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By Ed Elson, Associate Professor of Astronomy, University of the Western Cape
South Africa’s Karoo region is a vast semi-arid area that stretches across four of the country’s provinces. It is sparsely populated and renowned for its wide open spaces.

In the heart of this landscape, near the small Northern Cape town of Carnarvon, the South African Radio Astronomy Observatory operates a technological marvel that has transformed our understanding of the cosmos. The MeerKAT radio telescope has unlocked cosmic mysteries. It’s fostered scientific…The Conversation (Full Story)

By Jaishree Raman, Principal Medical Scientist and Head of Laboratory for Antimalarial Resistance Monitoring and Malaria Operational Research, National Institute for Communicable Diseases
Forty million children are born in malaria areas across Africa each year. Two new vaccines are important weapons in the fight against the disease.The Conversation (Full Story)
By Sibonokuhle Ndlovu, Lecturer, University of Johannesburg
If universities want to be truly inclusive, that must extend to people with disabilities, whether they are students or staff.The Conversation (Full Story)
By Susanne Vetter, Associate Professor, Department of Botany, Rhodes University
Planting millions of trees in natural grassland is largely ineffective in the battle against global warming because it adds little or no additional carbon storage.The Conversation (Full Story)
By Stefan Wolff, Professor of International Security, University of Birmingham
The promised weapons will give Ukraine some breathing space on the battlefield, but victory against Russia is far from assured.The Conversation (Full Story)
By Amnesty International
An alarming spike in violence by Israeli settlers against Palestinians across the occupied West Bank in recent days highlights the urgent need to dismantle illegal settlements, end Israel’s occupation of the Occupied Palestinian Territories (OPT) and its longstanding system of apartheid, said Amnesty International. Between 12 and 16 April hundreds of Israeli settlers went on […] The post State-backed deadly rampage by Israeli settlers underscores urgent need to dismantle apartheid appeared first on Amnesty International. ]]> (Full Story)
By Oiwan Lam
After mainland Chinese official media outlets started calling the 2024 Zodiac the Year of “Loong” instead of the Year of the Dragon to advance the State's political goals. (Full Story)
By Amnesty International
by Melissa Hendrickse Since its inception, the project of international criminal justice has been marked by a striking indifference to the long historical record of atrocities perpetrated by the Western world against people of the Global South, and Africa in particular. More recent attempts to construct an ostensibly universal system of criminal justice through the […] The post A chance for Africa to counter the pitfalls of international criminal justice? appeared first on Amnesty International. ]]> (Full Story)
By Sarah Austin, Lecturer in Theatre, The University of Melbourne
Set in 1990s suburban Australia, The Exact Dimensions of Hell is a theatrical exploration that unflinchingly examines themes of teenage girls, desire and power.The Conversation (Full Story)
By John Turnbull, Postdoctoral Research Associate, University of Sydney
Emma Johnston, Professor and Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research), University of Sydney
Graeme Clark, Senior Research Fellow, Marine Biology, University of Sydney
Steph Gardner, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, School of Life and Environmental Science, University of Sydney
In past bleaching events on the Great Barrier Reef, the southern region has sometimes been spared worst of the bleaching. Not this time. This year’s intense underwater heat has triggered the most severe heat stress ever seen on record. Only 3% of surveyed southern reefs have not bleached at all. It’s shaping up to be the most severe and widespread bleaching of the southern reef, while…The Conversation (Full Story)
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