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Yemen: Warring Parties Restrict Women’s Movement Your face for sale: anyone can legally gather and market your facial data without explicit consent Greenwashing claims on trial: should NZ ban fossil fuel advertising? Can you make a compelling play about economics? The Lehman Trilogy tries – but ultimately comes up short Yabby traps and discarded fishing tackle can kill platypuses - it’s time to clean up our act Over-emphasising some things, underplaying others: ASIO’s threat assessment is underpinned by confusing logic Why is gluten-free bread so expensive? A food supply chain expert explains Why move species to islands? Saving wildlife as the world changes means taking calculated risks Mykaela Saunders challenges colonial concepts of time – and their use to dehumanise Indigenous people Universities Accord: there’s a push to increase Indigenous students and voices in higher education. 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It’s hard to see a way back but COVID provides an important lesson What Lynx Air’s failure tells us about the state of the Canadian airline industry Brian Mulroney’s tough stand against apartheid is one of his most important legacies No, overwintering turtles don’t breathe through their butts: Getting to the bottom of a popular misconception Navigating special education labels is complex, and it matters for education equity How art and literature can help us rethink our problems with sleep Why do millions of Americans believe the 2020 presidential election was ‘stolen’ from Donald Trump? The year Palestine ‘played mas’ in Trinidad & Tobago Big companies, like Nestlé, are funding health research in South Africa - why this is wrong View from The Hill: Does Dunkley tell Peter Dutton he should give more attention to the former Liberal heartland? Iraq: Unregistered Marriages Harm Women and Children In Azerbaijan another case of bullying brings old problems to the fore View from The Hill: Dunkley byelection a poor result for Peter Dutton’s pitch for the outer suburbs Ali Hassan Mwinyi: the Tanzanian former president who oversaw the transition to market economy Biden executive order on sensitive personal information does little for now to curb data market – but spotlights the threat the market poses How will Meta’s refusal to pay for news affect Australian journalism – and our democracy? Labor holds Dunkley but slumps in two national polls; Liberals lead in Tasmania Australia: Youth Thought Dead May Be Held in Northeast Syria Texas fires: With over 1 million acres of grassland burned, cattle ranchers face struggles ahead to find and feed their herds Chad: Prominent Opposition Leader Killed Thousands Flee New Violence in Northern Mozambique Little Suad received a letter from her father detained in Azerbaijan Texas fires: Cattle ranchers face struggles ahead to find and feed their herds while burned grasslands recover Losing weight associated with an increased cancer risk – a closer look at the study Taiwan’s election was a clear show of defiance in the face of Chinese intimidation and pressure Young people are losing sleep over energy drinks – but a ban won’t be enough to protect them Wild solitary bees offer a vital pollination service – but their nutritional needs aren’t understood How a Netflix show has become a key driver behind F1’s rising popularity An ode to the social realism of ‘boring’ lyrics – from The Kinks to The Streets Alopecia in art history: the many ways women’s hair loss has been interpreted In 2024, we’ll truly find out how robust our democracies are to online disinformation campaigns Why a US state court ruling on the rights of children before birth is unjust Ghana’s new anti-homosexuality bill violates everyone’s rights, not just LGBTIQ+ people - expert US: Spyware ruling a welcome step towards accountability for those targeted with NSO spyware Myanmar: Unbearable levels of suffering and cruelty What George Galloway’s win ‘for Gaza’ means for Labour’s standing with Muslim voters ‘Bengali Cockney, Black Cockney, East End Cockney, Essex Cockney, Jewish Cockney, Sylheti Cockney’: why community languages matter Why protest if it doesn’t make a difference? Panda diplomacy: what China’s decision to send bears to the US reveals about its economy Should presidents have immunity from the law? The US Supreme Court is to hear Trump’s case Texas fires: Burned rangeland can recover quickly, but cattle ranchers face struggles ahead to find and feed their herds Is the United States overestimating China’s power? COVID-19 rapid tests still work against new variants – researchers keep ‘testing the tests,’ and they pass Measles is one of the deadliest and most contagious infectious diseases – and one of the most easily preventable Altitude sickness is typically mild but can sometimes turn very serious − a high-altitude medicine physician explains how to safely prepare The tools in a medieval Japanese healer’s toolkit: from fortunetelling and exorcism to herbal medicines My Malaysia ordeal shows how religion can fuse with populist nationalism to silence dissent Remembering the 1932 Ford Hunger March: Detroit park honors labor and environmental history Though CBS legend Edward R. Murrow is given credit, he wasn’t the first muckraking journalist to question Joseph McCarthy’s communist witch hunts Ben Shapiro’s hip-hop hypocrisy and white male grievance lands him on top of pop music charts for a brief moment The ‘average’ revolutionized scientific research, but overreliance on it has led to discrimination and injury Stopping migrant