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Human Rights Observatory
By Nareg Seferian, Ph.D. Candidate, School of Public and International Affairs, Virginia Tech
Violence has caused thousands to flee the Armenian-populated enclave of Nagorno-Karabakh amid anger over perceived lack of action from Washington or the international community.The Conversation (Full Story)
By Steven J. Hyde, Assistant Professor of Management, Boise State University
The multibillion-dollar collapse of FTX – the high-profile cryptocurrency exchange whose founder now awaits trial on fraud charges – serves as a stark reminder of the perils of deception in the financial world.

The lies from FTX founder Sam Bankman-Fried date back to the company’s very beginning, prosecutors…The Conversation (Full Story)

By Hipólito Sanchiz Alvarez de Toledo, Profesor Adjunto de Historia Antigua Universidad CEU-San Pablo, Universidad CEU San Pablo
Hipólito Sanchiz Alcaraz, Teacher Assistant, Colgate University
There are ancient pirates and modern treasure hunters. They are separated by more than 200 years of history, differences in the available technology, and types of sponsorship that keep them afloat – the former sailing for a country and the latter protected by a company. Even so, they seem to have the same objective: the gold and silver of the Spanish Empire.

On October 5, 1804, the frigate “La Mercedes” came to the end of its journey at the bottom of the sea near Cape of St. Mary, at the…The Conversation (Full Story)

By José A. Morales García, Investigador científico en enfermedades neurodegenerativas y Profesor de la Facultad de Medicina, Universidad Complutense de Madrid
The sense of smell is directly connected to areas of the brain linked to memory and emotions. That is why some smells bring to light memories and feelings we thought we had forgotten.The Conversation (Full Story)
By Amnesty International
The Iraqi authorities must ensure truth, justice and reparations for the killing of hundreds and maiming of thousands by Iraqi security forces, Amnesty International said today ahead of the four-year anniversary of the nation-wide anti-government protests. As an immediate step, the authorities should reveal the fate and whereabouts of people forcibly disappeared during the protest […] The post Iraq: Four years after Tishreen protests, no justice for state and militia violence  appeared first on Amnesty International. ]]> (Full Story)
By Michelle Grattan, Professorial Fellow, University of Canberra
Victorian premier Daniel Andrews' exit, the extraordinary story of Mike Pezzullo's text messages, and the Senate inquiry into QANTAS and the Qatar Airways saga. Catch up this week's politics.The Conversation (Full Story)
By Simon McCarthy-Jones, Associate Professor in Clinical Psychology and Neuropsychology, Trinity College Dublin
The world has witnessed breathtaking advances in generative artificial intelligence (AI), with ChatGPT being one of the best known examples. To prevent harm and misuse of the technology, politicians are now considering regulating AI. Yet they face an overlooked barrier: AI may have a right to free speech.

Under international law, humans possess an inviolable right to freedom of thought. As part…The Conversation (Full Story)

By Marta Torre-Schaub, Directrice de recherche CNRS, juriste, spécialiste du changement climatique et du droit de l’environnement et la santé, Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne
In a momentous case, young people will seek to draw among a range of principles from human rights, such as that of effectiveness, to arm-twist governments into impactful climate action.The Conversation (Full Story)
By Zareh Ghazarian, Senior Lecturer, School of Social Sciences, Monash University
The new premier has a great deal of experience in politics, but inherits the premiership with the state facing a series of major economic problems.The Conversation (Full Story)
By Lauren Ball, Professor of Community Health and Wellbeing, The University of Queensland
Emily Burch, Dietitian, Researcher & Lecturer, Southern Cross University
A beauty trend gaining popularity on TikTok, dubbed the “carrot tan”, claims eating three carrots a day will give you a natural tan.

But can this really give you a natural glow? And is it healthy?

Read more: Explainer:…The Conversation (Full Story)

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