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COVID has brought Auslan into the spotlight, but it would be wrong to treat the language as a hobby or fad Not sure about the Pfizer vaccine, now it's been approved in Australia? You can scratch these 4 concerns straight off your list Russian protesters remain behind bars As heatwaves become more extreme, which jobs are riskiest? It gets better with age: a brie(f) history of cheese in Australia Is news worth a lot or a little? Google and Facebook want to have it both ways Protests mount over Israeli medical apartheid during pandemic Curb population growth to tackle climate change: now that's a tough ask The mystery of the blue flower: nature's rare colour owes its existence to bee vision Victoria and NSW are funding extra tutors to help struggling students. Here's what parents need to know about the schemes Will Australia legalise ecstasy and magic mushrooms to treat mental illness? Here's why it's still too soon Why weren't there any great women artists? 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Sri Lanka Seeks Diversion, Not Justice, Over Wartime Abuses Deadly Darfur Attack Just Days After Last Peacekeepers Leave How to Help US Families Hit Hardest by Covid-19 Russian Activist Spends Two Years Under House Arrest What does the economy need now? 4 suggestions for Biden's coronavirus relief bill What does the economy need now? 3 suggestions for Biden's coronavirus relief bill Threats against Russian media on eve of pro-Navalny demonstrations Davos 2021: to achieve a 'great reset', we can't count on the same old globalists to lead the way Robots were dreamt up 100 years ago – why haven’t our fears about them changed since? Whale sharks: boat strikes in protected areas could be harming the animals' development Storm Christoph: UK flood response improving, but lockdown confused the messaging How COVID, lockdown and isolation has fuelled our interest in the lives of others Britain's electricity use is at its lowest for decades – but will never be this low again South African minister's COVID-19 death unites friends and rivals in tribute Burns Night: stories of adventure and anguish from the Scottish diaspora 'America is back': the delusion of normalcy that haunts the United States Gene-edited crops are now a reality – but will the public be on board? Kratom: What science is discovering about the risks and benefits of a controversial herb Huge numbers of the formerly incarcerated are unemployed, but there are some promising solutions The NRA declares bankruptcy: 5 questions answered 'Early warning' systems in schools can be dangerous in the hands of law enforcement Why the US rejoining the Paris climate accord matters at home and abroad — 5 scholars explain Will Merrick Garland, Joe Biden's pick for attorney general, be independent in that role? History says it's unlikely A healthy microbiome builds a strong immune system that could help defeat COVID-19 Far-right groups move to messaging apps as tech companies crack down on extremist social media 'The US is falling apart': How Russian media is portraying the US Capitol siege Older volunteers are being pushed out of charity shops thanks to the pandemic What we've learned about bereavement during the pandemic Dinosaurs may have 'flashed' each other with their bottoms, newly discovered fossil shows Capitol mob wasn't just angry white men – there were angry white women as well Poirot at 100: the refugee detective who stole Britain's heart South African scientists who discovered new COVID-19 variant share what they know The spellbinding history of cheese and witchcraft Denmark/Bahrain: Free Imprisoned Rights Defender Russia: Crackdown Ahead of Pro-Navalny Protests Vietnam: Crackdown Ahead of Party Congress France: RSF condemns Breton agribusiness lobby’s pressure on investigative reporter Less press freedom than ever in Egypt, 10 years after revolution Jack Dorsey censors governments too “We wish to overcome the decades of marginalization that brought us here” Indian reporter could be jailed for two years over four-year-old story UN: Eastern Caribbean States Called Out Over Anti-LGBT Bias China: Tibetan Monk Dies from Beating in Custody Vital Signs: Biden's economic centrism isn't exciting, but right for these divisive times Level-crossing removals: a case study in why major projects must also be investments in health Self-entitled prima donnas or do they have a point? Why Australian Open tennis players find hard lockdown so tough The U.S. to join COVAX Four Indigenous composers and a piano from colonial times — making passionate, layered, honest music together The viral ‘Wellerman’ sea shanty is also a window into the remarkable cross-cultural whaling history of Aotearoa New Zealand Biden's Keystone XL death sentence requires Canada's oil sector to innovate Why new COVID-19 variants are on the rise and spreading around the world How new and 'auld' acquaintances are celebrating Scotland's national bard on Robbie Burns Day An Indigenous 'Voice' must be enshrined in our Constitution. Here's why The nuclear weapons ban treaty is groundbreaking, even if the nuclear powers haven't signed