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World News in Brief: ‘Competing’ efforts to rebuild Derna, Myanmar mines threat, schools shut in Burkina Faso Riskier times on campuses mean we need a tool for prevention and intervention of sexual assaults Promises to get tough on youth crime might win votes – but the evidence shows it hasn’t worked for NZ Saskatchewan’s revised policy for consulting Indigenous nations is not nearly good enough The rise and 'whimper-not-a-bang' fall of Australia's trailblazing rock press What has the Nobel Prize in Physics ever done for me? Australia is leaving thousands of international graduates in visa limbo, and it’s about to get worse Fire authorities are better prepared for this summer. The question now is – are you? 50 years of hip-hop: Its social and political power resonates far beyond its New York birthplace Being told where their blood ends up encourages donors to give again – new research Where the Supreme Court stands on banning books Mexico: Authorities’ actions impede access to truth and justice for Ayotzinapa Brush your teeth! Bad oral hygiene linked to cancer, heart attacks and renal failure Nigeria's new blue economy ministry could harness marine resources - moving the focus away from oil Argentina's economic crisis: whoever wins presidential election is on a collision course with the IMF Long COVID patients are much more likely to have multiple organ abnormalities Glaciers can give us clues about when a volcano might erupt Mercury: shrinking planet is still getting smaller – new research Three steps for getting over social media envy – advice from a psychologist New species of cobra-like snake discovered – but it may already be extinct Navigating the risks and benefits of AI: Lessons from nanotechnology on ensuring emerging technologies are safe as well as successful Michael Gambon's best film is a violent work of art Five things that the west doesn't understand about China's foreign policy Even before deepfakes, tech was a tool of abuse and control Rosebank shows the UK's offshore oil regulator no longer serves the public good New single-use plastic ban takes effect in England – here's why its impact may be limited Nobel prize in medicine awarded to mRNA pioneers – here's how their discovery was integral to COVID vaccine development Eswatini: Authorities must investigate brutal prison attack on former MP Arbitrary detention still widespread in Mexico, rights expert warns We’re better off thanks to migrants, says new IOM chief Decolonial perspective on race from the post-Yugoslav region How often do you think about the Roman empire? TikTok trend exposed the way we gender history Psychedelics plus psychotherapy can trigger rapid changes in the brain − new research at the level of neurons is untangling how There's a thriving global market in turtles, and much of that trade is illegal How do astronomers know the age of the planets and stars? Pope Francis has appointed 21 new cardinals – an expert on medieval Christianity explains what it means for the future of the Catholic Church HIV self-test kits are meant to empower those at risk − but they don't necessarily lead to starting HIV treatment or prevention Great Expectations: new theatrical adaptation sets Dickens novel in partition-era Bengal Party conference season is here – but decades of polling evidence suggests these events barely move the dial Political leaders need a grand narrative – Rishi Sunak's is a story of decline For African literary criticism: Interview with the founder of francophone ‘African literary chronicles’ Disability royal commissioners disagreed over phasing out 'special schools' – that leaves segregation on the table How women's environmental action across the Global South can create a better planet Why do I suddenly owe tax this year? It could be because the Low and Middle Income Tax offset is gone, forever Organisms without brains can learn, too – so what does it mean to be a thinking creature? Utopia gone wrong: identity and history intersect in Jenny Erpenbeck’s haunting new novel Should I be getting my vitamin D levels checked? 