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How clothing giants Gap and Benetton once ruled the fashion high street Why minority governments have been good — and sometimes bad — for Canada How the British navy hid the heroic voyage of crippled second world war submarine HMS Triumph Return of imperial system on cards for Brexit Britain – measurements have always been political Collateralised loan obligations: why these obscure products could cause the next global financial crisis Afghanistan: Taliban face many obstacles to governing – not least their violent methods 3 ways restaurant staff and customers can communicate to prevent food allergy reactions Angela Merkel: gentle persuasion in an age of populism Artificial intelligence can help highway departments find bats roosting under bridges Afghanistan's war rug industry distorts the reality of everyday trauma Latest parliamentary win by Putin's United Russia has been years in the manufacturing Global shortage of shipping containers highlights their importance in getting goods to Amazon warehouses, store shelves and your door in time for Christmas A pediatrician explains a spike in ear infections this summer after COVID-19 restrictions lifted You may soon be able to buy hearing aids over the counter at your local pharmacy More people are eating bugs – but is it ethical to farm insects for food? Why have Canada and Australia taken such a different approach to China? Return to play: Tips to prevent COVID-19 transmission in sport and recreation facilities Progress against a neglected tropical disease in east Africa is under threat How conflict has made COVID-19 a neglected epidemic in Ethiopia What Sudan and South Sudan stand to gain by reopening their border Corruption in state-owned companies hurts low skilled workers the most: we show how Microbiome: ‘good’ gut bacteria really could help you lose weight – new study Doherty modelling update provides the goalposts, but local insights will determine play Podcast with Michelle Grattan: The Furious French and Porter's fall The Prince – the great tradition of satirising the royal family is under threat as they become more 'human' Common pesticide may have made the Zika epidemic worse – new research COVID crisis: what kind of inquiry do we need to learn the right lessons? View from The Hill: Morrison and Macron need to talk France blasts Australia's nuclear-powered submarine deal with US and UK as ‘duplicity’ Retelling indigenous Tamang people’s torment and trauma through sacred seeds, handmade paper and slates India’s Gasoline Dilemma: Double Burden of Rising Prices and Soaring Demand Dissenting artist Ai Weiwei on Hong Kong: art would not be art if it cannot be done in the face of tyranny Want to improve our education system? Stop seeking advice from far-off gurus and encourage expertise in schools Canada's status quo election: Trudeau returned with another minority, faces uncertain future 'It's almost like grooming': how anti-vaxxers, conspiracy theorists, and the far-right came together over COVID Global warming: Sea snot appears on Aegean Sea beaches in Chalkidiki, Greece UN Human Rights Council: Renew Libya Fact-Finding Mission’s Mandate Kenya: Survivors of Gender-Based Violence Lack Help Starting with Bali, _Pulau Plastik_ series promote less plastic habits in Indonesia France deprives Lebanon of its caregivers Personality traits may drive our ideas about fairness and sharing From 'Mädchen' to 'Mutti': as Angela Merkel departs, she leaves a great legacy of leadership If you were called by a melody, how would it sound? Communities in Ethiopia and PNG name people with unique individual tunes New Zealand cannot abandon its COVID elimination strategy while Māori and Pasifika vaccination rates are too low New Zealand has ramped up vaccination rates, but too many people remain concerned about vaccine safety Which federal MP is spending the most on Facebook advertising? (Hint: it is not Craig Kelly) Decoding the music masterpieces: Stravinsky's The Firebird Digital tech is the future, but a new report shows Australia risks being left in the past Scientists still don’t know how far melting in Antarctica will go – or the sea level rise it will unleash Climate change is testing the resilience of native plants to fire, from ash forests to gymea lilies Therapy for babies showing early signs of autism reduces the chance of clinical diagnosis at age 3 Nicki Minaj’s COVID-19 vaccine tweet about swollen testicles signals the dangers of celebrity misinformation and fandom Alzheimer's disease: measuring brain waves could diagnose dementia early – new study Rwanda: Paul