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By Vivienne Lewis, Assistant professor – Psychology, University of Canberra
A clinical psychologist who treats young people with eating disorders gives her verdict on changes to the Australian curriculum designed to prevent these mental health conditions developing.The Conversation (Full Story)
By Michael Grose, Climate Projections Scientist, CSIRO
Andy Pitman, Director of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Climate Extremes, UNSW Sydney
We don’t yet fully understand what global climate tipping points mean for Australia. But we know enough to conclude the impacts of passing one or more tipping points must now be considered.The Conversation (Full Story)
By Malcolm McCulloch, Professor, The University of Western Australia
Keeping the average global temperature rise below 1.5°C since pre-industrial times is a goal of the 2015 Paris climate deal. New research suggests that opportunity has passed.The Conversation (Full Story)
By Jessica Kean, Lecturer in Gender and Cultural Studies, University of Sydney
Helen Proctor, Professor, University of Sydney
Kellie Burns, Senior Lecturer, University of Sydney
The question of whether it’s a good idea to educate boys and girls separately has been debated in Australia for at least 160 years.The Conversation (Full Story)
By Mike Alleyne, Professor Emeritus of Popular Music Studies & Music Business, Middle Tennessee State University
The long-awaited Bob Marley biopic “One Love” will highlight important moments in the musician’s life – his adolescence in Trench Town, his spiritual growth, the attempt on his life. But as a music industry scholar, I wonder if the film is yet another extension of the Marley marketing machine.

Marley…The Conversation (Full Story)

By Ewan Gordon Jenkins, PhD in Geography and Sustainable Development, University of St Andrews
Peatlands store twice as much carbon as all the world’s forests. Scotland is endowed with vast areas of these wetland ecosystems. An estimated 20% of the Scottish landscape is covered in peat soils, but 80% of these are degraded and instead release stored carbon into the atmosphere.

The Scottish government estimates that the carbon…The Conversation (Full Story)

Monday, February 5, 2024
Judges in the United States must be free to speak about important issues that threaten judicial independence or affect the administration of justice, an expert appointed by the UN Human Rights Council said on Monday. (Full Story)
By Maryam Mirza
Faravaz defied borders and societal norms, moving from early recognition in Iran to facing backlash, exile, and activism in Germany. Her journey is a testament to the resilience of Iranian women against oppression. (Full Story)
By Fausia S. Abdul
Suriname's book ban on corruption exposure is more than a local issue; it's a global wake-up call for the defence of free speech and press freedom against authoritarianism. (Full Story)
By Ameya Nagarajan
" ... [I]n prisons, LGBTQ+ people are overloaded with crimes: in addition to the crime committed, they also pay for the social and symbolic crime of their sexuality and gender identity." (Full Story)
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