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Can this former CEO fix the World Bank and solve the world's climate finance and debt crises as the institution's next president? 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But it can take 9 years for an OCD diagnosis A therapist reckons with her own trauma, in the shadow of Australia's collective shame Safeguard deal shows Bandt's Greens party has come of age Teaching the ‘basics’ is critical – but what teachers really want are clear guidelines and expectations Australia's cultural institutions are especially vulnerable to efficiency dividends: looking back at 35 years of cuts NSW Labor unlikely to win majority after flopping on pre-poll votes Inheritance taxes, resource taxes and an attack on negative gearing: how top economists would raise $20 billion UN chief calls for new tool to find 100,000 ‘disappeared’ Syrians Lost Ukrainian children. War and abductions by Russia overshadow another big issue What is contributing to St. Lucia's spike in violent crime? Why is Canada rejecting evidence of Israeli apartheid against Palestinians? Ahead of the game or falling behind? 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A medical toxicologist explains how it increases overdose risk, and why Narcan can still save a life Behind the Latter-day Saint church's vast wealth are two centuries of financial hits and misses Room-temperature superconductors could revolutionize electronics – an electrical engineer explains the materials' potential What's at stake as protests rock Israel: 3 essential reads on democracy, security and human rights A shortage of native seeds is slowing land restoration across the US, which is crucial for tackling climate change and extinctions When it comes to explaining elections in Congress, gerrymandering is overrated Leonardo da Vinci’s mother might have been a slave: here’s what the discovery reveals about Renaissance Europe It's time to rethink what citizen science really is The Winter’s Tale review: jarring Shakespeare's Globe production lacks warmth Why tornadoes are still hard to forecast – even though storm predictions are improving Pilgrimage and revolution: How Cesar Chavez married faith and ideology in landmark farmworkers' march What central banks are doing to safeguard financial stability and why they must proceed with caution The South African Council on Sport at 50: the fight for sports development is still relevant today Photos stolen, compensation denied: plights of Rohingya Photographers Uganda's new anti-LGBTQ+ law could lead to death penalty for same-sex 'offences' ICC arrest warrant for Vladimir Putin: a king-size dilemma for South Africa Facts and figures: Human rights in the Americas in 2022-23 Exile or Prison: Egypt’s Offer To Critics Abroad MENA: Double standards and weak international responses fuel repression At chocolate time, we've discovered what the brands that score best on child labour and the environment have in common ‘The reporting process was more traumatising than the assault itself’: LGBTQ+ survivors on accessing support after sexual violence Australia's safeguard mechanism deal is only a half-win for the Greens, and for the climate Politics with Michelle Grattan: Lambie urges return of former employment program for Indigenous communities EU: Stronger Rules Needed for Political Ads The ABC's In Our Blood shines a light on lesbian activism during the AIDS crisis – but there's more to their story Is 'climate anxiety' a clinical diagnosis? Should it be? Don’t let financial shame be your ruin: open conversations can help ease the burden of personal debt The First Nations Voice to parliament could get us to revisit conversations about Australia becoming a republic Newly linked data can reveal academic development from kindergarten to high school in 150,000 students ChatGPT: Student insights are necessary to help universities plan for the future What is a paraben and why are so many products advertised as 'paraben-free'? Response to Russian invasion of Ukraine exposes an international system unfit to deal with global crises Reflections from the Secretary General on the state of human rights in 2022/23 Bird flu FAQ: What is avian influenza? How is it transmitted to humans? What are the symptoms? Are there effective treatments and vaccines? Will H5N1 become the next viral pandemic? Ghost rodents: get ready to fall in love with Australia's albino rats and mice What causes hiccups and how can you get rid of them? IVF heist: Romantic Getaway on Binge explores the desperation couples can feel during the costly IVF journey For the first time, astronomers have linked a mysterious fast radio burst with gravitational waves Students' mental health is a big issue for schools – but teachers should only be part of the solution 'The media normalises war-mongering': how Chinese Australians respond to talk of war in mainstream media At chocolate time, we've discovered what the brands that score best on child labour and the environment and have in common In Russia's war against