle Aid Shortfalls Brave Indonesian Women Discuss Freedom to Choose What to Wear Face masks hide our facial expressions and can exacerbate racial bias How does the Johnson & Johnson vaccine compare to other coronavirus vaccines? 4 questions answered Three ways to encourage companies to keep our data safe Changing the way we conduct research: advocating for sustainability science Furlough scheme: UK has no choice but to extend it, but there are serious risks 8 ways business managers can use fiction to prepare for the uncertain reality of coronavirus COVID vaccines won't be compulsory for the Tokyo Olympics. But if offered, here's what athletes need to know Friday essay: How can the dead send us emails? The ethical dilemma of digital souls Texas was a warning. Australia needs to rethink the design of its electricity market Odds are against ‘first in family’ uni students but equity policies are blind to them Phantom of the forest: how I rediscovered the rare cloaked bee in Australia, hidden for a century Sexual assault: what can you do if you don't want to make a formal report to police? 'Existential threat to our survival': see the 19 Australian ecosystems already collapsing After Disney closed one of its major studios, animation is under pressure in pandemic Hollywood COVID vaccine weekly: Britain's successful rollout paves the way for the end of lockdown Misinformation-spewing cable companies come under scrutiny RSF calls for release of Guinean journalist jailed for defamation After Hengameh Shahidi’s pardon, RSF asks Supreme Leader to free all imprisoned journalists Pasha 98: Why it's important to understand how much water is in the Nile river A new advance in the search for substances to replace fat in food Nigeria isn't big on 3D printing. Teaching students how to use it could change this Local government in South Africa is broken: but giving the job to residents carries risks Violence is endemic in eastern Congo: what drives it Apple's new emojis are more ammunition for the online generation wars Keeping COVID-19 out of rural Canada proving more difficult as variants spread Why employees hesitate to speak up at work — and how to encourage them Face masks hide our facial expressions and can exacerbate racist bias I spoke to 'minimalists' to find out why they are giving up their personal possessions The UK's speedy COVID-19 vaccine rollout: surprise success or planned perfection? Grattan on Friday: Linda Reynolds' future as defence minister is in her own hands Leaving Hong Kong after China's clampdown: where are people thinking of going and why? – The Conversation Weekly podcast How coronavirus has highlighted the need for better rural transport Your genetics influence how resilient you are to cold temperatures – new research Giving while female: Women are more likely to donate to charities than men of equal means The exercise pill: How exercise keeps your brain healthy and protects it against depression and anxiety Audio chatrooms like Clubhouse have become the hot new media by tapping into the age-old appeal of the human voice What public school students are allowed to say on social media may be about to change Deported veterans, stranded far from home after years of military service, press Biden to bring them back What is fascism? Alexei Navalny leads Russians in a historic battle against arbitrary rule, with words echoing Catherine the Great Facebook's news blockade in Australia shows how tech giants are swallowing the web After the death of Captain Sir Tom Moore, what role should charity play in funding the NHS? Latin America: inequality and political instability have lessons for the rest of the world How universities can support local businesses and communities Red kites and ravens swooped through Elizabethan London – and helped keep the city clean Conspiracy theories start to take hold at age 14, study suggests Artemis: how ever changing US space policy may push back the next Moon landing Curious Kids Live: exploring the solar system In post-war Armenia, legislators take aim at press freedom A COVID 'vaccine passport' may further disadvantage refugees and asylum seekers Central African Republic: Amnesty investigation reveals full horror of conflict and election violence Dozens Killed in Prison Uprisings in Ecuador Why Canada should invest in 'macrogrids' for greener, more reliable electricity RSF and NUSOJ call for release of a journalist held in Somalia’s Puntland region We can't trust big tech or the government to weed out fake news, but a public-led approach just might work Indigenous expertise is reducing bushfires in northern Australia. It's time to consider similar approaches for other disasters Against the odds, South Australia is a renewable energy powerhouse. How on Earth did they do it? A