'The boss of Country', not wild dogs to kill: living with dingoes can unite communities Introducing The Conversation's new climate series, Getting to Zero Emperor penguins face a bleak future – but some colonies will do better than others in diverse sea-ice conditions Wartime hijinks, wilderness survivors and contemporary dance: what we're streaming this October Are NFTs really dead and buried? All signs point to 'yes' Avoid cramming and don't just highlight bits of text: how to help your memory when preparing for exams Replacing gas heating with reverse-cycle aircon leaves some people feeling cold. Why? And what's the solution? Our mood usually lifts in spring. But after early heatwaves and bushfires, this year may be different Closer relations between Australia and India have the potential to benefit both nations What kind of Australia will we wake up to if the Voice referendum is defeated on October 14? Too hard basket: why climate change is defeating our political system The road is long and time is short, but Australia's pace towards net zero is quickening Singapore climate rally calls for inclusivity and more protection for vulnerable communities Early indicators of dementia: 5 behaviour changes to look for after age 50 Safety on the line: Drivers who juggle multiple jobs are more likely to take risks on the road We got the beat: How we perceive rhythm involves neurological processes that control movement Family doctor shortage: Medical education reform can help address critical gaps, starting with a specialized program Pierre Poilievre is a career politician: Is that good or bad? Protecting older persons’ rights benefit everyone: UN chief Trade unions and the new economy: 3 African case studies show how workers are recasting their power in the digital age Siya Kolisi: the South African rugby star's story offers valuable lessons in resilience How Costa Rica drafted Latin America’s first ever anti-hate strategy Protecting older persons’ rights benefit everyone: UN chief Nigeria at 63: four reasons for persistent disunity six decades on Clashes in Lebanon Risk Disrupting Education for Thousands of Children Beijing’s Increasingly Desperate Attempts to Squelch UN Criticism Time to Ban Facial Recognition from Public Spaces and Borders Viet Nam: UN rights office condemns crackdown on climate activists Suella Braverman is wrong about the UN refugee convention being 'not fit for purpose' – here's why How to challenge toxic behaviour and help someone being bullied or harassed at work Consciousness: why a leading theory has been branded 'pseudoscience' Nagorno-Karabakh: the world should have seen this crisis coming -- and it's not over yet Ukraine war: Russian shelling is taking a deadly toll on urban bats Coffy: how Blaxploitation star Pam Grier helped lead the way for strong resilient women in film Aziz Pahad: the unassuming South African diplomat who skilfully mediated crises in Africa, and beyond Michael Gambon: an unshowy actor of enormous range and charm Self-driving buses that go wherever you want? How the UK is trying to revolutionise public transport Lost in the coffee aisle? Navigating the complex buzzwords behind an 'ethical' bag of beans is easier said than done Every science lab should have an artist on the team – here’s why Jellyfish: our complex relationship with the oceans' anti-heroes Feinstein's death raises the question: How are vacant Senate seats filled? Yemen: Wave of arrests by Huthi de facto authorities following demonstrations French schools' ban on abayas and headscarves is supposedly about secularism − but it sends a powerful message about who 'belongs' in French culture From pests to pollutants, keeping schools healthy and clean is no simple task Sci-fi books are rare in school even though they help kids better understand science The fight for 2% − how residuals became a sticking point for striking actors The 'Barbie' and 'Star Wars' universes are entertaining, but they also unexpectedly can help people understand why revolutions happen Lessons for today from the overlooked stories of Black teachers during the segregated civil rights era US Supreme Court refuses to hear Alabama’s request to keep separate and unequal political districts AI disinformation is a threat to elections − learning to spot Russian, Chinese and Iranian meddling in other countries can help the US prepare for 2024 John Fetterman might be the first to try to bare his legs in the Senate, but shorts have been ticking people off for almost a century Soccer kiss scandal exposes how structural sexism in Spain can be a laughing matter South Africa has one of the strongest navies in Africa: its strengths and weaknesses How the age of mammals could end Three rules for adding weight to your backpack that will boost the benefits of exercise Labour set to win Rutherglen and Hamilton West byelection – but only a thumping majority will herald big Scottish gains next year Supreme Court justices' ideologies don't always fit 'liberal' and 'conservative' labels Can Biden bounce back as the US presidential race turns nastier? Global: X’s new policy risks violating right to privacy for millions Global: Experts back decriminalization as the best means to enhance the rights of sex workers Türkiye: Upholding sentence against Osman Kavala and four other Gezi defendants a ‘devastating politically-motivated blow’ Ukrainian civil society leader focuses on Taiwan: