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2001 : The Moult of the American Empire, by Thierry Meyssan We asked landholders how they feel about biodiversity offsets — and the NSW government has a lot to learn 50 years since Mike Oldfield began writing Tubular Bells: the pioneering album that changed the sound of music School students at the heart of a COVID outbreak change the story of how it spreads How ancient Babylonian land surveyors developed a unique form of trigonometry — 1,000 years before the Greeks How far should compulsory proof of vaccination go — and what rights do New Zealanders have? 'The blood of Jesus is my vaccine': how a fringe group of Christians hijacks faith in a war against science Why your baby isn't sleeping through the night yet ... and how to teach them Pesticides: interactions between agrochemicals increase their harm to bees Airports towns like Luton and Hounslow are suffering as people fly less often – here's how to help them Moon lacked a magnetic field for nearly all its history – new research resolves mystery sparked by rocks brought back on Apollo What the lifting of US sanctions means for the Nord Stream 2 pipeline As pandemic restrictions ease, we need to consider ethical travel in our return 5 things to watch for in the latest IPCC report on climate science The advantages of unionization are obvious, so why don't more workers join unions? Indian Girl’s Alleged Rape and Murder Sparks Protests Four clothing businesses that could lead us away from the horrors of fast fashion Consciousness: how the brain chemical 'dopamine' plays a key role – new research Giant sea bass are thriving in Mexican waters – scientific research that found them to be critically endangered stopped at the US-Mexico border Bushmeat in Ghana: consumer profiles may point the way to conservation Hustler literature sheds light on the world of internet fraud in Nigeria South Africa's way forward: abandon old ideas, embrace bold experimentation One of Nigeria's satellites is on its last legs: why this is worrying Top tips for tackling plastic pollution -- from marine scientists Floods take parts of Trinidad by storm Small but complex: the unexpected political ramifications of enclaves COVID: why you still need to wash your hands How to make teaching more women-friendly, post-COVID Why designing an Olympic logo is so difficult 5 ways Americans often misunderstand Cuba, from Fidel Castro's rise to the Cuban American vote With abortion heading back to the Supreme Court, is it time to retire the 'my body, my choice' slogan? Understanding evangelicalism in America today Biden moves to protect the Tongass, North America's largest rainforest, from logging and road building Earth's energy budget is out of balance – here's how it's warming the climate Lyme disease protection: No vaccine yet, but an antibody shot could soon provide a season of immunity 4 low-cost ways to create safe public spaces where all kids can play Belarus: targeting of critics likely to intensify as Lukashenko expands his reach Formerly incarcerated teens share their research and ideas on how to improve the juvenile justice system Tanzania: Provide evidence to back-up charges or release political opposition leader Wave of police attacks on reporters during Uganda’s night-time Covid curfew Cash or freedoms: what will work in the race to get Australia vaccinated against COVID-19? Politics with Michelle Grattan: Shadow Treasurer Jim Chalmers on promoting vaccine uptake and a 'modest spending program' We need to start vaccinating people in their 20s and 30s, according to the Doherty modelling. An epidemiologist explains why Four ways older adults can get back to exercising – without the worry of an injury Mungo ancestral remains reburial proposal disrespects the Elders' original vision Would a $300 vaccination payment work? There are reasons to doubt it Small town reporter gunned down in southeastern Guatemala 'Dancing ghosts': a new, deeper scan of the sky throws up surprises for astronomers Three reasons why COVID-19 data in Indonesia are unreliable and how to fix them 'I don't think the police would do much': new research shows racism during COVID is rarely reported Could drinking 6 cups of coffee a day shrink your brain and increase dementia risk? Indonesia Army Chief to Terminate Unscientific ‘Virginity Test’ 98% of emperor penguin colonies could be extinct by 2100 as ice melts -- can Endangered Species Act protection help them? Afghanistan: Advancing Taliban Execute Detainees Emperor penguins may be headed for 'threatened' status under Endangered Species Act – they're at risk from climate change Britney Spears's conservatorship