care workers bringing their families will have a devastating effect on the UK’s already struggling care sector Mugler’s fashion makes women look like goddesses but feminist critics can’t agree if that’s a good thing If you get your financial advice on social media, watch out for misinformation Gut microbiome: meet Bifidobacterium breve, keeping babies healthy The world’s business and finance sectors can do much more to reverse deforestation – here’s the data to prove it Pakistan's post-election scramble: Coalitions and concerns Kenya’s had unusually hot weather - an expert unpacks what could be causing it Hong Kong: Transgender activist must not be deported to mainland China Greenpeace opens office in Sri Lanka amid ongoing climate crisis Facebook won’t keep paying Australian media outlets for their content. Are we about to get another news ban? EU, Denmark Failing Imprisoned Danish-Bahraini Activist and His Daughter On fisheries, Australia must be prepared for New Zealand as opponent rather than ally Brian Mulroney, champion of free trade, brought Canada closer to the U.S. during his reign as prime minister The policing of LGBTQ+ people casts a long, dark shadow. Marching at Mardi Gras must be backed up with real change Could messages from social media influencers stop young people vaping? A look at the government’s new campaign India: Protect Farmers’ Right to Peaceful Protest Beyond the cafeteria: The economic case for investing in school meals Not such a bright idea: cooling the Earth by reflecting sunlight back to space is a dangerous distraction Do the principles of the Treaty of Waitangi really give Māori too much power – or not enough? Why and how often do I need to wash makeup brushes and sponges? ‘It was bloody amazing’: how getting into social housing transforms people’s lives Curious Kids: what are the main factors in forming someone’s personality? ‘An odd work that has borne the brunt of my grief’: the serenity and the grit of Stanislava Pinchuk’s The Theatre of War Billionaires are building bunkers and buying islands. But are they prepping for the apocalypse – or pioneering a new feudalism? In Paraguay, complaints of family violence increased by 243% between 2015 and 2023 What is Netanyahu’s plan for a post-conflict Gaza and does it rule out a workable ceasefire? Expert Q&A Baiting foxes can make feral cats even more ‘brazen’, study of 1.5 million forest photos shows We discovered a ‘gentle touch’ molecule is essential for light tactile sensation in humans – and perhaps in individual cells On Sunday the National Rugby League goes to Vegas. It might just hit the jackpot Chemical attraction, a whodunit murder mystery and tensions at the mosque: what we’re streaming this March Friday essay: amnesia, time loops, a divided world – how TV messes with our heads in seriously interesting ways How open source tech can make Canada’s immigration system fairer Thermal networks: The missing infrastructure we need to help enable carbon-free heating Better sleep is a protective factor against dementia Nicaragua: Rights experts decry persecution of Government opponents What does a state’s secretary of state do? Most run elections, a once-routine job facing increasing scrutiny Yes, Trump’s PACs really can pay his legal fees Ukraine recap: fresh nuclear threats from Putin as France talks of western boots on the ground Being excluded or truant from school leads to mental health problems – and vice versa Burning ‘no ball game signs’ won’t fix the obesity epidemic – there are way bigger obstacles Plants are flowering earlier than ever – here’s how they sense the seasons Three ways climate change is pushing butterflies and moths to their limits Indians are fleeing their growing economy to work abroad – even in conflict zones. Here’s how to create more jobs at home UK banks are reporting huge profits – but there are many reasons why this may not last AI could transform ethics committees Drinking olive oil: a health and beauty elixir or celebrity fad in a shot glass? Care and protection, or containment and punishment? How state care fails NZ’s most vulnerable young people Introducing Wild Seasons – a new series on how a warming world is warping nature’s calendar Iranian parliamentary election: what people are voting for and why it’s different this time Transportation equity: First Nation communities urgently need solutions now Ghana: President Nana Akufo-Addo must not sign deeply discriminatory anti-LGBT law Award-winning documentary ‘The Territory’ recounts the struggles and resilience of Indigenous Brazilians The UK’s two-child limit on benefits is hurting the poorest families – poverty experts on why it should be abolished Skin picking is often trivialised as a bad habit – but dermatillomania can be dangerous Why Wales has no national memorial to its independent past How teens benefit from being able to read ‘disturbing’ books that some want to ban Bias hiding in plain sight: Decades of analyses suggest US media skews anti-Palestinian Climate comedy works − here’s why, and how it can help lighten up a politically heavy year in 2024 We’ve been here before: AI promised humanlike machines – in 1958 What is IVF? A nurse explains the evolving science and legality of in vitro fertilization How Russia has managed to shake off the impact of sanctions – with a little help from its friends Caitlin Clark’s historic scoring record shines a spotlight on the history of the Association for Intercollegiate Athletics for Women This is Texas hold ‘em – why Texas is fighting the US government to secure its border with Mexico South Africa’s