Rusesabagina Convicted in Flawed Trial CO₂ shortage: why a chemical problem could mean more empty shelves 'New winter of discontent could be hard to avoid’: economic expert Q&A on the crises facing Britain More companies pledge 'net-zero' emissions to fight climate change, but what does that really mean? A sweeping spate of murders rivals COVID-19's ‘third wave’ in Jamaica Wildfire and flood disasters are causing 'climate migration' within Canada 5 ways immigrant parents support children’s home language learning Zimbabwe had a bumper harvest: what went right and what needs work Global demand for cashews is booming. How Ghana can take advantage to create jobs Rewarding academic achievement in schools creates barriers: a South African perspective Turnover is high in South Africa's higher education sector: what could turn the tide Moths use acoustic decoys to dodge bat attacks – new research China is financing infrastructure projects around the world – many could harm nature and Indigenous communities COVID vaccines for under-16s: why competent children in the UK can legally decide for themselves Jimmy Greaves: English football's top goalscorer who blazed a trail of stardom and redemption Gas price spike: how UK government failures made a global crisis worse CO₂ shortage: the chemistry behind the crisis Insulate Britain: blocking roads will alienate some people – but it's still likely to be effective A giant space rock demolished an ancient Middle Eastern city and everyone in it – possibly inspiring the Biblical story of Sodom Why the pandemic made some cats sick with stress – and how we can help them Gargling with iodine won't stop you getting COVID Five ways going vegan could change your social life -- not just your health The Supreme Court has overturned precedent dozens of times in the past 60 years, including when it struck down legal segregation New treatments for COVID-19 may stave off the worst effects of the virus Facebook's algorithms fueled massive foreign propaganda campaigns during the 2020 election – here's how algorithms can manipulate you How many stars are there in space? Louisianans' way of life on the coast is threatened by the very plans meant to save their wetlands and barrier islands from rising seas Discrimination Against Older People Pervasive Worldwide China: don't mistake Xi Jinping's crackdowns for a second Cultural Revolution Pinpointing the role of climate change in every storm is impossible – and a luxury most countries can't afford South Sudanese Officials Intimidate Sex Worker on Camera Ghana: LGBT Activists Face Hardships After Detention Police violence against reporters, media outlet, during protest in Kinshasa Why is southeast Asia so concerned about AUKUS and Australia's plans for nuclear submarines? Why you shouldn't make a habit of doing a 'just in case' wee — and don't tell your kids to either COVID will likely shift from pandemic to endemic — but what does that mean? New Zealand government takes a calculated risk to relax Auckland's lockdown while new cases continue to appear Nicaragua: Trumped-Up Charges Against Critics DR Congo: New Findings on Prison Mass Rape 'No other people popular like Franco Cozzo in Melbourne': a new film explores his colorful, hard-sell life Australia's COVID plan was designed before we knew how Delta would hit us. We need more flexibility Coalition gains a point in Newspoll, but Morrison slides back into net negative ratings Australian students say they understand global issues, but few are learning another language compared to the OECD average Whiteness in the time of COVID: Australia's health services still leaving vulnerable communities behind People dropped whisky into their noses to treat Spanish flu. Here's what else they took that would raise eyebrows today Undersea internet cables connect Pacific islands to the world. But geopolitical tension is tugging at the wires Delayed graduations, no formals — the class of 2021 has had a hell of a year. They need mental health support, and quickly Yes, Australia is buying a fleet of nuclear submarines. But nuclear-powered electricity must not come next Why unions support vaccination — but not employer mandates Former Surinamese president Dési Bouterse convicted of murder for the second time—but will he go to prison? Federal election 2021: A campaign marked by failure and frustration The mysterious optical device Jan van Eyck may have used to paint his masterpieces – new research With a post-lockdown Victoria in sight, the more we can contain transmission now, the easier the road ahead The anti-vax movement is being radicalized by far-right political