Forest of Hooks and Nails is a joyous exhibition about the art of hanging art Tiger Woods' car crash injuries explained, according to a trauma surgeon The Chat: Our readers weigh in on Facebook, diversity, cuisine and more For teens, getting access to speech pathology services depends on where you live A year on from the arrival of COVID-19 in NZ: 5 lessons for 2021 and beyond Canada Should Match US Climate Ambitions Hong Kong Repression’s True Cost Many Black Americans aren’t rushing to get the COVID-19 vaccine – a long history of medical abuse suggests why Open educational resources for emergency remote teaching – a new paradigm? Why Canada should invest in 'macrogrids' for greener more reliable electricity RSF decries Cambodian plan for Chinese-style “Great Firewall” How 'tiger farms' have turned a wild animal into a species worth more dead than alive School banking programs target 'vulnerable consumers'. But research shows kids are smarter than you think Guide to the classics: Darwin's The Descent of Man 150 years on — sex, race and our 'lowly' ape ancestry Facebook versus News: Advertising is the real problem I teach architecture and have been in quarantine a lot lately. Here are ways design can protect us against COVID-19 The Texas deep freeze left the state in crisis. Here are 3 lessons for Australia Paid on par with cleaners: the broader issue affecting the quality of aged care 'Destruction by a thousand cuts': the relentless threat mining poses to the Pilbara cultural landscape A token sale: Christie's to auction its first blockchain-backed digital-only artwork LGBTQ+ spaces face a new threat from the pandemic – here's how they can adapt Malta: Developments in murder case mark nascent steps towards justice for Daphne Caruana Galizia Young ethnic minorities bear brunt of recessions, and it's happening again – here's how to stop it Five ways boredom could be changing your behaviour, for better or worse The importance of remembering Kenyan artist Rosemary Karuga History of divisive ethnic identities shows it's time Nigeria admits its role in enforcing them Coronavirus: the price of global pandemic responses has been to make many other diseases worse The future of transport: how local people are helping to design new metro trains How we treat migrant workers who put food on our tables: Don't Call Me Resilient EP 4 transcript Migrant worker segregation doesn't work: COVID-19 lessons from Southeast Asia COVID-19's impact on migrant workers adds urgency to calls for permanent status How we treat migrant workers who put food on our tables: Don't Call Me Resilient EP 4 COVID-19 leaves youth forced out of foster care even more vulnerable Transgender people in El Salvador are defending their right to vote Intellectual property and COVID-19 medicines: why a WTO waiver may not be enough How we turned a golf course into a haven for rare newts, frogs and toads Coronavirus vaccine scams – fraud experts give their top tips to help you stay safe Daft Punk: how the mystery music masterminds used their robot disguise to take over the world Relief or stimulus: What's the difference, and what it means for Biden's $1.9 trillion coronavirus package Black biomedical scientists still lag in research funding – here's why that matters to all Americans AI is killing choice and chance – which means changing what it means to be human Engineered viruses can fight the rise of antibiotic-resistant bacteria What's behind $15,000 electricity bills in Texas? In Texas, price gouging during disasters is illegal – it is also on very shaky ethical ground Reporter jailed in DRC for allegedly defaming parliamentarian How TikTok can be the new platform for political activism: lessons from Southeast Asia LGBTQ+ History Month: gay victims and survivors of the Holocaust are often forgotten – we need to tell their stories UN Should Speak Up on Covid-19 “Pandemic of Human Rights Abuses” Iraq: Detentions of Alleged “Death Squad” China: Key Tibetan news source dies from ill-treatment whilst in detention When vaccinating 26 million Australians, expect a mistake or two. But we can minimise the risk of repeating Queensland's overdose incident COVID-19 holds lessons for the future of social protection UN Security Council: Impose Arms Embargo on Myanmar China: Baseless Imprisonments Surge in Xinjiang Malaysia: Investigate Return of 1,086 Myanmar Nationals Honoring Anticorruption Champions, by Antony Blinken Biden and the exploitation of the Chinese workforce, by Thierry Meyssan Dogs used to guard livestock may have unintended costs to wildlife Texas blackouts show why energy should be a universal right View from The Hill: Craig Kelly's defection leaves government with razor-thin majority New Zealand's COVID-19 stimulus is a 'lost opportunity' to move