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Violence in Brazil’s schools: ‘No attacks were planned or conceived of offline’ Seti: how we're searching for alien life at previously unexplored frequencies Christmas tree syndrome: why the festive evergreen can make your nose run – and what you can do about it Apple, Disney and other big brands are pulling X ads – why Elon Musk's latest 'firestorm' could bring down the company COVID inquiry: how it works, and when we will know if it is successful Ukraine war: Russia's hard line at European security meeting ratchets up tensions another notch Socotra archipelago: why the Emiratis have set their sights on the Arab world's Garden of Eden How sacred images in many Asian cultures incorporate divine presence and make them come 'alive' Scientists have been researching superconductors for over a century, but they have yet to find one that works at room temperature − 3 essential reads Science is a human right − and its future is enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights Why Franklin, Washington and Lincoln considered American democracy an 'experiment' -- and were unsure if it would survive Hate crimes are on the rise − but the narrow legal definition makes it hard to charge and convict 'Inert' ingredients in pesticides may be more toxic to bees than scientists thought How a thumb-sized climate migrant with a giant crab claw is disrupting the Northeast's Great Marsh ecosystem Real or artificial? A forestry scientist explains how to choose the most sustainable Christmas tree, no matter what it's made of Hanukkah celebrations have changed dramatically − but the same is true of Christmas Mohamed Amin was a famous Kenyan photojournalist – there's much more to his work than images of tragedy Israel/OPT: US-made munitions killed 43 civilians in two documented Israeli air strikes in Gaza – new investigation EU: Lawmakers reluctant to stop EU companies profiting from surveillance and abuse through the AI Act ‘Code Amber’ turned into the black ribbon: North Macedonia mourns 14-year-old abducted girl found dead New genetic research uncovers the lives of Bornean hunter-gatherers Golden mole that swims through sand is rediscovered in South Africa after 86 years Australian teenagers record steady results in international tests, but about half are not meeting proficiency standards Canada: Amnesty report tracks years-long campaign of criminalization, unlawful surveillance against Wet’suwet’en land defenders Turkmenistan remains unsafe for women Will the RBA raise rates again? Unless prices surge over summer, it's looking less likely View from The Hill: government's announcement tsunami overshadowed by crisis over ex-detainees Global: Record number of fossil fuel lobbyists at COP undermines critical climate talks Uzbekistan: Blogger Sentenced to 8 Years in Prison Could antivirals reduce your risk of long COVID? Where the research is up to on prevention and treatment Global: Amnesty International website launches on Tor network to help universal access Jordan: Security Forces Target LGBT Activists Ghana: Invest More in Mental Health Services Jordan: Security Forces Target LGBT Activists At HOTA, sneakers find their well-deserved place in art galleries at last Fossil CO₂ emissions hit record high yet again in 2023 If you want to avoid ‘giving away your first born’ make sure you read the terms and conditions before signing contracts What does Australian-grown coffee taste like, and how does it compare? Our research describes its unique 'terroir' Pinchgut’s premiere of Handel’s Rinaldo sets a new benchmark for contemporary baroque opera Iraq: UN team issues latest report on terrorist atrocities Humans, rats and dogs pushed the takahē into Fiordland – new genetic research maps its dramatic journey Implementing a basic income means overcoming myths about the 'undeserving poor' Public health errors: Why it's crucial to understand what they are before assessing COVID-19 responses What happens after net zero? The impacts will play out for decades, with poorest countries still feeling the heat How conspiracy theories can affect the communities they attack – new research Rats are more human than you think – and they certainly like being around us Holiday co-parenting after separation or divorce: 6 legal and practical tips for surviving and thriving 'A deeply thoughtful and sensuous show': a rarely experienced intimacy with Louise Bourgeois Will Japanese encephalitis return this summer? What about other diseases mosquitoes spread? Was going to space a good idea? Cruel summer ahead – why is Australia so unprepared? Why do private