alludes to an older story of controlling women artists Tuatara are ancient, slow and endangered. But their super speedy sperm could boost conservation efforts Let's choose our words more carefully when discussing mātauranga Māori and science Online abortions boomed during the pandemic, and not just because of coronavirus COVID vaccines offer the pharma industry a once-in-a-generation opportunity to reset its reputation. But it's after decades of big profits and scandals The Hiroshima Panels are a remarkable artistic exploration of trauma Vineyard tourism is a big source of carbon emissions. Want to help? Then buy more wine I'm training to become Australia's first woman astronaut. Here's what it takes Pacific nations grapple with COVID's terrible toll and the desperate need for vaccines From outlier to Olympic sport: How skateboarding made it to the Tokyo Games Giant bird-eating centipedes exist — and they're surprisingly important for their ecosystem Relationship between big tech and policing is shielded behind commercial confidentiality – it's a problem How some countries are using digital ID to exclude vulnerable people around the world High-street strategy: recovery will take more than street parties and more bins Does a Trump endorsement make a difference? Yes, but not the way a candidate hopes it will Kyrgyzstan: “False Information” Law Threatens Free Speech Indigenous plants and food security: a South African case study Four reasons why EU is staring down the barrel of a second lost decade Lebanon: one year after Beirut explosion, failing state struggles amid poverty and sectarianism Emergency abdominal surgery: risks may mean it's not the right choice for some older adults Why renewable energy 'mini-grids' in remote communities fail and how to avoid it Lack of exercise linked to increased risk of severe COVID-19 Canada’s small businesses could be saved by converting them to co-operatives Latin Americans face a stubborn pay gap in Canada, data shows Emperor penguins headed for 'threatened' status under Endangered Species Act – they're at risk from climate change Five ways Uganda's health teams provided HIV care in lockdown How a land reform agency could break South Africa's land redistribution deadlock Why Accra's property boom hasn't produced affordable housing How the private sector can support South Africa's COVID-19 vaccine rollout The diplomatic struggle over Taiwan's name in the Olympics Chronicles of a transgender woman’s visit to the doctor Daphne Caruana Galizia: Landmark Public Inquiry recommendations must be implemented COVID-19 herd immunity? It's not going to happen, so what next? What electric vehicle manufacturers can learn from China – their biggest market Accelerated jabs for younger people after Doherty modelling shows it's vital to vaccinate them quickly Stop and search disproportionately affects black communities – yet police powers are being extended House committee investigating Capitol insurrection has a lot of power, but it's unclear it can force Trump to testify Sunny with a chance of sneezing – I'm building a tool to forecast pollen levels that will help allergy sufferers know when it's safe to go outside What are dark patterns? An online media expert explains Climate change is already disrupting US forests and coasts – here's what we're seeing at 5 long-term research sites 5 simple tips for parents who will still be co-teachers when kids go back to school Expansion of Second Chance Pell Grants will let more people in prison pursue degrees Declined invitations go over more graciously when lack of money is cited instead of lack of time – new research Nikol Pashinyan re-appointed as Prime Minister in Armenia Georgian State Security Service accused of mass-surveillance of public figures Missing Belarusian activist found dead in Ukraine How The Conversation’s journalism made a difference in July Vitamins and minerals aren't risk-free. Here are 6 ways they can cause harm Why Jack Dorsey's Square paid a record $39 billion for Afterpay Malawi's tiny Chapman’s chameleons are holding on for dear life Podcast with Michelle Grattan: a four-stage plan and a $300 payment to get vaccinated Paying Australians $300 to get fully vaccinated would be value for money Complicated, costly and downright frustrating: Aussies keen to cut emissions with clean energy at home get little support In Azerbaijan women's rights activists protest outside the Ministry of the Interior Intimidation, Threats Against Congolese Whistleblower Young Australians are supposedly 'turning their backs' on democracy, but are they any different from older voters? Belarus Athlete’s Plight Spotlights Olympic Failure