towards a low-emissions economy Biden-Trudeau meeting caps two and a half centuries of Canada-U.S. relations Podcast host, DJ .... how the much lampooned Paris Hilton has rewritten the celebrity script Algeria’s Hirak Protest Movement Marks Second Anniversary The $50 boost to JobSeeker will take Australia's payment from the lowest in the OECD to the second-lowest after Greece Policing by consent is not ‘woke’ — it is fundamental to a democratic society Unwelcoming and reluctant to help: bushfire recovery hasn't considered Aboriginal culture — but things are finally starting to change This week's changes are a win for Facebook, Google and the government — but what was lost along the way? Fires bring home climate-driven urgency of rethinking where we live – and how AI facial analysis is scientifically questionable. Should we be using it for border control? A school system tailored to individual ability rather than age sounds good, but there's no evidence it works Book review: Claire Thomas's The Performance triggers burning questions It’s 2am, you’re sleeping, and a flash flood hits your home. Without a warning system, what do you do? The dingo fence from space: satellite images show how these top predators alter the desert How do we know the COVID vaccine won't have long-term side-effects? Yes, the culture in Parliament House is appalling. But there are systemic problems that also need urgent reform From 'aliens' to 'noncitizens' – the Biden administration is proposing to change a legal term to recognize the humanity of non-Americans Texas electricity grid failure shows how microgrids offer hope for a better future The robot revolution is here: How it's changing jobs and businesses in Canada Canadian universities: 10 years of anti-racist reports but little action How the pandemic changed political communication – and why it matters Curious Kids: how does our brain know to make immediate decisions? Texas blackouts show us why energy should be considered a universal right We now treat half the world's wastewater – and we can make inroads into the other half How New York's 19th-century Jews turned Purim into an American party Biden, Macron, Merkel… Who will frame the future of Europe? The citizens' view Earth's existential threats: inequality, pandemics and climate change demand global leadership Indian journalist wrongly accused of “wantonly” inaccurate reporting On Libyan revolution’s 10th anniversary, authorities urged to guarantee press freedom Guatemala's ‘La Llorona’ fuses horror and politics to tell a haunting tale of the civil war Trinidad & Tobago's problem with gender-based violence 5 ways parents can help kids avoid gender stereotypes How Philadelphia's Black churches overcame disease, depression and civil strife When men started to obsess over six-packs Decision-making experts explain how to avoid arguments over where to get dinner together Why Black and Hispanic small-business owners have been so badly hit in the pandemic recession How Black cartographers put racism on the map of America Dogs used to guard livestock from predators can take a surprisingly heavy toll on wildlife What's an ex-president to do? Trump and the post-White House lives of his predecessors Why a net-zero future depends on the ocean's ability to absorb carbon South Africans are revolting against inept local government. Why it matters Kenya has been trying to regulate the charcoal sector: why it's not working Why efforts to clean up charcoal production in sub-Saharan Africa aren't working Poor rural infrastructure holds back food production by small Nigerian farmers Breast cancer: is milk a risk factor? Are Istanbul's Boğaziçi University protests an expression of exceptionalism? How Roald Dahl became a passionate vaccine advocate Phone call anxiety: why so many of us have it, and how to get over it View from The Hill: Craig Kelly's defection leaves government with razor thin majority Why Mario Draghi taking charge of Italy is great news for the EU (and also America) Okonjo-Iweala in the WTO top job: breaking the glass ceiling is a win for all women Politics with Michelle Grattan: Former MP Kate Ellis on the culture in parliament house Melbourne finally has a Crown royal commission — is this going to stop crime and gambling harm? Tunisia: Police Arrest, Use Violence Against LGBTI Activists Germany: MPs Should Strengthen Proposed Supply Chain Law Having trouble sleeping? Here's the science on 3 traditional bedtime remedies German Court to Issue First Verdict in Syria Torture Trial Attacks Targeting Afghan Civilians Spread Terror Philippines: Free Duterte Critic Held 4 Years Ties between FETÖ and PKK Ties between FETÖ and KKK War in Libya Israel's nuclear research back on track Lockdown roadmap: is England's exit plan the right