schools get more holidays than public schools? COP28: with a ‘loss and damage’ fund in place, protecting climate refugees is more urgent than ever Best books of 2023: our experts share the books that have stayed with them Endometriosis: It’s time to change the pattern of pain, stigma and barriers to diagnosis and treatment COP28 president is wrong – science clearly shows fossil fuels must go (and fast) Getting climate funds to conflict zones – a case for working with armed groups and local communities Childhood pneumonia is surging in many countries – while the germs causing it are known, the effects of co-infections aren't Exercise benefits physical and brain health in people with Down's syndrome – new research Collagen supplements may help improve the health of your tendons and bones Why iconic trees are so important to us – and how replacing those that fall is often complicated How a hybrid heating system could lower your bills and shrink your carbon footprint All the video games shortlisted for the 2023 Game Awards – reviewed by experts Uber's U-turn over listing black cabs isn't difficult to understand when you look at its finances Celebrating Dick Marty, a Human Rights Champion Why OpenAI developing an artificial intelligence that's good at maths is such a big deal How A.S. Byatt’s northern identity and anger over climate change informed her fiction The OpenAI saga demonstrates how big corporations dominate the shaping of our technological future Why isn't there any sound in space? An astronomer explains why in space no one can hear you scream Online 'likes' for toxic social media posts prompt more − and more hateful − messages With the end of the Hollywood writers and actors strikes, the creator economy is the next frontier for organized labor Here's what happened when I taught a fly-fishing course in the waterways of New Orleans Philadelphia reduces school-based arrests by 91% since 2013 – researchers explain the effects of keeping kids out of the legal system Texas is suing Planned Parenthood for $1.8B over $10M in allegedly fraudulent services it rendered – a health care economist explains what's going on New England stone walls lie at the intersection of history, archaeology, ecology and geoscience, and deserve a science of their own Certain states, including Arizona, have begun scrapping court costs and fees for people unable to pay – two experts on legal punishments explain why ICC: Combat Double Standards for Justice Burkina Faso: Prominent Rights Activist Abducted Hong Kong protest leader Agnes Chow skips bail and leaves the city for good Tackling climate change can improve public health in Africa – new report highlights how Philippines: Authorities must thoroughly investigate sickening attack on Catholic mass EU: Take Strong Rights Stance at Summit With China From Hun Sen to Hun Manet: The worrying state of free speech in Cambodia Could you move from your biological body to a computer? An expert explains ‘mind uploading’ We're in an El Niño – so why has Australia been so wet? Colombian Disability Rights Activist Honored DR Congo: Mob Lynches Soldier in Apparent Hate Crime UAE: Fossil Fuels Poison Air Serbia: World Bank-funded digital welfare system exacerbating poverty, especially for Roma and people with disabilities Australia: Increase Support for Women’s Rights Globally Stay or go? Most older Australians want to retire where they are, but renters don’t always get a choice At the End of the Land: an avalanche of images that invites us to sit alone in time and space together Two charts in Australia's 2023 climate statement show we are way off track for net zero by 2050 'The Labor family is broken-hearted': Albanese pays tribute to Peta Murphy, dead at 50 COP28: health is finally on the agenda – but there's more to do as we face continued climate extremes A home among the gum trees: will the Great Koala National Park actually save koalas? Nicola Willis warns of fiscal ‘snakes and snails’ – her first mini-budget will be a test of NZ’s no-surprises finance rules For domestic violence victim-survivors, a data or privacy breach can be extraordinarily dangerous The amazing NGV Triennial 2023 makes us question our world and forces us to see it differently Lydia Davis' amusing, insightful stories address the estrangements of everyday life – and resist the hollowing of language Classic Aussie cinema and new twists on old classics: our picks of December streaming Australia has its first framework for AI use in schools – but we need to proceed with caution 4 tips to help your loved one with dementia enjoy the festive season Hyped and expensive, hydrogen