business students want their own industry superheroes and success stories in the syllabus – study Ghana: can contract farming help smallholder farmers build resilience to climate change? Serengeti migration: fire and rain affect how zebras, wildebeest and gazelles make the journey DRC-Rwanda crisis: what’s needed to prevent a regional war Lindsay Hoyle: how the speaker dug himself an even deeper hole by offering and then denying the SNP a fresh Gaza debate Suing Maldives to Enforce its Environmental Laws Xinjiang Abuses Show Need for Robust EU Forced Labor Law ‘Carnage’ in Gaza must end, UN rights chief tells Human Rights Council A personal tale of intellectual humility – and the rewards of being open-minded Q&A: what is Netanyahu’s plan for a post-conflict Gaza and does it rule out a workable ceasefire? Andy Warhol’s textiles: how the king of kitsch honed his pop art sensibility in fabric design Grattan on Friday: The voters of Dunkley have government and opposition in a guessing game Gaza war: Palestinian prisoners will be a key condition of any ceasefire deal – here’s why Yoko Ono: Music of the Mind – Tate show explores the artist’s radical legacy Meth use is declining in Australia – but the public still sees it as the most worrying drug Explainer: what is sabotage and why is the ASIO chief worried about it? Syria: Abuses, Impunity in Turkish-Occupied Territories Saudi Arabia: Migrant Workers’ Long Overdue Wages at Risk Algorithms are pushing AI-generated falsehoods at an alarming rate. How do we stop this? Queensland ruling doesn’t mean all COVID vaccine mandates were flawed. Here’s why Australia: Spotlight Rights at Summit with ASEAN Cambodia’s new leader may sound like a reformer in Australia next week, but little has changed back home Can Trump be prosecuted? Supreme Court will take up precedent-setting case to define the limits of presidential immunity Why Barnaby Joyce’s TV diagnosis of insomnia plus sleep apnoea is such a big deal Indonesia: End Hijab-Linked Bullying in Schools Stop breaking women’s hearts at work: 7 ways to make workplaces better for cardiovascular health How climate change is messing up the ocean’s biological clock, with unknown long-term consequences Mounting research shows that COVID-19 leaves its mark on the brain, including with significant drops in IQ scores From crickets in Melbourne to grasshoppers in Cairns, here’s what triggers an insect outbreak Australian writers festivals are engulfed in controversy over the war in Gaza. How can they uphold their duty to public debate? Australia: Spotlight Rights at Summit with ASEAN Chadian Commission President Removed at Critical Moment Cambodia: Carbon Offsetting Project Violates Indigenous Group’s Rights World News in Brief: Air travel boom erases COVID dip, ‘disturbing’ new anti-LGBT bill in Ghana, rights abuses in Crimea Odysseus moon landing: Jeff Koons has pulled off one of the great art stunts of the century W.E.B. Du Bois’ study ‘The Philadelphia Negro’ at 125 still explains roots of the urban Black experience – sociologist Elijah Anderson tells why it should be on more reading lists Persistent shoulder pain: Are exercises always necessary to relieve symptoms? How audience data is shaping Canadian journalism There is a knowledge gap around menstruation in NZ – and this puts people at risk ‘If we burn … then what?’ A new book asks why a decade of mass protest has done so little to change things What ended the ‘dark ages’ in the early universe? New Webb data just brought us closer to solving the mystery ‘Naked carbs’ and ‘net carbs’ – what are they and should you count them? What we know about last year’s top 10 wild Australian climatic events – from fire and flood combos to cyclone-driven extreme rain Pope Gregory XIII gave us the leap year – but his legacy goes so much further An overview of the media landscape in Tanzania The Sustainable Development Goals in Cuba, explained Climate change: alarming Africa-wide report predicts 30% drop in crop revenue, 50 million without water Losing their tails provided our ape ancestors with an evolutionary advantage – but we’re still paying the price ‘Urban mines’: how to unlock our electronic junk’s potential Jane Harris: celebrating the British abstract painter you’ve probably never heard of Restaurants outside of Palestine and Israel are being attacked in protest of the war By not repatriating Shamima Begum, the UK is washing its hands of continuing Islamic State terror Music therapy could help manage the pain of bereavement Odysseus moon landing: Jeff Koons has pulled off the greatest art stunt of the century Ecowas: west African trade bloc shaken as three member states withdraw and form their own alliance W.E.B. Du Bois’ study ‘The Philadelphia Negro’ is still relevant 125 years later – Elijah Anderson explains why Italy: ‘New hope’ as prosecutor recognizes that charges against the Iuventa crew should be dropped It took 16 years but South Africa has impeached a senior judge – who is John Hlophe and what went wrong? Understanding how the brain works can transform how school students learn maths Are slushies really bad for young children’s health? Sleep and circadian rhythm problems linked with poor mental health – new research Will Britons work until they’re 71? Expert examines proposed pension age rise Red Sea politics: why Turkey is helping Somalia defend its waters Nigeria’s security problems deepen as Anglophone insurgency in Cameroon spills across border Three secrets to successful climate litigation More than 100K Michigan voters pick ‘uncommitted’ over Biden − does that matter