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It appears that whatever factors are constraining genetic potential among less well-off students in the US do not exert a similar influence in Australia. Shutterstock

For Australian students, academic potential still outweighs social circumstances

In the US, differences in school results among poorer children depend more on environment than genes. In Australia, the story is different.
Pembangunan simpang susun Semanggi di Jakarta Pusat menggunakan uang pengembang sehingga bisa dengan cepat diwujudkan. www.shutterstock.com

Kebijakan kilat, pemimpin inovatif, dan nasib demokrasi Indonesia

Banyak pemimpin lokal berinovasi untuk menyiasati birokrasi yang lamban dan berbelit, menerabas aturan agar program bisa cepat terwujud. Namun kepentingan warga kadang terabaikan.
Kerendah hatian yang autentik mungkin langka diantara calon untuk posisi CEO. www.shutterstock.com

Sulit menemukan CEO rendah hati. Ini alasannya

Kesuksesan bisa jadi berkat sekaligus kutukan. Daftar kesuksesan yang panjang dapat membuat seorang CEO menakar kelebihan mereka terlalu tinggi tanpa mengakui peran faktor-faktor lain.
In Per Te (For You), the circus troupe Compagnia Finzi Pasca offers its audience an acrobatic garden of remembrance. Compagnia Finzi Pasca

Per Te: a garden of earthly delights

The production Per Te, by circus troupe Compagnia Finzi Pasca, seeks to reaffirm our humanity in face of an often cold and capricious world.
Researchers have reviewed evidence for wildlife disturbance and current drone policies and found that the law is playing catch-up with emerging technology. Pip Wallace

Drones and wildlife – working to co-exist

The drone market is booming, with some unwanted consequences for wildlife. A new study argues that threatened species might need extra protections.
Rohingya refugees carry their child as they walk through water after crossing the border by boat to Bangladesh. Reuters/Mohammad Ponir Hossain

World must act to end the violence against Rohingya in Myanmar

The campaign against Myanmar's Muslim Rohingya is so extreme and violent with the intent of eliminating them from the country that it meets the criteria for genocide.
Bees usually get nectar from flowers, but sometimes they steal it from the nests of other bees. Flickr/Michael Cheng

Curious Kids: Do bees ever accidentally sting other bees?

Bees sting other animals, including humans, when they think there might be a threat to their hive. But Evie, age 8, wonders if bees ever accidentally sting other bees.
The default position in social and political theory is to disregard children altogether, or to consider them as learner-citizens. AAP/Lucy Hughes Jones

Giving voice to the young: survey shows people want under-18s involved in politics

When children and young people have opportunities for active citizenship, they demonstrate a wide range of ways of contributing to their communities.
Residents look at the damaged hotel ‘Ane Centro’ after a 8.1 magnitude earthquake in Matias Romero, Oaxaca, Mexico. Angel Hernandez/AAP

Explainer: after an earthquake, how does a tsunami happen?

A 8.1 magnitude earthquake hit off the coast of Mexico on 8 September 2017. Fortunately, initial fears of a damaging tsunami hitting the coastline now appear unfounded.