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A man with the Malian National flag joins a demonstration in Bamako after the military junta called for protests against sanctions imposed over delayed elections. Photo by Florent Vergnes/AFP via Getty Images

Why West Africa has had so many coups and how to prevent more

Unimpressive democratic conditions and foreign influence in African countries make recent attempted and successful military takeovers unsurprising.
Mick Tsikas/AAP

We know politicians lie – but do we care?

Claims Prime Minister Scott Morrison is a liar have been piling up. Cognitive psychologists who study misinformation look at how voters react when politicians lie.
ESO/WFI (Optical); MPIfR/ESO/APEX/A.Weiss et al. (Submillimetre); NASA/CXC/CfA/R.Kraft et al. (X-ray)

Some black holes are anything but black – and we’ve found more than 75,000 of the brightest ones

Despite the name, some black holes effectively “shine” as they suck up nearby material with such force that it begins to glow. New research reveals a new method for detecting these active black holes.

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