Interview with Hanna Hopko The disability royal commission recommendations could fix some of the worst living conditions – but that's just the start Books 3 has revealed thousands of pirated Australian books. In the age of AI, is copyright law still fit for purpose? Zimbabwe: Mnangagwa fails to break with the past, fuels cycle of abuse and impunity Saudi Arabia: Still no justice for state-sanctioned murder of Jamal Khashoggi five years on Nagorno-Karabakh surrenders but what of the future? Politics with Michelle Grattan: Treasurer Jim Chalmers on jobs and work European Court Hears Climate Crisis Case Brought by Children No, Syria Is Still Not Safe for Refugee Returns Zimbabwe: Mnangagwa fails to break with the past, fuels cycle of abuse and impunity. Foreign policy has been missing from NZ's election campaign – voters deserve answers to these big questions Just 3 Nobel Prizes cover all of science – how research is done today poses a challenge for these prestigious awards Here's how to fix Australia's approach to soil carbon credits so they really count towards our climate goals Education for reconciliation requires us to 'know where we are' Mapping unmarked graves: Why the Mohawk Mothers are fighting McGill University Indigenous-authored novels: 5 great contemporary reads for young adults UN rights experts slam ‘systemic racism’ in US police and courts Human rights defenders face harsh reprisals for partnering with UN Iran’s women, digital rights and human freedoms Slovakia may be about to elect a government which plans to halt aid to Kyiv Ukraine recap: Ukraine and allies maintain optimism despite slow progress on the battlefield Interest rates: Monetary policy is always political as central banks opt to back the financial sector Temporary carbon storage in forests has climate value — but we need to get the accounting right Shutdowns are a uniquely American drama − in the UK, it's just not Parliament's cup of tea A search for links between two of the universe's most spectacular phenomena has come up empty – for now 'You're constantly worrying': pregnant women, bushfire smoke and the impossibility of safety Lions to roar or Magpies to soar? It's a remarkable revival story either way on grand final day Handkerchief or tissue? Which one's better for our health and the planet? Friday essay: 'I hope eventually to become a woman' – trans life in Australia from the 1940s to 1970s Americas: Brazil can become the next country to step up to guarantee the right to abortion Inside the search for the unmarked graves of children lost to Indian Residential Schools — Podcast Residential school deaths are significantly higher than previously reported I'm a microbiologist and here's what (and where) I never eat Ukraine war: Putin avoids further mobilisation while Kyiv suffers manpower shortage Virtual reality can help emergency services navigate the complexities of real-life crises Face pareidolia: how pregnant women could help us understand why we see faces in inanimate objects How community gardening could ease your climate concerns Hepatitis C: Britons getting tattoos and cosmetic procedures abroad may be at risk – here's how to avoid it The surprisingly punk fashion of the Bloomsbury set, including Virginia Woolf and Vanessa Bell The UK has relatively few armed police – but their specialist squads are hotbeds of 'warrior culture' How HS2 caused the UK to lose focus on 'levelling up' during years of high-speed rail delays Right to information still an ‘empty promise’ for billions World News in Brief: Karabakh exodus continues, indigenous rights, UN steps up bid to curb food waste Rights chief calls for international help to provide ‘way out of chaos’ in Haiti Why so many women in Spain are choosing to donate their eggs – The Conversation Weekly podcast American Climate Corps: Biden's new green jobs initiative delivers more promises than details We asked 1,000 Zimbabweans what they think of China's influence on their country − only 37% viewed it favorably A solution to America's K-12 STEM teacher shortage: Endowed chairs Tracking daily step counts can be a useful tool for weight management – an exercise scientist parses the science Your microbes live on after you die − a microbiologist explains how your necrobiome recycles your body to nourish new life Sea glass, a treasure formed from trash, is on the decline as single-use plastic takes over Juries that don't understand forensic science can send innocent people to prison − a short training video could help Tropical climates are the most biodiverse on Earth − but it's not only because of how warm and wet they are Government shutdowns hurt federal worker morale, long after paychecks resume − especially for those considered 'nonessential' Taylor Swift and