Universities and the professions are changing in response to climate change. When will the advances in knowledge and practice we are already seeing prompt governments to act with the required urgency?
Oxford Street, London, empty in May 2020.
Retail closures are concentrated in city centres.
The Pacific Ocean produces oxygen, helps regulates the weather, provides food and livelihoods. It's a place of fun, solace and spiritual connection. But its delicate ecology is under threat.
A boat navigates at night next to large icebergs in eastern Greenland.
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The Arctic has been a remote place for much of its history. But climate change is bringing global problems and opportunities to its door.
While COVID-19 has highlighted the invaluable nature of medical research, it has unfortunately also seriously disrupted it. In Australia, the sector now teeters on the brink of collapse.
Unprecedented efforts are driving the global push for a safe and effective vaccine. If and when we have one (or more), here's how it's likely to be rolled out in Australia.
Iron ore mining, Pilbara Western Australia.
The damage would extend well beyond iron ore.
A sweatshop in Dakar, Bangladesh, where underaged workers make steel consumer goods in hazardous and dangerous circumstances, October 20 2020.
121 companies in Australia have delivered their first reports required by the Modern Slavery Act.
Governments can do much to ensure mass vaccination of their citizens, particularly in the name of public health. But there needs to be careful examination of where that might breach human rights.
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El riesgo asociado a las escuelas está vinculado al nivel de transmisión en la comunidad. Cuanta más transmisión comunitaria haya, más transmisión habrá en las escuelas.
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The first batch of returning international students are due to fly in this weekend, but Australia has a lot of work to do to maintain its pre-COVID share of the global education market.
This wooden dish from Broome, pre-1892, was made by Yawuru people, collected by police and later presented by the Commissioner of Police, Colonel Phillips, to the WA Museum.
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A spear-thrower, a shell, a bowl, a vase, a bucket. Five very different items tell us much about the history of collecting, the role of Indigenous experts and the shadow of colonial violence.
Amid good news on the vaccine trial-front, Australia must think more carefully about how a national roll-out would work.
The risk associated with schools is tied to the level of community transmission. The more community transmission there is, the more transmission there will be in schools.
Trixie Belden wasn't as pretty as her best friend, or a cool as Nancy Drew. But she had a 'mental computer' for solving mysteries and a non-judgmental moral core.
Ugandan singer-turned-politician Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine being arrested on charges of unlawful assembly.
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In surpassing opposition stalwart Kizza Besigye, Robert Kyagulanyi has done what many Ugandans thought impossible. But can he topple Museveni?
Our landmark new report examined the evidence (or lack thereof) behind certain interventions, but applying it to individual children and families requires a tailored approach.
Our new study presents the first empirical evidence that President Trump’s tweets systematically divert attention away from topics that are potentially harmful to him.
A building designed to be easily taken apart so the components can be reused is a model for much less wasteful construction. It reduces resource use and environmental impacts, and can be cheaper too.
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It was funny at the time — but rereading Ben Elton's 1989 bestselling satirical novel Stark today is profoundly unsettling.