US President Ronald Reagan meeting with Soviet dissident Andrei Sakharov in the Oval Office in 1988.
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Andrei Sakharov was one of the most brilliant scientists of the nuclear age. But he is best remembered today as one of the most fearless defenders of human rights around the world.
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Our brains cannot easily understand tiny risks so we tend to overestimate them. That's when we need a little extra help to make the best decisions about our health.
With a fragile new Israeli government in power, it is in both sides' interests for the violence to stop. But, as has so often been the case, that peace is unlikely to hold.
Violence in Gaza has once again brought the Labor Party's conflicted position on Israel and Palestine to the fore.
These are challenging times for university leaders, and new research shows 'smart bullies' are making life even more difficult.
Deforestasi yang terjadi saat pandemi COVID-19 di Desa Salena, Palu di Sulawesi Tengah.
COVID-19 memiliki dampak positif dan negatif bagi lingkungan hidup di Indonesia, tapi prospek jangka panjang bagi lingkungan pasca-pandemi terlihat mengkhawatirkan.
Deforestation in a village called Salena in Palu, Central Sulawesi, during the pandemic.
COVID-19 has had both positive and negative implications for the Indonesian environment, but post-pandemic prospects are not looking good.
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The archives' neglect may not be, as some as argued, another shot in the culture wars, but it is a sign of the government's truncated temporal imagination.
Scott Morrison may have found the meeting of the leaders of the world's liberal democracies that aligning himself so closely with former US President Donald Trump was not the most prudent course.
Australians should see the rainforest as a cultural landscape – one that has been managed and maintained by people, rather than just a relic unchanged since the dinosaurs.
Who's a good doggie? Sniffer dogs might one day be able to screen people for COVID-19 in large crowds. But not when they're hungry or need a good lie down.
The outcome for the Australian citizen cannot be viewed separately from the continued downward spiral of Australia-China relations.
Victorians who need donated eggs and sperm face limited choice, lengthy waits and high costs.
Many over 50s seem to be asking this question. But there are a number of reasons it's important to go ahead and get the AstraZeneca vaccine now.
La evolución de la situación dependerá del grado de violencia que Israel esté dispuesto a infligir a Hamás, así como del aguante de Hamás ante los ataques aéreos y de artillería israelíes.
Where it goes from here will depend how much violence Israel is willing to inflict on Hamas, and Hamas's continued tolerance of Israeli air strikes and artillery fire.
Child protection services must be culturally safe and responsive to the Aboriginal children and families they serve.
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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children are increasingly being removed from their families and placed into out-of-home care, raising concerns of another Stolen Generation.
White blood cells dying.
The survival of the human body is a fine balancing act between cell growth and cell death. Understanding our cells' complex "licence to die" could give us new ways to combat disease.
The change in the US position signals how clearly the success of every country in fighting the pandemic depends on vaccinating the whole world.
Taiwan’s military has been on alert amid large numbers of Chinese war plane incursions in its air space.
The likelihood of open conflict is low, given the risks to China and the US. With the Biden administration treading carefully over Taiwan, why is there so much loose talk of war in Canberra?