for November? Valencia apartment block fire: can safety regulations keep up with innovation in construction? The word ‘populism’ is a gift to the far right – four reasons why we should stop using it Ghana: Street vending helps migrants to survive in Accra, but it’s illegal – a solution for all is needed Why developing countries must unite to protect the WTO’s dispute settlement system Climate change: alarming Africa-wide report predicts 30% loss of crops, 50 million without water All parties to Gaza crisis may have committed war crimes: UN rights chief Net Zero to the housing crisis: how we’re using expert evidence to help policymakers improve UK society The leap year is February 29, not December 32 due to a Roman calendar quirk – and fastidious medieval monks How media coverage of presidential primaries fails voters and has helped Trump GOP primary elections use flawed math to pick nominees Anyone can play Tetris, but architects, engineers and animators alike use the math concepts underlying the game Mental fatigue has psychological triggers − new research suggests challenging goals can head it off The true cost of food is far higher than what you spend at the checkout counter How educator Gloria Jean Merriex used dance, drills and devotion to turn around a failing elementary school in a year What’s next for $25B supermarket supermerger after FTC sues to block it, saying it could raise prices Low-level blasts from heavy weapons can cause traumatic brain injury − 2 engineers explain the physics of invisible cell death It took 16 years but South Africa has impeached a senior judge – who is Judge Hlophe and what went wrong? Senegal: The seeds of an institutional coup ‘Am Abgrund’: The story of Azerbaijan's influence in Europe With the end of Newshub, the slippery slope just got steeper for NZ journalism and democracy Victoria’s fire alert has knocked Australians out of complacency. Under climate change, catastrophic bushfires can strike any time China: Free Detained Tibetan Demonstrators Why journalists are worried about the five new offences proposed in Hong Kong’s domestic national security law What is the role of the mother? At the heart of Anatomy of a Fall is a critique of anti-feminist backlash Dutton wants a ‘mature debate’ about nuclear power. By the time we’ve had one, new plants will be too late to replace coal Gail Jones’ One Another explores the life of Joseph Conrad and the transformative potential of reading Leap of imagination: how February 29 reminds us of our mysterious relationship with time and space The Lewis Trilogy is ultimately about a love for theatre: the sharing of stories in a strange little room The importance of critical minerals should not condone their extraction at all costs Other nations are applying sanctions and going to court over Gaza – should NZ join them? We can’t say yet if grid-breaking thunderstorms are getting worse – but we shouldn’t wait to find out Should you be checking your kid’s phone? How to know when your child is ready for ‘phone privacy’ War in Ukraine affected wellbeing worldwide, but people’s speed of recovery depended on their personality We talked to dozens of people about their experience of grief. Here’s what we learned (and how it’s different from what you might think) Independent MP Helen Haines has a plan to stamp out pork-barrelling. Would it work? Doug Ford’s political judicial appointments: Good or bad for justice and democracy? Philippines’ Marcos Addresses Australian Parliament Amid Abuses Where does lightning strike? New maps pinpoint 36.8 million yearly ground strike points in unprecedented detail A new Netflix doco shows Alexander the Great as queer, and some viewers aren’t happy. An expert weighs in ‘Who cares for men like Brian Houston?’ The Hillsong leader’s rise and fall is a gripping story, but how was it allowed to happen? Researchers found 37 mine sites in Australia that could be converted into renewable energy storage. So what are we waiting for? Universities Accord: early university offers won’t be made until later in Year 12. Is this a good idea? Universities Accord: there’s a push for a Higher Education Future Fund, but some unis ‘hate’ it Betty Smith enchanted a generation of readers with ‘A Tree Grows in Brooklyn’ − even as she groused that she hoped Williamsburg would be flattened The ghosts of the past: Pop music is haunted by our anxieties about the future US barrels toward another government shutdown showdown: 4 essential reads Why do some organizations’ boards fail? The answer might lie in how directors perceive their expertise and responsibilities Algerian Activist Keeps Up Fight from Abroad The untold stories of transgender people in Bangladesh as they navigate misconceptions Gifts that live on, from best bodices to money for bridge repairs: Women’s wills in medieval France give a glimpse into their surprising independence The future of work: Why we must think beyond the hype of the four-day week A black hole discovery could force us to rethink how galaxies came to be Would you drink recycled water? Delhi’s electronic bazaars are one of the city’s last non-elite commercial spaces ‘Budget Ozempic’: five ways this dangerous TikTok trend will harm your health Children get arthitis too, with life-changing effects – but exercise can help Economic sanctions can have a major impact on the neighbours of a target nation – new research Maps shape our lives – showing us not just where we are, but who we are RSPB at 120: the forgotten South American pioneer who helped change Victorian attitudes to birds Lee Anderson’s Islamophobia 101: