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Human Rights Observatory
By Lili Grieco-St-Pierre, PhD Student, Biochemistry, Carleton University
Jennifer Bruin, Associate professor, Department of Biology and Institute of Biochemistry, Carleton University
Type 2 diabetes is not uniform; it’s a mosaic of conditions, each with its own characteristics. Understanding these subtypes may improve treatment plans and help people manage their condition better.The Conversation (Full Story)
By Janine Mendes-Franco
Also called the Century Palm, there's a misconception that it flowers only once every 100 years — but it can flower once it reaches maturity, typically between 25 and 80 years old. (Full Story)
By Maryam Mirza
Actress Maryam Palizban's journey into exile, as she navigated life between Germany and Iran, constantly concerned about being photographed without a hijab, until she embraced the "Woman, Life, Freedom" movement. (Full Story)
By Rising Voices
Europe's linguistic diversity is increasingly finding a home online. Rising Voices’ @EuroDigitalLang campaign showcases narratives from language activists who will be sharing digital initiatives working with the Jèrriais language. (Full Story)
By Madison Trusolino, Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of English, Dalhousie University
Expanding the circulation of our comedic content and continuing to invest in the production of stand-up specials — which is relatively low cost — could hugely boost the careers of Canadian comedians.The Conversation (Full Story)
By Anastasia Hronis, Clinical Psychologist, University of Technology Sydney
Whether you’re watching TV, attending a footy game, or eating a meal at your local pub, gambling is hard to escape. Although the rise of gambling is not unique to Australia, it has become normalised as a part of Australian culture.

While for some, gambling might be a source of entertainment, for others, it can lead to significant harms.

Gambling and mental illness

Research consistently shows gambling problems often…The Conversation (Full Story)

By Carol T Kulik, Research Professor, University of South Australia
In Australia, it’s not the done thing to know – let alone ask – what our colleagues are paid. Yet, it’s easy to see how pay transparency can make pay systems fairer and more effective.

With more information on how much certain tasks and roles are valued, employees can better understand and interpret pay differences, and advocate for themselves. When pay is weakly aligned with employee contributions, pay transparency can be embarrassing for firms.

As the government continues to legislate…The Conversation (Full Story)

By Brendon Hyndman, Associate Professor of Education (Adjunct) & Senior Manager (BCE), Charles Sturt University
Vaughan Cruickshank, Senior Lecturer in Health and Physical Education, University of Tasmania
Since COVID there has been an expansion in online options for school students. This includes individual classes and complete distance education.The Conversation (Full Story)
By Rowan Nicholson, Senior Lecturer in Law, Flinders University
Russia’s claims of self-defence are flimsy. You only have to breathe on them to knock them over. But would it be wise to try Putin in his absence?The Conversation (Full Story)
By Mark Wong, Forrest Fellow, School of Biological Sciences, The University of Western Australia
Raphael Didham, Professor of Ecology, The University of Western Australia
Sometimes it seems the night is just buzzing with insects. But are there really more insects out at night? We analysed all the evidence on insect activity across the day–night cycle to find out.The Conversation (Full Story)
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