Ukraine, one of the battlegrounds is language itself 2022 was a good year for nature in Australia – but three nasty problems remain What does 'secularism' mean in the Iran protests? Tanzania’s President Suluhu’s attendance at opposition's event signals the start of cordial relations Rising inflation will continue to cause political headaches for the government, but also for the Bank of England Humza Yousaf becomes Scotland's first minister: a decade of polls suggest he'll struggle to deliver independence, just like Nicola Sturgeon Seven likely consequences from the banking crisis that most people haven't realised yet Leprosy, scabies and yaws - Togo's neglected tropical skin diseases need attention Ghana’s e-levy is unfair to the poor and misses its revenue target: a lesson in mobile money tax design Profit versus health: 4 ways big global industries make people sick Roadkill: vehicle collisions may be threatening the survival of some mammal populations Libya: Crimes against humanity committed since 2016 – rights probe Extra food assistance cushioned the early pandemic's blow on kids' mental health Why don’t parents like their kids to play with toy guns? Watermarking ChatGPT, DALL-E and other generative AIs could help protect against fraud and misinformation Presidential hopefuls are considering these 5 practical factors before launching their 2024 campaigns Why the growing number of foreign agent laws around the world is bad for democracy As longterm partnership with US fades, Saudi Arabia seeks to diversify its diplomacy – and recent deals with China, Iran and Russia fit this strategy Gender-affirming care has a long history in the US – and not just for transgender people Nepo babies: why nepotism is such a problem for British film and TV – and how to fix it People with a history of poor mental health were more likely to face psychological and financial problems during the pandemic Lie detectors: body language tells us surprisingly little about whether someone is being honest ChatGPT struggles with Wordle puzzles, which says a lot about how it works Pupils protest over toilet rules: why school responses should consider children's rights Ukraine war: tensions rise in Crimea as Russia prepares for a likely spring offensive Moldova refused to use language constructed by Soviet cultural policy How Russia has changed a year after the invasion of Ukraine India's former opposition leader loses parliament seat over conviction in a defamation case Education might not save you from cognitive decline – new study Dominic Raab's defence against bullying claims is that he is always 'professional' – but that doesn't stack up Tanzania’s President Suluhu’s attendance of opposition's event signals the start of cordial relations Greens will back Labor's safeguard mechanism without a ban on new coal and gas. That's a good outcome Tirana Hassan to Lead Human Rights Watch Vietnam: Drop Charges against Human Rights Activist We've been connecting brains to computers longer than you’d expect. These 3 companies are leading the way TGA review strengthens case for much tighter vape restrictions at the border How to get more women on bikes? Better biking infrastructure, designed by women Why Western Sydney is feeling the heat from climate change more than the rest of the city Pip Williams shows how World War I transformed women's lives, in a new novel that captures the 'poetic materiality' of books The environmental impact of Russia’s invasion goes beyond Ukraine – how do we deal with ‘problems without passports’? This Buddhist sculpture probably won’t ‘rewrite history’ – Western Australia already has a rich Chinese past Justin Trudeau and Joe Biden are missing the bigger picture about migrant border crossings Marguerite Duras called The Lover 'a load of shit', but her novel about her affair as a 15-year-old stuns with its emotional force I realised the fat-tailed dunnart was under threat. Here's how I got the species officially listed Bendy joints, stretchy skin, clumsiness. Why hypermobile Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome is often missed – and what it has to do with autism Are you financially literate? Here are 7 signs you're on the right track Education expert John Hattie's new book draws on more than 130,000 studies to find out what helps students learn How and where we build needs to change in the face of more extreme weather – the insurance industry can help Israel's military reservists are joining protests – potentially transforming a political crisis into a security crisis When a coup chases you into a corner: The lives of Burmese refugees in Thailand How did Serbia become ‘the biggest victim’ of the war in Ukraine? Did Canada and Ontario pay too much money for Volkswagen’s battery plant? How can we maximize woke's potential while minimizing the culture war's divisiveness? Canadian young adults who live alone are more likely to struggle with unaffordable housing, study finds Corporate management: Women are losing ground and need to be more strategic, but the culture must also