When South Africa finally emerges from COVID-19 inadequate electricity supply will be once again rear its head.
Social media has become a virtual lifeline during the COVID-19 crisis. How people in isolation are using Zoom and other platforms goes against the notion that social media makes us more anti-social.
The response to COVID-19 should become a learning opportunity on how to develop more illness-proof economies.
America's news reports and social media chatter open a window into the nation's psyche. An AI-based text analysis of these words shows that the coronavirus is driving up familiar social ills.
It is impossible to anticipate if, how or when COVID-19 might take a loved one. But there are ways to prepare.
It is not surprising that being unhealthy makes you more vulnerable to COVID-19 infection. But what may worry you is just how many Americans are in this high-risk group.
Nearly three-quarters of fans say they won’t attend games until a vaccine has been developed.
Beijing is touting its role in the world and praising its autocratic governmental system and its huge countrywide surveillance network. Hawks in Washington aren't impressed.
This weekly column by our team of international health editors highlights more of the recently published articles from The Conversation’s global network.
PODCAST: We explore the strange interpretations of where the coronavirus came from and why people are drawn to them in the final episode of The Anthill's Expert guide to conspiracy theories.
How politicians can benefit from a narrative of heroism.
Conspiracy theories and misinformation about coronavirus damage society in a number of ways.
As the number of people hospitalised with COVID 19 rises, so do the number of people wanting to visit their sick loved ones. Who can visit?
You might feel nervous asking someone you care about if they're suicidal on the phone or online. But a person who is struggling may actually find it easier to communicate this way than face-to-face.
Parents are children's first and most influential educators. They can turn ordinary moments into important learning experiences.
Is it genes, chromosomes, hormones, the immune sytem – or behaviour – that makes men more susceptible to the deadly disease?
Arguments for Australian culture focus on what it should say to demonstrate its worth - rather than the government’s capacity to listen. Our history of conservative cultural leadership show they can.
New modelling from the Grattan Institute estimates up to 75% of people employed in the creative and performing arts could lose their jobs. Why don't they have targeted support?
Rural communities have become resentful of city residents swooping in for food, medical supplies and shelter in vacation homes. We need a better strategy for allocating resources in the pandemic.
Australians faces an even more unequal future unless post-pandemic housing policy focuses on equity, solidarity and security. .