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Growing Up Aboriginal in Australia is a compilation of 52 essays from First Nations authors, some of whom have never been published before. Rounak Amini/AAP

Speaking with: Author Anita Heiss on Growing Up Aboriginal in Australia

Author Anita Heiss speaks with Professor Jacinta Elston about her new anthology of essays from First Nations writers spanning the breadth of Australian society.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks at a news conference in Ottawa in June 2018. A United Nations housing watchdog has criticized the Liberals over what it sees as their about-face on a promise to put a human rights lens on its housing strategy. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

Canada’s complicated relationship with international human rights law

If the liberal international order is to survive, countries like Canada will need to defend international human rights law.
The Canadian Coast Guard icebreaker Louis S. St-Laurent sails past a iceberg in Lancaster Sound in 2008. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

As ice recedes, the Arctic isn’t prepared for more shipping traffic

New shipping opportunities are opening up in the Arctic as sea ice continues to recede. But travel is still dangerous and the region isn't equipped to deal with more vessel traffic.
A yellow citronella bucket candle is essential for summertime evenings to keep the mosquitos away. ARENA Creative/Shutterstock.com

Why plant-based mosquito repellents are so hard to design

Bug sprays with DEET feel oily and smell gross. That's why scientists are developing new mosquito repellents based on natural plant oils. But translating these into commercial products isn't easy.
Police escort the Indonesian leader of Jamaah Ansharut Daulah (JAD), Zainal Ansori (centre), during his recent trial in Jakarta. Bagus Indahono/EPA

Will Indonesia’s ban against IS-linked JAD dismantle the group?

Arresting JAD members and banning the group is unlikely to completely neutralise JAD's influence because its weakness is not in the organisation’s structure, but in its ideology.
A medieval engraving of the persecution of witches: historians are increasingly demonstrating that belief in witchcraft survived in Western Europe well into the 18th, 19th and even 20th centuries. Wikimedia Commons

Can we learn from the past in tackling witchcraft-related violence today?

It is estimated that thousands of people are killed in witchcraft-related violence around the world each year. How can we tackle this problem today?

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