extremism Federal election 2021: Why we shouldn't always trust 'good' political bots A broadcast boycott is the last chance to mount serious resistance against the Beijing Olympic Games Western University and other schools should cancel frosh week to stop rape culture View from The Hill: For Morrison AUKUS is all about the deal, never mind the niceties Christian Porter quits cabinet, refusing to find out who gave him money for legal costs How big is the Islamic threat in Mozambique? And why are Rwandan troops there? What Nigerians told us about their mental health under COVID-19 lockdown Pourquoi l'Algérie a-t-elle rompu ses relations diplomatiques avec le Maroc et quelles en sont les conséquences pour l'avenir ? Nous avons voulu savoir d’où venaient ces mystérieux chats « des forêts » de Madagascar. Voici ce que nous avons découvert Saudi's first batch of women military graduates encourages more debate on gender roles From vaxxing to doxxing: The social media power of Nicki Minaj Singapore’s The Online Citizen news website stops operating after government suspends its license FDA panel recommends limiting Pfizer booster shots to Americans 65 and older, and those at high risk of severe COVID-19 US Authorizes Sanctions in Ethiopia’s Tigray Conflict Biden urges countries to slash methane emissions 30% – here's why it's crucial for protecting climate and health, and how it can pay for itself Ten ways to cut shipping’s contribution to climate change – from a researcher Covax misses its 2021 delivery target – what's gone wrong in the fight against vaccine nationalism? How women voters could decide the Canadian federal election — again Road pricing could help drive down UK emissions – here’s how to make it work Biden, EU urge 30% methane emissions cuts – a move crucial for protecting climate and health, and it can pay for itself The Arctic Council has weathered 25 years of bumpy Russia-western relations – but can it adapt to climate change? Guinea coup has left west Africa's regional body with limited options. But there are some 'Tax the rich'? Democrats' plans to make the wealthy pay a little more will barely dent America's long slide from progressive taxation Sir Clive Sinclair: even his failures were prescient inventions Are COVID-19 boosters ethical, with half the world waiting for a first shot? A bioethicist weighs in Eritrea – 20 years of dictatorship, two decades with no independent media Andrew Cuomo’s initial refusal to resign echoes executive harassment dilemmas for employers How many satellites are orbiting Earth? How to make comparing prices of an MRI or colonoscopy as easy as shopping for a new laptop The fall armyworm invasion is fierce this year – and scientists are researching how to stop its destruction of lawns, football fields and crops Scientists at work: We use environmental DNA to monitor how human activities affect life in rivers and streams A direct recommendation from a doctor may be the final push someone needs to get vaccinated Nurses are leaving the profession, and replacing them won’t be easy Angola's president has little to show for his promise of a break with the authoritarian past Directed energy weapons shoot painful but non-lethal beams – are similar weapons behind the Havana syndrome? Ten ways to cut shipping’s contribution to climate change 3D-printed rocket engines: the technology driving the private sector space race Unpacking South Africa's excess deaths. What is known and where the gaps are State of the EU: tech and defence challenges cloud COVID success Missile tests: how North and South Korea became locked in a dangerous arms race Forgotten history: American aeronaut Jeanette Van Tassel lies buried in Dhaka Christian Cemetery Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya visits RSF: "Belarusian journalists need EU funding" We created holograms you can touch – you could soon shake a virtual colleague's hand A football World Cup every two years? An expert runs the numbers Russia's state broadcaster RT going all-out to boost legitimacy of rigged Duma election Women's police stations in Australia: would they work for 'all' women? Sustainability must start with universities if the fashion industry is to change Five of the best new crime novels to read this autumn (and one golden oldie) Investing in sport is still good business for big companies (and vital for fans too) Belarus: Free Human Rights Defenders Forget nose spray, good sex clears a stuffy nose just as effectively — and is a lot more fun South Africa's troubled power utility is being reset: CEO sets out how UN: World Leaders Should Address Rights Crises Burundi: