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UK: RSF alarmed by Home Office proposals for Official Secrets Acts reforms RSF’s recommendations for those who could be spied on by Pegasus Coronavirus business loans: some directors may have defrauded billions from UK taxpayers Tokyo Olympics: winning could become about managing COVID stress The Trump administration feuded with state and local leaders over pandemic response – now the Biden administration is trying to turn back a page in history This is what happens to child migrants found alone at the border, from the moment they cross into the US until age 18 How limiting Latin Mass may become the defining moment for Pope Francis In times of stress, turning to contemplation can be helpful – here's why religions emphasize rest There's a long history of dances being pilfered for profit – and TikTok is the latest battleground Is climate change to blame for the recent weather disasters? 2 things you need to understand Why America has a debt ceiling: 5 questions answered Surfing makes its Olympic debut – and the waves should be world-class thanks to wind, sand and a typhoon or two A winning edge for the Olympics and everyday life: Focusing on what you're trying to accomplish rather than what's going on with your body What would the ancient Greeks think of an Olympics with no fans? COVID: media must rise above pitting scientists against each other – dealing with the pandemic requires nuance Axie Infinity: online games where people earn as they play are transforming gaming Children start trying to make us laugh from a surprisingly young age Tokyo Olympics branding adds to stereotypical view of Japan — but that doesn’t make it appropriation CoronaVac vaccine: its results are patchy, but the world can't ignore its usefulness Pegasus spyware revelation indicates Indian state snooping on journalists, activists and politicians Global investigation reveals Pegasus Project identified in Azerbaijan and elsewhere Beninese journalist’s conviction must be quashed What actually is 'levelling up'? What we know about Boris Johnson's agenda – and what we don't Pfizer doses to be spaced out in NSW crisis, but state fails to get change in vaccination program Digital education lags behind as Kyrgyzstan’s schools lack access Biden Tells Central American Asylum Seekers to Stay Home Keen to sign up for space tourism? Here are 6 things to consider (besides the price tag) You may have heard the 'moon wobble' will intensify coastal floods. Well, here's what that means for Australia VIDEO: Michelle Grattan on the PM's apology and Brisbane 2032 The “Ticket to happy life” Politics of Indian marriages in the context of dowry-related violence ‘Maohi Lives Matter': Tahiti protesters condemn French nuclear testing legacy How caring for children can help Aboriginal Elders during lockdown Europe’s Lack of Vision on Rule of Law Kyrgyzstan: A Year On, Demand for Justice for Azimjon Askarov’s Death France, against its adversaries and its allies, by Thierry Meyssan Clever cockatoos in southern Sydney have learned to open kerb-side bins — and it has global significance Eradicating smallpox: the global vaccination push that brought the world 'arm-to-arm' Forget the medals, the real game of the Olympics is soft power — and the opening ceremony is key To watch or not to watch? The Tokyo Games raises difficult questions for fans 'What country have you walked?' Why all Australians should walk an Indigenous heritage trail Unis are killing the critical study of religion, and it will only make campuses more religious The science of underwater swimming: how staying submerged gives Olympians the winning edge Clever cockatoos in southern Sydney have learned to open curb-side bins — and it has global significance We're losing the vaccination race because of bungling, not bad luck Is Delta defeating us? Here's why the variant makes contact tracing so much harder The Brisbane Olympics are a leap into an unknowable future The Olympic movement claims political neutrality. In reality, that ideal is often selectively applied Most expensive, greatest gender parity, most sports: Tokyo Olympics by the numbers As the Tokyo Games begin, the stakes could not be higher for Japan — and the Olympics themselves Fossil tooth fractures and microscopic detail of enamel offer new clues about human diet and evolution Argentina Recognizes Non-Binary Identities Iran: Deadly Response to Water Protests China Restarts Forced Returns of Refugees to North Korea DACA in doubt after court ruling: 3 questions answered Pandemic has teens feeling worried, unmotivated and disconnected from school Mars InSight: mission unveils surprising secrets of red planet's interior – new research In the wake of Indian Residential School findings, how can we cheer for Canada