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Pause and reflect on what really makes wilderness valuable. John O'Neill/Wikimedia Commons

The moral value of wilderness

Imagine being one of the last few people alive. Would that make it ok to destroy the natural world? This thought experiment reveals the true value of nature, beyond the benefits to humans.
After a year in office, Donald Trump has done many things, but has not made America great again. Reuters/Kevin Lamarque

Trump’s first year in office: bizarre and sometimes alarming

The 12 months since Donald Trump unexpectedly took office have proffered constant shocks to the system in which the occupants of the White House remind us they are not playing by the rules.
Mungkin ada lebih dari satu “gen gay” yang berkontribusi terhadap selera seksual seseorang. Shutterstock

Apakah ‘gen homoseksual’ itu benar-benar ada?

Bagi seorang ahli genetika evolusi, gagasan bahwa susunan genetika seseorang mempengaruhi preferensi pasangannya tidaklah mengejutkan.
One of the worst examples of identity politics came from Malcolm Turnbull on Monday’s Q&A program. ABC News

How conservatives use identity politics to shut down debate

Conservatives are often critical of 'identity politics' for silencing dissenting views. But on ABC's Q&A on Monday night Malcolm Turnbull presented a very narrow vision of national identity.
Bycatch: penguins can easily drown in nets designed to ensnare fish. NZ Ministry of Fisheries

Penguins under threat from drowning in fishing nets

Penguins in New Zealand, Australia and elsewhere face an uncertain future as a new review documents the number accidentally ensnared in fishing nets.
Australia’s Trade Minister Steven Ciobo speaking after a meeting for the Trans Pacific Partnership in Vietnam. AAP

The Trans-Pacific Partnership is back: experts respond

Many provisions in the Trans-Pacific Partnership have been suspended after the United States pulled out. But there's still much to debate about the regional free trade agreement.
Protecting the patents of expensive medicines for longer would affect low-income countries. Jason Reed/ReutersPics

Time for costly medicine monopolies to go from TPP trade talks

Negotiators from 11 countries have been racing to resurrect the near-dead Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement before the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit this weekend.

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