the end of the Hollywood writers strike – a tale of two media narratives The UN and the multilateral system are in crisis – what the Global South must do Akan folklore contains ancient wisdom that could benefit Ghana's western-style education system South African men are much more likely to die from TB than women -- here's why Salif Keïta, the defiant Malian football legend who created history on and off the field Prominent Journalist Denied Bail in Congo ‘I want sci-fi to be normal and intimate': Interview with Czech comics artist Filip Zatloukal Strange Way of Life review: Pedro Almodóvar’s 30-minute queer western is a tender miniature Grattan on Friday: In the second half of this term Albanese will need to concentrate on delivery Too often learning 'British history' means learning 'English history' – but overburdened schoolteachers are not to blame The first dog-fox hybrid points to the growing risk to wild animals of domestic species Viet Nam: Three-year sentence for renowned climate activist is ‘self-inflicted wound’ Germany Should Keep Focus on Rights in Central Asia Talks Xenophobia Rears its Ugly Head in South Africa The green energy surge still isn't enough for 1.5 degrees. We'll have to overshoot, adapt and soak up carbon dioxide In fractious debate, GOP candidates find common ground on cause of inflation woes and need for school choice Australian universities have dropped in the latest round of global rankings – should we be worried? What causes lithium-ion battery fires? Why are they so intense? And how should they be fought? An expert explains EU: AI Act must ban dangerous, AI-powered technologies in historic law EU Commission Should Stop Ignoring Tunisia’s Abuses Against Migrants Beyond the PwC scandal, there’s a growing case for a royal commission into Australia’s ruthless corporate greed A journey of discovery and identity formation: The Dictionary of Lost Words makes its wonderful stage debut UN Rights Body Should Extend Ethiopia Investigations We should use Australia's environment laws to protect our 'living wonders' from new coal and gas projects 4 ways to support someone with dementia during extreme heat Bangladesh: Shipping Firms Profit from Labor Abuse GOP shutdown threat is the wrong way to win a budget war − history shows a better strategy for reducing the deficit Canadian media is far too reliant on U.S. tech. Here's what the government can do about it Will AI kill our creativity? It could – if we don’t start to value and protect the traits that make us human Gabor Maté claims trauma contributes to everything: from cancer to ADHD. But what does the evidence say? The disability royal commission delivers its findings today. We must all listen to end violence, abuse and neglect Even if Qantas is fined hundreds of millions it is likely to continue to take us for granted Ukraine and Russia traded barbs in the UN's top court over the legality of the invasion. What could happen next in the case? Transportation paved the way for colonization — it can also support reconciliation Extreme heat, extreme inequality: Addressing climate justice in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside Hidden in plain sight: Women face subtle forms of discrimination and bias in the workplace The enduring appeal of a century-old German film about queer love NZ Election 2023: latest poll trends show the left regaining some ground and NZ First as possible kingmaker US/Haiti: Suspend Deportation Flights to Haiti US urged to end detention of Venezuelan Special Envoy Karabakh: Azerbaijan must ‘guarantee the rights of ethnic Armenians’ Forcing people to repay welfare ‘loans’ traps them in a poverty cycle – where is the policy debate about that? One in six UK species threatened with extinction – here's what we could lose (plus how to save them) A lasting legacy of Ignacio Tomichá Chuvé: Revitalizing the Besɨro language on the internet Portuguese youths sue 33 European governments at EU court in largest climate case ever Lagos building collapses: we used machine learning to show where and why they happen Meteorite discovery: unusual finds by South African farmer add to space rock heritage Somali piracy, once an unsolvable security threat, has almost completely stopped. Here's why Do liposomes make food supplements more effective? A chemistry expert explains common myths about these products Green fuels in shipping face major challenges for 2050 net zero target The silence around vulval cancer means people are missing the signs that they have it Creatine supplement may help relieve some long COVID symptoms Threats of failure motivate some students – but it's not a technique to use on the whole class Antimatter: we cracked how gravity affects it – here's what it means for our understanding of the