at the Olympics? COVID vaccine weekly: reopening will test the strength of England's immunity CARICOM bristles at international community's slight as Haiti installs a new prime minister Commentator gunned down outside radio station in central Philippines Canada's theatre community must nurture BIPOC leadership to improve racial equity Game on! The opportunities and risks of single-game sports betting in Canada 'Cyborg soil' reveals the secret microbial metropolis beneath our feet Violence in South Africa: an uprising of elites, not of the people Malnutrition among children is rife in Nigeria. What must be done Ghana upgraded its census to make it more inclusive: but old tensions still surfaced We created a tool to help predict COVID-19 increases in African countries How the rollout of South Africa's renewable energy plan is failing communities Bees, mites and viruses: assessing the risk to South African crop pollinators Fifteen years ago we shrugged off anti-Muslim hate speech. Have we evolved? UK Leaves Out Pregnant People from Heat Health Warnings Hasty, Harsh Sentence for Congo Critic How food prices are affected by oil, trade agreements and climate change Utøya massacre 10 years on: what has changed in Norway? Grattan on Friday: Morrison wrong to try to influence advice from expert immunisation group Monks Wood Wilderness: 60 years ago, scientists let a farm field rewild – here's what happened Afghanistan after the US withdrawal: The Taliban speak more moderately but their extremist rule hasn't evolved in 20 years US is split between the vaccinated and unvaccinated – and deaths and hospitalizations reflect this divide Scientists understood physics of climate change in the 1800s – thanks to a woman named Eunice Foote AI spots shipwrecks from the ocean surface – and even from the air Our analysis of 7 months of polling data shows friendships, the economy and firsthand experience shaped and reshaped views on COVID-19 risks Canceling student loan debt will barely boost the economy, but a targeted approach could help certain groups Should fully immunized people wear masks indoors? An infectious disease physician weighs in Brain drain is a hidden tax on the countries left behind Screentime can make you feel sick – here are ways to manage cybersickness What types of memories are forgotten in Alzheimer's disease? Spyware: why the booming surveillance tech industry is vulnerable to corruption and abuse UK local councils failing people who can't afford a funeral, says new report Tokyo 2020: how Japan's moment of glory has become a millstone for the economy From Crossroads to Godzilla: the cinematic legacies of the first postwar nuclear tests End Athlete Abuse in Pursuit of Olympic Medals in Japan COVID: the reason cases are rising among the double vaccinated – it's not because vaccines aren't working Tokyo Olympics: what are the limits of human performance? Podcast Amnesty categorically stands by Pegasus Project data set A major ivermectin study has been withdrawn, so what now for the controversial drug? The sunlight that powers solar panels also damages them. 'Gallium doping' is providing a solution Devices of journalists, government officials in Kazakhstan hacked and spied on Greek Authorities Target NGOs Reporting Abuses against Migrants Tanzanian Opposition Leader, Supporters Arrested Abuses in Aluminum Supply Chains a Blind Spot for Car Industry France: Class Action Lawsuit against Ethnic Profiling From false accusations to the real massacre, by Thierry Meyssan Angola: Millions facing hunger, as thousands flee their homes as drought ravages the south of Angola How did I catch a cold in lockdown? Why calling ordinary Kiwi cyclists ‘elitist’ just doesn’t add up Japan signals a 'sense of crisis' over Taiwan — this is why it is worried about China's military aims In China, Chinese Now Tops Tibetan Are middle lanes fastest in track and field? Data from 8,000 racers shows not so much We need to collect ethnicity data during COVID testing if we're to get on top of Sydney's outbreak Australia's government gives more support to fossil fuel research than is apparent Layer upon layer: uncovering the terrazzo treasures of the west and celebrating legacy floors Thinking of choosing a science subject in years 11 and 12? Here's what you need to know We've discovered an undersea volcano near Christmas Island that looks like the Eye of Sauron Wind turbines off the coast could help Australia become an energy superpower, research finds We're paying companies millions to roll out COVID vaccines. But we're not getting enough bang for our buck Biden Border Expulsions Continue to Harm Asylum Seekers Tanzania: Release opposition leader and party members UN asked to seek release of Egyptian journalist arrested two months ago today COVID: study finds lower