has a place in Australia’s energy transition, but only with urgent government support Happy birthday AUD: how our Australian dollar was floated, 40 years ago this week We all know about JobKeeper, which helped Australians keep their jobs in a global crisis. So how about HomeKeeper? In Azerbaijan, five journalists arrested in ten days Gaza: UN rights chief appeals for end to violence and a return to dialogue Silencing Sarah Jama diminishes Canadian democracy Payment controversy over ‘The Elephant Whisperers’ provokes questions about documentary storytelling Equitable sentencing can mitigate anti-Black racism in Canada's justice system Why Canada's Smart Cities Challenge is missing the mark Canada’s Fall Economic Statement signals the ‘right to repair’ your tech devices Government's preventative detention for ex-detainees who pose serious risks set to pass this week Nine out of 10 South African criminals reoffend, while in Finland it's 1 in 3. This is why African countries lost control to foreign mining companies – the 3 steps that allowed this to happen COP28: Migrant Rights Essential to Climate Action COP 28 Should Amplify Voices of Disability Rights Activists It's the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, and Trinidad & Tobago still has a long way to go A movement is growing across Africa and diaspora demanding reparations for the impacts of slavery and colonialism A Senate inquiry is calling for a new 'behaviour curriculum' to try and tackle classroom disruptions COP28: 7 food and agriculture innovations needed to protect the climate and feed a rapidly growing world Santos, now booted from the House, got elected as a master of duplicity -- here's how it worked Gaza war: what do we know about the hostage-prisoner exchanges and are they likely to resume? PFAS forever chemicals found in English drinking water – why are they everywhere and what are the risks? Exhibition explores how the Victorians are being reimagined in contemporary art Santos expelled from House not because of what he said but how he said it Why are people still flying to climate conferences by private jet? Sustainability schemes deployed by business most often ineffective, research reveals Destruction of Ukrainian heritage: why losing historical icons can leave a long shadow Artificial wombs could someday be a reality – here's how they may change our notions of parenthood Turmoil at OpenAI shows we must address whether AI developers can regulate themselves Electric arc furnaces: the technology poised to make British steelmaking more sustainable A Year of Anguish: Remembering the Killings and Sexual Violence in Kishishe We continue to risk our lives defending Colombia’s rivers and wetlands ISRAEL/OPT:  Urgent need for a sustained ceasefire to end civilian bloodshed and mass suffering as fighting resumes Generation 2048: time to resist, disrupt and transform FTX and Binance: how latest crypto scandals could influence public opinion on digital currency regulation Emissions inequality is getting worse – here's how to end the reign of the ultra-polluters Why men in 19th century Wales dressed as women to protest taxation Colonized countries rarely ask for redress over past wrongs − the reasons can be complex Who is still getting HIV in America? Medication is only half the fight – homing in on disparities can help get care to those who need it most These programs make college possible for students with developmental disabilities Bringing classical physics into the modern world with Galileo's Leaning Tower of Pisa experiment Why all civilian lives matter equally, according to a military ethicist How the keffiyeh – a practical garment used for protection against the desert sun – became a symbol of Palestinian identity 'Wonka' movie holds remnants of novel's racist past A First Amendment battle looms in Georgia, where the state is framing opposition to a police training complex as a criminal conspiracy Native American mothers whose children have been separated from them experience a raw and ongoing grief that has no end Why some people from the north of England end up leaving everything to King Charles when they die Argentina's Brexit: why new president Milei is threatening to pull out of South America's common market Yes, you can get syphilis of the eye – professor of ophthalmology explains Andorra: Activist on trial for raising concerns about total abortion ban at UN meeting Politics with Michelle Grattan: Chris Bowen's struggle to promote consensus on climate action at COP28 As Nepali villages modernize, mokha art is on the verge of disappearing Birth and Death Intertwined in Gaza