universe Queer leaders: LGBTQI+ people still overwhelmingly absent from corporate boards Driverless cars could be a revolution for people with disabilities – but they also have good reason to be worried Net zero goal still alive, says IEA – but the world still faces major obstacles to reach it Changing the age of consent is not the solution to protecting young people from unhealthy relationships with adults ‘You can’t even face your own parents’, activist against cyberbullying tells Human Rights Council A lasting legacy of Ignacio Tomichá Chuvé: Revitalizing the Bésiro language on the internet Marina Abramović retrospective celebrates the grand dame of performance art – but questions the genre's future What is an abaya − and why does it cause such controversy in France? A scholar of European studies explains Philly undercounts students who are homeless – here's what parents need to know to advocate for their child Harassment and abuse perceived to harm poor women less − new research finds a 'thicker skin' bias Why central banks should stop raising interest rates Hip-hop on trial: When can a rapper's lyrics be used as evidence in a criminal case? Why some Indians want to change the country's name to 'Bharat' What will this government shutdown shut down? Social Security and the IRS keep going; SBA loans and some food and safety inspections do not Azerbaijan's use of force in Nagorno-Karabakh risks undermining key international norms, signaling to dictators that might makes right Deceit pays dividends: How CEO lies can boost stock ratings and fool even respected financial analysts Treasure hunters pose a problem for underwater archaeological heritage The tantalising scent of rain or freshly baked bread: why can certain smells transport us back in time? Iraq: Four years after Tishreen protests, no justice for state and militia violence Word from The Hill: Assessing Daniel Andrews, the extraordinary Pezzullo story, senators give Qantas chiefs a hard time Does AI have a right to free speech? Only if it supports our right to free thought Portuguese youths sue 32 European governments at EU court in largest climate case ever Who is Jacinta Allan, Victoria's new premier? Is TikTok right – will eating three carrots a day really give me a natural tan? Australian parliamentarians visit Washington to lobby for Julian Assange's release Vietnam: Drop Charges Against Climate Activist India: Government weaponizing terrorism financing watchdog recommendations against civil society Citizen scientists collect more nature data than ever, showing us where common and threatened species live Nobody knows how consciousness works – but top researchers are fighting over which theories are really science China's new anti-espionage law is sending a chill through foreign corporations and citizens alike Family vlogs can entertain, empower and exploit Ruapehu has had a great ski season – but we need to reimagine the future of NZ’s iconic volcano Iraqi Assyrians struggle for freedom of expression amid political and extremist threats Canada's House speaker quits: What the Hunka scandal reveals about Second World War complexities Wildland firefighters face a huge pay cut without action by Congress – here's how physically demanding this lifesaving job is Playful whales can use seaweed as a hat – or exfoliant. This "kelping" behaviour is more common than we realised New study shows we can create value from food waste by turning it into a highly desirable material – nanocellulose What do we know about long COVID in kids? And what do I do if I think my child has it? Why the Voice could be a bulwark against Trumpism gaining a stronger foothold in Australia Millie Bobby Brown's debut novel is a bestseller. Does it matter that the 19-year-old actor didn't write it? 7 ways to look after yourself and your community before and after the Voice referendum Are seniors being pressured into retirement homes by lack of community services? Reclaiming Dada women's art history shouldn't mean amplifying orientalism and sexism Myanmar: ‘Inhumanity in its vilest form’ continues, warns Türk Rights experts warn against forced separation of Uyghur children in China Breaking down India's new data protection law: Good, bad, or ugly? Nagorno-Karabakh: crisis in the Caucasus could destabilise the whole of Eurasia Israel-Palestine: the legacy of Oslo and the future of a two-state solution – podcast Breathing through your nose when you exercise may make your runs easier Online abuse could drive women out of political life – the time to act is now NZ's Green Party is 'filling the void on the left' as voters grow frustrated with Labour's centrist shift Supreme Court supermajority will clarify its constitutional revolution this year, deciding cases on guns and