antibody activity against delta variant at single dose – but vaccines still work I've been chronicling Liverpool's renaissance for 40 years – here's why the city's Unesco status should not have been removed Official Secrets Act: home secretary's planned reform will make criminals out of journalists Team 29, Russia's most prominent legal defense group, shuts down under state pressure Instagram question on the intersectionality of Pride and religion in Trinidad & Tobago raises issue of gender ideology Europe's catastrophic flooding was forecast well in advance – what went so wrong? What is the National Food Strategy and how could it change the way England eats? After findings at Indian Residential Schools, settler Canadians shouldn't hide behind the 'gothic narrative' South Africa since 1994: a mixed bag of presidents and patchy institution-building Vaccine hesitancy has risen in Ghana: a closer look at who's worried TB prevention has relied on the same vaccine for 100 years. It's time for innovation Nigeria's ambitious new maritime security project must avoid old traps Can we cancel 'cancel culture'? The future of auditing: why plans to sharpen up the industry could actually make it worse Plans for ministers who aren't in parliament raise concerns for UK democracy – constitutional expert We asked 7,000 people how the UK should build back better – here's what they told us Islamophobia report reveals Scotland not quite as tolerant as it would like to think UK Nationality and Borders Bill Q&A: how will it affect migration across the English Channel? When companies massage the books, the environment takes a hit The WHO and the IOC are playing with lives at state-of-emergency Tokyo Olympics How to avoid food-borne illness – a nutritionist explains Why a 19th-century Russian anarchist is relevant to the mask and vaccine debate Effects of childhood adversity linger during college years Why women need male allies in the workplace – and why fighting everyday sexism enriches men too Insulin was discovered 100 years ago – but it took a lot more than one scientific breakthrough to get a diabetes treatment to patients Lawsuits over bans on teaching critical race theory are coming – here's what won't work, and what might COVID-19 recession: One of America's deepest downturns was also its shortest after bailout-driven bounceback The crisis in Haiti reflects the failure of the international community to stabilize the country Heat stroke is a danger, but cardiovascular stress causes more heat wave deaths Why Gil Scott-Heron's 'Whitey on the Moon' still feels relevant today Hijab ruling presents the thorny problem of legislating for all EU member states Green bonds can help finance clean energy – as long as the projects they fund are transparent COVID-19 pandemic has triggered a rise in hunger in South Africa “Disgraceful” prison sentences passed on two Moroccan journalists. Cambodian reporter facing five years in prison for comment about vaccines Pegasus: RSF calls for Israeli moratorium on spyware exports The benefits of a COVID vaccine far outweigh the small risk of treatable heart inflammation The Lambda variant: is it more infectious, and can it escape vaccines? A virologist explains Cyber-attacks: what is hybrid warfare and why is it such a threat? Returning to the workplace? Here's how to stay focused in a noisy office 7 tips for making masks work in the classroom 'Die of cold or die of stress?': Social housing is frequently colder than global health guidelines Politics with Michelle Grattan: Bob Brown on his latest environmental battle, and a critique of Labor Hong Kong will pass a tough anti-doxxing law that may curb freedom of information Street art protest in Kazakhstan becomes routine German Flood Deaths Highlight Climate Change Risks for People with Disabilities Hong Kong: Drop Charges Against Vigil Organizer Myanmar: Junta Tribunals Impose 65 Death Sentences Will an award-winning animated film about a Czech woman in Kabul change how Czechs perceive Afghanistan? Gender-specific health programs address important issues, but risk creating new biases Gender-specific health programmes address important issues, but risk creating new biases Doctor Demanding Justice Detained in Turkmenistan Another journalist gunned down in Mexico Free school meals for all children can improve kids' health What to look for when choosing a university as the digital competition grows Netflix's Sexy Beasts tells us you can take physical attraction out of love. The reality is much more complicated If you see something, say something: why scientists need your help to spot blue whales off Australia’s east coast Dr Norman Swan’s new book tests the evidence on diet, sex and the ‘bullshit’ wellness trend. Does he know what's good for us? How does the Pegasus spyware