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From 2026 onwards there will be 48 countries in the final FIFA World Cup tournament instead of the current 32. Reuters/Arnd Wiegmann

Is FIFA expanding the football World Cup for the good of the game?

The main objections raised to FIFA"s planned expansion of the World Cup are that the decision has been made on financial and/or political rather than footballing grounds.
Peisistratus the tryant enters Athens with a woman dressed as Athena (wisdom) to fool the mob.

Will Trump be a tyrant, and how will we tell? Some classical pointers

No one said he’d win the Presidency. He has. Many fear that Trump will be a tyrant. Will he be? Writers from Thucydides to Montesquieu have dissected tyranny. Their words assume new pertinence given these fears, and may cast analytic light on coming events.
Detail from Shenae & Jade, 2005, Petrina Hicks. Courtesy of the artist and THIS IS NO FANTASY + dianne tanzer gallery, Melbourne and Michael Reid, Sydney

Wings of desire, demise and adaptation: birds in Australian art

A new exhibition exploring the relationship between birds and humans is variously gaudy, delightful and disturbing. We sent two ecologists along to review the show.
“Cooling-off” periods for purchases made in high-pressure selling situations like door-to-door sales don’t help consumers, research shows. image from shutterstock.com

Cooling-off periods for consumers don’t work: study

Customers who make purchases under pressure don't use the usual 10-day cooling-off period given under law, new research finds.
Cryonics has gone from the world of sci-fi movies to the law courts for the family of one 14-year-old girl. from www.shutterstock.com

Cryonics: hype, hope or hell?

A UK court has allowed a 14-year-old girl's body to be frozen until doctors find a cure for the cancer that killed her. Is this latest example of cryogenics hope, hype or hell?
The mitotic spindle inside a living cell, magnified x 80,000, captured by biomedical animator Drew Berry. Drew Barry/Morbis Artis: Diseases of the Arts

Of microbes and machines: how art and science fuse in Bio-art

When art meets the biological sciences, living matter becomes the medium. From the chaotic beauty of smallpox to poems implanted in bacteria, Bio-art investigates the boundaries of life and death.
Using the same network analysis used to identify criminal organisations, new research examines how men work in the film industry. Shutterstock

Women aren’t the problem in the film industry, men are

Women are underrepresented in the film industry, but it's not their fault. New research analyses the system that ensures male dominance and identifies the 'gender offenders': men who work predominantly with men.

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