Portrait of Pope Leo X with Cardinals Giulio de’ Medici and Luigi de’ Rossi, circa 1518.
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500 years after his death, we’re reflecting on the man who became a cardinal at just 13 – but he had made neither priest nor bishop before he was elected pope.
Complaints have been ringing out about how few days federal parliament is proposed to sit early next year.
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If COVID symptoms are less severe, people with the Omicron variant may be less likely to test and isolate.
The delay in vaccinating children means public health measures will be vital in keeping COVID under control in the community.
Starlink satellites are quite visible in the night sky.
November 30, 2021
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Megaconstellations of satellites will visually clutter the night sky, disrupting astronomical research. And the environmental damage caused by these satellites is still unknown.
The author has an evening cuppa while searching for a lost convoy of medical supplies – in remote Zibok district (1996).
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Violent performance is the Taliban’s language. If we view them as savage, backward or misogynistic, the opportunity to learn how to face them is missed.
With low COVID vaccination coverage in southern Africa, some have suggested global vaccine inequities may be responsible for the emergence of Omicron.
There’s not enough evidence yet to support the AstraZeneca CEO’s statement. But it is theoretically plausible.
Once a broad political church, the National Party has become a house divided against itself. New leader Christopher Luxon faces huge challenges uniting both the party and its wider congregation.
This is no simple story, but one of a generational mining community on the brink of social change and an often thankless, hard-won battle for ecological recognition in the heart of coal country.
The Morrison government has delayed its plan to open the international border on Wednesday to skilled workers and students, as it awaits more information about the Omicron variant of COVID. Cabinet’s national…
National Party interim leader Dr Shane Reti, flanked by colleagues, prepares to announce Judith Collins has been removed as party leader.
New Zealand’s National MPs are set to elect their fifth leader in just four years to take on Jacinda Ardern’s government. What “habits of the unsuccessful” should they avoid in their next leader?
Criticism of the Morrison government’s slow vaccine rollout has taken out the Macquarie Dictionary’s Word of the Year.
Universities supposedly have adopted a more corporate approach – but most corporate board members have expertise in the area their company operates in and are more accountable to shareholders.
One of Sondheim’s greatest achievements was his ability to write women that actors want to play. His works have singularly elevated the Broadway diva – of all ages.
World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus.
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Not much data, but lessons have been learned from the slow response to delta.
The Scanlon Foundation Research Institute’s 2021 Mapping Social Cohesion Report found that while concern about the pandemic ebbs and flows, COVID has not shaken the nation’s social cohesion.
The government’s plan to make social media companies hand over trolls’ details aims to make it easier for victims to sue their harassers for defamation. But this conflates two very different concepts.
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By introducing tactics of direct action and digital mobilisation, Fridays for Future and Extinction Rebellion have renewed the climate movement and accelerated climate action.
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Vaccination and testing requirements will limit the number of infected people leaving Auckland, but cases are likely to spread across the country as people travel in the lead-up to the holiday season.