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Chat bots, James Dean ... can the digital dead rest in peace?

"To be dead," wrote the 20th century French philosopher Jean-Paul Sartre, "is to be a prey for the living." Even ...

Humans light 85% of bushfires, and we do virtually nothing to stop it

It's hard to comprehend why someone would deliberately light a bushfire. Yet this behaviour regularly occurs in Australia and other ...

What are parasites and how do they make us sick?

A parasite is an organism that lives in or on an organism of another species.Three main classes of parasites can ...

Paul Keating attacks media for 'pious belchings' over China

Former prime minister Paul Keating has launched a scathing attack on the Australian media for its coverage of China, denouncing ...

Ron MacLean evades the real problem of Don Cherry's 'you people' remarks

The firing of Don Cherry and the ongoing aftermath reveals deep divisions across Canadian society. He has been known for ...

Re-imagining a museum of our First Nations

Indigenous voices are finally being acknowledged as important voices in Australian galleries and museums.Since 2014, I have worked as an ...

Children learn through play - it shouldn't stop at preschool

The transition from preschool to school is a big deal for many children and parents. Over the next few weeks, ...

The main problem with virtual reality? It's almost as humdrum as real life

Just a few years ago, virtual reality (VR) was being showered with very real money. The industry raised an estimated ...

K-pop fans protest against treatment of Monsta X lead singer

You may have recently seen K-pop trending worldwide on Twitter, especially hashtags such as #FightForWonho. Wonho, whose real name is ...

McDonald's upheaval is a stern reminder to CEOs about ethics

The board of directors of McDonald's recently announced it was terminating the employment of chief executive officer Steve Easterbrook because ...

Don Cherry's xenophobia forces Canada to grapple with tough questions

It's the age of Brexit, of Donald Trump's "Make America Great Again" project and the rise of European populism, all ...

Why South Sudan's attempts at peace continue to fail

South Sudan's five-year conflict has killed nearly 400,000 people, created more than 4 million refugees and displaced 1.8 million inside ...

African multinationals bring home much more than profits

Often when companies take their operations abroad, a practice referred to as internationalisation, the main intention of the owners or ...

What's driving Africa's population growth. And what can change it

Population growth rates continue to pose lingering challenges to development efforts on the continent. The population of Africa is expected ...

What the battle over control of PG&E means for US utility customers

There's a battle raging over the ownership of PG&E Corp., one of the nation's largest utilities, with cities, hedge fund ...

What is an oligarch?

With the impeachment hearings for President Donald Trump under way, several American diplomats and

Rough Transcript of First Trump-Zelenskiy Call Released

President Donald Trump on Friday released the summary transcript of his April congratulatory call with Ukraine's president-elect, the latest salvo ...

From Africa to Peckham: how we decolonise culture by rehumanising people

It's an extraordinary collection of portraits from Nigeria and Sierra Leone taken between 1909 and 1915, when Britain was at ...

Is this the last John Lewis Christmas ad?

The new John Lewis Christmas ad has just launched and there is plenty in it for connoisseurs of this relatively ...

How Killing Eve and James Bond spied on the past

What does the classic spy look like? A posh, straight, white man? In other words: James Bond. But now Killing ...

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Saudi oil giant set to become richest company on earth

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia - What is being billed in the Saudi kingdom as the "Sale of the Century" - the ...

Stocks mostly rise in Asian session, U.S. dollar slips

SYDNEY, Australia - Stocks in Asia Pacific mostly rose on Monday after a surprise move by China to trim a ...

More than five million electric-powered cars on global roads

There are now more than five million electric-powered motor vehicles worldwide, according to a report by the International Energy Agency.The ...

Amazon claims political influence in awarding of $10 billion contract

SEATTLE, Washington - Amazon is to appeal a $10 billion contract awarded by the U.S. Department of Defense to Microsoft. ...

Equinix opens 16th data centre in Australia

SYDNEY, NSW, Australia - Equinix has opened a new data centre in the heart of Sydney, Australia, costing $160 million.The ...

McHugh tours recently expanded Apple campus in Cork

CO CORK, Ireland - Ireland's Minister for Education and Skills Joe McHugh on Friday toured the recently expanded Apple campus ...

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Abbott Ireland announces expansion plans, new jobs

DONEGAL, Ireland - Announcing plans to expand its workforce in Donegal, the U.S. healthcare giant Abbott unveiled plans to create 500 new jobs in the country.Abbott Ireland currently hires c ...

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