Why the COVID-19 variants are so dangerous and how to stop them spreading Racing 2-year-old horses is lucrative, but is it worth the risks? Back to school: how to help your teen get enough sleep Wetlands have saved Australia $27 billion in storm damage over the past five decades The subtle sophistication of Bluey's soundtrack helped propel it to stardom The rise and rise of Aldi: two decades that changed supermarket shopping in Australia 4 of our greatest achievements in vaccine science (that led to COVID vaccines) Why are Japan's leaders clinging to their Olympic hopes? Their political fortunes depend on it Biden's economic centrism isn't exciting, but right for these divisive times Spitting cobras may have evolved unique venom to defend from ancient humans Ethereum: what is it and why has the price gone parabolic? US could face a simmering, chronic domestic terror problem, warn security experts Sen. Ossoff was sworn in on pioneering Atlanta rabbi's Bible – a nod to historic role of American Jews in civil rights struggle Google experiments drop Australian media from search results First Nations artist explores ‘indigenous futurisms’ in his Woodland-style work Biden's peaceful inauguration doesn't end America's longtime coup addiction Why the EU's global fishing activities can't be called sustainable yet Growing up in lockdown: young people give their perspectives How climate change is reducing numbers of humpback whale calves in the north-west Atlantic Fashion retailer Primark is refusing to sell online – here's why it is right to do so Islamophobia in western media is based on false premises Coronavirus: why combining the Oxford vaccine with Russia's Sputnik V vaccine could make it more effective Invasive tawny crazy ants have an intense craving for calcium – with implications for their spread in the US How engineering can contribute to a reimagining of the US public health system Why healthy food and its local production should be part of the COVID-19 response Trump revived Andrew Jackson's spoils system, which would undo America's 138-year-old professional civil service Voters are starting to act like hard-core sports fans – with dangerous repercussions for democracy 5 ways Biden can help rural America thrive and bridge the rural-urban divide Coronavirus variants: why being more transmissible rather than more deadly isn't good news How African body markings were used to construct the idea of race in colonial Brazil South Africa's immunisation record risks being dented by anti-vaccination views Scholarships alone are not enough to get more qualified female teachers into Nigeria's schools How South Africa can prepare for a data-driven education system Pollinators: neonicotinoid pesticides stop bees and flies from getting a good night's sleep Gulf blockade: Qatar hugs and makes up with its warring neighbours – but will it last? 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Uganda: Elections Marred by Violence Bosnia and Herzegovina: Migrants Left in the Cold Mali/France: Investigate French Airstrike Killing 19 EU Parliament Vote Critical to Hold Companies to Account Youth Activists Acquitted in Congo Norway Arrests Highlight Impact of Pandemic on Sex Workers Malaysia: Urgently Revise Emergency Ordinance EGYPT : Two journalists resurface in court after disappearing for days Coronavirus variants explained: ask the experts in a free online discussion When football clubs are less successful, fans are more loyal to each other COVID vaccine weekly: why the UK's 'lumpy' rollout shouldn't be a concern Mai-Mai rebel threat to journalists in eastern DRC Mark Zuckerberg censors governments Trump’s big gamble to gut US power plant emissions rules loses in court, opening a door for new climate rules Older People Not Spared in Tajikistan’s Crackdown On Day One, US President Biden Reverses Odious Travel Ban Australia: Address Abuses Raised at UN Review Trump’s big gamble to gut US power plant emissions rules loses in court, opening door for new climate rules Yes, baby teeth fall out. But they're still important — here's how to help your kids look after them It's not too late to save them: 5 ways to improve the government's plan to protect threatened wildlife How will COVID-19 vaccines be approved for use in Australia? President Biden: Day One President Biden: Day One President Biden: Day One Abused, neglected, abandoned — did Roald Dahl hate children as much as the witches did? Web's inventor says news media bargaining code could break the internet. He's right — but there's a fix Caribbean denounces Trump’s decision to put Cuba back on terrorism list; hopes for a reversal with Biden Young people remain ill-equipped to participate in Australian democracy St. Matthew's Cathedral, where Biden attended pre-inauguration Mass, has long been a place where politics and faith meet Joe Biden sends a clear message to the watching world – America’s back Uganda: End politically motivated detention of Robert Kyagulanyi and his wife Joe Biden's inaugural address gives hope to the millions who stutter Fact check US: Did some Americans really get richer during the pandemic? Expect the new normal for NZ's