Allegations of Killings, Disappearances, Torture RSF and 44-NGO coalition urge Chinese President Xi Jinping to release Covid-19 reporter on hunger strike VIDEO: Michelle Grattan on the Anglosphere's reassertion in the Indo-Pacific 'Bloody fool!': why Ripper the musk duck, and many other talkative Aussie birds, are exciting biologists European Parliament Calls for UN Probe into Beirut Blast India: Government Raids Targeting Critics Emirates tasked Mossad with World Expo security More than 100 Afghan journalists appeal for help through RSF C'est fini: can the Australia-France relationship be salvaged after scrapping the sub deal? On the money: Kate Sheppard and the making of a New Zealand feminist icon Why does my internet connection feel slow and jumpy, even when my internet speed is high? Do you think most people are trustworthy and helpful? How we measured 'social cohesion' and why its recent dip matters Back to the Rafters review: series reboot is full of heart and reflects changing times When COVID patients are intubated in ICU, the trauma can stay with them long after this breathing emergency Fitzgibbon is quitting politics but this doesn't mean Albanese can party Thailand: Outlaw Torture, Enforced Disappearances Electronic tracking of voters is a thorny topic in a tight federal election race Ivermectin — whether formulated for humans or horses — is not a treatment for COVID-19 Five intellectual fashion statements from history that anticipated today’s dark academia trend UK COVID plan: how will the pandemic play out this winter? Facebook has known for a year and a half that Instagram is bad for teens despite claiming otherwise – here are the harms researchers have been documenting for years ANZUS without NZ? Why the new security pact between Australia, the UK and US might not be all it seems Local, face-to-face support offers a lifeline for uni students in regional and remote Australia Friday essay: Nevermind 30 years on – how Nirvana's second album tilted the world on its axis Destroying vegetation along fences and roads could worsen our extinction crisis — yet the NSW government just allowed it Tasmania's salmon industry detonates underwater bombs to scare away seals – but at what cost? Vital Signs: we're doing well despite Delta, but 3 major economic challenges loom Chief health officers are in the spotlight like never before. Here's what goes on behind the scenes QLD police will use AI to 'predict' domestic violence before it happens. Beware the unintended consequences RSF expects progress on rules for the digital space at the Summit for Information and Democracy Two more journalists arrested in Myanmar’s continuing crackdown COVID in schools – how ventilation can help to combat spread of virus Do the northern lights make sounds that you can hear? Making economic policy in South Africa in hard times: the role of human rights Why the push led by South Africa to revoke Israel’s AU observer status is misguided New test to diagnose vaginal inflammation could help reduce risk of HIV infection Breastfeeding trends show most developing countries may miss global nutrition targets Charting the wonderful touchstones on tragedy that go beyond a Western view Is sexual abuse and exploitation rife in the music industry? Rising inflation: unless we act now, it will not be temporary Liz Truss: three areas where the new foreign secretary will have the most influence Why it makes good business sense to attract more employees from working-class backgrounds Netflix’s 'Indian Matchmaking' at the Emmys: The problems with nominating this Indian ‘reality’ Bullying, racism and being 'different': Why some families are opting for remote learning regardless of COVID-19 Federal election: How the next government can build a stronger foreign service AUKUS: is an arms race with China the price of 'Global Britain'? Coastal flooding could save atoll islands from rising seas – but only if their reefs remain healthy Cancer: getting in shape before surgery can shorten hospital stays Five intellectual fashions from history that anticipated today’s dark academia trend Five things we learned about the state of the planet at the world's biggest meeting of biodiversity experts COVID winter plan: UK blueprint doesn’t go far enough – here's a health expert's alternative What is the Moon Festival? A scholar of Chinese religions explains Paris Exhibition Puts Myanmar Junta's Repression on Display Survey analyses tweets attacking Brazil’s media Journalist released in eastern Libya, but not yet really free Grattan on Friday: Porter's funding from a 'blind trust' is an integrity test for Morrison Q+A: COVID vaccine boosters – who will receive them and why are they being given? OxyContin created the opioid crisis, but stigma and prohibition have fueled it 4 strategies for a UN breakthrough on energy and climate change How reparations can be paid through school finance reform Political orientation predicts science denial – here's what that means for getting Americans vaccinated against COVID-19 Underneath all the makeup, who was the real Tammy Faye? Pandemic prompts more teachers to consider early retirement or new career COVID in schools - how ventilation can help to combat spread of virus European Union: Member states urged to implement EU recommendations on journalists’ safety Why is Justin Trudeau so much more popular abroad than in Canada? Podcast Ahead of September elections, Russia tightens grip on remaining online freedoms EU Should Address Beijing’s Assault on Rights US Should Use Refugee Resettlement Slots Now Northern Ireland: New arrests highlight continued need for justice for Lyra McKee Biden announces COVID vaccine mandate for 100 million Americans. Australia shouldn't follow just yet How do nuclear-powered submarines work? A nuclear scientist explains COVID in Wilcannia: a national disgrace we all saw coming African leopard sighting raises hopes for their conservation in southern Cameroon Just 4.5% jobless during lockdowns? The unemployment rate is now meaningless Ethiopia: Eritrean Refugees Targeted in Tigray Iraq: People with Disabilities Face Election Barriers Wondering what to do with kids in lockdown school holidays? Ideas from a happiness expert The AUKUS pact, born in secrecy, will have huge implications for Australia and the region Hong Kong: Drop Charges Against Vigil Organizers Israel admits merits of US diplomacy vis-à-vis Iran Atomic Iran and Al Qaeda are America's New Enemies Clinton, Bush and Obama welcome Afghan refugees Biden, Morrison & Johnson Announcing the Creation of AUKUS, by Boris Johnson, Joseph R. Biden Jr., Scott Morrison Scott Morrison Statement on AUKUS, by Scott Morrison Boris Johnson Statement on AUKUS , by Boris Johnson State of the European Union Speech 2021 , by Ursula von der Leyen Russia questions Israeli and Turkish presence in Syria Probe into suspicious death of witness in Netanyahu trial Facebook's 5.8 million privileged users Why nuclear submarines are a smart military move for Australia — and could deter China further Pregnant male seahorses support up to 1,000 growing babies by forming a placenta Overlooked and undervalued, New Zealand’s community caregivers have become the ‘invisible’ essential workers A researcher's view on COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy: The scientific process needs to be better explained Parents, take the school holidays pressure off yourself. Let the kids embrace the boredom Australia to build nuclear submarines in a new partnership with the US and UK Vaccinations need to reach 90% of First Nations adults and teens to protect vulnerable communities Asking for a cousin's friend: The viral load of Nicki Minaj's vaccine misinformation tweet Don’t Forget Older Australians as Covid-19 Lockdown Lifts South Korea: Reject Amendments to Press Law There she blows: the internal 'magma filter' that prompts ocean island volcanoes to erupt We analysed data from 29,798 clean-ups around the world to uncover some of the worst litter hotspots Jaws of death: how the canine teeth of carnivorous mammals evolved to make them super-killers From pygmies to puppets: what to do with Roald Dahl's enslaved Oompa-Loompas in modern adaptations? Smoke from the Black Summer fires created an algal bloom bigger than Australia in the Southern Ocean I asked historians what find made them go ‘wait, wut?’ Here's a taste of the hundreds of replies Vaccine passports are coming. But are they ethical? You're much less likely to get long COVID if you've been vaccinated The next national apology: Future Canadians might regret expansion of medically assisted dying laws Jamaican activist filmmaker takes on extractive industries in the Caribbean Russia: Broad Facial Recognition Use Undermines Rights Gambling live streams on Twitch: What are they and why do they matter? North Korea, nuclear proliferation and why the 'madman theory' is wrong about Kim Jong-un Capitol Police prepare for a return of insurrectionists to Washington – 5 essential reads on the symbols they carried on Jan. 6 UN Rights Chief to Report on China’s Abuses in Xinjiang Greece: Dangerous Custody Law to Take Effect Sri Lankan Minister Threatens Prisoners at Gunpoint California's political standing among Democrats a big winner in Gavin