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It might be the world’s biggest ocean, but the mighty Pacific is in peril

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. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)

Arctic Ocean: climate change is flooding the remote north with light – and new species

The Arctic has been a remote place for much of its history. But climate change is bringing global problems and opportunities to its door.
A sweatshop in Dakar, Bangladesh, where underaged workers make steel consumer goods in hazardous and dangerous circumstances, October 20 2020. StevenK/Shutterstock

Australia’s world-first repository of ‘modern slavery statements’ a step in the right direction

121 companies in Australia have delivered their first reports required by the Modern Slavery Act.
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. Courtesy of the WA museum

Friday essay: 5 museum objects that tell a story of colonialism and its legacy

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.
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We examined the research evidence on 111 autism early intervention approaches. Here’s what we found

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.

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