temperature to get warmer Young Australians remain ill-equipped to participate in Australian democracy The open Australian beach is a myth: not everyone can access these spaces equally I've heard COVID is leading to medicine shortages. What can I do if my medicine is out of stock? Engineers have built machines to scrub CO₂ from the air. But will it halt climate change? To publish or not to publish? The media's free-speech dilemmas in a world of division, violence and extremism From Biden's giant Bible to Christian flags waved by rioters, 'religion' means different things to different people and different eras 'Male' vs 'female' brains: having a mix of both is common and offers big advantages – new research Fitter, better rested, more appreciative: research reveals the positive changes experienced by some during lockdown Corporation tax: 'race to bottom' may be ending after 40 years – here's why it never made sense Post-inauguration, restoring the soul of Biden’s America must be truly inclusive Trump’s big gamble to gut US power plant emissions rules fails in court, opening door for powerful new climate rules This is what lockdown sounds like Holographic history is making 'Night at the Museum' a reality Lockdown 3: stricter rules could lead to more vulnerable people going missing Biden presidency marks a return to normalcy after chaotic Trump years Fewer people sought help for mental illness during the UK's first lockdown – new research Bahrain: Investigate cleric’s report of torture Lockdown, quarantine and self-isolation: how different COVID restrictions affect our mental health Vaccine rollout: history shows us that it's always a bit shambolic Hydrogen gas-fuelled airships could spur development in remote communities Air pollution: over three billion people breathe harmful air inside their own homes Stickiness is a weapon some plants use to fend off hungry insects They don't come as pills, but try these 6 underprescribed lifestyle medicines for a better, longer life How law enforcement is using technology to track down people who attacked the US Capitol building I'm a First Amendment scholar – and I think Big Tech should be left alone Biden is inheriting a wrecked economy, but Democrats have a record of avoiding recession and reducing unemployment Vaccine production in South Africa: how an industry in its infancy can be developed Pasha 93: Nigeria doesn't have a coherent COVID-19 vaccine plan. What's needed Ethnic conflict could unravel Ethiopia's valuable garment industry South African internal migrants fare better in the job market in two regions Caillou cancelled by PBS: Kids' TV is now more diverse, but must do better Kazakh Authorities Target Rights Groups in Coordinated Attack On Inauguration Day, RSF urges Biden-Harris administration to support the #PressFreedomPact The Indigenous people of Urat village in Lake Toba have been left out of rural tourism development Curious Kids: how do scabs form? After the USSR, the USA collapses, by Thierry Meyssan Thirty years ago, the Gulf War, by Manlio Dinucci Webinar: How to use automation to improve social reach and increase reader engagement The big barriers to global vaccination: patent rights, national self-interest and the wealth gap Men and women kill their children in roughly equal numbers, and we need to understand why Research: masculine offices add to the burden of female office workers during COVID-19 pandemic Senate leaders rebuke Trump Starfish: rare fossil helps answer the mystery of how they evolved arms Crimes at sea: when we frame illegal fishers as human and drug smugglers, everyone loses After riots, Donald Trump leaves office with under 40% approval The surprising reason eating less meat is linked to a longer life: A smelly toxic gas In Mozambique, a tug of war between public health and digital rights during the pandemic Tunisia’s fight against COVID-19 unmasks shaky ground for digital rights COVID-19, digital rights and Nigeria's emerging surveillance state Big Tech's swift reaction to Capitol rioters reveals new face of corporate political power – and a threat to American democracy Family matters: why people can hold political views that disadvantage their own sex Sydney Festival review: The Rise and Fall of Saint George shows the transformative power of music Not feeling motivated to tackle those sneaky COVID kilos? Try these 4 healthy eating tips instead Coronavirus: is it safe for kids to go back to school? And what about the new mutant strain? Forget about the trade spat – coal is passé in much of China, and that's a bigger problem for Australia Ideology triumphs over evidence: Morrison government drops the ball on banking reform As Joe Biden prepares to become president, the US still reels from the deadly consequences of 'alternative facts' How blockchain could help the world meet the UN's global goals in higher education What Janet Yellen can do about climate change as US Treasury secretary Armed groups from Capitol riot pose longer-term threat to Biden presidency Police, soldiers bring lethal skill to militia campaigns against US government Should children get the COVID-19 vaccine? Trump’s time is up, but his