Croatia/EU: Strengthen Border Monitoring System Equality and fairness: vaccines against this pandemic of mistrust Dodgy tree loppers are scamming elderly homeowners and hacking up healthy trees. Here's what you need to know If I could go anywhere: India's Varanasi — a sacred site on a river of rituals and altered states Secret history: the release of the Mountbatten archives and the fight to access royal diaries Instagram's privacy updates for kids are positive. But plans for an under-13s app means profits still take precedence Rohingya Refugees in Bangladesh at Risk During Monsoon Still No Justice for Zimbabwe’s 2018 Post-Election Violence Pasha 118: Herd immunity isn't achievable. We need to learn to live with COVID-19 Africa can prevent Ethiopia from going down Rwanda's path: here's how Germany is returning Nigeria's looted Benin Bronzes: why it's not nearly enough Why it's time to break the cycle of reform and protest at Kenya's universities Are women climate scientists judged for speaking out? Not so much, research suggests Lockdown weight gain: telling people to eat less has never been the answer The London riots ten years on: how a crackdown on protest became their main legacy Why spite could destroy liberal democracy Albanese calls for $300 vaccination incentive, as rollout extended to vulnerable children Influencer marketing is big business: here are five mistakes the stars (and the brands who sponsor them) should avoid MacKenzie Scott's HBCU giving starkly contrasts with the approach of early white funders of historically Black colleges and universities Pandemic pushed defendants to plead guilty more often, including innocent people pleading to crimes they didn’t commit What is Section 230? An expert on internet law and regulation explains the legislation that paved the way for Facebook, Google and Twitter What's driving the huge blooms of brown seaweed piling up on Florida and Caribbean beaches? What will the Earth be like in 500 years? 4 ways extreme heat hurts the economy New endorsement laws could create pitfalls for college athletes 70 years ago Walter Plywaski fought for atheists' right to become citizens – here's why his story is worth remembering National Disability Strategy: 'once in a generation plan' has been seen before 40 Years of MTV: the channel that shaped popular culture as we know it Hamlet: a play that speaks to pandemics past and present Up in smoke: How wildfires are tainting grapes and threatening the wine industry When 'good intentions' don't matter: The Indian Residential School system Ryerson's reputational crisis: What to do about its namesake and his legacy Our brains perceive our environment differently when we're lying down Mandatory COVID-19 vaccines on university campuses: An obvious solution or a problem? The Tokyo Olympics are billed as the first gender equal Games, but women still lack opportunities in sport How years of fighting every wildfire helped fuel the Western megafires of today Air pollution exposure is shifting from outdoor to indoor – here's why In Turkey, continuing forest fires are destroying livelihoods Should we vaccinate children against COVID-19? We asked 5 experts How to meaningfully involve children in research? Tail whips and flairs: the jaw-dropping, high-flying tricks that won BMX freestyler Logan Martin the gold In Georgia, a book with stories to empower women written by men garners criticism Cameroon: New Abuses by Both Sides Thinking of taking a language in year 11 and 12? Here's what you need to know Muscles are important, but stiff tendons are the secret ingredient for high-speed performance If I've already had COVID, do I need a vaccine? And how does the immune system respond? An expert explains Killer Robots: Urgent Need to Fast-Track Talks There's a strong case to be made for constitutional monarchies. But there's no case for one in Australia Has the High Court shown the way for successful Māori claims to marine title? Gamers know the power of 'flow' — what if learners could harness it too? Orangutans, gibbons and Mr Sooty: what the origins of words in Southeast Asia tell us about our long relationships with animals Australia's international education market share is shrinking fast. Recovery depends on unis offering students a better deal What Olympic athletes can teach us about regulating our emotions and staying dedicated Aboriginal people near the Ranger uranium mine suffered more stillbirths and cancer. We don't know why Who were Australia's best prime ministers? We asked the experts Belarusian sprinter sent home from Olympics by Belarusian officials says she will ask for asylum “One, Two, Three!” Jamaicans thrilled by their