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Human Rights Observatory
By Allan Fels, Professorial Fellow, The University of Melbourne
US courts have had the power to break up badly behaving corporations for more than a century. There’s a bill before the Australian Senate that would give our courts the same power.The Conversation (Full Story)
By Lauren Ball, Professor of Community Health and Wellbeing, The University of Queensland
Emily Burch, Lecturer, Southern Cross University
Early on we heard a lot about the potential benefits of drugs like Ozempic. Now we’re hearing more about the risks. But what does the latest evidence say?The Conversation (Full Story)
By Sebastian Furness, ARC Future Fellow, School of Biomedical Sciences, The University of Queensland
Ozempic generated A$21 billion of sales in 2023 alone. So how was it developed? And how are its new competitors, Mounjaro and Zepbound, different?The Conversation (Full Story)
By Sachin Maharaj, Assistant Professor of Educational Leadership, Policy and Program Evaluation, Faculty of Education, L’Université d’Ottawa/University of Ottawa
Four Canadian school boards are suing social media giants. This comes as 95 per cent of Ontario schools report needing more resources to support student mental health.The Conversation (Full Story)
By Jacqueline Warwick, Professor of Musicology, Dalhousie University
All-female rock bands like The Beaches are both a breath of fresh air and also heirs to a tradition of women in rock that includes early Black female guitarists and the 1990s riot grrrl movement.The Conversation (Full Story)
By Janet Jull, Assistant Professor, School of Rehabilitation Therapy, Queen's University, Ontario
Kimberly Fairman, PhD Candidate in Public Health and Social Policy, University of Victoria
Sandy Oliver, Professor of Public Policy, UCL
Research partnerships with the people and communities affected help to challenge health inequities, and support person-centred care in health systems.The Conversation (Full Story)
By Richard Wanjohi
The thirteenth African Games were held in Accra, Ghana amidst the economic and logistical challenges of the host country. A few wins and milestones were achieved. (Full Story)
By Benno Boer, Chief of Natural Sciences, Bangkok office, Unesco
Andrew Dansie, Senior lecturer and academic lead, humanitarian engineering, UNSW Sydney
Lavina Sequera, Scientific Research, Unesco
Martin Zimmer, Professor of mangrove ecology, Leibniz Centre for Tropical Marine Research (ZMT)
Oleg Shipin, Adjunct faculty, environmental engineering management, Asian Institute of Technology
Véronique Helfer, Senior scientist, Leibniz Centre for Tropical Marine Research (ZMT)
Mangrove forests are shrinking due to human activities, yet they’re essential for shoreline protection and carbon sequestration. Ongoing research explores the concept of “floating” mangrove forests.The Conversation (Full Story)
Monday, April 1st 2024
Almost five million Haitians are going hungry and need food assistance, according to recent UN figures, but the violence and related insecurity created by heavily armed rival gangs operating mainly in the capital are posing more questions about how to make sure those beleaguered people get enough to eat, now and in the future. (Full Story)
By Joseph Soares, Professor of Sociology, Wake Forest University
A few Ivy League schools say the tests enable them to find students of promise from low-income families. But not all sociologists agree.The Conversation (Full Story)
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