one? Three experts give their view $50 a fortnight rise in JobSeeker comes with tougher job search requirements US: Take New Approach at Mexico Border Yemen: UAE-Backed Forces Torture Journalist Haiti: Attacks on Judicial Independence Sweden To Investigate Illegal Intercountry Adoptions Uganda’s Beaten Journalists Deserve Justice Japan Hair Controversy Highlights Harmful School Policies Perth Festival review: Whale Fall is a powerful story about a trans boy, and the life of a whale Why the World Rugby guidelines banning trans athletes from the women's game are reasonable How did NASA's Martian rover come to land in a crater named after a tiny Balkan village? Maverick Liberal Craig Kelly defects to crossbench, vowing to continue to 'use my voice' on controversial COVID treatments NZ's smoking rates dropped dramatically thanks to a hard-hitting campaign. Could we do the same to bring emissions down? Facebook vs. Australia — Canadian media could be the next target for ban Not as simple as 'no means no': what young people need to know about consent One of these things is not like the others: why Facebook is beyond our control Bangladeshi reporter fatally shot by ruling party activists Algeria releases dozens of pro-democracy prisoners ahead of Hirak anniversary Despite claims of authoritarianism, President Bukele's popularity continues to be strong in El Salvador How universities can support Indigenous online learners in the pandemic Why we should release New Zealand's strangled rivers to lessen the impact of future floods 'A promiscuous she-pope with a dilated cervix': the legend of Pope Joan, who gave birth on a horse COVID hit casual academics hard. Here are 5 ways to produce a better deal for unis and staff The news media bargaining code could backfire if small media outlets aren't protected: an economist explains Can I have a pet and be housed, too? It all depends... Australia's marine (un)protected areas: government zoning bias has left marine life in peril since 2012 Catching COVID from surfaces is very unlikely. So perhaps we can ease up on the disinfecting Lockdown roadmap: is the UK's exit plan the right one? Three experts give their view How to really fix COVID-19 vaccine appointment scheduling Egerton Ryerson: Racist philosophy of residential schools also shaped public education RSF’s Algeria correspondent, Khaled Drareni, free at last Biden and the Iran nuclear deal: what to expect from the negotiations The idolization of free speech in the United States Record fine for Malaysian news site over readers’ comments RSF condemns Facebook’s blocking of journalistic content in Australia Myanmar citizens continue strong opposition to military junta with ‘22222’ general strike Public trust in the media is at a new low: a radical rethink of journalism is needed Keeping trees in the ground where they are already growing is an effective low-tech way to slow climate change What I learned when I recreated the famous 'doll test' that looked at how Black kids see race How do arctic foxes hunt in the snow? If Big Tech has the will, here are ways research shows self-regulation can work John Keats' concept of 'negative capability' – or sitting in uncertainty – is needed now more than ever How safe is your baby food? Company reports show arsenic, lead and other heavy metals – here's what you need to know Three ways virtual reality could transform mental health treatment An ancient Greek approach to risk and the lessons it can offer the modern world What are the origins of Lent? Rev. Raphael Warnock's historic US Senate win broke more barriers than you may think Biden's Cabinet of many women shows other world leaders that US takes gender equality seriously Child poverty in the U.S. could be slashed by monthly payments to parents – an idea proved in other rich countries and proposed by a prominent Republican decades ago Extremist minds: these psychological traits might help identify people vulnerable to becoming radicalised After blocking Australian news, Facebook’s free speech myth is dead – and regulators should take notice Investors are increasingly shunning mining companies that violate human rights Can the laws of physics disprove God? Vaccine diplomacy: how some countries are using COVID to enhance their soft power A critical look at what's missing from Muslim education in South Africa Why Nigeria's religious leaders should learn more about climate change Why it pays to link products to places - and how African countries can do it The basis of South Africa’s annual budgets needs an overhaul. Here's why, and how How extractive industries manage to carry on harming the planet Nigeria's post-privatisation energy sector is a mess: here are some solutions COVID: A distorted sense of smell is dangerous but treatable John Keats: how his poems of death and lost youth are resonating during COVID-19 Should politicians showcase their own vaccinations to convince the rest of us? 