change View from The Hill: Dutton saddles up for Aston race amid Victorian Liberal infighting After 12 years in opposition, grassroots politics restores Labor to power in New South Wales Australia is now almost entirely held by Labor – but that doesn't necessarily make life easier for leaders Australia is now almost entirely held by Labor - but that doesn't necessarily make life easier for leaders Labor very likely to win majority in NSW election Benin national park becomes insurgent group safe haven Labor set to win thumping majority in NSW election Fight slavery’s 'legacy of racism' through education: Guterres Fight slavery’s ‘racist legacy’ through education: Guterres One Year On, the Taliban Still Attacking Girls’ Right to Education Marsupials and other mammals separately evolved flight many times, and we are finally learning how Final NSW Newspoll gives Labor a thumping lead; federal Labor's lead widens US Lawmakers Tackle Transnational Repression Rights expert urges India to stop crackdown on Kashmir activists Human rights in Ukraine still ‘dire’ amid wide-ranging violations: OHCHR One-hundred years later: Reflections on Syrian poet Nizar Qabbani's centenary Could the common cold give children immunity against COVID? Our research offers clues How Black children in England's schools are made to feel like the way they speak is wrong China’s latest diplomatic move will extend its trade, energy, financial and maritime power How to rewire your brain to feel good on Mondays Four ways the UK economy is being hampered by the private sector In its new season, _Don’t Call Me Resilient_ brings you the news — through an anti-racist lens 🎧 Ramadan: UN chief calls for solidarity as month of giving begins Misophonia: nearly one in five UK adults have the condition causing extreme reactions to certain sounds Naked women have long been seen as a threat – today’s puritanism is just the latest cycle of western history Succession planning: not all family businesses feud – here's how they help younger generations take over Plastic fibres stunt growth in mussels by more than a third – here's why this is a concern Why elite athletes should develop mindfulness to up their game How 'misogyny influencers' cater to young men's anxieties How do superconductors work? A physicist explains what it means to have resistance-free electricity 3D-printing the brain's blood vessels with silicone could improve and personalize neurosurgery – new technique shows how Reaction to bronze sculpture of Coretta and Martin Luther King Jr. in Boston hasn't been good – and that's not bad for art that shatters conventions 40 years ago 'A Nation at Risk' warned of a 'rising tide of mediocrity' in US schools – has anything changed? 'A toxic policy with little returns' – lessons for the UK-Rwanda deal from Australia and the US Gloria Bosman: a personal reflection on the loss of a South African jazz great IPCC's conservative nature masks true scale of action needed to avert catastrophic climate change Like father, like son: Turkmenistan’s new president carries on his predecessor’s repressive policies The story of a Ukrainian woman who delivered a baby under the Russian occupation The stork and the fisherman — a real life fable Water scarcity on Nigeria's coast is hardest on women: 6 steps to ease the burden Cannabis industry plans for South Africa have stalled: how to get them moving again COVID testing led to new techniques of disease diagnosis: progress mustn’t stop now The World Bank used to cause untold harm - but 30 years ago it started reforming. What went right Soaring interest rates contributed to recent bank failures – and there could be more to come Thailand: Myanmar nationals must not be deported following interrogation Woolworths is getting into telehealth – but patients need to be treated as more than customers A new review into how teachers are educated should acknowledge they learn throughout their careers (not just at the start) France Protests Test Government’s Commitment to Rights ‘Winnie the Pooh’ horror film pulled in Hong Kong Melbourne Now: a vast, sprawling and inspiring exhibition that seems to burst out of its architectural framework AI chatbots with Chinese characteristics: why Baidu's ChatGPT rival may never measure up Teachers need a lot of things right now, but another curriculum 'rewrite' isn't one of them At the 2023 Adelaide Festival, the best works shimmer with a brutal honesty on incarceration, exile – and Nikolai Gogol Nepal: Transitional Justice Bill Needs to Protect Victims, not Abusers Back to the Moon: A space lawyer and planetary scientist on what it will take to share the benefits of new lunar exploration – podcast Why is it so difficult to handle whistleblower reports? Black Residents of Louisiana File Landmark Lawsuit Time to grow up: Australia's national security dilemma demands a mature debate A new study on Australian volcanoes has changed what we know about explosive 'hotspot' volcanism 4-day work week trials have been labelled a ‘resounding success’. But 4 big questions need answers