Experts say gig economy workers are less protected as more companies create benefits packages for self-employed workers.
A subverted advert in Reading in the UK during the 2023 ZAP Games.
Spoof advertising, rooted in environmental concerns, use humour and poetry to grab attention.
An entry for the 2023 ZAP Games, a subvertising competition in the lead up to Black Friday.
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Subvertising campaigns are often funny, but they also aim to make a wider point about the unsustainable excesses of consumerism. Listen to The Conversation Weekly.
John F. Kennedy and Jackie Kennedy in the limousine in Dallas minutes before the assassination.
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The event shocked the world. But it also sparked the minds of filmmakers, authors, artists and conspiracy theorists.
Olive trees that have died after becoming infected with
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The meadow spittlebug can transmit a deadly bacterium – many plants in Britain could be at risk.
Protests in London have had a heavy police presence.
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A legal expert explains the complicated process of prosecuting speech hate crimes.
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The numbers on how many asylum seekers the UK accepts.
Dior Men summer 2023 group shot in front of a Charleston reconstruction.
The Bloomsbury group’s distaste for formality helped to set the foundations for how we dress today.
Old Testament Trinity by Rublev (1420s).
Rublev, active around 1400 in and near Moscow, was a monk and painter of icons, frescoes and (possibly) manuscripts in the tradition of the Orthodox Church
Eviction aftermath in Lutzerath, early 2023.
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Clashes at a huge coal mine were the latest episode in a long struggle.
Rishi Sunak has delayed some of the UK’s key net zero targets – a look back at history may explain why.
The March to End Fossil Fuels attracted tens of thousands of demonstrators to the streets of New York City on September 17 2023.
Despite the meteoric rise of wind and solar, fossil energy sources have met most new demand in fast-growing economies.
Divisive: South Korean president, Yoon Suk Yeol, has taken to branding his opponents as ‘communist agitators’.
Korean president, Yoon Suk-yeol, is branding indulging in a display of ‘red-baiting’ to cast his opponents as communists.
Letby has been given a full like sentence for murdering babies in her care.
Our sense that Letby’s appearance or lifestyle makes her an outlier is based on our own preconceptions – and misconceptions.
Yellow underwing moths were one of the species in the study.
But pesticides and climate change are threatening moths’ future.
A bumblebee flying over a blooming bramble bush.
Native common wildflowers provide large amounts of pollen and nectar for insects – but many are undervalued by the public.
Mujeres mayas tzeltales asisten a una celebración nupcial multitudinaria en Zinacantán, México, en marzo de 2023.
Los sociolingüistas sugieren que en el próximo siglo desaparecerá el 90% de las lenguas del mundo, debido en gran parte a que las lenguas coloniales dominan las economías, la educación y la gobernanza. A pesar de que los bilingües tienen dos puntos porcentuales más de probabilidades de estar empleados.
UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak speaking during the 2022 UN Climate Change Conference COP27.
Past prime ministers could afford to talk big on climate change – but now the impact of the environmental crisis is manifestly real, Sunak can’t afford to appease those who oppose green policies.
Photographer Humphrey Spender joined Mass-Observation in the 1930s, documenting British working class lives.
Since 1937, this sociological project has sought to catalogue the nation’s feelings on everything from royal weddings and football matches to wars, dreams and elections.
Westminster’s Cosmati pavement is the only medieval floor mosaic you can walk on in the UK.
Dean and Chapter of Westminster
Up close, Westminster Abbey’s fabled floor boasts intricate patterning and psychedelic alternations of colours.