'Only junkies': how stigma and discrimination link to rise in drug deaths among Scotland's poor Will European countries ever take meaningful steps to end colonial legacies? Why urban gardens are crucial for conserving bees and butterflies – and how you can help them Rising Voices’ Activismo Lenguas initiative receives International Mother Language Award Storming of U.S. Capitol was an "inside job", say investigators G7 entrusts Covid battle to Bill Gates and revamps globalization European Union Presses Zimbabwe to End Rights Abuses Whopping lead for Labor ahead of WA election, but federal Newspoll deadlocked at 50-50 I was the Australian doctor on the WHO's COVID-19 mission to China. Here's what we found about the origins of the coronavirus Getting news from Facebook and Google is convenient — but it comes at great collective cost Book review: The Husband Poisoner is about lethal ladies and dangerously tasty recipes How China is remaking the world in its vision Freedom camping needs new regulations and foreign tourists aren’t the only villains Without visiting headliners, can local artists save our festivals? You need all 6 pieces of the puzzle to build urban resilience, but too often it's politics that leaves a gap Before the coup, Myanmar’s stunning biodiversity had a chance. Now it is not so certain Families in eastern states pay around twice as much for preschool than the rest of Australia Ten years on, the earthquake still casts its shadow over Christchurch’s past, present and future Is Sky News shifting Australian politics to the right? Not yet, but there is cause for alarm Can I choose what vaccine I get? What if I have allergies or side-effects? Key COVID vaccine rollout questions answered Five ideas for teaching at a distance in a different way A 'French malaise' is eroding bilingualism in Canada's public service The exclusion of women in Myanmar politics helped fuel the military coup A sin tax on sugary drinks unfairly targets Indigenous communities instead of improving health COVID-19 vaccination: What we can learn from the great polio vaccine heist of 1959 Morrison takes the shot to promote vaccine confidence, as government and opposition stay tied in Newspoll Radio in Mali can empower women by remembering they are part of a social web The South African play that's tackling the scourge of the street drug whoonga At last, climate science may be able to predict tropical Atlantic weather better Why Ebola is back in Guinea and why the response must be different this time Why we did it: the Kenyan women and girls who joined Al-Shabaab Updating Uyghur: The power of online discussions for language preservation To Help Migrants in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Tackle EU Abuses Malaysia: Court Punishes News Site for Reader Comments G7 Leaders' statement “Naked Truth” RSF campaign to defend reliable reporting in Brazil Sleep-deprived financial traders make lower stock market returns – new research New Raids and Arrests in Crimea Downtown Kingston’s new murals brighten Jamaica’s COVID-19 gloom English soccer authorities suspend foreign star for a ‘racist’ remark, but it was nothing of the kind When companies go bust, the law does little to help suppliers get repaid – here's a possible solution COVID vaccine and asthma: why most sufferers won't be prioritised in the next phase of rollout How hybrids could help save endangered species Uber drivers ruling: how thousands working in the UK’s gig economy could benefit The human genome at 20: how biology's most-hyped breakthrough led to anticlimax and arrests What's behind fresh unrest in Somalia -- and what needs to be done Indian media conglomerate seeks colossal damages for two satirical videos COVID-19 has crippled the winter sports industry – but a digital revolution will help it recover When companies go bust, the law does little to help suppliers get repaid – here's a possible answer Facebook's block on news sources in Australia is affecting The Conversation Africa Cats don't avoid strangers who behave badly towards their owners, unlike dogs James Hogg at 250: the farmhand who became one of Scotland's greatest storytellers Preparing your own food or watching it being made could lead to overeating – new research When financial traders are struggling to sleep, stock-market returns go down – new research Algerian activist Rachid Nekkaz's failing health raises calls for his release British people are really missing the pub – here's why Cricket: children are the key to the future of the game, not broadcast rights There's no such thing as a 'faithful retelling' of the Arthurian legend Boris