Newsom's recall victory Pasha 125: Nigeria can regain its lost athletics glory. Here's how Five steps for Nigeria's athletes to build personal brands Gbagbo returns to politics. What it means for Côte d’Ivoire Chad has a new roadmap: why it may lead to more of the same, and not democracy South Africa’s labour market trends from 2009 to 2019: a lost decade? Five myths about drone warfare busted How a new app helps fishing boats avoid endangered species Federal election 2021: More supply won't solve Canada's housing affordability crisis Contrary to popular belief, Eastern Canada is more at risk of earthquakes than perceived Grammar still matters – but teachers are struggling to teach it Singapore suspends independent website, threatens it with closure RSF hopes Egypt’s national plan for human rights is not a “joke in bad taste” Wales is having a rethink about its place in the UK – could it lead the way for everyone else? Resistance band workouts are everywhere – but do they work? Christian Porter's ministerial future on the line as Morrison seeks advice on 'blind trust' 5 characteristics of an effective science teacher – from a researcher who trains them Brain scans of Black women who experience racism show trauma-like effects, putting them at higher risk for future health problems Menstrual cups are a cheaper, more sustainable way for women to cope with periods than tampons or pads What’s the law on vaccine exemptions? A religious liberty expert explains Critical race theory is an important tool in better understanding how religion operates in America Cybercriminals use pandemic to attack schools and colleges James Webb Space Telescope: An astronomer on the team explains how to send a giant telescope to space – and why Texas voting law builds on long legacy of racism from GOP leaders Three things that could help save Christmas 2021 from shortages North Korea's latest missile provocation was entirely predictable One-third of the world's tree species are threatened with extinction – here are five of them Chinese higher education programs attract increasing numbers of students from Kazakhstan US: Extreme Heat Should Prompt New Border Approach Beyond AOC's 'Tax the Rich' dress: 5 acts of fashion provocation that changed history COVID vaccine effects wane over time but still prevent death and severe illness Shadow states are the biggest threat to democracy in Africa: fresh reports detail how Alzheimer's disease: hyperbaric oxygen proposed as treatment in new study In Turkey, first large anti-vaccine rally gets green light from the local government DR Congo: Massacres Persist Despite Martial Law US: Commit to Joining Cluster Munitions Ban Victoria has announced extra funds for counselling, but it's unlikely to improve our mental health Bringing woolly mammoths back from extinction might not be such a bad idea — ethicists explain Can Queensland cash in on the NRL finals? It's all about 'event leveraging' Labor and the Greens need to sober up. The next election is far from in the bag Australia's yellow international arrival cards are getting a COVID-era digital makeover. Here are 5 key questions Lebanon: UN Rights Body Should Investigate Beirut Blast Guinea: Leaders Should Respect Fundamental Rights Women at the height of their artistic powers present a powerful reckoning in SOUL Fury Constitutional changes and mistrust mark Angola's election announcement Brazil: Bolsonaro Threatens Democratic Rule From 9/11 to Covid : the refusal of the debate, by Thierry Meyssan Should I stay or should I go? Academics facing this dilemma should ask themselves 3 questions Australia's housing laws are changing, but do they go far enough to prevent pet abandonment? The shifting sands of COVID and our uncertain future has a name -- liminality During COVID lockdown, is it OK to go to the beach? We asked 5 experts Forceful vaccine messages backfire with holdouts – how can it be done better? Why a domestic NZ COVID ‘passport’ raises hard questions about discrimination, inequality and coercion Poverty got worse in 2020 as many low-wage workers took the brunt of the economic blows From bushfires, to floods, to COVID-19: how cumulative disasters can harm our health and erode our resilience Delta is tempting us to trade lives for freedoms — a choice it had looked like we wouldn't have to make Suspensions and expulsions could set our most vulnerable kids on a path to school drop-out, drug use and crime 'What is my IP address?' Explaining one of the world's most Googled questions The Taliban's rule threatens what's left of Afghanistan's dazzlingly diverse cultural history The government is determined