work, and is my phone at risk? Is the COVID vaccine rollout the greatest public policy failure in recent Australian history? State escalates attacks on media freedom and civil society in Belarus Pegasus Project: Macron among world leaders selected as potential targets of NSO spyware After Pegasus revelations, RSF and two Moroccan-French journalists file complaint in Paris Troubles amnesty: UK government plan would subvert peace and reconciliation in Northern Ireland Tokyo 2020 – how Japan's bid for soft power victory has been roundly defeated by the pandemic How the COVID-19 delay of the Tokyo Olympics helped some athletes break records Divorce Act update will help protect children, mothers from violence and coercive control Billionaire space race: the ultimate symbol of capitalism’s flawed obsession with growth Should I get the COVID-19 vaccine while pregnant or breastfeeding? Experts explain the safety, evidence and clinical trials Extreme heat warning: what first-ever Met Office alert means Vaccines for COVID are much more effective than for flu – and reminding people could drive down hesitancy As Ethiopia and Tigray face tough options, the West needs to be even-handed Pasha 117: What drove South Africa's recent violence and looting and what to do about it The spirit, life and art of Tsepo Tshola, pastor of South African pop What machine learning can offer Nigeria's healthcare system South African women needing to abandon their babies don't have safe options: this must change How best can fans support young athletes? Tokyo Olympics: how hosting the Games disrupts local lives and livelihoods Man charged in London with plotting to murder Pakistani blogger in Netherlands When an ancient volcanic 'supereruption' caused sudden cooling, early humans got lucky Long COVID: with one in three patients back in hospital after three months, where are the treatments? Lady Mary Wortley Montagu – the forgotten immunisation pioneer Over 2 million EU nationals are at risk of discrimination in UK after shock EU court ruling – here's what happens next World's coral scientists warn action is needed now to save even a few reefs from climate change The Tokyo Olympics will be the Games of all mothers For some craft beer drinkers, less can mean more Low- and middle-income countries lack access to big data analysis – here's how to fill the gap We are all propagandists now Election polls in 2020 produced 'error of unusual magnitude,' expert panel finds, without pinpointing cause Energy pipelines are controversial now, but one of the first big ones helped win World War II The US Army tried portable nuclear power at remote bases 60 years ago – it didn't go well Why the US won't be able to shirk moral responsibility in leaving Afghanistan We can't predict the next wildfire disaster – but we can plan for it The problem with employment services: providers profit more than job seekers Teens should have a say in whether they get a COVID vaccine Podcast with Michelle Grattan: three states in lockdown Will an awarded animation movie about a Czech women in Kabul change how Czechs perceive Afghanistan ? These African animators are saving their native languages using cartoons Mozambican journalist receives international prize for press freedom The 'car park rorts' story is scandalous. But it will keep happening unless we close grant loopholes Kenya: Irregularities Mar Covid-19 Cash Transfers The nuclear race accelerates, by Manlio Dinucci When COVID is behind us, Australians are going to have to pay more tax How Traditional Owners and officials came together to protect a stunning stretch of WA coast Calling out China for cyberattacks is risky — but a lawless digital world is even riskier A new image shows jets of plasma shooting out of a supermassive black hole How does class impact on Australians' love lives? New research brings a complex issue into the open Youth who grew up in care have the right to post-secondary education — and tuition waivers open doors Why livestreamers should sell their products with a poker face – not a smile Youth who grew up in care have the right to post-secondary education – and tuition waivers open doors Understanding how African-Australians think about COVID can help tailor public health messaging The world might run out of a crucial ingredient of touch screens. But don't worry, we've invented an alternative 'One of the most damaging invasive species on Earth': wild pigs release the same emissions as 1 million cars each year Choosing your senior school subjects doesn't have to be scary. Here are 6 things to keep in mind Could Britain be sued for reopening and putting the world at risk from new COVID variants? Banned from the Olympics for a bad burrito? Anti-doping efforts shouldn't start from a position of guilt Doping has become