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Laboratory mice are usually distressed and overweight, calling into question research findings A sense of history and urgency as Somalia moves to elect a new president America's massive 'lend-lease' aid plan for Ukraine recalls similar help in Britain's 'darkest hour' Israel: Release Amal Nakhleh and stop arbitrarily detaining Palestinians North Korea: Government must ensure access to Covid-19 vaccines during Omicron outbreak UK’s Rights Assessment of Rwanda Not Based on Facts Russia's opposition needs to put aside their quarrels and unite against the war Elon Musk could roll back social media moderation – just as we're learning how it can stop misinformation Climate change isn't just making cyclones worse, it's making the floods they cause worse too - new research Using ‘science’ to market cookies and other products meant for pleasure backfires with consumers Why the world has a lot to learn about conservation – and trust – from Indigenous societies For some people, religious leaders might be most effective at communicating the importance of COVID-19 vaccination What is dead pool? 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Here’s what the evidence says What's behind the US infant formula shortage – and how to make sure it doesn't happen again Ukraine: ordinary Russian soldiers face war crimes charges but the big fish are likely to avoid punishment – here's why Pakistan drops 12 points on World Press Freedom Index 2022 Prominent Palestinian journalist Shireen Abu Akleh shot dead by Israeli bullet to the head Anglican disunity on same-sex marriage threatens to tear the church apart ‘Like 20 tip trucks pouring sand on every metre-wide strip’: how extreme storms can replenish beaches, not just erode them 4 reasons why the Morrison government's forestry cash splash is bad policy One in three people with chronic pain have difficulty accessing ongoing prescriptions for opioids Exile on Main St turns 50: how The Rolling Stones' critically divisive album became rock folklore Stem cell therapy offers a new hope to repair brain damage in newborns Myanmar: ASEAN must kickstart stalled approach to human rights crisis at US summit Brazil: Attacks on Gender and Sexuality Education UK: Afghan Women Evacuees in Limbo In Sri Lanka, a people’s uprising for system change Russia: Educators fired, students indoctrinated — academia is the latest victim of the ongoing crackdown Joint Letter to President Biden Re: Thailand's Abusive Draft Law on Not-For-Profit Organizations Yes, $5 for lettuce is too much. 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You should know the major parties' parental leave policies before you vote Ecuador: In light of new prison massacre, authorities must address structural causes We need to pay better attention to the ways people talk about incels What Doug Ford's shift to the centre says about the longevity of populism How heritage language schools offered grassroots community support through the pandemic Other frontlines: How the war in Ukraine is transforming the LGBTQ+ rights landscape in Europe Menopause: HRT's brain-protecting effect may be overstated Thugs attacked peaceful protesters, Sri Lanka in turmoil Starbucks' caffeinated anti-union efforts may leave a bitter taste – but are they legal? Countries with lower-than-expected vaccination rates show unusually negative attitudes to vaccines on Twitter Russia is being made a pariah state – just like it and the Soviet Union were for most of the last 105 years Religious beliefs give strength to the anti-abortion movement – but not all religions agree 6 months after the climate summit, where to find progress on climate change in a more dangerous and divided world What is fentanyl and why is it behind the deadly surge in US drug overdoses? 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