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Mary Elizabeth Shutler in Vanuatu, in the1960s. Permitted to join the first archaeological expedition to New Caledonia in 1952 as a ‘voluntary assistant’, she was the only French speaker and chief interlocuter with the Kanak people. Family archives, reproduced with the kind authorisation of John Shutler & Susan Arter.

Friday essay: invisible no more – putting the first women archaeologists of the Pacific back on the map

‘Wives’, volunteers, assistants: the vital contribution of women archaeologists has long been underplayed, if not erased. A new project uncovers trailblazers in the Pacific.
Les parents peuvent discuter avec leurs enfants des filtres, de la retouche des images et des vidéos que l'on trouve en ligne. Shutterstock

Comment les parents peuvent aider les ados à surmonter les complexes créés par les réseaux sociaux

Face aux photos retouchées d’influenceurs qui collectionnent les « like » sur les réseaux, les adolescents peuvent développer une mauvaise image d’eux-mêmes. Comment ouvrir la discussion en famille ?
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Instagram can make teens feel bad about their body, but parents can help. Here’s how

New information Instagram makes teens feel worse about their bodies is an opportunity for parents to start a conversation with their children about their online lives, and encourage positive habits.
Adventurer Francis Birtles in his car with a man identified as Indigenous artist Nayombolmi. National Library of Australia

Aboriginal art on a car? How an Indigenous artist and an adventurer met in the 1930 wet season in Kakadu

One was a celebrity adventurer, the other was a skilled Indigenous artist who painted everything in sight. A new look at old photographs confirms their meeting.
Spotted tree frog. Michael Williams/Its A Wildlife Photography

We name the 26 Australian frogs at greatest risk of extinction by 2040 — and how to save them

We’ve identified three frog species very likely to already be extinct. Another four species on our list are still surviving, but not likely to make it to 2040 without help.

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