The fire at Susan Bay magnified the lack of disaster management in Sierra Leone.
While promoting better risk reduction is always sensible, it leads to a tendency for disaster management systems to lean heavily on experience and systems designs of other countries
Annie Storey holds a cross with a photo of her late son Alex Storey, before a march to mark the five-year anniversary of British Columbia declaring a public health emergency in the overdose crisis, in Vancouver, on April 14, 2021.
CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Across the country, overdose deaths have spiked during the COVID-19 pandemic.
A shared sense of vulnerability could benefit society.
Gauteng City-Region Observatory
Vulnerability in the context of Covid-19 is really complex. Many households in Gauteng have different challenges.
Blockchain technologies can empower people by allowing them more control over their user data.
Blockchain technologies can support users in controlling access to their data through smart contracts that both empower and protect users.
‘The Dog’ (1820-1823) by Francisco Goya.
Museo del Prado
As people have grown closer and more connected, the old definition of loneliness slipped away – and a new one has emerged.
The original Halloween movie has been remade for 2018.
We love to be scared by creepy movies. But fear has other uses too. It can be used negatively by politicians to control us, but can also be a tool to harness internal change.
Research shows that trustworthiness involve three major attributes: Ability, integrity and dignity.
Research shows that trust is ‘knowable’ – you can calculate whether you can trust an individual, based on their behaviours.
In what became one of the defining moments of his unsuccessful 2008 presidential campaign, Republican candidate John McCain takes back the microphone from Gayle Quinnell, who said Barack Obama “was an Arab.” The moment occurred during a town hall meeting on Oct. 10, 2008, in Lakeville, Minn.
(AP Photo/Jim Mone)
John McCain did something during the 2008 U.S. presidential election that would seem very out of place today: he made himself vulnerable by speaking up about the character of opponent Barack Obama.
Unlike squads before them, this exciting team of millennials have the capacity, courage and honesty to express their emotions.
CatholicCare NT has teams who take time to develop culturally and community appropriate practices.
Photo credit: J. Louth
“You can’t just come in like a fly and take-off” - patience and time on community is key to improving financial well-being in remote communities.
Spectre and Meltdown affected billions of devices.
Preventing problems like Meltdown and Spectre from reocurring requires software developers to be given sufficient information about hardware to ensure security.
Unlike napalm, which immediately scalded its victims, Agent Orange kills and maims slowly over time, its effects passed down through generations.
U.S. Army Operations in Vietnam R.W. Trewyn, Ph.D/Wikimedia
The use of Agent Orange in Vietnam had deep impacts, including a poisoned water supply, birth defects and cancer. Despite decades of attempted litigation, justice for spraying victims seems unlikely.
When this is home, bad weather can make a bad situation much worse.
Extreme weather is hard enough for those with a home. But imagine losing everything you own in a storm - that’s the experience of many homeless people forced to live out in the open during wild weather.
Senior Master Sgt. Robert Shelle/EPA
The widespread discussion as to whether the Hurricane Harvey disaster was caused by climate change or not is a dangerous distraction from the real issues.
The stronger the better?
EPA/Jim Lo Scalzo
The ability to acknowledge and display vulnerability is well-known hallmark of strong leadership. Why do we still reject it when we see it?
How resilient are we?
Our complex modern society is very vulnerable to everything from the attack in France to power failures. The good news is we can fix this.
Our response to terrorism.
The root cause of our vulnerability is the structure of the global economy: highly interconnected, complex and filled with turbulence.
Joyce Mitchell appears in court in Plattsburgh, New York on July 28 2015.
When it comes to their targets and tactics, inmates follow a predictable pattern.
Marlgu Billabong in Australia’s Kimberley region, which new research nominates as a smart place to invest in conservation.
As the dust settles on the latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report on the science of climate change, the obvious question is: what do we do next? Our research, published in Nature…