The Antarctic Circumpolar Current keeps Antarctica cold.
The Antarctic Circumpolar Current provides a barrier to heat that keeps warm subtropical waters away from Antarctica. Yet, there are a few places where the heat gets through.
Peace in the Horn of Africa could depend on how Ethiopia handles its reforms process.
Tensions, both within Ethiopia and between Ethiopia and its neighbours, are rooted in history.
High magnification view of mosquito pupae and larvae underwater.
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Researchers have tried unsuccessfully for decades to develop a malaria vaccine. Now a new approach, showing promise in mice, suggests it is possible to block mosquitoes from spreading the disease.
Journalists who cover illegal operations like logging at this site in northern Sagaing division, Myanmar, can face threats and violence.
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Reporters who cover environment and natural resource issues are commonly threatened and harassed around the world. Some have been killed for coverage that threatens powerful interests.
A Kosovo policeman directs cars in Pristina after the government banned traffic in response to extremely high fine particle pollution levels, Jan. 31, 2018.
AP Photo/Visar Kryeziu
The head of the World Health Organization calls air pollution 'the new tobacco' because it causes millions of preventable deaths yearly. Fine particle pollution is especially deadly.
Deal in hand.
Academic experts explain the key details of the draft Brexit deal agreed by UK and EU negotiators.
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Don't mix your statins with grapefruit, or leafy green vegetables with warfarin.
Parents have a responsibility for their children’s math development too.
Instead of getting "back to basics" to improve math skills, we should make math literacy a priority by developing, attracting and supporting skilled teachers, and improving math literacy at home.
The cabinet hangs together, for now.
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Theresa May still faces a huge hurdle to get MPs in Westminster to agree to the Brexit deal.
Two women hug before placing flowers at the Star of David memorial in front of the Tree of Life Synagogue, two days after a mass shooting in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
With anti-semitism on the rise around the world, it is timely to consider how images and media discourses can embolden hate crimes.
Former Liberal Party leader John Hewson at an event protesting Adani’s Carmichael Mine in October 2018.
Anti-fossil fuel activism is gaining ground where previous climate campaigns have failed, largely because it resonates better with people.
The international prototype kilogram keeps changing weight so scientists have come up with a new way to calculate.
Cheryl Zondi bucked the trend of rape accusers staying anonymous in South Africa.
African News Agency (ANA)
Prevailing patriarchal and cultural norms in some societies prevent women victims of sexual crimes from talking out by shaming them.
Voting sign in Spanish.
The Voting Rights Act offers language assistance for voters with limited English proficiency. What can we learn from an Idaho county's experience offering foreign-language ballots?
A destroyed house in an earthquake-devastated area at Balaroa village in Palu, Central Sulawesi, Indonesia, October 11 2018. It’s reported at least 2,045 people have died as a result of earthquakes that hit central Sulawesi and triggered a tsunami.
The last two major disasters show that Indonesia needs to embrace a new chapter in its disaster risk governance.
Rapprochement between Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and Eritrea’s President Isaias Afwerki has changed the dynamics in the region.
The lifting of UN Sanctions is unlikely to end internal and external pressure for reform and greater democracy in Eritrea.
The cast of Opera Australia’s 2018 production of Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg at the Arts Centre Melbourne.
Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg (The Mastersingers of Nuremburg) is a long, complex work. An ensemble performance by Opera Australia transports Wagner’s 16th-century guild of mastersingers to a modern-day men’s club.
The Sri Lankan president’s sacking of the prime minister and installation of a former strongman has left the country in political limbo.
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Old political rivalries have boiled over in Sri Lanka's worsening political crisis. Some fear possible violence less than a decade after the end of a brutal 25-year civil war.
Barbados was ground zero for racism and slavery but due to the resilience of the islanders, it is a model country of democracy. Here a sugar cane harvest post card, circa 1927.
W. L. Johnson & Co. Ltd., Barbados. No. 15
U.S. President Trump's former attorney revealed some ugly racist things his client has said. One of them - once again - speaks of "shit-hole" countries. We need to counter this false idea.
A policeman holds a flower at the site of a bomb attack on a bus transporting Tunisian presidential guards November 25, 2015.
A recent attack at the heart of the Tunisian capital highlights how regional security is on the precipice.