to keep National Cabinet's work a secret. This should worry us all Why surfing is an antidote to the relentless march of capitalism Marriages of inconvenience: the fraught politics of coalitions in South Africa African farmers and agribusinesses need fair access to markets in face of climate change Africa's green revolution initiative has faltered: why other ways must be found The Sahel's jihadists don't all govern alike: context matters The G5 joint force for the Sahel was set up four years ago: why progress is slow Climate action is at risk because of the snap federal election call With far right groups on the rise, we should keep an eye on populism this federal election Nuclear power: Why molten salt reactors are problematic and Canada investing in them is a waste 8 a.m. high school? Sleep habits of pandemic teens suggest benefits of later start times Central African Republic: Important Step for Justice Alarm about mental state of Egyptian blogger held for past two years A new platform lets you buy shares of blue-chip paintings – but is art a wise investment? Rhinos: scientists are hanging them upside-down from helicopters – here’s why Student teachers share ideas about improving informal settlements in South Africa Pew's new global survey of climate change attitudes finds promising trends but deep divides New laws in England will leave 16-year-olds living alone We discovered the earliest prehistoric art is hand prints made by children Chinese soft power in Kyrgyzstan grows through culture and language Yet another hate campaign against Indian journalist Rana Ayyub How will the COVID pandemic end? Podcast with Michelle Grattan: Christian Porter's anonymous money pot Why unemployment can feel worse when there is less of it around Why the four-day week is not the solution to modern work stress Doctors and farmers turn up heat on Morrison ahead of Glasgow Apple's plan to scan your phone raises the stakes on a key question: Can you trust Big Tech? A new platform lets you invest in shares of blue-chip paintings – but is art a wise investment? What are microschools? 5 questions answered More education for Mexican Americans may mean less diabetes Five numbers that lay bare the mammoth effort needed to insulate Britain's homes Chile has a growing Muslim community – but few know about it Who's covered by a vaccine mandate? Here's a quick guide to America's patchwork of COVID-19 shot requirements What contaminants lurk in the UK's drinking water? An expert explains Russia blocks popular website for worker complaints Drugs, robots and the pursuit of pleasure – why experts are worried about AIs becoming addicts Compulsory vaccination: what does human rights law say? Diverging narratives on the Belt and Road Initiative in Greece and China Dalit erasure, or how Rolling Stone India failed to demonstrate diligent storytelling In Georgia, a taxi service for women by women Mexico: Landmark Reproductive Rights Rulings NSW risks a second larger COVID peak by Christmas if it eases restrictions too quickly ASIC, now less a corporate watchdog, more a lapdog Is Salman Rushdie's decision to publish on Substack the death of the novel? Sharing Knowledge, Technology Critical to Curb Covid-19 South Korea: LGBT Students Face Bullying, Discrimination Climate explained: how much of the world's energy comes from fossil fuels and could we replace it all with renewables? 5 questions to ask yourself before you dob — advice for adults and kids, from an ethicist 'The pigs can smell man': how decimation of Borneo's ancient rainforests threatens hunters and the hunted NSW inquiry rejects expert advice on Parental Rights Bill, and it will cause students to suffer Flattening the COVID curve: 3 weeks of tougher lockdowns in Sydney's hotspots halved expected case numbers We need a national plan to address family violence against Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people Seeing red and feeling blue? How emotions are colouring the federal election in unexpected ways Climate change is coming for your snacks: why repeated drought threatens dried fruits and veggies I studied 31 Australian political biographies published in the past decade — only 4 were about women Australia has finally backed a plan to let developing countries make cheap COVID-19 vaccines — what matters is what it does next We managed to toilet train cows (and they learned faster than a toddler). It could help combat climate change How much will our oceans warm and cause sea levels to rise this century? We've just improved our estimate New research shows WA's first governor condoned killing of Noongar people despite