Strip Tanzania Tour Risks Whitewashing Maasai Forced Evictions Ukraine: Russian invasion has forced older people with disabilities to endure isolation and neglect – new report A Kid Called Troy at 30: this beautiful Aussie film was one of the most important HIV/AIDS documentaries ever produced Social media ads are littered with ‘green’ claims. How are we supposed to know they're true? UAE: Mass Surveillance Threatens Rights, COP28 Outcome Alleged assassination plots in the U.S. and Canada signal a more assertive Indian foreign policy A Kid Called Troy at 30: this beautiful Aussie films was one of the most important HIV/AIDS documentaries ever produced Which blood sugar monitor is best? Want to cut your new home costs by 10% or more? That's what building groups can do A Stanford professor says science shows free will doesn’t exist. Here’s why he’s mistaken Protecting kids online: A guide for parents on conversations about 'sextortion' With The Pogues, Shane MacGowan perhaps proved himself the most important Irish writer since James Joyce COP28 climate summit just approved a 'loss and damage' fund. What does this mean? Bosnian volunteer firefighters: Courage, leadership, and unity COP28: Why we need to break our addiction to combustion COP28: the climate summit’s first Health Day points to what needs to change in NZ Heat at COP28 Highlights Risks to Migrant Workers Why are school-aged boys so attracted to hateful ideologies? Google's $100 million to Canada's news industry is a small price to pay to avoid regulation Gaza Update: ceasefire holds for now, but array of armed Hamas allies could threaten this fragile truce Do we live in a giant void? It could solve the puzzle of the universe's expansion We don't know how many victims of modern slavery are in prison – why that's a problem Buvidal: is it really a 'game changer' in the treatment of problematic opioid use? Why renewed China-US cooperation bodes well for climate action Can we sustainably harvest trees from tropical forests? Yes – here are 5 ways to do it better Friday essay: can marriage be feminist? – a 'hopeless romantic' says no, but a same-sex newlywed says yes The Australian Curriculum is copping fresh criticism – what is it supposed to do? Controversial claims about extinct humans are stirring up evolution research. Here's how the mess could have been avoided It's beginning to look a lot like burnout. How to take care of yourself before the holidays start The news is fading from sight on big social media platforms – where does that leave journalism? Massive planet too big for its own sun pushes astronomers to rethink exoplanet formation Edward Blum's crusade against affirmative action has used the legal strategy developed by civil rights activists Global: Initial pledges at COP28 to finance the Loss & Damage Fund fall far short of what is needed Nepal Registers Same-Sex Marriage – A First Russia: UN rights chief denounces outlawing of ‘the international LGBT movement’ The closer Venezuela gets to voting on annexation of the Essequibo, the more tense the border dispute with Guyana becomes Gaza war: Hamas's web of allies in the October 7 attacks makes ending the conflict much harder for Israel Doctor Who: what the show gets wrong about climate change and energy justice − new research Being child-free has been deemed 'selfish' for decades – the history of this misconception explained Does having children make you happier? Here’s what the research suggests Raising a child to 18 in the UK costs more than £200,000 – here's why How Frozen became the catalyst for Disney's shift from male-centric tales Henry Kissinger was a global – and deeply flawed – foreign policy heavyweight Women’s Rights Activists Under Attack in Afghanistan Gaza war: a better understanding of the violence on both sides might give us a chance at a solution Shane MacGowan: a timeless voice for Ireland’s diaspora in England Ghana's shea industry is not taking care of the women behind its growth Israel-Gaza: what the term genocide means under international law – podcast COP28 begins: 4 issues that will determine if the UN climate summit is a success, from methane to money Building African cities that cope with climate shocks – experts outline what it will take 'Baldur's Gate 3' became the surprise hit of 2023 by upending conventional wisdom about what gives video games broad appeal Drone fishing in South Africa is a danger to sharks and may be unfair to other fishers – study OpenAI is a nonprofit-corporate hybrid: A management expert explains how this model works − and how it fueled the tumult around CEO Sam Altman's short-lived ouster As