women sprinters’ Olympic run Research and development are key to resilient food systems in Africa Five key reasons why basic income support for poor South Africans makes sense What Kenya needs to do better as it braces for fourth wave of COVID-19 Nigeria isn't ready to deal with rising COVID-19 cases National Cabinet's plan out of COVID aims too low on vaccinations and leaves crucial questions unanswered Top economists say cutting immigration is no way to boost wages The youth can play a meaningful role in improving human rights in South Sudan Weak public consultation approach draws questions about plans to ‘revitalise’ beloved Trinidad park In the face of elite tourism projects, the Barbuda Warbler isn't the only one that might lose its home Who’s trying to silence the fearless voice of Sri Lankan journalist Tharindu Jayawardhana? How a swimming pool became Puerto Rico's symbol of climate change and corruption Egypt: Renewed Judicial Harassment of Rights Defenders Myanmar: Coup Leads to Crimes Against Humanity The Biden Administration Should Bolster Predatory Loan Protections New Australian Law Targets Activist Groups, Peaceful Protest Arrest of Afghan Journalists Highlights Larger Concerns Coral Bell: the 'accidental academic' who wanted to stop armageddon Mali: Girls’ Basketball Coach Indicted for Sexual Assault Simone Biles and Naomi Osaka put the focus on the importance of mental performance for Olympic athletes Afghanistan: Mounting Taliban Revenge Killings UK: Blogger Craig Murray jailed for eight months over “jigsaw identification” The link between local pub closures and support for UKIP How could an Italian gallery sue over use of its public domain art? Mark Zuckerberg wants to turn Facebook into a 'metaverse company' – what does that mean? Don't be fooled by signs of recovery – pandemics weaken the flow of business ideas for seven years The pandemic could leave us with congestion chaos – here's how to avoid it How dare China, the worlds’ number one propagandist, accuse the BBC of broadcasting “fake news"? Vaccination rate needs to hit 70% to trigger easing of restrictions Russia and Syria: bound together in a mission that is far from accomplished Condo board leaders can help prevent the next Surfside-style disaster by setting aside more money The Activision Blizzard lawsuit shows gamer culture still has a long way to go: 5 essential reads about sexual harassment and discrimination in gaming and tech Farmers markets are growing their role as essential sources of healthy food for rich and poor Fasting may have become a health fad, but religious communities have been doing it for millennia 'Outing' of priest shines light on power -- and partisanship -- of Catholic media How summer 2021 has changed our understanding of extreme weather Freeing Britney requires reconsidering how society thinks about decision-making capacity Male fertility is declining – studies show that environmental toxins could be a reason Tokyo Olympics: why the stories of elite athletes make for such great childrens' books In North Macedonia, some young people manage to build successful businesses during the Covid-19 crisis RSF hails former Malian intelligence chief’s arrest over reporter’s disappearance Community initiative keeps Kenyan women breastfeeding exclusively for longer Reluctant to be vaccinated for COVID-19? Here are six myths you can put to rest Five ways to turn Bali into a 'Zoom island' for global remote workers Portland stone: how a creamy British limestone became a symbol of empire and elitism Hong Kong democracy protester's sentencing sets a harsh precedent for national security law VIDEO: Michelle Grattan on changes in opposition policy Vital Signs: Uber's impact on traffic accidents is a lesson in calculating social benefit 3 things we need to get right to ensure online professional development works Curious Kids: do penguins fly underwater? No wonder people are confused. Most official COVID vaccine advice is way too complex We must include more women in physics — it would help the whole of humanity India's vaccine rollout is ignoring the many inequities in its society Iranian state comes down hard on protests over ‘Thirsty Khuzestan’ Unchecked Spyware Industry Enables Abuses The essence of LeRoy Clarke, Trinidad and Tobago's master artist who died this week Ugly Twins: a novel type of attacks on local independent media in Serbia COVID has changed policing — but now policing needs to change to respond better to COVID News Corp walks a delicate line on COVID politics Rapid antigen testing isn't perfect. But it could be a useful part of Australia's COVID response The discovery of Indigenous children's bodies in