Twitter legacy lives on in the global spread of QAnon conspiracy theories America divided: never has the pursuit of happiness seemed so far off DRC: Authorities must immediately and unconditionally release 10 youth activists Earth has stayed habitable for billions of years – exactly how lucky did we get? Why community participation in schooling is struggling in Nigeria: a view from the ground How COVID-19 restrictions prevent Nairobi's sex workers from accessing vital healthcare COVID-19 policy briefs must be realistic: a review by young southern African scientists Why Somali clan elders could hold the key to opening dialogue with Al-Shabaab Coronavirus variants: how did they evolve and what do they mean? Hospitals are near their limits – computer models can help keep their doors open Annual reports should inform society – not only those with a financial interest As U.S. Capitol investigators use facial recognition, it begs the question: Who owns our faces? Is a vegan diet healthier? Five reasons why we can't tell for sure Brexit: financial services face continued uncertainty – here's why Why do presidential inaugurations matter? What does the vice president do? Now's the time to rethink your relationship with nature We need hard science, not software, to power our post-pandemic recovery Parasites: what causes some species to evolve to exploit others Zoom work relationships are a lot harder to build – unless you can pick up on colleagues' nonverbal cues Figs show that nonnative species can invade ecosystems by forming unexpected partnerships Cheaper solar power means low-income families can also benefit – with the right kind of help For these students, using data in sports is about more than winning games My research helped uncover a long-lost right-wing provocateur – but then I turned away from her work Biden can transform the US from a humanitarian laggard into a global leader – here's how Trump sees power as private property – a habit shared by autocrats throughout the ages Tooth or consequences: Even during a pandemic avoiding the dentist can be bad for your oral health Is COVID-19 infecting wild animals? We're testing species from bats to seals to find out COVID-19 misinformation: scientists create a 'psychological vaccine' to protect against fake news Big data can help doctors predict which COVID patients will become seriously ill Sex and the city: the reboot needs to look beyond its narrow view of white wealthy heterosexual sex Curious Kids: How is history written and who writes it? Lebanon must end impunity for human rights abuses following UN Human Rights Council review Lebanon: Dire Conditions for Syrian Refugees in Border Town An inauguration like no other An inauguration like no other Pentagon moves Israel under Central Command Another Political Activist Jailed in Russia Proposed UN Cybercrime Treaty Could Undermine Human Rights Russian Authorities Jail Poisoned Putin Critic Another Political Activist Jailed in Russia Trumpism doesn't end with Trump — NZ needs to take a firmer stand against a global threat to democracy The Conversation's submission to the Australian Senate Inquiry into the News Media Bargaining Code An inauguration like no other Caravan communities: older, underinsured and overexposed to cyclones, storms and disasters Proposed UN Cybercrime Treaty Could Undermine Human Rights Russian Authorities Jail Poisoned Putin Critic New research suggests 1.5C climate target will be out of reach without greener COVID-19 recovery plans 6 ways to help kids express their feelings about the coronavirus pandemic through art Caribbean calls for global summit to address fair COVID-19 vaccine roll-out Alexei Navalny: Novichok didn't stop Russian opposition leader – but a prison sentence might Tokyo Olympics: An ethical approach will determine whether athletes should get vaccinated ahead of the public Trump-fuelled chaos shows democracy is in trouble — here's how to change course Mountains, a fragile source of life Sydney Festival review: Circa's Humans 2.0 is a visceral delight Despite appearances, this government isn't really Keynesian, as its budget update shows Do you feel undervalued and overworked? COVID-19 is likely to affect the employed too To learn at home, kids need more than just teaching materials. Their brain must also adapt to the context Dan Tehan's daunting new role: restoring trade with China in a hostile political environment The economy can't guarantee a job. It can guarantee a liveable income for other work Upgrade rage: why you may have to buy a new device whether you want to or not Home-delivered food has a huge climate cost. So which cuisine is the worst culprit? Turkey : Justice for Hrant Dink! Fake news: bold visual warnings needed to stop people clicking – new research Are the brains of atheists different to those of religious people? Scientists are trying to find out Joggers and cyclists should wear masks – here's why Forests go into growth 'overdrive' to recover from drought – new study Alzheimer's: new research shows a leap forward in identifying neurons vulnerable to the disease Debate: A geopolitical reading of fear Empty cities have long been a