Want an easy $400 a year? Ditch the gas heater in your home for an electric split system The gaming audience is 'queerer than ever' – so how are game creators responding? Friday essay: matrilineal societies exist around the world – it's time to look beyond the patriarchy King Charles’s coronation: Can the British monarchy shed its imperial past? Mexico's help to American women who need abortions should inspire Canada 'Salam, Ramadan Mubarak!': 4 ways schools can bring Ramadan into the classroom Fishing for data: commercial fishers help monitor rising temperatures in coastal seas Black Residents of US State of Louisiana File Landmark Lawsuit Back to the Moon: A space lawyer and planetary scientist on what it will take to share the benefits of new lunar exploration - Podcast Why mortgage rates will not return to recent lows any time soon Federal Reserve’s ‘soft landing’ goal has become bumpier with rate hike plan hit by bank turbulence Quarter Life: a year on, our stories for people in their 20s and 30s has paid off COVID pandemic: three years on and nobody wants to talk about it – here's why we should Casey review: how different is the Met police from the UK's other forces? Swarm: Donald Glover's new show is a dark meditation on fan culture from a decidedly Black female perspective Public radio can help solve the local news crisis -- but that would require expanding staff and coverage Xi and Putin meeting signals the return of the China-Russia axis and the start of a second cold war Women only gained access to the London Stock Exchange in 1973 – why did it take so long? Four volcanic hotspots in the Solar System People with faceblindness aren't believed by their doctors – here's what needs to change Britain’s wild woods are under threat and we’re running out of time to save them Want to help protect rare birds in nesting season? Keep your dog on its lead Why sitting with crossed legs could be bad for you Central Asians fighting in Ukraine are both defending and attacking it Global Voices seeks a Social Media Team Lead Argentine feminist movement continues to diversify its ranks We used DNA from Beethoven's hair to shed light on his poor health – and stumbled upon a family secret Should the US ban TikTok? Can it? A cybersecurity expert explains the risks the app poses and the challenges to blocking it This course asks, 'What is mindfulness?' – but don't expect a clear-cut answer How 'Succession' feeds the hidden fantasies of its well-to-do viewers NRA's path to recovery from financial woes leaves the gun group vulnerable to new problems Scientists are using machine learning to forecast bird migration and identify birds in flight by their calls Infant formula shortages forced some parents to feed their babies in less healthy ways How an African church choir made a difference to care home life in Greater Manchester China: the rise of TikTok sister app Douyin as a powerful consumer tool Why thousands of volunteers are transcribing the notebooks of the scientist who inspired Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein Women occupy very few academic jobs in Ghana. Culture and society's expectations are to blame France: Allowing mass surveillance at Olympics undermines EU efforts to regulate AI Bowscapes review: album celebrates new traditions in South Africa's ancient bow music Grattan on Friday: A 'No' vote in the Voice referendum would put a serious dent in Australia's image abroad Why bioplastics won't solve our plastic problems How TikTok became a breeding ground for hate speech in the latest Malaysia general election TB kills 75,000 children in Africa every year: how this can stop What is wrong with Azerbaijan’s mentality towards its women How young people around the world experience AI, in their own words Weathering Russian xenophobia in everyday life 'We're all in', declares an emotional Albanese as he launches the wording for the Voice referendum TB in children isn't being controlled - it's key to fighting the disease for everyone else Politics with Michelle Grattan: Michael Brennan on Australia's parlous productivity growth China's only now revealed crucial COVID-19 origins data. Earlier disclosure may have saved us 3 years of political argy-bargy Brazil: Ratify Regional Environment Pact El Salvador: Court Hears Case on Total Abortion Ban Uganda: Reject anti-LGBTI law that criminalizes same-sex sexual activity AI tools are generating convincing misinformation. Engaging with them means being on high alert Our child protection system is clearly broken. Is it time to abolish it for a better model? The referendum rules have been decided. What does this mean for the Voice? We now know exactly what question the Voice referendum will ask Australians. A constitutional law expert explains We were told we'd be riding in self-driving cars by now. What happened to the promised revolution? Syria: Turkey-Backed Fighters Kill 4 Kurdish Civilians Ugandan Parliament Passes Extreme Anti-LGBT Bill Crystalize recent diplomatic shifts, top UN envoy urges Israelis, Palestinians UN Water Conference: More investment crucial to access water, sanitation, hygiene for all Federal Reserve bows to bank-crisis fears with quarter-point rate hike, letting up a little in its fight against inflation How the bottled water industry is masking the global water crisis Boris Johnson's evidence to MPs' partygate investigation: the key points of disagreement explained The COVID-19 pandemic took a toll on Albertans. Here's how they're faring now Getting a fuller picture of poverty in Canada: why the government's official poverty measure is insufficient Yanomami children die of malnutrition and disease in tragedy for Brazil's Indigenous people Who keeps the engagement ring after a breakup? 