The prospect of attempting to engineer the world's climate has become a lot more real since the Paris Agreement.
While fear suppresses talk about dying, marriage equality involves sex.
The assisted dying bill in Victoria – complex and significant – is engendering less heated debate than marriage equality although both tap into some of our most fundamental fears and motivations.
The prevalence of malaria infection in sub-Saharan Africa today is at the lowest point since 1900.
The history of malaria prevalence in Africa is a long term cycle of highs and lows. However, there's been little change in the high transmission belt that covers parts of West and Central Africa.
Brick Lane: popularised in a novel by British writer, Monica Ali.
Why do so many books by non-white authors find themselves in 'global literature'?
Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga announced his exit from the re-run of the presidential election scheduled for October 26.
Kenya’s upcoming poll will continue despite opposition leader Raila Odinga's decision to exit lawful processes prematurely. This will mean Kenyatta will likely win his second term in a row.
Science fiction prepares us to deal with certain technologies as they arise in the real world.
Biological clocks set the pace for nearly all living things, and Jeffrey Hall, Michael Rosbash and Michael Young – awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine – helped us understand how.
Environmentally friendly beef is a myth, according to a new report.
Altering the genomes of embryonic cells is illegal in Australia.
A landmark study in the UK discovered the gene that allows cells to form into embryos. If Australian researchers attempted this they could go to jail for 15 years.
Growing up with the threat of earthquakes, you learn how people can come together in the aftermath.
EU citizens gather in Westminster on September 13 to lobby for their post-Brexit rights.
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Policies that are hard at the border but soft on the inside help migrants to integrate in a new country.
Ellen Johnson Sirleaf’s record on women’s rights has been mixed.
The international media and her supporters continue to hoist Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf up as the matron of African women's rights. But she does not deserve this title.
As the government moves ahead with its industrial plan, a new report signals it will have to start doing things differently.
The death of a young Italian girl from cerebral malaria has scientists scratching their heads.
Indian women protested against ‘instant divorce’, a practice that has been ruled unconstitutional by India’s Supreme court.
What are the implications of the 'instant divorce' ban in India? Will it provoke a wider re-evaluation of India's Muslim family laws, that affect millions of women?
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Unemployed South African workers wait for scarce jobs as the economy struggles to create employment.
South Africa's recently announced economic recovery plan failed to break away from the cumbersome neo-liberal line.
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A gold rush brings in lots of money in the short-term, but leaves a toxic legacy.
Snapper is one of the fish under New Zealand’s Quota Management system.
New Zealand’s fisheries are considered among the best managed in the world, but this perception doesn't match the facts.
Opposition Kenyan leader Raila Odinga speaks out after the election was declared invalid.
By failing to provide details on what invalidated Kenya's election, the country's Supreme Court has created an impossible timeline for organising re-elections within 60 days.