regulations US Rebukes Egypt for Using Child Soldiers World News in Brief: Crisis deepens for Mali’s children, human rights updates from Brazil, Montenegro UNHCR increasingly concerned for refugees fleeing Karabakh region An entry fee may not be enough to save Venice from 20 million tourists On Sukkot, the Jewish ‘Festival of booths,’ each sukkah is as unique as the person who builds it The family home in South African townships is contested – why occupation, inheritance and history are clashing with laws Environmental disasters and climate change force people to cross borders, but they're not recognised as refugees – they should be How to make a perfect romcom – an expert explains the recipe for romance The rich history of black British fashion is explored in an exciting new exhibition How rape myths and unconscious biases prejudice the judicial system against women -- and rape survivors in particular World’s biggest bat colony gathers in Zambia every year: we used artificial intelligence to count them Tyson Fury's Netflix series highlights the mental health challenges faced by Gypsy, Roma and Traveller communities Fossil fuel workers have the skills to succeed in green jobs, but location is a major barrier to a just transition Rishi Sunak has ripped up decades of cross-party consensus on climate change How stereotyping increases during economic crises What's the carbon footprint of owning pet fish? An expert explains In Azerbaijan, one young queer activist is defying boundaries 'You have to be everybody’s best friend': how dreams and desires leave TV and film crew vulnerable to workplace exploitation Online safety bill: why making the UK the 'safest place to go online' is not as easy as the government claims Queer film in Africa is rising – even in countries with the harshest anti-LGBTIQ+ laws Lithium-ion battery fires are a growing public safety concern − here's how to reduce the risk This Christian text you've never heard of, The Shepherd of Hermas, barely mentions Jesus − but it was a favorite of early Christians far and wide Microphone check − 5 ways that music education is changing Remote workers are more aware of cybersecurity risks than in-office employees: new study What are APIs? A computer scientist explains the data sockets that make digital life possible Why separating fact from fiction is critical in teaching US slavery Loud sounds at movies and concerts can cause hearing loss, but there are ways to protect your ears Dan Andrews leaves office as a titan of Victorian politics - who drove conservatives to distraction Why an entry fee may not be enough to save Venice from 20 million tourists Thailand: Upcoming verdict in case of murdered Indigenous activist ‘Billy’ must deliver justice Uzbekistan Authorities Keep Wrongfully Imprisoned Lawyer Isolated The Sahel faces resurgence of terrorist attacks Dan Andrews quits after nine years as premier of Victoria Is it time for Australia to introduce a national skills passport? 'I want to get bogged at a beach in my wheelchair and know people will help'. Micheline Lee on the way forward for the NDIS The Albanese government blew its shot at setting a historic new unemployment target The many reviews of the public service miss one vital problem - the language used to communicate ideas 1 in 5 Australian workers is either underemployed or out of work: white paper No gavels, no hearsay and lots of drinking: a law expert ranks legal dramas by their accuracy What do people think about when they go to sleep? From stock markets to brain scans, new research harmonises hundreds of scientific methods to understand complex systems Muscle, wood, coal, oil: what earlier energy transitions tell us about renewables Entrepreneurs are facing a mental health crisis — here's how to help them 7 years, billions of kilometres, a handful of dust: NASA just brought back the largest-ever asteroid sample Europe: Six young people to present landmark climate case before the European Court of Human Rights As Antarctic sea ice continues its dramatic decline, we need more measurements and much better models to predict its future From Luna Park to neo-Nazis – why the Middle Ages still matters to middle Australia Explainer: the philosophy of Jean-Jacques Rousseau is profoundly contemporary Take risks, embrace failure and be comfortable with uncertainty: 3 activities to help your child think like an artist Workplace loneliness is the modern pandemic damaging lives and hurting businesses A national digital ID scheme is being proposed. An expert weighs the pros and (many more) cons Container deposit schemes reduce rubbish on our beaches. Here’s how we proved it Is it normal to forget words while speaking? And when can it spell a problem? The 'yes' Voice campaign is far outspending 