Brian Reed, host of S-Town, somewhere in the woods of Bibb County, Alabama.
The podcast S-Town has been both rapturously reviewed and described as 'morally indefensible' for its intrusion into the life of a mentally ill man. But it validates, rather than violates, a fierce, flawed life.
The first round of France’s 2017 presidential contest sent two political outsiders to the second round. What’s next in this key European election?
France must now choose between two candidates with strongly opposing visions. The outcome of the May 7 run-off could radically alter France, as well as its position in Europe and in the world.
Mexican protesters confront the marines sent in to disband them.
A controversial law to officially engage Mexico's armed forces in fighting crime has human rights groups dismayed.
Drinking coffee at work has a range of benefits.
Workplace productivity is about more than fancy gadgets. It's about taking care of your body and mind, even away from work.
Robert Menzies knew the Liberal Party would never be able to govern in its own right.
The formation of the Liberal-National coalition significantly changed Australian politics. But the Nationals' influence has waned as Australia has become more urbanised.
Changes in leadership behaviour may help with volunteer retention.
A new training course designed to help volunteers feel like a key part of the team could help to reduce attrition rates among Australia's estimated 240,000 volunteer emergency service workers.
A civil guard informs people of an ongoing raid as part of a corruption probe in Torrejon de Ardoz near Madrid, Spain.
Can Spain learn from a decade marked by high-profile political corruption scandals involving money embezzled from regional governments and mismanagement in urban planning and construction?
‘Neither criminals nor illegals’: activists painted the U.S.-Mexico border in protest against US President Donald Trump’s new immigration reform.
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Draconian new US deportation policies are the last straw for Mexico's government, which has endured months of Donald Trump's insults and aggression.
Sweat creates evaporative cooling for your body, with the amount required determined by your size and shape, not your gender.
They say 'men sweat, while women glow'. But new research shows gender is not the reason for different levels of sweating.
People go to the beach in large numbers and for many different reasons, and sometimes that’s a recipe for conflict.
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In many ways, the conflict we see on our beaches may be a small price to pay for the free and open access to our beaches, which Australians have long fought to preserve.
Apartments near the greenbelt in Vienna are more expensive than otherwise similar apartments in that city.
Australia’s growing cities face a shortage of urban parks. Often, the provision of parks is seen only as planning compliance or an accessory.
André Holland and Trevante Rhodes in Moonlight: it has seemed in recent years that queer films are just not Best Picture material.
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When Warren Beatty began his acting career in the 1950s, the idea of homosexual men at the centre of a cinematic story could not be countenanced. Moonlight still shows us lives generally absent from film screens.
El Chapo after his arrest in January 2016.
Joaquin Guzmán is Mexico’s worst 'bad hombre', but his extradition to the US won't stop the Sinaloa Cartel.
Students at the 2017 Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) Camp for Girls at the University of Wollongong.
There are many challenges for young women embarking on a career in science. Here are some tips for how to make it work.
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The Conversation asked eight authors from across its sections to tell us about their favourite podcasts – and why you should tune in.
Foreign policy, now online.
US foreign relations have gone online. And the results are not looking good.
Having moved so far from its origins in 1788, perhaps Australia Day should now be a celebration of Australian 'ordinariness'.
Gifted children can benefit from being grouped together in specialist schools or classes.
Failing to provide an appropriate education for students who are gifted increases the risk of mental health issues, boredom, frustration, and behavioural problems.
Pro-Donald Trump bots worked to sway public opinion in the US election by secretly taking over pro-Hillary Clinton hashtags and spreading fake news stories.
Bots have not just been used in the US, but also in Australia, the UK, Germany, Syria and China. To what extent – and how – are they affecting political discourse?
Mike Baird is to resign as NSW premier and retire as a state MP.
Mike Baird is the fifth New South Wales premier in ten years, and only one of them lost their job to an election. There's little time, it seems, to learn and grow as a political leader.