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I was in a region in southern Sweden’s Northland in September 2021 to find out more about a group of people who were staunchly against COVID-19 vaccinations.
A UN peacekeeper on patrol as a resident gathers wood in the Beni region of eastern DRC in 2014.
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DRC has the highest number of allegations of sexual abuse by UN peacekeepers – yet no systematic research on the claims of their abandoned children has existed until now.
The Conversation authors recognised for work on net zero.
Our net zero story has been recognised with a journalism award from Covering Climate Now, a 460-strong media partnership focused on driving coverage of the climate crisis.
Peter Krykant’s unsanctioned overdose prevention centre allowed users in Glasgow to take drugs in his medically equipped van.
There are around 200 supervised injection facilities around the world but the UK government remains opposed to their introduction
A professor of psychology offers an extraordinary insight into what it is like to be diagnosed with this frightening condition, and how she is dealing with it.
An unidentified Naples woman is arrested on suspicion of being a ‘paymaster’ for one of the city’s Camorra clans, December 2017.
In contrast to their depiction in most mafia films, women are an integral part of these groups with their own criminal knowledge and capacity for violence
Around the world 55 million people live with dementia. Researchers are still looking for answers on what causes it and how to treat it.
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The world’s longest running cohort study reveals risk factors for dementia. Families of athletes with early-onset dementia tell their stories. Could viruses cause Alzheimer’s? Listen to the Uncharted Brain: Decoding Dementia podcast series.
Most young people regard reining in the big social media platforms as only part of the solution to the ‘relentless stream’ of abuse and shaming they experience online
Ruth Itzhaki has spent more than 30 years researching whether certain common viruses play a role in the development of Alzheimer’s. But for years her research was greeted with hostility.
The Conversation’s long reads editors choose some of their favourite reads of the year.
Trust in the ability of the police to investigate rape cases has been severely hampered by very public failings such as the murder of Sarah Everard.
In England and Wales perpetrators of one of the gravest violent crimes, which carries a maximum penalty of life imprisonment, are very unlikely to receive any punishment at all
Powerful politicians in the US once called for the dissolution of the CIA. How relevant is it today?
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The audio version of a long form article on the history of the CIA and its relationship with Russia.
A construction worker at the Lusail Stadium, Qatar, in 2019.
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New data mapping death sentences in the Gulf states once again highlights Qatar’s questionable human rights record.
London schoolchildren in 1950.
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Just months after the end of the second world war, the longest running study of health over the human life course in the world began – and it’s still going.
A cultural collaboration with deafblind people led to the development of a high-tech device to help navigate their world post-lockdown
Recovery team members Mark Campbell, Guilherme Pessoa-Amorim and Leon Peto photographed at the Big Data Institute in Oxford.
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Two years ago, the Recovery trial transformed COVID treatments around the world with a landmark finding that may have saved a million lives in just nine months
The executive of Cumann na mBan in February, 1922. The author’s grandmother can be seen on the second row, third from the right.
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The discovery of a photograph of my grandmother perched on a bicycle holding a rifle was the first of many revelations about her life.
Art installation ‘Liverpool, Love of My Life’ by Chila Kumari Burman, part of the city’s 2021 River of Light trail.
New research shows the region’s arts organisations were a critical source of support for vulnerable people during lockdown
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A double agent who operated for the CIA and the Dutch security service against the Stasi tells his story for the first time.
Six former UK prime ministers and a potential new one in Labour’s Keir Starmer.
The gravity of the current situation is obscuring a less visible crisis – a failure of political imagination