'no' in online advertising, but is the message getting through? Sex workers' rights: Governments should not decide what constitutes good or bad sex Ontario's Greenbelt is safe for now, but will the scandal alter Doug Ford's course? National Day for Truth and Reconciliation: Exhibit features stolen Kainai children's stories of resilience on Treaty 7 lands Polish Volunteer Detained for Aiding Migrants Venezuela continues crackdown on dissenters, UN rights experts warn Inflation: I've been analysing the Bank of England's forecast over the past two years – here's how they got it wrong Donald Trump's truth: why liars might sometimes be considered honest – new research Ukraine war: mixed signals among Kyiv's allies hint at growing conflict fatigue Nitazenes: synthetic opioids more deadly than fentanyl are starting to turn up in overdose cases Glue ear: there's a better alternative to grommet surgery Offshore wind: a perfect storm of inflation and policy uncertainty risks derailing the UK's main hope for a low-carbon future Five jellyfish species you may encounter more often in UK's warming seas Palestine: Rights experts call for stronger torture prevention measures Ukraine: Rape and torture by Russian forces continuing, rights experts report Facebook’s news retreat: A death knell for independent MENA local news ‘I felt violated': The women determined to break the cycle of FGM in Uganda 'Design of Coffee' course teaches engineering through brewing the perfect cup of coffee Why does a plane look and feel like it’s moving more slowly than it actually is? Flesh-eating bacteria infections are on the rise in the US − a microbiologist explains how to protect yourself Aerobic and strength training exercise combined can be an elixir for better brain health in your 80s and 90s, new study finds The Supreme Court's originalists have taken over − here's how they interpret the Constitution Kwame Nkrumah: memorials to the man who led Ghana to independence have been built, erased and revived again Traditional downtowns are dead or dying in many US cities − what's next for these zones? How AI and AR could increase the risk of problem gambling for online sports betting Henry VIII’s favourite fool – a new book draws a portrait of the man the Tudor court loved to laugh at The UK just passed an online safety law that could make people less safe South African tourism: informal traders need support, not more red tape Giant sea lizards: fossils in Morocco reveal the astounding diversity of marine life 66 million years ago, just before the asteroid hit Implants like pacemakers and insulin pumps often fail because of immune attacks − stopping them could make medical devices safer and longer-lasting Yemen: End unfair trial against human rights defender Fatma al-Arwali Governments can hack into your phone while you sleep. This is how to stop it Indigenous Peoples Secure Decisive Victory in Brazil World News in Brief: Ukraine nuclear plant update, Sudan health crisis, reproductive rights 'Mum-shaming' of Sophie Turner is part of a problem that harms all parents View from The Hill: 'Player' Mike Pezzullo undone by power play Kindness has persisted in a competitive world – cultural evolution can explain why The story of Ohio's ancient Native complex and its long journey for recognition as a World Heritage site How to create a college internship where students actually learn − and don't want to quit Brazil: Disability Plan Should End Warehousing Australian rugby has reached its lowest point. How did it get here? Pezzullo story points to serious systemic problems in the Australian Public Service In Central Asia, the concerts of pro-war Russian celebrities are canceled in solidarity with Ukraine How popular music videos drove the fight against the Islamic State 1 in 5 Australian workers are either underemployed or out of work: white paper IMF: Austerity Loan Conditions Risk Undermining Rights Iraq: Torture Survivors Await US Redress, Accountability Guinea: Significant Progress in 2009 Massacre Trial Rising Seas, Broken Promises in Panama Government's employment white paper commits to jobs for all who want them – and help to get them Do blue-light glasses really work? Can they reduce eye strain or help me sleep? Government's employment white paper commits to jobs for all who want them - and help to get them Seals, swimmers, bat carers – exploring the world of the pale brown, oft-maligned Yarra River The RMA is dead, long live the RMA: why NZ’s resource laws won't change overnight after this election Labor and Albanese recover in Newspoll as Dutton falls, but the Voice's slump continues South Korea’s ‘Anonymous Birthing’ Bill Fails Women, Children Menendez indictment looks bad, but there are defenses he can make 'An insatiable and