plastic production grows, treaty negotiations to reduce plastic waste are stuck in low gear Israel's mosaic of Jewish ethnic groups is key to understanding the country Russian attempt to control narrative in Ukraine employs age-old tactic of 'othering' the enemy Pakistan: Authorities must end impunity of tribal councils as so-called “honour killings” continue unabated Malta: Indictment of El Hiblu 3 “the worst possible decision” Russia: Judgment labelling “LGBT movement” as “extremist” will have catastrophic consequences Russia: Supreme Court Bans “LGBT Movement” as “Extremist” Expert opinions differ on how much of an impact G20 membership will have for Africa How smartphones weaken attention spans in children and adults Grattan on Friday: As Albanese's fortunes slide, people start to wonder what sort of PM Peter Dutton might make Palantir: privacy fears over handing NHS data to US defence provider show how lack of trust is holding back much-needed reform Kindertransport's complex legacy: saving children from the Nazis while leaving their families behind Archie: Cary Grant drama doesn't shy away from the actor's dark side Pakistan: Authorities must end impunity of tribal councils as “honour killings” continue unabated Henry Kissinger has died. The titan of US foreign policy changed the world, for better or worse Reform delay causes dental decay. It’s time for a national deal to fund dental care Climate Inaction Not an Option for Maldives at COP28 Is Winston Peters right to call state-funded journalism ‘bribery’ – or is there a bigger threat to democracy? Henry Kissinger's bombing campaign likely killed hundreds of thousands of Cambodians − and set path for the ravages of the Khmer Rouge As COP28 Opens, UN Should Take UAE to Task New unified theory shows how past landscapes drove the evolution of Earth's rich diversity of life Artificial intelligence is already in our hospitals. 5 questions people want answered Parliamentary report slams mutual obligation, calling for total overhaul of employment services Thailand: Recent Refugees Pushed Back to Myanmar Gentle parenting can be really hard on parents, new research suggests Miniature organs on chips could revolutionize health-care research Aid workers in war zones like Gaza face impossible choices that can leave them traumatized To Tackle Hate against Jews and Muslims, EU Governments Need Better Statistics ‘The eagle has landed’ and Trinidad and Tobago social media users are thrilled COP28: four key issues that will dominate the latest UN climate summit Tech startups with diverse founding teams are more likely to seek IPO or acquisition How science saved the ozone layer Gaza war: how Qatar used its business connections to become a leading mediator in the Middle East COP28: oil pushers scrape the barrel as critical climate talks begin in Dubai ChatGPT turns 1: AI chatbot's success says as much about humans as technology The path to net-zero emissions runs through industry 'How is the Great Australian Novel going?' Not too bad, thanks Christmess is undoubtedly one of the best Christmas films to emerge – from anywhere – in recent years What is a 'just' transition to net zero - and why is Australia struggling to get there? COVID wave: what's the latest on antiviral drugs, and who is eligible in Australia? Australian uni students are warming to ChatGPT. But they want more clarity on how to use it A year of ChatGPT: 5 ways the AI marvel has changed the world COP28: How will Australia navigate domestic climate wins and fossil fuel exports at the negotiating table? Since the Gaza war began, violence against Palestinians has also surged in the West Bank – and gone virtually unnoticed COP28: How 7 policies could help save a billion lives by 2100 Zimbabwe: Continued detention of former opposition MP Job Sikhala a travesty of justice Stoicism and spirituality: A philosopher explains how more Americans' search for meaning is turning them toward the classics A brief history of the US-Israel 'special relationship' shows how connections have shifted since long before the 1948 founding of the Jewish state LGTBQIA+ sanctuary declarations help cities take a stand to defend rights -- but may not have much actual legal impact MicroRNA is the master regulator of the genome − researchers are learning how to treat disease by harnessing the way it controls genes 3 ways AI can help farmers tackle the challenges of modern agriculture US food insecurity surveys aren't getting accurate data regarding Latino families People who experienced childhood adversity had poorer COVID-19 outcomes, new study shows Gentle parenting can be not so gentle on