how the Conservatives dodge responsibility for the prejudice that is rife in their ranks Governments must avoid policies that stigmatize those recovering from addiction Unintended consequences of NZ’s COVID vaccine mandates must inform future pandemic policy – new research Hungary: Propaganda Law has “created cloud of fear” pushing LGBTI+ community into the shadows Mavka: The Forest Song – Ukrainian animation echoes the ecocide of wartime Omega-3 fatty acids are linked to better lung health, particularly in patients with pulmonary fibrosis A Texas court ruling on a Black student wearing hair in long locs reflects history of racism in schools What the ancient Indian text Bhagavad Gita can teach about not putting too much of our identity and emotions into work Yulia Navalnaya, widow of Alexei Navalny, steps forward to lead the Russian opposition – 3 points to understand Belief in the myth of outlaw heroes partly explains Donald Trump’s die-hard support E-bike incentives are a costly way to cut carbon emissions, but they also promote health, equity and cleaner air Hundreds of thousands of US infants every year pay the consequences of prenatal exposure to drugs, a growing crisis particularly in rural America How psychology can help people live more climate-friendly lives – lessons from around the world Targeted social media ads are influencing our behaviour – and the government uses them too Could a couple of Thai otters have helped the UK’s otter population recover? Our study provides a hint Russia: Serbia’s history is key to understanding its close relationship with Moscow Macron won’t rule out using western ground troops in Ukraine – but is Nato prepared for war with Russia? Benefits of using cleaner cooking fuels are blunted in urban areas where outdoor air is polluted: findings from Ghana, Cameroon and Kenya Johannesburg’s water crisis is getting worse – expert explains why the taps keep running dry in South Africa’s biggest city Africa needs China for its digital development – but at what price? Burkina Faso: Abductions Used to Crack Down on Dissent Worried about price gouging? For banks, there’s a simple solution Drug shortage: what will happen if you run out of ADHD medication? Russia: Court Convicts Human Rights Leader in Sham Trial Hungary:Propaganda Law has “created cloud of fear” pushing LGBTI+ community into the shadows Russia: Oleg Orlov, imprisoned following appeal against sham trial, must be released Music activism as a form of social resistance View from The Hill: Labor ‘highly unlikely’ to contest the Cook byelection, as Morrison bows out with ‘plenty of scars’ Explainer: what are the protocols around the use of a firearm for NSW police? View from The Hill: Labor ‘highly unlikely’ to contest the Cook byelection How to be kind to yourself (without going to a day spa) Argentina: Amnesty International makes submission to Argentine criminal court’s investigation into crimes against humanity in Venezuela England’s rising rural homelessness is a hidden crisis made worse by looming council bankruptcy Antarctica provides at least $276 billion a year in economic benefits to the world, new research finds Alabama ruling frozen embryos are equivalent to living children has worrying implications for IVF Young people are drinking less in real life. But film and TV paints a different picture The US just returned to the Moon after more than 50 years. How big a deal is it, really? Poland has opened its arms to nearly 1 million Ukrainian refugees, but will they be able to stay for the long term? The biggest threat to Indonesia’s democracy? It’s not Prabowo, it’s the oligarchy To collaborate or confront? New research provides key insights for environmental NGOs Renewable energy innovation isn’t just good for the climate — it’s also good for the economy As Varroa spreads, now is the time to fight for Australia’s honey bees – and you can help Explainer: What is the UN Human Rights Council? How Tumblr raised a generation of feminists From a ‘magic mineral’ to the stuff of nightmares: a 6,700-year history of asbestos Is there an alternative to 10,000 kilometres of new transmission lines? Yes – but you may not like it 70% of Australians don’t feel in control of their data as companies hide behind meaningless privacy terms Universities Accord: almost 50% students don’t feel like they belong at uni. We need to fix this if we’re going to double enrolments The Secret promises we can ‘manifest’ what we want. But if that’s true, why aren’t we all rich and famous? I want to eat healthily. So why do I crave sugar, salt and carbs? Should world leaders worry about another Trump presidency? QANTAS pays women 37% less, Telstra and BHP 20%. Fifty years after equal pay laws, we still have a long way to go A pandemic that won’t go away – as COVID enters its 5th year, NZ needs a realistic strategy Pink Shirt Day must become a call to meaningful action against bullying How a Brazilian journalist working in Portugal faces online hate and sees the political context ‘Tek sleep and mark death': Oil disaster in Tobago is a cautionary tale Mozambique’s unstable and expensive power supply is devastating small businesses – study examines what’s gone wrong ‘Swarm of one’ robot is a single machine made up of independent modules How is snow made? An atmospheric scientist describes the journey of frozen ice crystals from clouds to the ground As war in Ukraine enters third year, 3 issues could decide its outcome: Supplies, information and politics What ancient farmers can really teach us about adapting to climate change – and how political power