unrestrained desire for passionate love': the holy slut-shaming of Mary of Egypt 'Excavating something I barely had language for': two memoirs of disability and family explore Deafness and dwarfism America's leaders are older than they've ever been. Why didn't the founding fathers foresee this as a problem? How to manage exam season: don't forget to take regular breaks and breathe We need urban trees more than ever – here's how to save them from extreme heat Are fish oil supplements as healthy as we think? And is eating fish better? Is it ethical non-Indigenous people get to decide on the Voice? Is it OK for one group to have rights others don't? An ethicist weighs in Debate: Why France needs the Fifth Republic The global approach to serious crimes is shifting to domestic trials – here’s what I found in three African countries Young people with sexual or gender diversity are at higher risk of stopping their HIV treatment because of stigma and harsh laws Ultra-processed foods are not only bad for our bodies, their production damages our environments How long will a loved one live? It’s difficult to hear, but harder not to know Social media is a double-edged sword for the public image of Canadian labour unions Why Einstein must be wrong: In search of the theory of gravity Employment white paper to deliver more highly qualified workers in net zero, care and digitisation Young people attempt to build the city of the future in Russian province, while residents seek the past The youth attempts to build the city of the future in Russian province, while residents seek the past Azerbaijan: Ensure Civilians’ Rights in Nagorno Karabakh The vanishing asterisk: The evolution of the EU’s approach towards Kosovo Union and execs need to shift gears fast once UAW strike is over – transition to EV manufacturing requires their teamwork Ontario's Greenbelt: A step in the right direction, but is it enough to protect biodiversity? Bold Action Needed Following UN Climate Ambition Summit The vanishing asterisk: Evolution of the EU’s approach towards Kosovo Zelenskyy's meetings with Trudeau and Biden are aimed at winning the long war Chinese Court Imposes Life Sentence on Uyghur Scholar Human rights experts: Humanity facing ‘unprecedented global toxic emergency’ Farmed rhinos will soon 'rewild' the African savanna Introducing our latest e-book: Women's Health Matters UN Human Rights Council Should Move to Investigate Beirut Blast World News in Brief: Healthcare crisis in DRC, Türk slams Iran hijab law, welcomes new India bill boosting women View from The Hill: We can't prepare for a future pandemic without fully looking at state governments' decisions in the last one Seven tips for using the back-to-school mindset to help you stick to your goals Four things you need to know about your vagina vulva What would you take with you? Why possessions matter in times of war and displacement Fast fashion's waste problem could be solved by recycled textiles but brands need to help boost production In sport, abuse is often dismissed as 'good coaching' Ukraine war: beware all the talk of 'breakthroughs' or 'gamechangers' – it's going to be a long, bloody and costly struggle Asian women are still a minority in diplomatic positions: this is how we can fix this 4 reasons teens take part in social media challenges Biases against Black-sounding first names can lead to discrimination in hiring, especially when employers make decisions in a hurry − new research Nazi Germany had admirers among American religious leaders – and white supremacy fueled their support Aaron Rodgers' season-ending Achilles tear resurfaces questions about player safety on artificial turf Spyware can infect your phone or computer via the ads you see online – report Chandrayaan-3's measurements of sulfur open the doors for lunar science and exploration War in Ukraine is contributing to the erosion of global consensus over the spread of dangerous weapons South African hominin fossils were sent into space and scientists are enraged Bones play an important role in our health – here's how to keep them strong Gabrielle Chanel. Fashion Manifesto – an expansive show of how the designer used fabric and shape to free the feminine form Andrey Rublev has been called the ‘greatest Russian artist who ever lived’ – but one of his most famous works is at risk under Putin Nine women share what it's like to have a miscarriage What happens if a university goes bust? How ducks, geese and swans see the world – and why this puts them at risk in a changing environment Saudi Crown Prince Confirms Death Sentence for Tweets Will taxing short stays boost long-term rental supply? Other policies would achieve more Planning laws protect people. 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