Canada is horrific, but Australia has similar tragedies it's yet to reckon with The power of no: Simone Biles, Naomi Osaka and Black women's resistance Gamblers bet more when in the dark: feedback can curb their online losses Sex trafficking isn't what you think: 4 myths debunked – and 1 real-world way to prevent sexual exploitation Iran: Deadly Repression of Khuzestan Protests Climate change is causing tuna to migrate, which could spell catastrophe for the small islands that depend on them Friday essay: how 'Afghan' coats left Kabul for the fashion world and became a hippie must-have If Australia is serious about fixing the culture at parliament, this is the code of conduct we need Should the University of Melbourne host the Menzies Institute? The answer hinges on academic freedom Pest plants and animals cost Australia around $25 billion a year – and it will get worse A COVID 'ring of steel' around Sydney would play havoc with Australia's supply chains How a perfect storm of events is turning Myanmar into a 'super-spreader' COVID state Australia shouldn't ‘open up’ before we vaccinate at least 80% of the population. Here's why Congress moves to reclaim its war powers Landmark public inquiry report finds Maltese state must “shoulder responsibility” for the assassination of Daphne Caruana Galizia Tokyo Olympics: how athletes are using ice vests, parasols and slushie machines to cope at the hottest Games ever E-highways: why motorway cables are probably not the best way to decarbonise lorries Northern Ireland protocol: here's what a compromise between EU and UK could look like Refugees are at high risk of COVID-19 infection, but low priority for vaccines Why women are owning the podium for Canada at the Tokyo Olympics Tokyo 2020: Simone Biles' withdrawal is a sign of resilience and strength 5 ways climate-driven ocean change can threaten human health Life lessons from beekeepers – stop mowing the lawn, don't pave the driveway and get used to bugs in your salad COVID: the beta variant is surging in mainland Europe – should the UK be worried? How the travel industry still ignores people with disabilities Earth's inner core is growing more on one side than the other – here’s why the planet isn't tipping Resilience gives students an edge in rural African universities What South Africa needs to do to improve education for disabled children Tanzania's Hassan faces her first political test: constitutional reform Skyglow forces dung beetles in the city to abandon the Milky Way as their compass Dogs in the city: on the scent of Zimbabwe's urban history Africa has a great strategic plan: now it needs to roll up its sleeves and take action The four-day work week – has its moment arrived? Podcast L'UE cible les stocks de poissons vulnérables de l'Afrique de l'Ouest, malgré les lois de protection Tokyo 2020 – Simone Biles' withdrawal is a sign of resilience and strength Hurricane straps keep roofs on houses and can improve safety during tornadoes Grattan on Friday: Albanese lightens his boat, ahead of the battle of the 'grey men' The politics of the Olympics: How a counter-movement in 1963 changed the Games forever Big tech has a vaccine misinformation problem – here's what a social media expert recommends The largest news agency in the US changes crime reporting practices to 'do less harm and give people second chances' Lead exposure during childhood may influence adult personality, and not for the better Bob Moses played critical role in civil rights organizing and math literacy for Black students What are stablecoins? A blockchain expert explains Why Ben & Jerry's decision to stop selling ice cream in the West Bank rattled Israel Kids set free to roam on their own feel more confident navigating in adulthood Eswatini: Authorities must drop trumped-up charges against MP’s and release them immediately and unconditionally The Georgian Dream Party’s anti-media crusade continues RSF launches a resource platform on journalism safety Is the truth out there? How the Harvard-based Galileo Project will search the skies for alien technology Should pregnant women have a COVID vaccine? The evidence says it's safe and effective Greece: Stop Denying Refugee Children an Education South Sudan: Summary Executions in North Nepal: New Government Should Address Rights Journalist working remotely in Barbados shares her experience of street harassment Belarus: UN experts will examine the arbitrary detention of journalist Raman Pratasevich History made the world we live in: here's what you'll learn if you choose it in years 11 and 12 Zero-COVID is no longer an effective strategy. We need to learn from other countries how to adapt How can