proclaiming all equal under law We're two frontline COVID doctors. Here's what we see as case numbers rise Teaching a ‘hatred’ of Australia? No, minister, here’s why a democracy has critical curriculum content WATCH: Our mobile phones are covered in bacteria and viruses... and we never wash them Perilous situation for Afghan allies left behind shows a refugee system that's not up to the job RSF declares “press freedom state of emergency” in Poland Food production generates more than a third of manmade greenhouse gas emissions – a new framework tells us how much comes from crops, countries and regions I've been talking to Afghans stuck on the Bosnian border – their predicament is horrifying The pandemic highlights the importance of walkable and wheelable neighbourhoods ​​COVID-19 and border restrictions: Here's what the parties' election platforms say about controlling the fourth wave How addressing our young kids' COVID-19 learning loss is a matter of child's play COVID-19: why infection rates among double-vaccinated older adults look worse than they are The carbon footprint of a full English breakfast – and how to reduce it From sunny ways to pelted with stones: Why do some Canadians hate Justin Trudeau? Human rights could address the health and environmental costs of food production What does the future hold for Middle Eastern states? Turkey Defies the European Court Migratory birds found to be flying much higher than expected – new research 'I don't think I can cope financially' – the people putting off parenthood because of austerity How big companies are targeting middle income countries to boost ultra-processed food sales Work as we knew it has changed. Time to think beyond the wage How countries alongside the Sahara can restore productive land faster Lagos has a water and sanitation crisis: what the state and city can do How Zimbabwean artist Kudzanai Chiurai has reinvented the idea of a library Afghanistan: women are at the forefront of protests against the Taliban White privilege: what it is, what it means and why understanding it matters Food production generates more than 1/3 of manmade greenhouse gas emissions – a new framework tells us how much comes from crops, countries and regions Pet theft: criminalisation isn't the animal welfare boon the government promises Electricity prices have reached record highs – and the time-poor could suffer most German election: what to expect in the race to replace Angela Merkel The rise of COVID 'snowclones' – the mother of all linguistic phrases Jim Crow tactics reborn in Texas abortion law, deputizing citizens to enforce legally suspect provisions 'Imagine' at 50: Why John Lennon's ode to humanism still resonates What happens when your foot falls asleep? 6 big changes in standardized tests – including less focus on grading students and more on learning Western fires are burning higher in the mountains and at unprecedented rates as the climate warms Black, Hispanic and Asian American donors give more to social and racial justice causes as well as strangers in need – new survey Who are the Hazara of Afghanistan? An expert on Islam explains Biden Administration Targets Out-of-Control US Drug Prices Senior Reuters journalist denied entry to Lebanon: RSF and the Samir Kassir Foundation remind authorities of their press freedom obligations Kids' fitness is at risk while they miss sport and hobbies — but mums are getting more physical As the Balinese respond to the collapse of tourism, ritual is important — and dangerous How we fell for Master of None and its queer retelling of Ingmar Bergman's Scenes from a Marriage Ray-Ban Stories let you wear Facebook on your face. But why would you want to? Will Greek Schools Open for All Kids This Year? Can an app change Australia's car culture? Only if all moving parts work together Putting the community back into business: what te ao Māori can teach us about sustainable management Ngā āhuatanga ka akona mai ki a tātou e te ao Māori, mō te ao pakihi o āpōpō ‘If you thirst for freedom, seize it!’: the songs of the Belarusian uprising Saving these family-focused lizards may mean moving them to new homes. But that's not as simple as it sounds Criminal lawyers are regularly exposed to trauma — how can NZ's justice system look after them better? Research reveals why pet owners keep their cats indoors – and it's not to protect wildlife Why can't Australia make mRNA vaccines? Because we don't make enough 'deep technology' companies NSW and Victoria admit they won't get back to COVID-zero. What does this mean for a 'fractured' Australia? 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