post-apocalyptic trope – now, they are a reality Biden has a congressional shortcut to cancel Trump’s regulatory rollbacks, but it comes with risks COVID-19 vaccines: how and when will lower-income countries get access? Bacon: how you cook it could partially lower cancer risk How anti-vax memes replicate through satire and irony Russia: Alexei Navalny's return adds to an already challenging year for Vladimir Putin Unrest in the US has prompted soul-searching in Europe Bold visual warnings are needed to stop people clicking on fake news Food and healthcare in war-torn Tigray: preliminary insights on what's at stake Discovery of two new giant radio galaxies offers fresh insights into the universe Some key questions answered on COVID-19 vaccines for African countries Access to urban parks is far from equal – fining people who travel to reach nature is not the answer Hepatitis D: how the virus made the jump from animals to humans Curious kids: how do gills work? The Pfizer vaccine may not be the best choice for frail people, but it's too early to make firm conclusions The U.S. prepares for inauguration Sri Lanka: Covid-19 Forced Cremation of Muslims Discriminatory How to stay safe with a fast-spreading new coronavirus variant on the loose The U.S. prepares for inauguration Israel: Provide Vaccines to Occupied Palestinians There's no such thing as 'alternative facts'. 5 ways to spot misinformation and stop sharing it online Is your child anxious about starting school for the first time? Here's how you can help Disaster season is here — do you have a Resilience Action Plan? Here's how the small town of Tarnagulla built theirs Biden’s Senate majority doesn't just super-charge US climate action, it blazes a trail for Australia As Trump exits the White House, he leaves Trumpism behind in Australia How to stay safe with a new fast-spreading coronavirus variant on the loose It's crucial we address COVID vaccine hesitancy among health workers. Here's where to start Love in the time of algorithms: would you let your artificial intelligence choose your partner? To get ahead as an introvert, act like an extravert. It's not as hard as you think Give cannabis producers more packaging and labelling flexibility The U.S. Founding Fathers would want us to get the COVID-19 vaccine As Joe Biden becomes president, here's an easy proposal for Electoral College reform Opt-out organ donation: Is Nova Scotia’s new 'deemed consent' law ethical? Niger’s democratic transition is good news, but the threat of insurgency remains high Trump is out, but US evangelicalism remains alive and well in Africa Ayatollah Khamenei bans US, English and French vaccines Kenya must implement data protection law before 2022 presidential election Want to learn to curse like a Russian? There's an Instagram account for that UK Lags Behind Tackling Forced Labor in Xinjiang European Court Accepts Case to Adjudicate Abuses in Crimea In Guinea, President Alpha Condé takes his third term despite long-running controversy Malaysia’s internet regulator deactivates Twitter account after offensive tweets exposed More health inequality: Black people are 3 times more likely to experience pulse oximeter errors President Alpha Condé takes his third term despite long-running controversy A white supremacist coup succeeded in 1898 North Carolina, led by lying politicians and racist newspapers that amplified their lies Trump supporters seeking more violence could target state capitols during inauguration – here's how cities can prepare Vampire finches: how little birds in the Galápagos evolved to drink blood How the Ebenezer Baptist Church has been a seat of Black power for generations in Atlanta Neighborhoods with MLK streets are poorer than national average and highly segregated, study reveals Mutating coronavirus: reaching herd immunity just got harder, but there is still hope Carillion: move to disqualify directors signals UK authorities getting tougher on 'corporate wrongdoing' Bridgerton: what the show gets right about sex, gossip and race in Regency London South Africa failed to get its act together on vaccines: here's how Capitol attacks may jeopardise public access to democratic institutions Uganda election: Museveni social media ban caps violent campaign What is the 'boogaloo' and who are the rioters who stormed the Capitol? 5 essential reads Does 'deplatforming' work to curb hate speech and calls for violence? 