Johnson may soon have the power to call elections whenever he wants – a legal view on why that's not a good idea New research shows parents are major producers of child sexual abuse material Rethinking the US-China fight: Does China really threaten American power abroad? Why do mass shootings spawn conspiracy theories? Women of color spend more than $8 billion on bleaching creams worldwide every year Space Force sounds like a joke thanks to pop culture – that could be a problem for an important military branch 3 ways companies could offer more father-friendly policies that will help women Two-year jail terms signal bid to crush all independent journalism in Belarus The reset to lift us out of the COVID recession has to be bold: returning to where we were is nowhere near good enough Brittany Higgins will lay complaint over alleged rape – and wants a role in framing workplace inquiry Egypt: Escalating Reprisals, Arrests of Critics’ Families India: Government Policies, Actions Target Minorities Are COVID vaccines vegan? Should I get one anyway? An ethicist explains Malaysia: Planned Forced Return of 1,200 to Myanmar Hypocrisy of the fight against foreign jihadists, by Koussay Aldahhak Why do people still reject COVID-19 vaccines in Indonesia? We need to solve structural problems behind the anti-vaccine movement Why do we love koalas so much? Because they look like baby humans Myanmar's coup might discourage international aid, but donors should adapt, not leave Facebook versus Australia: the government hands Facebook a free pass VIDEO: Michelle Grattan on Brittany Higgins, BOOT and Facebook The WeChat model: how Facebook's ban could change the business of news Australia, fighting Facebook, is the latest country to struggle against foreign influence on journalism A century that profoundly changed universities and their campuses As the Perseverance rover lands on Mars, there's a lot we already know about the red planet from meteorites found on Earth Tourism desperately wants a return to the 'old normal' but that would be a disaster 'Rape-revenge' films are changing: they now focus on the women, instead of their dads Myanmar: Sanction Generals and Military-Owned Companies Mexican Senate Takes a Step to Protect Women with Disabilities 21 times the Sun's mass: heaviest stellar black hole in the Milky Way is more massive than we thought COVID vaccine consent for aged-care residents: it's ethically tricky, but there are ways to get it right How Chinese courtyard housing can help older Australian women avoid homelessness The crisis in Yemen demands an independent review of NZ's military links with Saudi Arabia Fears loom for teens undergoing vital brain development during COVID. Telling stories might help Regardless of the rules, sport is fleeing free TV for pay, and it might be an avalanche Why do we love koalas so much? Because they look like human babies Friday essay: it's time for a new museum dedicated to the fighters of the frontier wars After Trump, what is the future of the Republican Party? One month in, how Biden has changed disaster management and the US COVID-19 response The science-fiction scenario of an artificial planet is already here Earth's magnetic field broke down 42,000 years ago and caused massive sudden climate change Policing religious gathering limits during the coronavirus pandemic requires sensitivity Cryptic sex: How female and unisexual animals reproduce ‘asexually’ — without males How the Texas electricity system produced low-cost power but left residents out in the cold What the rise of telemedicine means for Canada’s legal system Research firm uncovers a pro-Huawei influence campaign Saudi women's activist Loujain al-Hathloul released and tweeting We need a green recovery after COVID-19, but banning wildlife trade could do more harm than good COVID stamp duty holiday reveals big problems in the housing market Gulf War Illness: depleted uranium ruled out as a cause of mystery condition – new study Why India's urban poor struggle to transition to clean cooking despite grave health impacts Ebola strikes West Africa again: key questions and lessons from the past Forget the Large Hadron Collider – our team has designed a particle accelerator the size of a large room COVID vaccine weekly: UK hits target for protecting most vulnerable but global rollout lags far behind 3 technologies poised to change food and the planet Guatemala: Free Press Under Attack New changes to Russia’s “foreign agents” law aim to intimidate journalists Flights carrying ‘seafood’ between China and Myanmar fuel speculation about Beijing's support for the military coup 6 important truths about COVID-19 vaccines Air filters can scrub out pollutants near highways, reduce blood pressure Election violence spiked worldwide in 