influences success or failure Anti-immigrant pastors may be drawing attention – but faith leaders, including some evangelicals, are central to the movement to protect migrant rights I went to CPAC as an anthropologist to understand Trump’s base − they believe, more than ever, he is a savior I watched Plymouth’s unexploded bomb being taken out to sea, and recalled the city’s wartime story A blow to the heart can kill you – or bring you back to life Five books to read if you fell in love with One Day Could tardigrades have colonized the Moon? Writing is a technology that restructures thought — and in an AI age, universities need to teach it more Why economists are warning of another US banking crisis Red Sea crisis: with fears of a UK tea shortage, worries are brewing over other crucial commodities How do opposition MPs prepare for government? The six key skills that should be on every Labour politician’s mind Britain’s rising rural homelessness is a hidden crisis made worse by looming council bankruptcy A Nasa mission that collided with an asteroid didn’t just leave a dent – it reshaped the space rock In Putin’s Russia, the death of Navalny has left the opposition demoralised but not defeated Investigating insomnia: our research shows how chronic sleep problems can lead to a spiralling decline in mental health Abusive Interrogation Video in Japan Shows Urgent Need for Reform Israel defying ICJ ruling to prevent genocide by failing to allow adequate humanitarian aid to reach Gaza With eyes on Gaza, Ukraine, UN chief launches rights protection pledge Rare megamouth shark found in east Africa for the first time – why so little is known about it The bog is where forensics and archaeology meet to solve ‘cold cases’ Relationship anarchy is about creating bonds that suit people, not social conventions Taiwan election 2024: how presidential candidates left women voters unimpressed Ditching meat could release vital land to produce energy and remove carbon from the atmosphere – new study NHS dentistry is in crisis – are overseas dentists the answer? South Africa’s apartheid legacy is still hobbling research – a study of geography shows how With eyes on Gaza, Ukraine and beyond, UN chief launches rights protection pledge New domestic security law may affect regular news reporting, says Hong Kong press group A veteran Hong Kong journalist’s choice to coexist with censorship Russia: Sham Trial of Human Rights Leader Draws to a Close Politics with Michelle Grattan: Jason Clare on the future of education in Australia Israel Not Complying with World Court Order in Genocide Case Egypt: Human Rights Group and its Director Threatened and Smeared Secrets in the canopy: scientists discover 8 striking new bee species in the Pacific Egypt: Rights Group and its Director Threatened and Smeared Ethiopia: End extrajudicial Executions in Amhara region, bring perpetrators to justice Now you’re able to look up individual companies’ gender pay gaps From this week you’re able to look up individual companies’ gender pay gaps Our native animals are easy prey after a fire. Could artificial refuges save them? What happens when we outsource boring but important work to AI? Research shows we forget how to do it ourselves Labor steady in Newspoll but down in Resolve; it’s tied in Queensland From viral social media ‘pranks’ to hooning, what makes teens behave so badly? What is Ryeqo, the recently approved medicine for endometriosis? Kazakhstan: Arrest of Karakalpak Activist at Uzbekistan’s Behest So, you’ve been scammed by a deepfake. What can you do? Nicotine pouches are being marketed to young people on social media. But are they safe, or even legal? Critics of ‘woke capitalism’ want to return to a time when money was the only value. But it never existed A ‘war on red meat’? No, changes to Australian dietary guidelines are just a sensible response to Earth’s environmental woes From this week, you’ll be able to look up individual companies’ gender pay gaps As Scott Morrison leaves parliament, where does he rank among Australian prime ministers? Why access to free prescription contraception is a crucial component of a national pharmacare program for Canada FAQ: Why are syphilis cases on the rise in Canada? Health-care AI: The potential and pitfalls of diagnosis by app Here’s what we can learn from Canada’s response to inflation in the 1980s and 1990s Why the West’s resentment of China is so misguided Pregnant women in South Africa should be offered social grants – it’ll save the state money in the long run Universities Accord final report: what is it, and what does it recommend? Universities Accord: the final report mentions ‘equity’ 200 times, but can it boost access for underrepresented groups? Universities Accord: ‘Gonski-style’ funding is on the table for higher education. This will see some unis gain more than others Universities Accord: many students could pay less for their higher education … eventually NRA loses New York corruption trial over squandered funds – retired longtime leader Wayne LaPierre must repay millions of dollars Nigeria’s ban on alcohol sold in small sachets will help tackle underage drinking A debt crisis looms over global majority countries Legion: Life in the Roman Army exhibition delivers exciting finds but fails to go beyond stories of men and weapons of war enough The Body Shop was the scent of my youth – and it’s young people who could resurrect the brand Legion: Life in the Roman Army exhibition delivers exciting finds but fails to go beyond stories of men and weapons of war Vladimir Putin has never understood why Ukrainians