The more politicized an issue, the harder it is for people to absorb contradictory evidence.
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Whether in situations relating to scientific consensus, economic history or current political events, denialism has its roots in what psychologists call 'motivated reasoning.'
A moored container ship in Qingdao, China.
Although there will be some economic harm, it may be time to retreat from free trade with China and focus on our national security concerns.
Folks are more likely to social distance properly if there are economic incentives to do so.
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Two economists argue that people who believe the economy will turn around quickly have more incentive to quarantine.
There is a relationship between vitamin D and COVID-19, but taking too many supplements can be toxic.
The idea of an AusCDC has been debated for at least 30 years. Momentum is now building to finally make this a reality to be better prepared for the next pandemic.
The Australian Ballet rehearsed Sylvia in November last year.
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The arts and cultural sector was plunged into crisis three months ago and pleaded for help. Now a federal rescue package has been announced – but who is it for and is it enough?
Visitors wash their hands before entering a mall in Bogor, West Java.
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Indonesia's 'new normal' directive suffers from three serious flaws.
Recent cases among school children has prompted some to wonder: should we close schools again? The short answer is: no.
As a former financial counsellor and former consumer credit educator for ASIC, here's what I think you need to know if you're considering mortgage deferral, rent relief or bankruptcy.
It's much more likely your child's symptoms are caused by a common respiratory virus than COVID-19. But it's important to follow testing guidelines and keep them home if they're unwell.
Official government guidelines say businesses should not collect customer details in a book or notepad where other customers can see them. But many establishments haven't heeded the advice.
Bike routes have been expanded in many major cities, including Bogata, Columbia, to encourage people to avoid crowded public transportation.
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Bike shops have seen record sales during the pandemic as people try to avoid crowded transportation. But governments must do more to keep new cyclists in the saddle.
Chinese President Xi Jinping (right) shakes hands with French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian in Beijing on November 6, 2019. Also present is Élisabeth Borne, Minister of the Ecological and Inclusive Transition (left).
China’s attempts to promote its actions and model of governance while discrediting the EU are not a short-term response to the pandemic, but part of a long-term strategy to build its international power.
The French mobile phone application StopCovid, developed to trace people who test positive with COVID-19.
In a country marred by systematic discrimination and continued social marginalisation, particular consideration needs to be given to the measures being used to contain the spread of COVID-19.
When child-care centres reopen, they should consider the needs of children with disabilities.
As child-care centres start to reopen after the coronavirus disruption, planning needs to include disabled children so as not to further exacerbate existing inequities.
A comet depicted in medieval times in the Bayeux tapestry.
In medieval times natural phenomena, such as comets and eclipses, were regarded as portents of natural disasters, including plagues.
Institutions such as the Natural History Museum in London are preparing to open their doors to the public once again.
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Cultural institutions are puzzling out to to make their buildings exciting and safe at the same time.
Charities played a vital role in the reconstruction of post-war Britain. But they had a very different relationship with the government.
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The Morrison government has announced a $250 million program for the entertainment, arts and screen sectors.
Ongoing testing, say the authors, is critical to bringing back amateur sports.
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Our experts offer safer ways to bring back amateur sports.