the new Closing the Gap dashboard highlight what indicators and targets are on track? Fiji’s other crisis: away from the COVID emergency, political dissent can still get you arrested 'I don’t want realism. I want magic': behind the fantasy fuelling our real estate voyeurism Bipartisan infrastructure deal begins to address consequences of a warming planet: 3 essential reads NFTs by chimpanzees, like 1950s primate art, raise questions about the nature of creativity Vaccine hesitancy is decreasing in Canada, but it's too soon to celebrate Does testosterone drive success in men? Not much, our research suggests Controversial Alzheimer's drug highlights concerns about Health Canada approval process 4 ways that volunteering can be good for you France’s Covid health pass raises serious ethical questions Microbes can produce food, fuel and medicine – here’s how maths can make them even more useful Schooling in lockdown isn't home schooling – but we can learn from the real thing Australian farmers are adapting well to climate change, but there's work ahead 'I don’t want realism. I want magic': behind the fantasy fueling our real estate voyeurism Australian media showed their best in covering the COVID pandemic — at least for the first few months Vaccine selfies may seem trivial, but they show people doing their civic duty — and probably encourage others too Dead, shrivelled frogs are unexpectedly turning up across eastern Australia. We need your help to find out why Over 18 and considering the AstraZeneca vaccine? This may help you decide Bermudians are ‘bursting with pride’ as triathlete Flora Duffy brings home the country's first Olympic gold France: Equatorial Guinea Vice President’s Conviction Upheld Why animals recognise numbers but only humans can do maths Spain wants to fine Franco apologists – the latest example of using laws to address uncomfortable history Love Island and the coded language of sex Excluding migrants undermines the success of COVID-19 vaccine rollouts The story of an African children's book that explains the science of skin colour Four things that count when a South African graduate looks for work NFTs by chimpanzees, like 1950s primate art, raises questions about the nature of creativity RSV: what is it, and why are child cases surging in the wake of COVID? Why COVID cases are now falling in the UK – and what could happen next Global Education Summit Begins Amid Pandemic Reporters attacked while covering Covid pass protests in four EU countries Millions of renters face eviction and homelessness: 3 essential reads about the CDC's expiring moratorium Lessons from segregated schools can help make today's classrooms more inclusive The invasive spotted lanternfly is spreading across the eastern US – here's what you need to know about this voracious pest Not everyone cheered the ancient Olympic games, but the sacred games brought together rival societies A 20-foot sea wall won’t save Miami – how living structures can help protect the coast and keep the paradise vibe Health apps track vital health stats for millions of people, but doctors aren't using the data – here's how it could reduce costs and patient outcomes Here's why the CDC recommends wearing masks indoors even if you've been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 What is a breakthrough infection? 6 questions answered about catching COVID-19 after vaccination As cyberattacks skyrocket, Canada needs to work with — and not hinder — cybersecurity experts Women have served in armed forces for decades, but the military is still a man's world Brazil's Atlantic Forest will change more in the next 50 years than at any time since the last ice age What to expect from post-pandemic voting behaviour Taking the circus to school: How kids benefit from learning trapeze, juggling and unicycle in gym class Brexit: UK services are losing out to EU rivals – but Asia could be big winner Why Scotland needs to fund long COVID rehabilitation now 3,600 microphones and counting: how the sound of the Olympics is created Fifth woman murdered in Azerbaijan in 10 days Community support is vital to women athletes: Kosovo alpinist Uta Ibrahimi Filipino weightlifter Hidilyn Diaz makes history for winning the Philippines’ first ever Olympic gold medal RSF calls for the release of a Sudanese journalist jailed in Saudi Arabia View from The Hill: Morrison shakes money tree again in bid to avoid second recession The complicated history of women at Cannes film festival Can eating hot chilli peppers actually hurt you? From colonial cavalry to mounted police: a short history of the Australian police horse Now that Australia's inflation rate is 3.8%, is it