3 experts in online communications weigh in Top US Officials Knew of Harm Caused by Separating Families Cameroon Court Denies Request to Release Opposition Leaders The UK has some of the least energy-efficient housing in Europe – here's how to fix this What if the world was one country? A psychologist on why we need to think beyond borders Climate change: what would 4°C of global warming feel like? What you need to know about the new COVID-19 variants Francis Galton pioneered scientific advances in many fields – but also founded the racist pseudoscience of eugenics Cities can help migrating birds on their way by planting more trees and turning lights off at night That time private US media companies stepped in to silence the falsehoods and incitements of a major public figure ... in 1938 The Capitol siege recalls past acts of Christian nationalist violence Nonprofits helped organize the pro-Trump rally before the Capitol siege – but they probably won't suffer any consequences How Trump's language shifted in the weeks leading up to the Capitol riot – 2 linguists explain Symbols of white supremacy flew proudly at the Capitol riot – 5 essential reads White supremacists who stormed US Capitol are only the most visible product of racism Why the news media may not want to share Capitol riot images with the police Why you should consider adding classical music to your exercise playlist Digital hoarders: we've identified four types – which are you? Reporters prevented from covering Kazakh parliamentary elections Astronauts are experts in isolation, here's what they can teach us Type 2 diabetes: short-term low-carb diet linked to remission – but only if weight is lost Synced brains: how to bond with your kids – according to neuroscience Why it’s no surprise that pro-Trump rioters sang Bob Marley songs outside the Capitol Vampire finches: how little birds in the Galápagos got a taste for big bird blood “We must impose democratic obligations on the leading digital players” Impeachment's impact Impeachment's impact Amnesty International and Advocacy Assembly launch new online courses on open source human rights investigations 18th Annual Toronto Human Rights Watch Film Festival 75% of Australia's marine protected areas are given only 'partial' protection. Here's why that's a problem Impeachment's impact Why the alt-right believes another American Revolution is coming Why social media platforms banning Trump won't stop — or even slow down — his cause Ammonite: the remarkable real science of Mary Anning and her fossils Too much information: the COVID work revolution has increased digital overload The far-right rioters at the Capitol were not antifa – but violent groups often blame rivals for unpopular attacks The simple reason West Virginia leads the nation in vaccinating nursing home residents Trump's Twitter feed shows 'arc of the hero,' from savior to showdown COVID-19 vaccine rollout: Why a mask and social distancing are still needed, even if you get the shot New mangrove forest mapping tool puts conservation in reach of coastal communities Americans around the world were part of the largest voter turnout in U.S. history Tuberculosis kills as many people each year as COVID-19. It's time we found a better vaccine #HoldTheLine Coalition Condemns Third Criminal Cyber Libel Charge Against Maria Ressa and Rappler Mutant roots reveal how we can grow crops in damaged soils Is it curtains for Clive? What COVID means for populism in Australia Birds that play with others have the biggest brains - and the same may go for humans Early childhood educators are leaving in droves. Here are 3 ways to keep them, and attract more Government funds are not 'taxpayer money' — media and politicians should stop confusing the two EU Should Regulate Artificial Intelligence to Protect Rights Momentum Builds Around Intersex Protection in India South African policies go some way to tackling poverty and inequality. But more is needed Nigeria's State Houses of Assembly need a greater online presence Making a hospital space feel psychologically safer helped South African health workers Pasha 91: Blunders that left South Africa trailing in the vaccine stakes Why rangers in the Congo's Virunga national park are under attack No country is an island: collective approach to COVID-19 vaccines is the only way to go Scotland is ready to run the May elections, despite the pandemic Brexit trade problems: what’s gone wrong and can it be fixed? Pursuing Tesla's electric cars won't rev up VW's share price Four tips for learning language through film and TV LEBANON : Violence against reporters becoming more frequent in Lebanon Pakistan: online hate campaigns against BBC and Independent journalists Almost half of NHS critical care staff show symptoms of PTSD, depression or anxiety COVID vaccine weekly: can the UK vaccinate 15 million people by mid-February? COVID is changing the way we work – and for disabled people too Outdated carbon credits from old wind and solar farms are threatening climate change efforts Keeping nurseries open helps in the fight against inequality but ignores a low-paid and anxious workforce Free school meal food parcels: these are the nutrients children should be getting Mega Millions jackpot is $750 million – where does all the lottery tax revenue really go? Does reopening schools cause COVID-19 to spread? It's complicated The perils of associating 'white' with 'privilege' in the classroom The Confederate battle flag, which rioters flew inside the US Capitol, has long been a symbol of white insurrection The great polio vaccine mess and the lessons it holds about federal coordination for today's COVID-19 vaccination effort Capitol siege raises questions over extent of white supremacist infiltration of US police One year since we first reported on this coronavirus – what we've learned, and still need to know Why a green electricity grid depends on weather