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By Eleanor K. Sansom, Research Associate, Curtin University
Nick Timms, Associate Professor, Curtin University
NASA’s OSIRIS-REx mission has delivered pieces of asteroid Bennu, which scientists hope will offer a window into the early era of the Solar System billions of years ago.The Conversation (Full Story)
By Amnesty International
Six young people from Portugal will present a landmark case before the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) tomorrow, 27 September, arguing that countries are breaching their human rights by failing to do enough to protect them from climate change. If they are successful, the 27 EU member states, as well the United Kingdom, Switzerland, […] The post Europe: Six young people to present landmark climate case before the European Court of Human Rights appeared first on Amnesty International. ]]> (Full Story)
By Inga Smith, Associate Professor in Physics, University of Otago
Andrew Pauling, Research Fellow in Physics, University of Otago
Greg Leonard, Senior Lecturer in Surveying, University of Otago
Maren Elisabeth Richter, Assistant Research Fellow, University of Otago
Max Thomas, Senior Research Fellow, University of Otago
Pat Langhorne, Professor Emerita in Physics, University of Otago
Wolfgang Rack, Associate Professor for Remote Sensing and Glaciology, University of Canterbury
Antarctic sea ice is now nearly 9% below norma. But the dramatic decline is not universal around the continent, which makes it difficult to predict the overall impact of climate change.The Conversation (Full Story)
By Miles Pattenden, Senior Research Fellow, Institute for Religion and Critical Inquiry, Australian Catholic University
The medieval is part of the mosaic of modern Australia. Our nation’s heritage on this island continent is full of it: in aesthetics, institutions, laws, languages, identities, moralities.The Conversation (Full Story)
By Chris Fleming, Associate Professor in the School of Humanities and Communication Arts, Western Sydney University
By any reckoning, Jean-Jacques Rousseau (1712-1778) is one of the most influential Western philosophers in history. No account of the modern era – not just modern thought – could ignore him. Few courses in political or social theory would think to omit him.

It is therefore worth coming to grips with his thought and its legacy. But like any major thinker, there are risks in summaries – some of which give us clues about Rousseau himself.

Although he is known as a social and political philosopher, Rousseau’s creative output does not resemble that of a contemporary “theorist”.…The Conversation (Full Story)

By Naomi Zouwer, Visual Artist and Lecturer in Teacher Education, University of Canberra
Encourage your child to make their own paintbrushes or draw everyday objects in huge sizes. Or try a portrait without taking their marker off the page.The Conversation (Full Story)
By Shea X. Fan, Senior Lecturer in International Business, School of Management, RMIT University
Fei Zhu, Assistant Professor in Entrepreneurship, University of Nottingham
Margaret A. Shaffer, Chair of International Business, University of Oklahoma
Loneliness is a much discussed social issue, but it is rarely considered to be a workplace problem that needs to be managed like other health issues at work.

The Social Connection in Australia 2023 report acknowledges loneliness hurts businesses, as it causes employee absenteeism and reduced productivity.

However,…The Conversation (Full Story)

By Erica Mealy, Lecturer in Computer Science, University of the Sunshine Coast
The draft bill has a number of issues, ranging from an insecure mechanism that leaves people’s data vulnerable to attacks, to a lack of mandatory disclosure of data breaches.The Conversation (Full Story)
By Kay Critchell, Lecturer in Oceanography, Deakin University
Michael Traurig, PhD Researcher, School of Life and Environmental Sciences, Deakin University
Volunteers have been collecting and sorting washed-up rubbish on the beach for years. Thanks to their efforts, we have data on whether container deposit schemes help the issue.The Conversation (Full Story)
By Greig de Zubicaray, Professor of Neuropsychology, Queensland University of Technology
We’ve all forgotten the word we need mid-sentence, and know the feeling of it being just on the tip of our tongue. But when can this be more serious?The Conversation (Full Story)
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