parents, new research suggests Why the Fed should treat climate change's $150B economic toll like other national crises it's helped fight There’s a financial literacy gender gap − and older women are eager for education that meets their needs First case of swine flu in humans detected in UK – expert Q&A Opera in Cape Town: critics trace how a colonial art form was reinvented as African Low emissions and economic survival – countries in the global south aren't getting a fair deal Climate action for Africa in 2023: three big developments Climate change: 3 key goals Nigeria must focus on at COP28 Inflation has affected the UK, US and Europe differently – here's what this means for interest rates French ski resorts risk becoming hooked on artificial snow How colonial violence in Tasmania helped build scientists' reputations and prestigious museum collections How to get someone out of a cult – and what happens afterwards Israeli hostages may need to fight to regain a sense of control in their everyday lives – expert explains Nanoplastics linked to Parkinson's and some types of dementia – new study China is already paying substantial climate finance, while US is global laggard – new analysis Skateboard at the Design Museum celebrates 60 years of style, culture and cool Elect the Best in Upcoming ICC Judicial Elections Why green hydrogen holds a lot of potential for Trinidad & Tobago Extreme weather leaves energy networks vulnerable to 'hostile actors', Climate Statement warns How HBO's The Gilded Age reflects wider tensions within 19th-century New York and American society Reports of 'honour-based' abuse increased following lockdowns and change to police recording rules How AI could reveal secrets of thousands of handwritten documents – from medieval manuscripts to hieroglyphics COP28: how bad is climate change already and what do we need to do next to tackle it? The death and rebirth of the distinctive sounds of Zambia Denmark's biggest spy scandal raises questions on how to try intelligence officials Ghana wants to restrict imports on 22 products – an economist explains how, why and what else must be done Nigeria: After six months in office, President Tinubu has failed to uphold human rights Joint Statement: Civil Society Organizations renew calls to end impunity for crimes against journalists in the Maldives Australia's inflation rate now starts with a 4, allowing the RBA to hold fire on rates Africa: Leaders’ unified voice at COP28 must prioritize human rights and climate justice Lloyds of London archives show how important the City was to transatlantic slavery Hallelujah, it's school concert season. A music researcher explains why these performances are so important New research shows how Indigenous-owned businesses are creating better outcomes for their employees We analysed citizen science to find Australia’s top 10 most elusive birds It can be hard to challenge workplace discrimination but the government's new bill should make it easier Do you really need antibiotics? Curbing our use helps fight drug-resistant bacteria Extra senators for ACT and NT will benefit left but increase malapportionment Pakistan: Widespread Abuses Force Afghans to Leave Israel's ground offensive in Gaza City is ignoring the past lessons of urban warfare Spectacle, speed and savagery: Disney’s The Artful Dodger comes down under for a pop period spin Māori atheism on the rise: the legacy of colonisation is driving a decline in traditional Christian beliefs Policing is not the answer to shoplifting, feeding people is What are young Australians most worried about? Finding affordable housing, they told us Meal kits are booming – but how do they stack up nutritionally? The government has announced plans to regulate smart TV home screens: what the new rules mean for you Landmark UN Report Calls for Sex Work Decriminalization Science communicators need to stop telling everybody the universe is a meaningless void 'I can see the characters': how reading aloud to patients can break through 'cancer fog' What should I give my child's teacher at the end of the year? Thalidomide survivors are receiving an apology for the pharmaceutical disaster that changed pregnancy medicine As disasters and heat intensify, can the world meet the urgency of the moment at the COP28 climate talks? Striving for transparency: Why Canada’s pesticide regulations need an overhaul Cyberbullying girls with pornographic deepfakes is a form of misogyny Haiti: Gangs move into rural areas as Türk says new force ‘must be deployed’ As seas get warmer, tropical species are moving further from the equator Wind turbine blades: inside