inevitable at the Olympics. And who wins gold in Tokyo might not be certain until 2031 Threat of Prosecution Forces Closure of Top Russian Rights Group Syria: Several Syrian journalists targeted, one killed Why studying arts like acting or dance can better equip business students for the post-COVID world Pasha 116: Why events like Eid celebrations can be superspreaders Ghana's style of democracy has recently shown cracks. Here's how to fix it Sexual harassment is rife in many African media workplaces The 'most expensive drug in the world', how it works and the devastating disease it treats Can consciousness be explained by quantum physics? My research takes us a step closer to finding out Africa’s loss, their gain: How the US and UK benefit from medical brain drain UAE: Prominent Jailed Activist in Danger European Union Court OKs Bans on Religious Dress at Work Pegasus Project: Apple iPhones compromised by NSO spyware Pierre Haski reelected RSF president Proekt is first Russian media outlet to be declared “undesirable” As US withdraws its forces from Afghanistan, RSF calls for a stronger protection of journalists What MPs' plans for music streaming mean for artists and listeners Are there any planets outside of our solar system? Bioweapons research is banned by an international treaty – but nobody is checking for violations The next big financial crisis could be triggered by climate change – but central banks can prevent it Evangelical support for Israel is neither permanent nor inevitable New COVID-19 vaccine warnings don't mean it's unsafe – they mean the system to report side effects is working Calls to cancel Chaucer ignore his defense of women and the innocent – and assume all his characters’ opinions are his Why conservatorships like the one controlling Britney Spears can lead to abuse Who owns the beach? It depends on state law and tide lines Is quitting contagious? Depends on who else leaves and who's in charge Damien Hirst's 'The Currency': what we'll discover when this NFT art project is over As COVID-19 restrictions lift, grief literacy can help us support those around us Space tourism: rockets emit 100 times more CO₂ per passenger than flights – imagine a whole industry Tokyo Olympics without crowds: will the home nation's medal chances suffer? Improving cybersecurity means understanding how cyberattacks affect both governments and civilians “Pegasus – a vile and loathsome tool prized by press freedom predators” Indonesia may partner with Australia to develop digital healthcare supply chains in response to COVID-19 pandemic 'Freedom day'? Removing COVID-19 restrictions will vastly reduce the freedoms of some – viewpoint July 19: Three experts share their thoughts on the end of COVID restrictions in England Artificial intelligence: governments see huge business potential, but ignore the downsides DR Congo: Free Youth Activists Labor gains clear Newspoll lead during Sydney lockdown, but will the economy save the Coalition? Japan: Prime Minister Should Back LGBT Equality Act Fijians harness the fundraising power of social media as their government struggles with the COVID-19 crisis What should you eat after you've been on antibiotics? And can probiotics and prebiotics get your gut back to normal? How museums could light up and display more of the world's precious objects for longer Excessive strip-searching shines light on discrimination of Aboriginal women in the criminal justice system More sleep, less traffic: here's what we know about the benefits of staggered school start (and finish) times Massive data leak reveals Israeli NSO Group's spyware used to target activists, journalists, and political leaders globally Why 'freedom day' is the latest example of COVID propaganda In the evolutionary arms race between cane toads and lungworms, skin secretions play a surprising role If I could go anywhere: Château La Coste, a sculpture and wine walk in Provence holds random surprises Alt goes mainstream: how surfing, skateboarding, BMX and sport climbing became Olympic events Our uni teachers were already among the world's most stressed. COVID and student feedback have just made things worse We've become used to wearing masks during COVID. But does that mean the habit will stick? Massive data leak reveals Israeli NSO spyware used to target activists, journalists, and political leaders globally Young Palestinians in Lebanon face discrimination from all sides The vulnerable points in South Africa's fuel supply chain Why the outdoors should be an integral part of every early learning and child-care program Don't try to replace pets with robots — instead, design robots to be more like service animals What Canada can learn from Sweden about creating middle-class retail jobs Even with equal vaccination rates, COVID-19 hotspots