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Russian army destroys abandoned underground fortifications in Syria African media perpetuating harmful stereotypes about the continent, report finds Sudan's food riots show that the transitional government still has much to achieve Politics with Michelle Grattan: Patricia Sparrow on the Royal Commission into Aged Care Kathleen Folbigg's children likely died of natural causes, not murder. Here's the evidence my team found Where do we go from here with the allegations about Christian Porter? Can Scott Morrison's rhetorical style cut through the rising tide of anger? This week's news has put sexual assault survivors at risk of 'secondary trauma'. Here's how it happens, and how to cope Enchanted voices: A Midsummer Night's Dream transports audiences to a place of wonder Why the competitive spirit can take over in auctions — and how you can stay in control Cat in a spat: scrapping Dr Seuss books is not cancel culture 4 assumptions about gender that distort how we think about climate change (and 3 ways to do better) Budget 2021: strip away pandemic largesse and UK is banking on recovery with no extra public spending Budget 2021: experts react This is how we create the age-friendly smart city Youse wouldn't believe it: a new book charts the 11-year making of a 'people's dictionary' for Australia Thanks to the internet, we know what's happening in Myanmar. But a communication blackout may be near Bitcoin: this year I stand to make $200 million more than Elon Musk No, people aren’t unemployed because they’re lazy. We should stop teaching children myths about work We've made progress to curb global emissions. But it's a fraction of what's needed Abortion is no longer a crime in Australia. But legal hurdles to access remain Women are (rightly) angry. Now they need a plan Ontario’s plans for COVID-19 contact tracing wearable devices threaten freedom and privacy Three young women TV workers gunned down in Jalalabad India: RSF denounces “systemic repression” of Manipur’s media The Canadian Senate briefly reached gender parity — here's why it matters How 18th-century weather diaries shed light on the effects of an Icelandic volcanic eruption on Scotland Universal credit: extending the £20-a-week uplift isn’t enough – our research shows the whole system needs an overhaul Belarus: opposition pressure continues inside and outside the country – will it work? Budget 2021 expert reaction: 'this budget is a missed opportunity' Budget 2021: strip away pandemic largesse and UK government is banking on recovery with no extra public spending Why more people than ever are living alone – and what this means for the environment Can the city cycling boom survive the end of the Covid-19 pandemic? US Has a Chance to Protect Forests Worldwide US Should Sanction Saudi Crown Prince GDP is V-shaped, but not yet good. These three graphs tell the story Two gaps to fill for the 2021-2022 winter wave of COVID-19 cases How some people can end up living at airports for months – even years – at a time Scientist at work: Tracking the epic journeys of migratory birds in northwest Mexico News organizations that want journalists to engage with their audience may be setting them up for abuse Forcibly sterilized during Fujimori dictatorship, thousands of Peruvian women demand justice Why repressive Saudi Arabia remains a US ally Pope's upcoming visit brings attention to the dwindling population of Christians in Iraq Colleges are eliminating sports teams – and runners and golfers are paying more of a price than football or basketball players Male fertility: how age affects men's chances of having children Cern: scientists discover four new particles – here's why they matter Clever cuttlefish show advanced self-control, like chimps and crows How Zuma uses war metaphor to fight allegations of graft in South Africa 5 ways to address internalized white supremacy and its impact on health Black health matters: Don't Call Me Resilient EP 5 Black health matters: Don't Call Me Resilient EP 5 transcript GDP is V-shaped, but not yet good. These three graphs show us how Has Christian Porter been subjected to a 'trial by media'? No, the media did its job of being a watchdog Vaccine nationalism will block our path out of the pandemic – so how do we resist our tribal instinct? What South Africans should know, but don’t, about government's COVID-19 vaccine procurement The ins and outs of Kenya's COVID-19 vaccine rollout plan Coronavirus: what happens when a person is simultaneously infected with two variants? View from The Hill: Despite his denial, Christian Porter will struggle with the 'Caesar's wife' test How Europe Can Help End Death and Despair in the Mediterranean Sea Japan: Adopt LGBT Equality Act Before Olympics Cambodia: Quash Conviction of Opposition Leaders We all hope for a 'good death'. But many aged-care residents are denied proper end-of-life care Attorney-General Christian Porter declares alleged rape 'did not happen' – and he won't stand down Australia's recovery is V-shaped, but the GDP shows we've more to do Has Christian Porter been subjected to a 'trial by media'? No, the media did its job responsibly In Victoria, animal abuse may soon be considered a form of family violence. Here's why that matters States should curb urban slaughter of civilians from explosive weapons South Asia’s Women’s Rights Activists Should Be Heard Time for a Female UN Secretary-General? Guttered: a joyful immersion and subversion of expectations between the bowling lanes Senator Hanson-Young's defamation win reminds us how the law can