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Instagram’s privacy updates for kids are positive. But plans for an under-13s app means profits still take precedence

Instagram’s privacy updates for kids are positive. But plans for an under-13s app means profits still take precedence

The changes do not stop Facebook itself from collecting young users’ data and keeping it.

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Secret history: the release of the Mountbatten archives and the fight to access royal diaries

Secret history: the release of the Mountbatten archives and the fight to access royal diaries

An immense trove of the most important royal historical material for decades has just quietly been made public in the United Kingdom.

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If I could go anywhere: India’s Varanasi — a sacred site on a river of rituals and altered states

If I could go anywhere: India’s Varanasi — a sacred site on a river of rituals and altered states

Dying in Varanasi is everyday. That’s not to say dying is ordinary. On the contrary, it is a sacred art form, a spiritual passage that is part of the daily practice of living.

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Dodgy tree loppers are scamming elderly homeowners and hacking up healthy trees. Here’s what you need to know

Dodgy tree loppers are scamming elderly homeowners and hacking up healthy trees. Here’s what you need to know

As a tree scientist who works with urban trees, I can assure you some large, old trees are well worth leaving alone, even you find them annoying sometimes.

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Equality and fairness: vaccines against this pandemic of mistrust

Equality and fairness: vaccines against this pandemic of mistrust

Equality and corruption perceptions appear to explain more than 80% of the differences in trust levels between nations.

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Why spite could destroy liberal democracy

Why spite could destroy liberal democracy

Some people may be spiteful to pull others down, while others act this way to get ahead.

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The London riots ten years on: how a crackdown on protest became their main legacy

The London riots ten years on: how a crackdown on protest became their main legacy

Instead of any attempt to address the root causes, the main response to riots in London and other cities was to penalise protest.

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Lockdown weight gain: telling people to eat less has never been the answer

Lockdown weight gain: telling people to eat less has never been the answer

Brits have gained weight during the pandemic, but historically diets alone have not created better health.

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Are women climate scientists judged for speaking out? Not so much, research suggests

Are women climate scientists judged for speaking out? Not so much, research suggests

A new study reveals how female climate scientists are perceived by their peers during media interviews.

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Why it’s time to break the cycle of reform and protest at Kenya’s universities

Why it’s time to break the cycle of reform and protest at Kenya’s universities

Universities will need strategies that can defuse constant disruption of learning due to student protest.

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Germany is returning Nigeria’s looted Benin Bronzes: why it’s not nearly enough

Germany is returning Nigeria’s looted Benin Bronzes: why it’s not nearly enough

While some German museums are returning some of the famous Benin Bronzes, most remain in museums in Europe and the US even as calls for restitution grow.

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Africa can prevent Ethiopia from going down Rwanda’s path: here’s how

Africa can prevent Ethiopia from going down Rwanda’s path: here’s how

Africa needs to embrace a new approach that focuses on what countries in an embattled region – as a ‘community’ of regional states – can do to intervene.

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Pasha 118: Herd immunity isn’t achievable. We need to learn to live with COVID-19

Pasha 118: Herd immunity isn’t achievable. We need to learn to live with COVID-19

Governments should drop the idea of herd immunity. It risks leaving people feeling disillusioned by vaccination campaigns.

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Air pollution exposure is shifting from outdoor to indoor – here’s why

Air pollution exposure is shifting from outdoor to indoor – here’s why

Ozone pollution is on the rise, and it’s getting into people’s homes.

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How years of fighting every wildfire helped fuel the Western megafires of today

How years of fighting every wildfire helped fuel the Western megafires of today

More than 40 fire scientists and forest ecologists in the US and Canada teamed up to investigate why wildfires are getting more extreme. Climate change is part of the problem, but there’s more.

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The Tokyo Olympics are billed as the first gender equal Games, but women still lack opportunities in sport

The Tokyo Olympics are billed as the first gender equal Games, but women still lack opportunities in sport

The Tokyo Olympic Games are being called the most gender-equal Games ever — but does that label hold up under scrutiny?

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Mandatory COVID-19 vaccines on university campuses: An obvious solution or a problem?

Mandatory COVID-19 vaccines on university campuses: An obvious solution or a problem?

Mandating vaccines risks turning a highly effective public health intervention into a contentious battleground — but it also may save lives.

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Ryerson’s reputational crisis: What to do about its namesake and his legacy

Ryerson’s reputational crisis: What to do about its namesake and his legacy

Discussions on the renaming of Ryerson University must prioritize the public interest and meet the collective responsibility to engage with Canada’s history of Indigenous oppression.

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Our brains perceive our environment differently when we’re lying down

Our brains perceive our environment differently when we’re lying down

Learning that our brains process information differently when we’re standing up or lying down has implications for how we study and assess brain function.

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Up in smoke: How wildfires are tainting grapes and threatening the wine industry

Up in smoke: How wildfires are tainting grapes and threatening the wine industry

As wildfires continue to edge closer to towns and agricultural areas, grape producers and wine-makers in the Okanagan must once again deal with this increasingly frequent threat of smoke taint.

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