Fri, 07 Aug 2020

Let me tell you how frustrating this pandemic has been for deaf people

It would be a brave person who tried to argue that the UK government, over the past several years, hadn't ...

Electric cars won't save us if the numbers don't add up - economist

Electric cars are one of the fastest growing sectors of the automotive industry. Record sales are being made despite the ...

How women in academia are feeling the brunt of COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic and the consequent public health response of lockdown has brought into sharp relief the constraints faced by ...

Economist: electric cars won't save us if the numbers don't add up

Electric cars are one of the fastest growing sectors of the automotive industry. Record sales are being made despite the ...

In The Meddler, we join a creeping nightcrawler as he chronicles death

Review: The Meddler, screening at the Melbourne International Film FestivalFor movie scholars and enthusiasts, one of the worst things about ...

At moments like these, we need a cultural policy

National crises, like the pandemics that can provoke them, come in stages. Each stage presents leaders with unique problems that ...

How to keep your contact lenses clean (and what can go wrong if you don't)

You're rushing and accidentally drop a contact lens on the bathroom floor. Should you:a) run it under the tap and ...

We can't let STEM skills become a casualty of COVID-19

Universities and other research organisations in Australia have been hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic.In May, a group led by ...

Why public housing is stigmatised and how we can fix it

Social and public housing is intensely stigmatised in Australia and has been for several decades. Estates in particular are often ...

Friday essay: has Donald Trump broken satire?

For a long time, the answer has been yes. When Saturday Night Live, John Oliver and the satirical establishment railed ...

Early access to super doesn't justify higher compulsory contributions

A big part of the Morrison government's response to COVID-19 has been allowing people early access to their superannuation.Australians who ...

Shorter meetings but longer days: how COVID-19 has changed the way we work

One of the many things COVID-19 has had a dramatic impact on is the way many of us work.Those fortunate ...

Why degree cost increases will hit women hardest

The federal government's proposed increase in the cost of studying humanities and communications degrees at Australian universities has stirred much ...

Curious Kids: how did the first person evolve?

Hi Mabel, what a great question!We know humans haven't always been around. After all, we wouldn't have survived alongside meat-eating ...

Video: What the huge COVID-19 testing undercount in the US means

Researchers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and other institutions recently published a study which estimated that the ...

'Atomic plague': how the UK press reported Hiroshima

On August 7 1945, few Britons expected the war to end soon. The relief of VE Day three months earlier ...

Culverts - the major threat to fish you've probably never heard of

You probably cross rivers every day without realising it. Beneath the concrete underfoot are culverts - tunnels installed under roads ...

Why scientists intentionally spilled oil into a Canadian lake

Canada sits on the third-largest oil reserve in the world. Most of it is in the Alberta oilsands, where companies ...

How South Africa, Kenya and Zimbabwe measure up on child offenders

Around the world, hundreds of thousands of children are not free. They are deprived of their liberty in settings such ...

I'm devastated for Beirut - a city I thought I hated

Since the explosion in Beirut I've listened repeatedly to the song Ya Beirut (Oh Beirut) by the Lebanese diva Majida ...

A second COVID-19 wave? Here are 6 lessons from the first

As COVID-19 spread across the globe, governments looked to epidemiologists to slow its transmission.Without a vaccine, large-scale testing capacity and ...

Grattan on Friday: COVID divides the nation and isolates MPs from Victoria

COVID-19 has now made us two Australias. There's Victoria - most specifically Melbourne - and then there's the rest of ...

How Beirut's port explosion exacerbates Lebanon's economic crisis

The explosion that tore through Beirut on Tuesday August 4 was so strong that shockwaves were felt on the island ...

Jim Thompson is the perfect novelist for our crazed times

Crime fiction often thrives in periods of social and political tension, when readers long for both justice and stability. So ...

5 reasons Chinese students may stop studying in the US

Nearly 400,000 Chinese students were enrolled in U.S. colleges and universities in 2019 - more than one-third of the country's ...

How the sound of religion has changed in the pandemic

Things sound different in a lockdown. The silence of usually bustling streets, the two-tone whirr of ambulance sirens and the ...

How should I clean my cloth mask?

Face coverings, such as cloth masks, are mandatory for all Victorians and are being recommended for public use in some ...

Beirut explosion yet another heartbreak for a country already on the brink

Lebanon did not need one of the world's most horrific accidental detonations to remind people it is a state teetering ...

How we mourn the victims of tragedies depends on their citizenship status

Some migrants are welcomed into the nation while others are not. The pandemic throws into sharp relief who is considered ...

How open data could tame Big Tech's power and avoid a breakup

On July 29, the heads of Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google testified (virtually) in front of the U.S. House Judiciary ...

What Groundhog Day (and my time in a monastery) taught me about lockdown

Stage 4 lockdown is upon Melbourne for the next six weeks. How do we cope with the new normal of ...

5 tips on writing better university assignments

University life comes with its share of challenges. One of these is writing longer assignments that require higher information, communication ...

Kashmir's Media Cut Off From Internet and From Readers

One year ago on August 5, Indian Kashmir was cut off from the world as the Indian government blocked telecoms ...

The port of Beirut: vital, historic centre of a complex city

The centre of Beirut has suffered devastation following an explosion which has destroyed the port, caused massive damage to the ...

COVID-19 has isolated disabled people from family, love, sex

For the millions of disabled people living in Canada, COVID-19 containment measures have posed unique challenges to their health and ...

Why we're working to put Africa's jellyfish on the map

Jellyfish can be found in almost every ocean in the world. These beautiful, graceful creatures are a sight to behold; ...

6 potential solutions to ease the COVID-19 news media crisis

The ongoing, coronavirus-fuelled media crisis has in fact been in the works for more than 30 years. It is not ...

COVID-19, stigma and the scandalous neglect of people living with dementia

Over 80 per cent of Canada's COVID-related deaths are associated with nursing homes, with the majority of them being older ...

How TikTok got caught in the crosshairs of US-China politics

Donald Trump's threat to ban TikTok, a video sharing app owned by Beijing-based ByteDance, on August 1 is only the ...

How cities are taking centre stage as characters in novels

Cityscapes have long played an important role in literature. They serve as backdrops for writers looking to explore themes of ...

News RELEASES

Publish news of your business, community or sports group, personnel appointments, major event and more by submitting a news release to Massachusetts Sun.

More Information
67
Fair in Bedford

Business

Section
Asian markets topple over after Trump gets stuck into China again

SYDNEY, Australia - Stocks in Asia tanked on Friday as the U.S. took a big stick to China again, banning ...

Siege at bank in northern France ends

A gunman with psychiatric problems took six people hostage at a bank in Le Havre, northern France, before giving himself ...

Chinese app plans half billion-dollar investment in Ireland

DUBLIN, Ireland - While its future on the other side of the Atlantic, and in the Pacific, is up in ...

China's Shanghai Composite completes 4th day of gains

SYDNEY, Australia - Chinese mainland shares rose for the fifth day in a row on Thursday.The Australian market also advanced. ...

SEARCA to get behind regional coconut industry

LOS BANOS, Laguna, Aug 6 (PIA) --The Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) is ...

Trump hails rising manufacturing and auto sales

WASHINGTON, DC - President Donald Trump interrupted his press briefing on the coronavirus on Tuesday night to enthuse over the ...

Movie Review

Featured story

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 ...

Read More