silence sexual slurs and raise survivors' voices Pining for St Kilda instead of Moscow: The Cherry Orchard grapples with our cultural inheritance Lots of law, not enough order — the government must be clearer about dealing with COVID rule-breakers Biden is already carving out a different Middle East policy from Trump — and even Obama Is Indonesia's alcohol bill an appropriate public health measure? The UK Supreme Court Has Failed Shamima Begum Rights of Sri Lankan Muslims Need International Protection Nigerian Victim Calls for Justice at Gambia Truth Commission Elizabeth Warren's wealth tax would reduce inequality – the problem is it's probably unconstitutional University survey shows how COVID-19 pandemic is hampering career progress for women and racialized faculty Call to reinvestigate Azerbaijani editor’s murder after 16 years A billion years from now, a lack of oxygen will wipe out life on Earth NZ's Climate Change Commission needs to account for the huge potential health benefits of reducing emissions Chinese-Australians have a sense of dual 'belonging': Lowy poll Prepare, connect, care: essential steps for new students to manage and enjoy uni life We can see the gender bias of all-boys' schools by the books they study in English The Liberals face electoral wipeout in WA, but have 3 good reasons to keep campaigning I'm a sexual assault counsellor. Here's why it's so hard for survivors to come forward, and what happens when they do Think all your plastic is being recycled? New research shows it can end up in the ocean Elizabeth Warren's wealth tax would likely reduce inequality – the problem is it's probably unconstitutional Most US states don't have a filibuster – nor do many democratic countries Cases of violence against French reporters Call to reopen Azerbaijani editor’s murder investigation after 16 years Mimicry and manipulation: how baby birds deceive their finch foster parents Africa looks likely to continue relying on power from fossil fuels for some time Yusuf Haji, the man with a chequered past who became known as a statesman and peacemaker Why South Africa needs a new water agency Infrastructure spend: insights from the effect of a bridge across the Zambezi on maize prices 'Buttergate' debunked: No evidence butter is harder due to palm supplements for cows A lack of oxygen will wipe out life on Earth in a billion years Women in boardrooms: there's been a jump forward, but the job is only half done A common soil pesticide cut wild bee reproduction by 89% – here's why scientists are worried Brazil coronavirus variant: what is it and why is it a concern? An expert explains British Uber driver win is promising, but gig workers still need basic rights What the end of the Trump years means for American and global girlhood Rwandan Judiciary Under Scrutiny United States: Pandemic Impact on People in Poverty Myanmar: Post-Coup Legal Changes Erode Human Rights At least eleven journalists currently held in Myanmar Radio reporter gunned on city street in central Somalia The misty beauty of Jamaica’s Blue Mountains captured on camera Lifting lockdown: how much should we listen to the views of business? Hikikomori artists – how Japan's extreme recluses find creativity and self-discovery in isolation Hong Kong: 'patriotism test' for public officials shows China's increasing assertiveness Super shoes: Explaining athletics’ new technological arms race Parkinson's disease: blood changes may occur years before diagnosis Tobacco killed 500,000 Americans in 2020 – is it time to control cigarette-makers? What's in a name for a vaccine campaign? Maybe the end of the pandemic COVID-19 costs could push hospitals to rethink billions of dollars in wasted supplies Can QAnon survive another 'Great Disappointment' on March 4? History suggests it might The Texas blackouts showed how climate extremes threaten energy systems across the US COVID-19 revealed how sick the US health care delivery system really is Three possible futures for global climate scepticism Scientists have found dust from the asteroid that wiped out the dinosaurs inside the crater it left At least ten journalists currently held in Myanmar Only 2% of conversations end when we want them to – here's why that's cause for celebration COVID vaccines: how to make sense of reports on their effectiveness Recreational hunting, conservation and livelihoods: no clear evidence trail Trailing giants: clues to how people and giraffes can thrive together Jamal Khashoggi: why the US is unlikely to deliver justice for the murdered journalist Minister at centre of historical rape allegation ready to name himself How The Conversation’s journalism made a difference in February Indonesian-made COVID-19 breathalyser sensitivity comparable to RT-PCR Indonesia can earn US$14 billion from old mobile phones and other e-waste in 2040 COVID-19: key questions about South Africa's vaccine rollout plan Michael Gudinski: how a titan of the industry shaped Australian music for five decades Hong Kong: 47 Charged Under Abusive Security Law Australia: Urgently Address Aged Care Abuse Groundbreaking RSF complaint holds Crown Prince and other Saudi officials responsible for Khashoggi murder and persecution of journalists as crimes against humanity Australian media is failing to cover domestic violence in the right way: new research Josh Frydenberg has the opportunity to transform Australia, permanently lowering unemployment Birds on beaches are under attack from dogs, photographers and four-wheel drives. Here's how you can help them Framing Britney Spears shows star power is shifting to the audience