Financial hardships in particular are likely to lead to ongoing mental health problems, even as the pandemic subsides. Our program could help many people whose mental health has suffered during COVID.
The last time a specimen was collected was in 1923.
Children of parents with degrees are 60% more likely than 'first in family' students to want to go to university. The aspiration gap exists throughout school, but equity policies neglect its impacts.
A man is arrested during a protest against Hong Kong’s National Security Law in July 2020.
February 25, 2021
Plus new research finds a way to speed up the search for dark matter. Listen to episode 4 of The Conversation Weekly.
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Some are motivated by sustainability, others just hate accumulating stuff.
Long lines to buy groceries in Austin, Texas, during February’s extreme cold snap and power outage.
During the Texas cold snap prices jumped 30,000%. We can't allow it to happen here.
Every day, the internet fills up with more and more dead people while our ability to reanimate them grows. The dead are more robust and more vulnerable — and we’re not ready for any of this.
Facebook’s decision to shut off sharing of Australian news made headlines across the nation.
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February 25, 2021
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The internet of 2021 is not the open public sphere that early visionaries had imagined.
Women form a human chain on Feb. 14 in central Moscow to support jailed opposition leader Alexei Navalny, his wife Yulia Navalnaya and other political prisoners.
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Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny has proved himself to be a master at summoning citizens to protest government abuses. The very words he chooses to use are part of his power.
A Donald Trump supporter wears a gas mask and holds a bust of him after he and hundreds of others stormed the Capitol building on Jan. 6, 2021.
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Given the current, often erroneous, use of the term 'fascist' to describe political movements and leaders, it's important to determine what fascism is and is not.
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To make sure the COVID rollout is accessible to all people living in Australia, the government should consider a migrant amnesty.
For elite athletes, even mild COVID-19 vaccine side effects can throw their training plans off course. But they can plan ahead.
Trump might have popularised the idea of fake news, but 26 centuries ago Plato and Thucydides were convinced intellectuals and poets were duping the people and undermining democracy.
Last year, renewables provided a whopping 60% of South Australia's electricity supplies. The remarkable progress came as national climate policy was gripped by paralysis – so how did it happen?
Google, Facebook, TikTok and Twitter have all agreed to a voluntary code of conduct targeting misinformation. But the only real commitment is to appear as though they're taking action.
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Once his leg fracture heals, his leg can potentially be just as straight and strong as it was before. But his foot and ankle are more of a worry.
The destruction of one ancient rock shelter is devastating. But there's a greater loss to cultural heritage that is occurring from the 'cumulative impacts' of mining operations in WA.
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Aged-care workers earn little more than the minimum wage. Yet their job goes far beyond cleaning and caring. It's time to take a leaf out of the nursing profession's book and encourage more career prestige.
Waanyi Garawa Rangers (Jimmy Morrison)
By collaborating with Indigenous ranger groups, we can make strategic fire and land management practices economically sustainable for traditional landowners.
The first year of dealing with the pandemic has taught New Zealand many lessons — including how we might tackle systemic social and environmental problems.