time to worry? What Olympic gymnasts can teach us about improving our balance The policing of Australian satire: why defamation is still no joke, despite recent law changes Hong Kong hands down first guilty sentence on terrorism and inciting secession charges under national security law Chile: Rulings Uphold Rights of Deported Venezuelans Nigeria: Covid-19 Impact Worsens Hunger in Lagos India: Release Detained Myanmar Asylum Seekers Angola's government launches a campaign to end the use of anabolic body modification France : from colonial fantasy to disaster, by Thierry Meyssan Bolsonaro family vents more anger than ever on Brazil’s media Confused about which English subject to choose in year 11 and 12? Here's what you need to know Samoa’s first female leader has made history — now she faces a challenging future at home and abroad More livestock, more carbon dioxide, less ice: the world's climate change progress since 2019 is (mostly) bad news We've heard of R numbers and moving averages. But what are k numbers? And how do they explain COVID superspreading? Philippine President’s Tired, Old ‘Drug War’ Rhetoric Peru has a new president, its fifth in five years – who is Pedro Castillo? Aggressive marketing has driven the rise of the double-cab ute on New Zealand streets — time to hit the brakes? We can put city and country people on more equal footing at uni — the pandemic has shown us how Artificial refuges are a popular stopgap for habitat destruction, but the science isn't up to scratch Yes, Naomi Osaka is Japanese. And American. And Haitian Census 2021 is almost here — what's changed since #censusfail? What's at stake in this pandemic survey? Growing evidence suggests Russia's Sputnik V COVID vaccine is safe and very effective. But questions about the data remain Tunisia: President’s Seizure of Powers Threatens Rights Victory Against Child Marriage in New York State "Instagram therapy" and how women use social media for mental-health support, solidarity NHS plan to share GP patient data postponed – but will new measures address concerns? How the Bui Dam set up China's future engagement strategy with Ghana We modelled the effects of climate change on Kenya's Tana River Basin Official Secrets Act: UK government has a long history of suppressing journalism to hide its misdeeds Violence against children carries a huge cost for Africa: governments need to act urgently Ex-offenders should be made prison wardens in South Africa. Here's why How donors from Canada and Europe helped fund Indian Residential Schools The story of how press freedom was crushed in six months in Myanmar Seaside towns: why living on the coast is linked to poor health - by a professor who grew up there New cancer treatments can be tested in artificial cells on tiny chips the size of a postage stamp New school planned by Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine seeks to teach blend of skills to prepare students for real-world jobs Why Canadian dads are more involved in raising their kids than American fathers Snow can disappear straight into the atmosphere in hot, dry weather Domestic violence 911 calls increased during lockdown, but official police reports and arrests declined Taliban 'has not changed,' say women facing subjugation in areas of Afghanistan under its extremist rule Swimming gives your brain a boost – but scientists don't know yet why it's better than other aerobic activities Keeping nonprofit CEOs out of the room when boards decide what to pay them yields good results Biden wants to crack down on bank mergers – here's why that could help consumers and the economy Small climate changes can have devastating local consequences – it happened in the Little Ice Age Long COVID: symptoms experienced during infection may predict lasting illness Factories of the future: we're spending heavily to give workers skills they won't need by 2030 Record-setting performances at the Tokyo Olympics come after months of pandemic-induced stress Homeless encampment violence in Toronto betrays any real hope for police reform Offshore wind turbines could number 30,000 by 2030 – new ideas in ocean engineering are needed to install them Algerian regional reporter completes 100th day in pre-trial detention Court’s decision to uphold conviction deals “unprecedented setback” to press freedom in Benin This is no time to neglect hepatitis - 70 million Africans are infected Princes in the Tower: how I established a direct link between Richard III and the two murders Zambia: Tackle Lead Poisoning at Former Mine Urgent need to escape the surveillance technology jungle Cameroonian journalist completes five years in “provisional” detention