Do I need to register for a COVID vaccine? How will I know when it's my turn? Vaccine rollout questions answered US: House Should Not Pass Policing Bill Without Changes Water markets are not perfect, but vital to the future of the Murray-Darling Basin Ontario’s digital health program has a data quality problem, despite billions in spending Naples memorialized its 17th century plague with a festival for healing, and so should we after COVID-19 Closing schools: how to make a rational decision? Why using reconciliation to pass Biden's COVID-19 stimulus bill violates the original purpose of the process How Arctic sea ducks develop herd immunity from avian cholera Delays in reporting alleged rapes are common — even years later. This isn't a barrier to justice Before we introduce vaccine passports we need to know how they'll be used Stuck in the past: why Australian heritage practice falls short of what the public expects We asked children around the world what they knew about COVID. This is what they said A degree promises a better life but social mobility has a downside too Street art in a white cube: Rone at Geelong Gallery marries ephemeral beauty with a proven formula Life on the hidden doughnuts of the Great Barrier Reef is also threatened by climate change Water markets aren't perfect, but they are vital to the future of the Murray-Darling Photos from the field: beach-nesting birds are under attack from dogs, photographers and four-wheel drives Chad: Authorities must investigate raid and killings at presidential contender’s house Myanmar’s bloody Sunday sees highest death toll so far at hands of security forces Nepal’s progressive COVID-19 vaccine campaign plagued by ‘infodemic’ How watching TV in lockdown can be good for you – according to science Why breastfed babies have improved immune development – new findings Traditional healers in South Africa are exposed to infection, but few can get protective gear Small things can save lives: coping with COVID-19 in resource-scarce hospitals Why fines and jail time won't change the behaviour of Ghana's minibus drivers Why Tunisians are still out on the streets -- a decade after the 'Dignity Revolution' Inside the Ocean 100 – small group of wealthy sea-based companies worth as much as Mexico How COVID-19 has changed the way we give birth Nuclear fusion: building a star on Earth is hard, which is why we need better materials Chatbots that resurrect the dead: legal experts weigh in on ‘disturbing’ technology Iran's leaders signal interest in new nuclear deal, but U.S. must act soon Businesses say they want to tackle inequalities but they need more data to take action Cabinet minister 'categorically' denies historical rape allegation: Morrison Journalism: digital giants paying for content is good news, but will it support local press? We're sleeping more in lockdown, but the quality is worse Poor vaccine take-up in BAME communities is not just down to hesitancy Baby infected with coronavirus in the womb — new study Why do flowers smell? What the Bible's approach to history can teach us about America's glory and shame What the mythical figure of Şahmeran in Turkey represents and why activists use it What's really driving coal power's demise? 6 COVID-19 treatments helping patients survive Colleges confront their links to slavery and wrestle with how to atone for past sins As death approaches, our dreams offer comfort, reconciliation Four COVID-related skin complaints everyone should look out for View from The Hill: royal commission confronts Morrison government with call for aged care tax levy 4 key takeaways from the aged care royal commission's final report New coronavirus variant: here is what scientists know about B1525 Nepal: Human Rights Commission’s Integrity in Jeopardy A closer look into the Chinese political discussion on Clubhouse Renewables need land – and lots of it. That poses tricky questions for regional Australia The Boy Who Talked to Dogs: a story of trauma brought to the stage with honesty and grace Royal Commission confronts Morrison government with call for aged care tax levy Turkey: Violation of Osman Kavala’s Rights Intensifies France: Pass Bill Enabling Return of Stolen Assets New Podcast Series: Speaking Truth to Power Sudan: Unlawful Detentions by Rapid Support Forces I asked hundreds of people about their biggest life decisions. Here's what I learned Playing Beatie Bow is brought to thundering life in a joyous stage production How can governments communicate with multicultural Australians about COVID vaccines? It's not as simple as having a poster in their language Despite claims NZ's policing is too 'woke', crime rates are largely static — and even declining A rare and significant win for prisoners — new limits around drug tests and strip searches Attack on French newspaper photographer must not go unpunished, RSF says Dr. Wayne Kublalsingh, the man at the heart of Trinidad & Tobago's Highway Re-Route Movement Is the Mediterranean Basin really a hotspot of environmental change? Clarice Beckett exhibition is a sensory appreciation of her magical moments in time Look up! A powerful owl could be sleeping in your backyard after a night surveying kilometres of territory Teachers are expected to put on a brave face and ignore their emotions. We need to talk about it RMIT attack underlines need to train all uni staff in cyber safety Just the facts, or more detail? To battle vaccine hesitancy, the messaging has to be just right 3 ways to vaccinate the world and make sure everyone benefits, rich and poor 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