still have higher infection rates Suburban monumentalism: How do we change Indigenous-settler relations when there are no statues to destroy? View from The Hill: Morrison and Coalition sink in Newspoll on the back of rollout shambles How Frelimo betrayed Samora Machel's dream of a free Mozambique Ola Rotimi: the enduring influence of a Nigerian theatre giant Caribbean Tree Planting Week: A region-wide coalition gets serious about climate change action How Golda Meir, Israel's 'Iron Lady', helped establish an independent Jewish state How Golda Meir, Israel's 'Iron Lady', helped establish an independent Jewish homeland Silenced in China: the COVID 'truth-tellers' and political dissent Why climate change is forcing conservationists to be more ambitious: by moving threatened species to pastures new Report from Europe's flood zone: researcher calls out early warning system gridlock amid shocking loss of life New York City Hospitals Prohibit Unnecessary Intersex Surgeries Support banner hung in Paris on reporter’s 100th day as hostage in Mali Ghanaian MP calls for journalist to be “beaten, whipped” Kids aren't just littler adults – here's why they need their own clinical trials for a COVID-19 vaccine South Africa's Constitutional Court: the case for judicial dissent, and the caveats Virgin Galactic and Blue Origin: can they be more than 'space' joyrides for millionaires? The Village Pope has passed: remembering Tsepo Tshola, Lesotho's musical giant Vaccine passports: what businesses need to know – and why they should have more say When did humans start experimenting with alcohol and drugs? COVID data is complex and changeable – expecting the public to heed it as restrictions ease is optimistic Your bed probably isn’t as clean as you think – a microbiologist explains Euro 2020 set England up for a strong World Cup in 2022 WATCH: Indigenous+Digital: How young people are revitalizing their native languages on the internet Released journalists share prison experiences in Myanmar Hong Kong Journalists Association deplores press freedom “in tatters” Popular news site suspended arbitrarily in Ethiopia England football fandom's struggle with its own image COVID: should you ditch your mask once restrictions are lifted? A philosopher's view Cuba's mass protests are driven by the misery of COVID and economic sanctions The Church of England is apologising for medieval antisemitism – why now? How 'In God We Trust' bills are helping advance a Christian nationalist agenda As coastal flooding worsens, some cities are retreating from the water School posts on Facebook could threaten student privacy Designing less addictive opioids, through chemistry Repeating mistakes: why the plan to protect the world’s wildlife falls short Chinese cities’ plans to ban unvaccinated from public facilities triggers online backlash Victoria's 5-day lockdown may not quash Delta. Here's what our modelling predicts instead Poland Undermines Justice at Home and across Europe Frontex Reform Needed to Protect Migrant Rights in Europe A Day to Reflect on International Justice Ethiopia: End arbitrary detentions of Tigrayans, activists and journalists in Addis Ababa and reveal whereabouts of unaccounted detainees Australia: 8 Years of Abusive Offshore Asylum Processing What's in wildfire smoke? A toxicologist explains the health risks In search of walking equality: 70% of Indigenous people in Sydney live in neighbourhoods with low walkability I've always wondered: why are the stars, planets and moons round, when comets and asteroids aren't? Exports and immigrants have masked Australia's poor R&D record. Here are some simple fixes From Parihaka to He Puapua: it’s time Pākehā New Zealanders faced their personal connections to the past Australia: 8 Years of Abusive Offshore Asylum Processing Russian Authorities Strike at Investigative Reporting Dutch crime reporter is fourth journalist murdered in as many years in the European Union COVID vaccine weekly: more vaccinated than unvaccinated Britons are now dying from the coronavirus What's in wildfire smoke? A toxicologist warns there are lots of dangerous components Mozambique's fossil fuel drive is entrenching poverty and conflict Vital Signs: amid the lockdown gloom, Australia's jobless rate hits decade low of 4.9% When coral dies, tiny invertebrates boom. This could dramatically change the food web on the Great Barrier Reef The Tokyo Olympics are supposed to be a 'landmark in gender equality' — are the Games really a win for women? Can 'viral shedding' after the COVID vaccine infect others? That's a big 'no' Friday essay: Satan is back (again) — the Devil in 5 dark details The 'martyrdom effect': why your pain boosts a charity’s gain Why we need engineers who study ethics as much as maths UK National Food Strategy Has Game-Changing