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Bullying of reporters in Australia accelerating rapidly

To be a political journalist, you have always needed to be able to resist bullying aimed at making you second-guess ...

Sir Clive Sinclair: even his failures were prescient inventions

Sir Clive Sinclair, inventor of the UK's first mass-market home computer, has died at the age of 81. Pioneer of ...

4 strategies for a global breakthrough on energy and climate change

Two important global events are coming up that are widely hoped to help address what the United Nations calls the ...

How women voters could decide the Canadian federal election - again

Heading into the federal election campaign's final days, the Liberal and Conservative parties are in a dead heat nationally in ...

Johnny 'abandoned' by mother as teen

Washington [US], September 17 (ANI): American actor and filmmaker Paul Barresi in his research for the new Discovery plus series ...

Ten ways to cut shipping's contribution to climate change

In the middle of this summer's shocking fires and floods came the grimmest climate science report yet from the UN's ...

State of the EU: tech and defence challenges cloud COVID success

In her second "state of the European Union" speech, European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen used the political momentum ...

U.S., biggest saboteur of post-WWII global peace (Part 3)

© Provided by Xinhua DISRUPTION TO INTERNATIONAL ORDERWith its great power, the United States has been using "American exceptionalism" as ...

U.S., biggest saboteur of post-WWII global peace (Part 1)

© Provided by Xinhua - Since the end of World War II, the United States has spared no effort to ...

Nurses are leaving the profession, and replacing them won't be easy

The fourth wave of COVID-19 is exacerbating the ongoing crisis for the nursing workforce and has led to burnout for ...

How many satellites are orbiting Earth?

It seems like every week, another rocket is launched into space carrying rovers to Mars,

A football World Cup every two years? An expert runs the numbers

In May 2021, Fifa began exploring the idea of holding a men's football World Cup every two years instead of ...

Women's police stations in Australia: would they work for 'all' women?

Proposals to expand police powers, to criminalise coercive control and to establish specialist women's police stations have all occupied a ...

South Africa's troubled power utility is being reset: CEO sets out how

Eskom, South Africa's state-owned power utility, is facing a litany of challenges. The Conversation Africa asked Professor Anton Eberhard, director ...

On the money: Kate Sheppard and the making of a New Zealand feminist icon

In 1992 four New Zealand icons (and the queen) appeared on new banknotes. Part of creating national identity, these notable ...

Fitzgibbon is quitting politics but this doesn't mean Albanese can party

One imagines the retirement of Joel Fitzgibbon at the next election simplifies things for Anthony Albanese, as he crafts a ...

Rising inflation: unless we act now, it will not be temporary

Consumer price inflation in the UK rose by 3.2% year on year in August, the highest annual rise in nearly ...

Cancer: getting in shape before surgery can shorten hospital stays

Undergoing any type of surgery is tough on the body, and even more so if it's for serious conditions, such ...

UK COVID plan: how will the pandemic play out this winter?

Winter is always a challenging time for the NHS. On top of providing routine healthcare, there are the added demands ...

AUKUS: is an arms race with China the price of 'Global Britain'?

A new military alliance between the US, Australia and the UK will, for the first time, provide Australia with nuclear-powered ...

What is the Moon Festival? A scholar of Chinese religions explains

With the arrival of September and hints of cooler temperatures also comes one of most important traditional festivals in the ...

Is sexual abuse and exploitation rife in the music industry?

The popular music industry has a problem - men are sexually assaulting women. Male producers, record company execs and musicians ...

COVID in schools - how ventilation can help to combat spread of virus

As the new academic year gets underway, there is understandable concern over how to curb the spread of COVID in ...

Do the northern lights make sounds that you can hear?

It's a question that has puzzled observers for centuries: do the fantastic green and crimson light displays of the aurora ...

Why is Justin Trudeau so much more popular abroad than in Canada? Podcast

Canadians head to the polls on September 20 in an early parliamentary election. In this week's episode of The Conversation ...

How reparations can be paid through school finance reform

White public schools have always gotten more money than Black public schools. These funding disparities go back to the so-called ...

Pandemic prompts more teachers to consider early retirement or new career

The Research Brief is a short take about interesting academic work.The big ideaThe COVID-19 pandemic reduced teachers' commitment to remain ...

Underneath all the makeup, who was the real Tammy Faye?

What is it about televangelists Tammy Faye and Jim Bakker that continues to fascinate nearly 35 years after the fall ...

4 strategies for a UN breakthrough on energy and climate change

Two important events hosted by the United Nations are coming up that are widely hoped to help address what the ...

COVID in Wilcannia: a national disgrace we all saw coming

The COVID-19 crisis in Wilcannia demonstrates how entrenched neglect, combined with a global pandemic, have created a perfect storm impacting ...

How do nuclear-powered submarines work? A nuclear scientist explains

The Australian government has just declared an historic defence agreement with the United States and United Kingdom that will see ...

Gambling live streams on Twitch: What are they and why do they matter?

Streaming services such as Twitch and YouTube Live are now a significant part of popular entertainment. These sites host millions ...

You're much less likely to get long COVID if you've been vaccinated

Increasing COVID-19 vaccination rates as quickly as possible is currently a major focus for Australia.Doing so has clear benefits in ...

Vaccine passports are coming. But are they ethical?

The main way to control the pandemic, as we have all painfully found out, has been to restrict the movement ...

Grammar still matters - but teachers are struggling to teach it

Do you know what a suffix is, or how to distinguish adjectives from adverbs? If you have a six or ...

How a new app helps fishing boats avoid endangered species

The discarding of fish at sea - known as "bycatch" - happens when fish have no commercial value or annual ...

Pasha 125: Nigeria can regain its lost athletics glory. Here's how

Nigeria used to be a great force in global athletics but that has changed. The country's fortunes have plummeted in ...

Five steps for Nigeria's athletes to build personal brands

The Tokyo 2020 Olympics have come and gone. The games always motivate some young people to get into sports. But ...

South Africa's labour market trends from 2009 to 2019: a lost decade?

Unemployment remains one of South Africa's most pressing economic and social challenges. Over the past two decades it has also ...

Gbagbo returns to politics. What it means for Cote d'Ivoire

In early August the former president of Cote d'Ivoire, Laurent Gbagbo, floated the idea of creating a new political party. ...

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Majority of Japanese companies say business to recover in 2021

TOKYO, Japan: A survey by Reuters found that most Japanese companies believe the recovery of the country's economy has reached ...

Volatile day Friday for U.S. stocks, major indices tumble

NEW YORK, New York - U.S. stocks tumbled on Friday while the U.S. dollar rallied."It was a volatile week and ...

Intuit announces purchase of Mailchimp for $12 billion

MOUNTAIN VIEW, California: California-based Intuit, known for its small-business accounting and DIY tax-filing software, including TurboTax and QuickBooks, announced that ...

Ireland investigates TikTok transferring children's data to China

DUBLIN, Ireland: Ireland's Data Protection Commission (DPC) said it has opened two investigations into video sharing platform TikTok.The first investigation ...

Freefall in iron ore price pressures Australian stock exchange

SYDNEY, NSW, Australia - Most Asian stock markets rose on Friday, however, the ASX fell sharply as the Australian market ...

Britain's inflation up 3.2 percent, greatest jump on record

LONDON, England: August saw inflation rates in the U.K. soaring to the highest-ever recorded rate, official figures show.Inflation rose to ...

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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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