Category: Culture and Society

Human evolution: a last archaic hominin stronghold in India

New research reveals some of the last practitioners of an archaic human culture.

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Afghanistan’s unreachable US$1 trillion mineral bounty

A green-future wealth that could stabilise Afghanistan for decades lies trapped by the country’s past.

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Here today, gone tomorrow: the IPCC’s new report predicts the sea-level rise flooding our backyard

It’s certain that rising sea levels are due to anthropogenic climate change, but the effects are not felt equally. Low-lying communities across Australia and the Pacific are already gasping for air – if action isn’t taken, some islands – and entire nations – could slip beneath the waves.

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Australians still believe in science

3M State of Science Index shows Aussies have deep trust in science and scientists

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A 3,500-year-old epic text begins its journey home

A looted relic is finally returned to its rightful place, but the problem is enormous.

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Middle-Eastern genomes fill historical gaps

137 full genomes from eight Middle-Eastern populations reveals links to agriculture

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COVID concerns drive supplement use

Sales of complementary medicines have been driven up by COVID fears, but Immune-boosting claims for them are doing more harm than good.

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Does nature have rights?

Ahead of World Environment Day, Amalyah Hart explores legal ‘rights of nature’.

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Papua New Guinea COVID-19 update

The COVID crisis in PNG worsens as a new strain is identified and 8,000 vaccines are delivered. For Cosmos Magazine.

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How Aboriginal health experts acted first and led the fight against the coronavirus

Enlisting local initiatives, networks and the lessons of the past, Aboriginal health services were quick off the mark when coronavirus came. Their success to date is powerful testimony to the importance of Indigenous leadership in narrowing the health gap, experts say.

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Minding the gap: the dangers of deficit thinking

Global protests have prompted introspection in Australia about systemic racial issues, including the disparity in Indigenous health outcomes. However, Indigenous health experts say that viewing the problem through a narrow lens of “deficit” isn’t helping.

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A multi-layered epidemic: mental health in the time of coronavirus

Mental health professionals in Victoria are reporting soaring issues as the pandemic continues.

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Directors of Melbourne nightclub fear COVID-19 could destroy local music industry

The directors of a Melbourne nightclub say they fear the COVID-19 lockdown could put them out of business, and damage the city’s vibrant music industry.

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