Potential Wearable tech at the Olympics: How athletes are using it to train to win Extreme heat waves are putting lakes and rivers in hot water this summer Hong Kong: RSF denounces the government’s witch-hunt against Apple Daily staff Independent media and organisations call on the Cuban government to respect the right to demonstrate and freedom of expression and to halt violence against demonstrators. Authorities close RT bureau in Baghdad, new TV station in Sulaymaniyah England's lockdown ending may mean people take COVID-19 less seriously – our new research shows why US families with kids are getting monthly payments from the government: 4 essential reads The US withdraws from Afghanistan after 20 years of war: 4 questions about this historic moment How Sarah Baartman's hips went from a symbol of exploitation to a source of empowerment for Black women Teens with secure family relationships 'pay it forward' with empathy for friends Why some younger evangelicals are leaving the faith Emmy Noether faced sexism and Nazism – 100 years later her contributions to ring theory still influence modern math How stress affects the body – and how practice can help athletes react better under pressure Why green hydrogen — but not grey — could help solve climate change How the history of Zimbabwe played out on the country's cricket fields The story of Milo Pillay, the strongman who lifted a bar for South African sports The inherent racism of anti-vaxx movements South Africa is rich in plants used for skincare: rural women helped us document some Fossil tracks and trunk marks reveal signs of ancient elephants on South Africa's coast Pasha 115: Five ideas about why so many top African officials have died of COVID-19 Why are water companies dumping raw sewage in Britain's rivers and coastal seas? US-Russia summit: ignoring climate change was a missed opportunity for real cooperation Why have South Africans been on a looting rampage? Research offers insights Facebook often removes evidence of atrocities in countries like Syria and Myanmar – but we can preserve it How COVID has affected UK businesses – and what happens after July 19 Arts venues set the stage for wonder, the critical sense we need for post-pandemic innovation Big bang: how we are trying to 'listen' to it – and the new physics it could unveil Coastal landfills risk leaking long-banned toxic chemicals into the ocean The year of the ‘orange handkerchief’ for State-Church separation in Argentina Tokyo 2020: with no spectators, local sponsors lose out Lab–grown and plant–based meat: the science, psychology and future of meat alternatives – podcast Five ways emojis have reflected COVID culture Grattan on Friday: COVID boxes Morrison in while Albanese hits the road Government-appointed rector removed from office in an overnight decree Tasmanian author Amanda Lohrey wins prestigious Miles Franklin Literary Award for The Labyrinth Anies, Ganjar, or Prabowo? What kind of politics and leaders do young Indonesians want for the 2024 elections? Generation COVID: pregnancy, birth and postnatal life in the pandemic COVID-19 in Southeast Asia: all eyes on Indonesia Belarus: Unprecedented Raids on Human Rights Defenders From Cuba, with VPN Japan: Stop Real Estate Project in Myanmar From slushie machines to megalitres of alcohol spray, the Tokyo Olympics are a logistical nightmare Victoria considers electronic surveillance for alleged stalkers In NZ and around the world, women are still more likely to present and report the news than appear in it ‘Ring de bell’: Brother Resistance, who mainstreamed Trinidad & Tobago's rapso music, has died North Korea Takes UN Hypocrisy to New Heights High-tide flood risk is accelerating, putting coastal economies at risk With international pressure mounting on the Colombian government, Canada stands at a crossroads From slushie machines to megalitres of alchohol spray, the Tokyo Olympics are a logistical nightmare The saddest of stories, beautifully told: your guide to the Miles Franklin 2021 shortlist India's wicked problem: how to loosen its grip on coal while not abandoning the millions who depend on it Safe at home? We need a new strategy to protect older adults from violent crime Travelling through deep time to find copper for a clean energy future Cuba Responds to Landmark Demonstrations with Brutal Repression Iran: Alleged Plot to Kidnap Prominent Dissident in US South Africa: Continued violence, looting, destruction of property and loss of lives fuelled by criminal justice failures Most COVID deaths in England now are in the vaccinated – here's why that shouldn't alarm you Canada's new governor general, Mary Simon, is poised to engage in her most challenging diplomatic mission yet Luca, Disney and queerbaiting in animation Birth control continues to fail