want to control their own destiny Modern democracies are in crisis. Could 18th-century political theorist Edmund Burke help us find a way out? Joe Biden has raised more than Trump so far – here’s how US election fundraising is working out Slouching isn’t as bad for you as you might think Javier Milei: Argentina’s new president presses ahead with economic ‘shock therapy’ as social unrest grows Your smart watch isn’t a medical device – but it is tracking all your health data Satellites are burning up in the upper atmosphere – and we still don’t know what impact this will have on the Earth’s climate Violence, dominance and passion on the big screen – and other things you should see this week Russia: Authorities must release Aleksei Navalny’s body and allow access for an independent investigation into the cause of his death Deadly tribal clashes destabilize Papua New Guinea Photo essay: Communities still coping in the aftermath of Morocco earthquake IQ tests: the danger of reading too much into them – and the crucial cognitive skills they don’t measure Nanotechnology promises to help farmers cut pesticide use – but could also make chemicals more toxic Perfect Days: Wim Wenders’ reflection on ageing, told through the toilets of Tokyo Longer sentences for ‘rough sex’ killers may not deliver justice for victims Gut microbiome: meet Lactobacillus acidophilus – the gut health superhero Arsenic in landfills is still leaching into groundwater − 20 years after colleagues and I learned how the ‘king of poisons’ could escape trash dumps How governments handle data matters for inclusion War in Ukraine at 2 years: Destruction seen from space – via radar Making the moral of the story stick − a media psychologist explains the research behind ‘Sesame Street,’ ‘Arthur’ and other children’s TV The Russia-Ukraine War has caused a staggering amount of cultural destruction – both seen and unseen Louisiana governor makes it easier for companies to receive lucrative tax breaks that take money away from cash-strapped schools The South Carolina primary is likely to reveal the eventual Republican presidential nominee - 3 points to understand Early COVID-19 research is riddled with poor methods and low-quality results − a problem for science the pandemic worsened but didn’t create Deadly tribal clashes destabalize Papua New Guinea Afghanistan: Taliban must halt all executions and abolish death penalty Peru's Supreme Court of Justice annuls the judicial process for forced sterilizations committed during the Fujimori government Tunisia: Release and drop charges against opposition activists arbitrarily detained for a year Bushfire smoke affects children differently. Here’s how to protect them YouTube influencer Ruby Franke will go to prison for child abuse. What are the ethics of family vlogging? How people get sucked into misinformation rabbit holes – and how to get them out Why Egypt refuses to open its border to Palestinians forcibly displaced from Gaza Global Voices seeks an Administration and Operations Manager Friday essay: neither a monster nor a saint … Sir Samuel Griffith, Queensland’s violent frontier and the rigours of truth-telling Do pre-sentencing reports really help Black offenders in Canada’s justice system? 40 years after his famous walk in the snow, a look back at Pierre Trudeau’s resignation When homes already hit 40°C inside, it’s better to draw on residents’ local know-how than plan for climate change from above Joining AUKUS could boost NZ’s poor research and technology spending – but at what cost? Saudi Arabia: Amazon reimburses workers for unlawful fees following Amnesty International report highlighting abuses Gaza update: Biden ups the pressure on Israel as deadline for Rafah assault approaches Climate change is fanning the flames of NZ’s wildfire future. Port Hills is only the beginning Extreme environments are coded into the genomes of the organisms that live there What does Donald Trump’s NATO posturing mean for Canada? Side-effects of expanding forests could limit their potential to tackle climate change – new study Victoria’s power outage could have been far worse. Can we harden the grid against extreme weather? Friday essay: neither a monster or a saint … Sir Samuel Griffith, Queensland’s violent frontier and the rigours of truth-telling ABC’s House of Gods: a bold and compelling exploration of contemporary life in an Australian imam’s family Emissions from households’ water use are on a par with aviation. The big cuts and savings they can make are being neglected We discovered two new Australian native mammals – the first of their kind this century ‘Why can’t I wear a dress?’ What schools can learn from preschools about supporting trans children Team Taylor – why Swift’s brand works so well and how it could come under threat Are you ready for it? ‘Yeah-nah’ comes back stronger – with a little help from Taylor Swift ‘Robotax’ is a symptom of a gap in Australia’s tax laws. Here’s how to fix it We looked at 700 plant-based foods to see how healthy they really are. Here’s what we found The secret sauce of Coles’ and Woolworths’ profits: high-tech surveillance and control Does a university undergraduate degree lead to a ‘good job?’ It depends what you mean How advanced genetic testing can be used to combat the illegal timber trade With Beyoncé’s foray into country music, the genre may finally break free from the stereotypes that have long dogged it Speaker Lindsay Hoyle sparks chaos: five steps to understanding why MPs stormed out of Parliament during Gaza vote Deepfakes in South Africa: protecting your image online is the key to fighting them Traditional weather forecasts: expert shares 5 ways Africa’s coastal residents predict floods Kalahari weaver birds lay bigger eggs when they have female helpers to feed nestlings Gaza war: will Israel respond to US pressure to tread carefully in Rafah? There is a precedent Out of Darkness: I’m an expert on human origins – here’s how this stone age thriller surprised me Sargent and Fashion: the American painter brings silks and satins into the limelight US election: Haley’s supporters believe radically different things to Trump. So where do they go next? Man eats raw chicken for 25 days – why isn’t he sick? How to choose a trustworthy mental health app in a market bloated with options Offshore wind farms: policymakers are more influenced by reports that accentuate negative impacts – new study Trump is no Navalny, and prosecution in a democracy is a lot different than persecution in Putin’s Russia UN Scrutinizes Indonesia’s Record on Socio-Economic Rights India: The price of protest must not be death Learning in two languages: lessons from francophone Africa on what works best It Happened One Night at 90: the film that defined the romantic comedy Russia’s economy is now completely driven by the war in Ukraine – it cannot afford to lose, but nor can it afford to win The UK government aims to stop publishing stats on homeless people’s deaths – here’s why that’s a problem Not all mourning happens after bereavement – for some, grief can start years before the death of a loved one Mothers’ dieting habits and self-talk have profound impact on daughters − 2 psychologists explain how to cultivate healthy behaviors and body image Bacteria can develop resistance to drugs they haven’t encountered before − scientists figured this out decades ago in a classic experiment Donors gave $58 billion to higher ed in the 2023 academic year, with mega gifts up despite overall decline Colleges are using AI to prepare hospitality workers of the future EPA has tightened its target for deadly particle pollution − states need more tools to reach it Philly mayor might consider these lessons from NYC before expanding stop-and-frisk How you can tell propaganda from journalism − let’s look at Tucker Carlson’s visit to Russia With Beyoncé’s foray into country music, the genre is finally breaking free from the stereotypes that have long dogged it Algeria: Five years after Hirak protest movement repressive clampdown continues unabated Grattan on Friday: Unshackle immigration from Home Affairs and give it its own department As Israel’s assault on Rafah approaches, Egypt prepares for a flood of Palestinian refugees Israel-Gaza: how opinion polls used in Northern Ireland could pave a way to peace Panama: Key Services Lacking at Climate Relocation Site Ukraine/Russia: Justice for Ukraine means accountability for all crimes committed by Russia since 2014 Despite escalating sanctions, key machines imported from East Asia sustain Russia’s war effort in Ukraine Africa’s debt crisis needs a bold new approach: expert outlines a way forward National Anti-Corruption Commission to warn of ‘corruption vulnerabilities’ ahead of federal election Governments Target Nationals Living Abroad Dating apps are accused of being ‘addictive’. What makes us keep swiping? Outrage culture is a big, toxic problem. Why do we take part? And how can we stop? Sentinels of the sea: ancient boulder corals are key to reef survival in a warmer world We gave palliative care patients VR therapy. More than 50% said it helped reduce pain and depression symptoms Changeling warrior Robyn Davidson has never been lost. She’s a seeker with the courage to keep looking Voluntary assisted dying is different to suicide. But federal laws conflate them and restrict access to telehealth World News in Brief: Ukraine attacks in Donetsk, Afghan quake costs, ‘forever chemicals’ dumped in US, benefits of multilingual education UK urged to end ‘national threat’ of violence against women and girls How colourism affects families in the UK – and how positive parenting can challenge it Universities should respond to cuts and corporate influence with co-operative governance Sporting change: How an elite swim club in Western Canada is addressing bullying Thermoelectric technologies can help power a zero-carbon future Myanmar: Mandatory conscription shows junta’s ‘desperation’, rights expert says World News in Brief: Ukraine attacks in Donetsk, ‘forever chemicals’ dumped in US, benefits of multilingual education The brightest object ever observed in the night sky is a black hole that’s growing by the equivalent of one Sun a day Why bans on smartphones or social media for teenagers could do more harm than good How colourism affects families in the UK – and how positive parenting and love can challenge it The 100-hour war between El Salvador and Honduras is famous for starting with a football match – the truth is more complicated A drug to treat frostbite is finally available Whether inserted, ingested or implanted, batteries are a matter of life and death Future graduates will pay more in student loan repayments – and the poorest will be worst affected Tracking tropical turtles deep down to the seabed reveals their feeding habits Q&A with Sergei Guriev: ‘The optimistic scenario is the departure of Vladimir Putin in whatever way’ Guide to the classics: Yevgeny Zamyatin’s dystopian novel We inspired Orwell and influenced the Western imagination Hard to kill: here’s why eucalypts are survival experts Privilege or poisoned chalice? 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