Whipping cream canisters have many uses beyond 'nangs'. Banning them isn't necessary Foreign journalists harassed by Chinese citizens over Zhengzhou flooding coverage Gaza: Apparent War Crimes During May Fighting Saudi Arabia: Sudanese Media Personality Jailed for Critical Tweets What's in the CPI and what does it actually measure? Hong Kong Pro-Beijing camp finds fault with Olympic badminton player's black outfit Myanmar: Junta Escalates Media Crackdown Attacks against the media under President Jair Bolsonaro: brazilian cartoonists help out Yarns from the heart: the role of Aboriginal English in Indigenous health communication Why governments will have to consider the costs of long COVID when easing pandemic restrictions Indonesia's 'Freedom to Learn' movement at risk as students lose attention amid digital learning: how do we reclaim their drive to learn? Public protest or selfish ratbaggery? Why free speech doesn't give you the right to endanger other people's health Ancient brains: a look inside the extraordinary preservation of a 310-million-year-old nervous system Cubans want more than just the lifting of the US blockade Yes, adult literacy should be improved. But governments can make their messages easier to read right now How a new trade deal could make it harder to improve life for Australians in aged care If I could go anywhere: Greek cake shops, the Athenian countryside and the sanctuary of Artemis at Brauron A wet winter, a soggy spring: what is the negative Indian Ocean Dipole, and why is it so important? How Australia's fickleness on COVID vaccines is perpetuating global vaccine inequity How the Groundhog Day grind of lockdown scrambles your memory and sense of time When will we reach herd immunity? Here are 3 reasons that's a hard question to answer How scientists and communities can build partnerships to deal with floods: learning from Indonesia RSF condemns closure of Al Jazeera bureau in Tunis The Montreal Canadiens have legitimized rape culture by drafting Logan Mailloux Monarch butterflies raised in captivity can still join the migration Could the European Union kick out Hungary? What is the HIPAA Privacy Rule? A health law scholar explains Notwithstanding the notwithstanding clause, the Charter is everyone’s business COVID masks: how and when to ask someone to wear one – without getting into a fight The 'privacy by design' approach for mobile apps: why it's not enough More Nigerian banks are using chatbots to serve customers, but with mixed results Military not a magic bullet: South Africa needs to do more for long term peace Predicting droughts and floods: why we're studying 19th-century ocean records Pingdemic staff shortages: how business can cope with isolating employees Samoa’s first female prime minister takes helm three months after former leader refused to concede defeat Russian internet censor blocks Team Navalny websites Slovak public TV fired journalist for criticising fake story about Covid vaccine Why does gravity pull us down and not up? What is unrestricted funding? Two philanthropy experts explain Joy and grief will coexist as Americans return to pre-pandemic life – 'everyday memorials' will help Kids' grip strength is improving, but other measures of muscle fitness are getting worse COVID-19 could cause male infertility and sexual dysfunction – but vaccines do not Worried about traveling with unvaccinated kids? 6 questions answered on how to manage the risks Fight for control threatens to destabilize and fragment the internet 4 Haitian novels that beautifully blend history, memory and reality Telecommuting can reduce congestion, but might create other traffic problems Militaries plunder science fiction for technology ideas, but turn a blind eye to the genre's social commentary Want to fix financial literacy? Focus on billionaires squandering their wealth, not school curriculum Yes, there's confusion about ATAGI's AstraZeneca advice. But it's in an extremely difficult position South Korea is bringing back bears in a country of 52 million people – I went to find out how The Taliban: what could its return to power mean for Afghanistan? How a bee sees: tiny bumps on flower petals give them their intense colour — and help them survive To ensure supply of the top 3 drugs used to treat COVID-19, it's time to boost domestic medicine manufacturing Curious Kids: are sugar rushes real? How do Olympic athletes stack up against invertebrates? Not very well View from The Hill: Labor wouldn't disturb tax cuts, negative gearing in 'small target' strategy For too long, research was done _on_ First Nations peoples, not _with_ them. 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