forecasts improving Vaccines alone aren't enough to eradicate a virus – lessons from history FBI anticipates armed protests nationwide President Trump impeached Bridgerton offers clever relationship advice — why friendship is the foundation of happy romantic partnerships Azerbaijan/Armenia: Scores of civilians killed by indiscriminate use of weapons in conflict over Nagorno-Karabakh Trump is impeached again in historic vote. Now Republicans must decide the future of their party A second impeachment is just the start of Trump's legal woes The Caribbean Community stands with Guyana in Venezuela border dispute In the rush for coronavirus information, unreviewed scientific papers are being publicized The price of a drug should be based on its therapeutic benefits – not just what the market will bear Trump impeached a second time – but Trumpism will live on Uganda: Authorities must lift social media block amid crackdown ahead of election Zimbabwe: Authorities must drop malicious charges against opposition leaders and journalist US: Ahead of Inauguration Day, RSF gravely concerned for media safety Swedish prosecutors again refuse to investigate Dawit Isaak case New wave of censorship targeting critical media outlets Arab states’ reconciliation with Qatar leaves pro-unity Saudis behind bars Inside Argentina’s ‘green tide’ of feminist activism for the right to legal abortion Social media blackout, violent crackdown on opposition ahead of presidential elections in Uganda Global Voices seeks an editor to lead our Greater Central Asia coverage Trump's Twitter ban obscures the real problem: state-backed manipulation is rampant on social media Joe Biden and Kamala Harris could transform American childhood Dire wolves went extinct 13,000 years ago but thanks to new genetic analysis their true story can now be told How Donald Trump's populist narrative led directly to the assault on the US Capitol LGBTQ+ Canadian baby boomers in need of safer housing in senior years First lockdown's effect on air pollution was overstated, our study reveals Why the far-right and white supremecists have embraced the Middle Ages and their symbols How China is controlling the COVID origins narrative — silencing critics and locking up dissenters We found the oldest known cave painting of animals in a secret Indonesian valley 2021 is the year Australia's international student crisis really bites How explainable artificial intelligence can help humans innovate Dostoevsky warned of the strain of nihilism that infects Donald Trump and his movement The scent of sickness: 5 questions answered about using dogs – and mice and ferrets – to detect disease Federal financial aid for college will be easier to apply for – and a bit more generous Misogyny in the Capitol: Among the insurrectionists, a lot of angry men who don't like women Americans have unrealistic expectations for a COVID-19 vaccine Is impeaching President Trump 'pointless revenge'? Not if it sends a message to future presidents Nurses report PTSD symptoms due to the pandemic – here's why Bobi Wine has shaken up Ugandan politics: four things worth knowing about him Brexit: UK pound has not crashed yet, but here's why it will probably suffer in years to come Iran: US policy of 'maximum pressure' has failed – why the west needs to re-engage Tehran To stretch or not to stretch before exercise: What you need to know about warm-ups Solar panels capture more sunlight with capsaicin - the chemical that makes chili peppers spicy Draconian new legislation forces three journalists to register as “foreign agents” Sri Lanka: tamil reporter held on absurd terrorism charge Oxford scientists: how we developed our COVID-19 vaccine in record time Wormholes may be lurking in the universe – and new studies are proposing ways of finding them James Joyce's Ulysses is an anti-stream of consciousness novel How to avoid scams when buying a pet online BBC's lockdown educational programming is way better than the dull fare of yesteryear This is why you can't stop watching 'bad' TV How government spending goes to certain voters – and shapes inequality What is a protein? A biologist explains Bahrain: No Improvement in Rights Record Egypt: No End to Escalating Repression Iran: Relentless Repression of Dissent Lebanon: Sharp Decline in Human Rights Central Asia: Pandemic Response Threatens Rights Belarus: Unprecedented Crackdown Russia: No Light at the End of the Tunnel US: Systemic Rights Failings UK: Setting Aside Rights when Inconvenient EU: Respect Rights Amid Pandemic, Economic Downturn Biden Should Cement Rights in US Policy Turkey: Covid-19 Pandemic Used to Strengthen Autocratic Rule Indonesia: Weak Public Health Response to Covid-19 Thailand: Rights Crisis Rapidly Worsens Vietnam: Rights Violations Intensify India: Growing Crackdown on Activists, Critics Malaysia: Dangerous Backsliding on Rights Sri Lanka: A Return to Threats, Fear Maldives: Pandemic Response Exposes Inequities, Abuse Pakistan: Worsening Crackdown on Dissent Uganda blocks social media and messaging apps, isolating election The Oxford vaccine has unique advantages, as does Pfizer's. Using both is Australia's best strategy