Unlike Australia, judicial appointments in the US are politicised. Democratic presidents will try to appoint left-wing judges and Republican presidents will try to appoint right-wing judges.
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If the Liberals continue to struggle in cities, WA is likely to be more difficult than it may first appear for the Liberals to win back.
This is an important win for the Albanese government, as it means it can pass legislation with the agreement of the Greens and one other.
With Senate results close to being finalised across the country, Labor will need the support of the Greens and one or two other senators to get legislation through the upper house.
A feathered velociraptor in the new Jurassic World Dominion film.
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New discoveries keep changing our understanding of what dinosaurs looked like. Listen to The Conversation Weekly podcast.
Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has made some countries reassess their neutrality.
This is a transcript of The Conversation Weekly podcast episode published on May 5, 2022.
Indian construction workers try to keep cool.
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And after India banned wheat exports in May due to the high temperatures, we find out how vulnerable crops are to extreme heat. Listen to The Conversation Weekly podcast.
Labor’s Anthony Albanese (left) is leading Liberal Prime Minister Scott Morrison in polls ahead of Australia’s election on May 21.
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Australians head to the polls in federal elections on May 21. Your guide to what’s at stake. Listen to The Conversation Weekly podcast.
Thanks to a recent surge in interest in adult ADHD, researchers are learning more about how ADHD affects the lives of those who have it – and how to treat it.
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Two ADHD researchers discuss advancements in the diagnosis and treatment of adult ADHD.
India remains neutral on the Russian invasion of Ukraine.
In this episode of The Conversation Weekly podcast, we also explore the reasons for India’s neutrality over the Ukraine war.
The Ukraine invasion has increased tensions surrounding the International Space Station.
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This is a transcript of The Conversation Weekly podcast episode published on April 29 2022.
Russia threatened to withdraw from the International Space Station over sanctions imposed on the country following its invasion of Ukraine.
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Listen to two space experts discuss how the Russian invasion of Ukraine threatens international collaboration in space on The Conversation Weekly podcast.
People in the Kalash valley in Pakistan during the Joshi festival.
From the archive: researchers visited the remote Kalash valleys to investigate how the concept of ‘happy’ and ‘sad’ music differs across cultures. Listen to The Conversation Weekly podcast.
An artistic impression of Indonesia’s new presidential palace, designed by the artist Nyoman Nuarta.
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Why is Indonesia planning to build a new capital called Nusantara? Listen to The Conversation Weekly podcast.
The Countess of Coventry, Maria Gunning, was rumoured to have died of lead poisoning from her makeup.
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Plus, the long history of humanity’s love of bees. Listen to The Conversation Weekly podcast.
Ukrainian soldiers killed in the war are buried in Lviv in early March 2022.
Plus, a rare archive of Ukrainian dissident literature from the Soviet era is now in danger. Listen to The Conversation Weekly.
Plus, a section of a rocket is about to crash on the Moon. What scientists hope to learn from it. Listen to The Conversation Weekly podcast.
Nuclear fusion is what generates the energy of the sun: scientists are getting closer to controlling a sustained fusion reaction on Earth.
Plus, the social pressure some people feel to be happy in the world’s happiest countries. Listen to The Conversation Weekly.
Lieutenant Colonel Paul-Henri Damiba is sworn in as head of state in Burkina Faso on February 16 after the January military coup.
Plus, why do people with a foreign accent get a hard time – and how to prevent it. Listen to The Conversation Weekly podcast.