women – so why has nothing changed? Racism in sport: why it comes to the surface when teams lose Why fans cover their faces when football players take penalties – a psychologist explains Haiti's revolutionary and intellectual history has lessons for the future We studied the world's top airlines and hospitality firms – many are still poor at reporting risks around climate and pandemics How to predict the summer weather – magic, miracle and meteorology Scientists aim to build a detailed seafloor map by 2030 to reveal the ocean's unknowns After its president was assassinated, Haiti needs international help more than ever Apple's Siri is no longer a woman by default, but is this really a win for feminism? Pakistan: Pass Anti-Torture Bill New Pledges to End Child Marriage in Francophone Africa Unrest is being used to subvert South Africa's democracy: giving in is not an option Happy 50th birthday to Chez Panisse, the Berkeley restaurant that launched farm-to-fork eating California is planning floating wind farms offshore to boost its power supply – here's how they work What is child care insecurity? 2 social scientists explain World hunger surged in 2020, with 1 in 10 people on Earth undernourished From the labor struggles of the 1930s to the racial reckoning of the 2020s, the Highlander school has sought to make America more equitable Mixed-ancestry genetic research shows a bit of Native American DNA could reduce risk of Alzheimer's disease We work with dangerous pathogens in a downtown Boston biocontainment lab – here's why you can feel safe about our research Don't hike so close to me: How the presence of humans can disturb wildlife up to half a mile away Rumble in the jungle: an ear to the ground can tell us how elephants are faring in the wild Big Pharma's COVID-19 reputation boost may not last — here’s why Are new centres of power a good idea? People in Ghana's Oti region are divided on the issue Chocolate – a new way to make sure your favourite bar is an ethical treat Chaos in South Africa points to failures in the project to build a democracy We used performing arts to map out gender violence in Sierra Leone. What we found South Africans are keener to get vaccinated. But many still need to be convinced Nigerian academics weigh in on the faults and frustrations of managing COVID-19 Right-wing shock jock stoush reveals the awful truth about COVID, politics and media ratings South African riots and food security: why there's an urgent need to restore stability Banning fossil fuels in sub-Saharan Africa could slow the transition to renewable energy Most COVID deaths are in the vaccinated – here's why that shouldn't alarm you The Awá people in Colombia threatened by foreign armed and socio-environmental conflict A tougher 4-week lockdown could save Sydney months of stay-at-home orders, our modelling shows View from The Hill: Speaker Tony Smith, proponent of 'order in the House' to retire at election A better way to regulate online hate speech: require social media companies to bear a duty of care to users Indonesia records its highest increase in COVID cases –– and numbers are likely to rise again before they fall AstraZeneca advice has just changed (again). Here's what you need to know if you're in lockdown 5 rocks any great Australian rock collection should have, and where to find them Facial recognition for gamers, app store bans for Didi: what's behind China's recent crackdown on big tech? Ecuador: Criminalizing Abortion Affects Rights, Health The difference between sex and gender, and why both matter in health research Cuba protests: 4 essential reads on dissent in the post-Castro era Electric vehicle batteries: what will they look like in the future? How a tool called Pairity is using data to gauge community support for refugees South Africa in flames: spontaneous outbreak or insurrection? Biden targets noncompete agreements, which restrict the job opportunities of millions of low-wage workers Four in five New Zealanders plan to get vaccinated, but many people want more information about vaccine safety Why ‘inciting violence’ should not be the only threshold for defining hate speech in New Zealand Is Australia a sitting duck for ransomware attacks? Yes, and the danger has been growing for 30 years As the Taliban surges across Afghanistan, al-Qaeda is poised for a swift return Tokyo Olympiad, Kon Ichikawa’s documentary of the 1964 Games, is still a masterpiece Headphones, saw blades, coat hangers: how human trash in Australian bird nests changed over 195 years The success of Iceland's 'four-day week' trial has been greatly overstated Digital learning is real-world learning. That's why blended on-campus and online study is best How do you teach a child to swallow a pill? 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