the battle to overcome their waste problem Gaza war: Israeli government has Haaretz newspaper in its sights as it tightens screws on media freedom Why you should talk about fertility, even if you don't want children – and what you should discuss Deliveroo judgment shows how gig economy platforms and courts are eroding workers' rights Should I have children? Here's what the philosophers say Nazi doctors weren't just ‘a few bad apples’, shows report – and simplistic stories won't help guard against future medical abuses How a small Caribbean island is trying to become hurricane-proof Lloyds of London archives show how important the City was to the transatlantic slave trade Lifestyle changes can reduce dementia risk by maintaining brain plasticity — but the time to act is now COP28: Earth's frozen zones are in trouble – we're already seeing the consequences Germany: Verdict in Gambia Atrocity Case Draft Security Law Targets Civil Society and Journalists in Hungary World News in Brief: Burkina Faso attack, ending AIDS, Syrian child casualties, new UN migration ambassador How newborns and their mothers are vulnerable to climate change Umaru Shehu: Nigerian public health giant who played a major role in polio eradication Faith communities are rallying to check climate change – their size and influence counts Sharpeville: new research on 1960 South African massacre shows the number of dead and injured was massively undercounted Zambia's foreign debt tragedy – what needs to happen to resolve the crisis Unwrapping Uranus and its icy secrets: What NASA would learn from a mission to a wild world A researcher's prescription for better health care: A dose of humility for doctors, nurses and clinicians Philly parents worry about kids' digital media use but see some benefits, too After a pandemic pause, Detroit restarts water shut-offs – part of a nationwide trend as costs rise Merriam-Webster's word of the year – authentic – reflects growing concerns over AI's ability to deceive and dehumanize Writing instructors are less afraid of students cheating with ChatGPT than you might think The four challenges faced by Spain's new government Museum classifies Roman emperor as trans – but modern labels oversimplify ancient gender identities COVID inquiry heard Boris Johnson 'struggled' with graphs – if you do too, here are some tips Girls less likely to be diagnosed with special educational needs – new research How big UK housebuilders have remained profitable without meeting housing supply targets Slapps: inside Europe's struggle to protect journalists from malicious lawsuits Government readying to rush through more legislation on ex-detainees High Court reasons on immigration ruling pave way for further legislation Why the world's first flight powered entirely by sustainable aviation fuel is a green mirage European governments donors’ discriminatory funding restrictions to Palestinian civil society risk deepening human rights crisis Lebanon: Proposed media law poses grave threat to freedom of expression Governments have been able to overrule the Reserve Bank for 80 years. Why stop now? A lucky Gazan routine? Global: Leaders at COP28 must protect human rights by agreeing to phase out fossil fuels and press the UAE for reforms Almost half the men surveyed think they could land a passenger plane. Experts disagree 3 reasons why removing grazing animals from Australia's arid lands for carbon credits is a bad idea Maldives’ new president formally requests India withdraw troops from its borders How does Australia's health system stack up internationally? Not bad, if you're willing to wait for it Marshmallow Laser Feast at ACMI is a sumptuous visual feast – but something is missing 'Father of Reconciliation' Pat Dodson to quit parliament At a time when journalism needs to be at its strongest, an open letter on the Israel/Hamas war has left the profession diminished Meet Andrew Hauser, the outsider from the UK who'll be deputy governor of the RBA Driving a greener future: how your electric car could help power your neighbourhood Let's turn down the dial on conflict and focus on solutions Chekhov called The Seagull 'a comedy'. The Sydney Theatre Company seems to forget it was a tragedy, too Everybody has a spider story, but these amazing creatures are often misunderstood What are bush kinders? And what makes a good one? How your money is helping subsidise sexism in academia – and what you can do about it Voluntary assisted dying is now available in all Australian states. How do the NSW laws compare? Polls say Trump has a strong chance of winning again in 2024. So how might his second term