2020 – will this year be better? What belief in extraterrestrial visitors to Earth reveals about trust in elections Americans still need a lifeline despite trillions in coronavirus aid I interviewed 48 bankrupt Americans – here's who they blame for their financial troubles How a mass suicide by slaves caused the legend of the flying African to take off Why creating art with your children is important Reaching African audiences in their mother tongue: one film’s ongoing legacy Myanmar: trial of Aung San just the latest in a long line of unlawful prosecutions by illegal regimes How are COVID-19 vaccines made? An expert explains Tech giants need to step up to help close Canada's digital divide Africa indigenous fruit trees offer major benefits. But they're being ignored The quest to identify Fela's successor: why it's time to end it Customary law in Nigeria favours men over children in custody cases Has Earth been visited by an alien spaceship? Harvard professor Avi Loeb vs everybody else How patent laws get in the way of the global coronavirus vaccine rollout Two Journalists in Belarus Jailed in Retaliation for Their Work Russian Activist Given Suspended Sentence for ‘Undesirable’ Charges Facebook must stop blocking Australian news sites from being shared Appetite drug shows promise in treating obesity Grattan on Friday: Scott Morrison dealt poorly with a young woman's shocking story Eco-fusion is the new normal, as native and non-native species mix together Coronavirus vaccine: what's getting in the way of the global rollout? – The Conversation Weekly podcast How a social media group is helping to improve railway service in Bangladesh As Facebook ups the ante on news, regional and elderly Australians will be hardest hit Feel like breaking up with Facebook? Maybe it's time for a social media spring clean Why do kids tend to have milder COVID? This new study gives us a clue Turkey: Student Protesters at Risk of Prosecution Cambodia: Internet Censorship, Control Expanded Malaysia: Deportation to Myanmar puts lives in danger Facebook's news is gone. Here's where to turn for trusted information Catholic Church divided over Biden Many African countries had a surprise manufacturing surge in 2010s – it bodes well for the years ahead Why the curriculum should be based on students' readiness, not their age Our turtle program shows citizen science isn't just great for data, it makes science feel personal To fix the culture in Canberra, we need to take a sledgehammer to male privilege NZ tourism can use the disruption of COVID-19 to drive sustainable change — and be more competitive Why Google is now funnelling millions into media outlets, as Facebook pulls news for Australia Latest NZ unemployment figure may not give a true picture of the number of people out of work A new online safety bill could allow censorship of anyone who engages with sexual content on the internet Firestarter — the Story of Bangarra is a film of national and personal tragedies, with light in the dark Facebook has pulled the trigger on news content — and possibly shot itself in the foot Banning news links just days before Australia's COVID vaccine rollout? Facebook, that’s just dangerous How the Pfizer COVID vaccine gets from the freezer into your arm Human Rights Body Calls for Repeal of Jamaica’s Anti-LGBT Laws Troubling Raid on Philippine Indigenous School Free Speech Under Threat in Uzbekistan The Lou Marsh Trophy builds on a racist legacy, tainting the award's meaning Australian schools are becoming more segregated. This threatens student outcomes First lift JobSeeker, then add on fully-funded unemployment insurance Australian cinema is reaping box office rewards during the pandemic. Can the trend continue? Don't disturb the cockatoos on your lawn, they're probably doing all your weeding for free Can Fox News survive without Trump in the White House? Should I get a COVID vaccine while I'm pregnant or breastfeeding? Is it safe for me and my baby? Debunking the myth of legislative gridlock Black sororities have stood at the forefront of Black achievement for more than a century More Schoolchildren Abducted in Nigeria Dubai: Fears for Sheikha Latifa’s safety after ‘chilling’ video messages reveal ‘hostage’ situation Nigeria: Attacks on schools undermine right to education Angolans furious after protesters killed in rally by self-determination movement England's education recovery plan should focus on wellbeing, not on 'catching up' Sub-Saharan Africa had a manufacturing renaissance in 2010s – it's a promising sign for the years ahead How to curb anti-Black racism in Canadian schools Mario Draghi: is Italy’s addiction to technocratic leaders a cause for concern? Bitcoin isn't getting greener: four environmental myths about cryptocurrency debunked