2 law professors explain why you might want a prenup for your diamond In Congress, breaking unwritten rules that encouraged civility and enabled things to get done is becoming the new normal When banks go bust: the four factors at play - trust, confidence, contagion and systemic risk How to talk to your family and friends about the new IPCC report – five tips from climate change communication research Older people have eating disorders too – but they're a largely ignored group How a local community helped us make incredible prehistoric discoveries Eels have fascinated us for ages - now we need to stop eating them Parks stress men and narrow streets stress women: what emotions does the city awaken? Researchers turned superglue into a recyclable, cheap, oil-free plastic alternative Why Lent is the perfect time to spiritually prepare for revolution Why is my loved one with dementia sometimes 'there' and sometimes not? 5 Indigenous engineering feats you should know about 'Some of them do treat you like an idiot’: what it’s like to be a casual academic Yes, the 1.5 million Australians getting rent assistance need an increase, but more public housing is the lasting fix for the crisis The Great Southern Reef is in more trouble than the Great Barrier Reef Fear and Wonder podcast: how scientists know the climate is changing Centring race: Why we need to think about gentrification differently Uganda: UN rights chief calls on President not to sign anti-homosexuality bill Freshwater ecosystems are becoming increasingly salty. Here's why this is a concern Trump v DeSantis: how the two Republican presidential heavy-hitters compare Star Wars: Earth will never be an ‘ecumenopolis’ like Coruscant, but our cities are devouring the world Met police: Casey review shows how 'warrior culture' drives policing in the UK COVID origins debate: what to make of new findings linking the virus to raccoon dogs Putin and the ICC: history shows just how hard it is to bring a head of state to justice The view from Moscow and Beijing: What peace in Ukraine and a post-conflict world look like to Xi and Putin French governments’ long record of bypassing parliament: a brief history of article 49.3 The most expensive book of all time? What makes this $50 million Hebrew Bible so special? Taiwanese ex-president Ma Ying-jeou’s visit to China sparks speculation Coastal erosion redraws St. Vincent’s north-east coast What is systemic risk and how does it lead to a banking crisis? Van Gogh Museum at 50: how galleries are challenging the 'tortured genius' narrative Van Gogh Museum at 50: Vincent van Gogh and the art market – a brief history Van Gogh Museum at 50: what painter's letters to his family expose about why he became an artist Great Mysteries of Physics 3: is there a multiverse? The Amazon is not safe under Brazil's new president – a roads plan could push it past its breaking point This course uses 'Abbott Elementary' to examine critical issues in urban education Building better brain collaboration online – despite scientific squabbles, the decade-long Human Brain Project brought measurable success to neuroscience collaboration Mounting research points to health harms from cannabis, THC and CBD use during pregnancy, adolescence and other periods of rapid development Moving in with your partner? Talking about these 3 things first can smooth the way, according to a couples therapist Who keeps the engagement ring after a breakup? 2 law professors explain why you might want a pre-nup for your diamond Management lessons from Ted Lasso: the importance of clear goals and positive feedback The multiverse: how we're tackling the challenges facing the theory We're a step closer to learning how misplaced DNA could influence disease risk Noni Jabavu was a pioneering South African writer - a new book shows how relevant she still is Ethiopia: US Recognizes Atrocities in Conflict The devastating effects of climate change and mining on two rivers in Ivory Coast and Mali Why the ethics of octopus farming is so troubling Ethiopia: US Recognizes Atrocities in Northern Ethiopia Conflict Xi’s Moscow trip shows peace in Ukraine isn’t China’s main concern Word from The Hill: Reactions to AUKUS, next steps on the Voice, NSW election Uganda: Reject anti-LGBTI law that criminalizes same-sex sexual activity. 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