reshape the US government? Repeated concussions can alter heart activity and impact the 'heart-brain' axis Next on the United Auto Workers' to-do list: Adding more members who currently work at nonunion factories to its ranks 3 ways to encourage kids to be more charitable and kind this holiday season Québec's hardwood trees could move north. Here's how that could affect the boreal forest landscape ‘No one would ever speak up again’: servicewomen feel military culture stops them from reporting sexual assault Stem cell therapy shows promise for treating multiple sclerosis – new study Psilocybin shows promise for treating eating disorders, but more controlled research is needed How AI 'sees' the world – what happened when we trained a deep learning model to identify poverty COP28: inside the United Arab Emirates, the oil giant hosting 2023 climate change summit Tesla's futuristic Cybertruck finally arrives – here's why the company's success is riding on it Why Royal Mail is struggling to deliver Prophet Song by Paul Lynch: Booker prize-winning novel is a distinctly Irish tale of civic and ideological collapse A Peruvian farmer is trying to hold energy giant RWE responsible for climate change – the inside story of his groundbreaking court case Ultratrails, deep dives, outer space: how extraordinary personalities adapt to extreme conditions South Korea: Jail sentence for man who praised North an attack on freedom of expression Having a single parent doesn’t determine your life chances – the data shows poverty is far more important The Legend of Zelda film: past adaptations have gotten Link's character wrong Why are bullies so mean? A youth psychology expert explains what's behind their harmful behavior Earth's magnetic field protects life on Earth from radiation, but it can move, and the magnetic poles can even flip Chlorine is a highly useful chemical that's also extremely dangerous − here's what to know about staying safe around it Supreme Court to consider giving First Amendment protections to social media posts The challenges of being a religious scientist Dozens of US adolescents are dying from drug overdoses every month − an expert on substance use unpacks the grim numbers with 3 charts How climate negotiators turn national self-interest into global collective action Booker prize: rediscovering the first female winner, the often-forgotten Bernice Rubens Rwanda’s troops in Mozambique have done well to protect civilians – the factors at play Africa's new online foreign exchange system will enable cross-border payments in local currencies – what you need to know John Hlatywayo: remembering a great Zimbabwean artist who was woefully neglected by history China’s White Paper Movement: One year on, six protesters share their stories Kazakhstan Woman’s Death a National Tragedy Diplomatic boldness: Maldives’ new president formally requests India withdraw troops from its borders Parliamentary inquiry recommends more senators for the ACT and Northern Territory Leasehold reform: why UK government's plans could make housing less affordable and less fair Black Friday is an environmental nightmare – the Victorians had a much more sustainable approach to fashion ANU research suggests referendum confined to Indigenous recognition might have passed Stones inside fish ears mark time like tree rings – and now they're helping us learn about climate change How to check your mouth for cancer – when getting to see a dentist is hard EU: France, Germany and Italy risk unravelling landmark AI Act negotiations Interview with the political figure Boubacar Touré on the coup which overthrew Niger's president Australia: More than 100 people charged after kayaking protesters block coal port ahead of COP28 Global: Briefings to help COP president advance business interests heighten concerns about summit’s outcome US: Texas Troopers’ Deadly Vehicle Pursuits Exiled Iranian crown prince awarded US LGBTQ+ award for speaking up for Iran's queer community We've committed to protect 30% of Australia's land by 2030. Here's how we could actually do it Trying to spend less on food? Following the dietary guidelines might save you $160 a fortnight The government's Murray-Darling bill is a step forward, but still not enough How worried should we be about the pneumonia outbreak in China? Sudan: New Mass Ethnic Killings, Pillage in Darfur Mike Pezzullo sacked after scathing findings accusing him of misusing his position Why redefining the Treaty principles would undermine real political equality in NZ What is the 'sunk cost fallacy'? Is it ever a good thing? 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