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The first round of France’s 2017 presidential contest sent two political outsiders to the second round. What’s next in this key European election? Emmanuel Foudrot/Reuters

France shuns mainstream political parties: world experts react

France must now choose between two candidates with strongly opposing visions. The outcome of the May 7 run-off could radically alter France, as well as its position in Europe and in the world.
‘Neither criminals nor illegals’: activists painted the U.S.-Mexico border in protest against US President Donald Trump’s new immigration reform. Jose Luis Gonzales/Reuters

Mexico’s new plan for facing Trump: resistance

Draconian new US deportation policies are the last straw for Mexico's government, which has endured months of Donald Trump's insults and aggression.
Sweat creates evaporative cooling for your body, with the amount required determined by your size and shape, not your gender. from www.shutterstock.com

Health Check: do men really sweat more than women?

They say 'men sweat, while women glow'. But new research shows gender is not the reason for different levels of sweating.
People go to the beach in large numbers and for many different reasons, and sometimes that’s a recipe for conflict. tazzymoto from www.shutterstock.com

Contested spaces: we shall fight on the beaches…

In many ways, the conflict we see on our beaches may be a small price to pay for the free and open access to our beaches, which Australians have long fought to preserve.
André Holland and Trevante Rhodes in Moonlight: it has seemed in recent years that queer films are just not Best Picture material. A24, Plan B Entertainment

With Moonlight’s Oscar win, Hollywood begins to right old wrongs

When Warren Beatty began his acting career in the 1950s, the idea of homosexual men at the centre of a cinematic story could not be countenanced. Moonlight still shows us lives generally absent from film screens.
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Eight podcasts to get between your ears this year

The Conversation asked eight authors from across its sections to tell us about their favourite podcasts – and why you should tune in.
Gifted children can benefit from being grouped together in specialist schools or classes. from www.shutterstock.com

Should gifted students go to a separate school?

Failing to provide an appropriate education for students who are gifted increases the risk of mental health issues, boredom, frustration, and behavioural problems.
Pro-Donald Trump bots worked to sway public opinion in the US election by secretly taking over pro-Hillary Clinton hashtags and spreading fake news stories. Reuters/Lucas Jackson

Bots without borders: how anonymous accounts hijack political debate

Bots have not just been used in the US, but also in Australia, the UK, Germany, Syria and China. To what extent – and how – are they affecting political discourse?
Eight US states plus the District of Columbia have legalised cannabis, in conflict with US federal law. Steve Diapola/Reuters

What does Donald Trump think about drugs?

The next American administration will have to choose between following Barack Obama's reform course or relaunching the war on drugs, nationally and internationally.

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