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Psychology carries a dark past: how the discipline can be Africanised

Feb 20, 2021 12:40 pm UTC| Insights & Views

Its well documented by many scholars that psychological warfare took place for a long time as part of the colonial conquest. The colonialists laboured to ensure that black peoples minds were colonised. And to this end,...

Can Fox News survive without Trump in the White House?

Feb 20, 2021 12:34 pm UTC| Insights & Views Business

Sadly, history has largely forgotten the Rector Thomas Beverley. In 1695, he wrote a book predicting the world would end in 1697. In 1698 he wrote another book, complaining the world had ended but no-one had noticed. If he...

Why Google is now funnelling millions into media outlets, as Facebook pulls news for Australia

Feb 20, 2021 12:29 pm UTC| Insights & Views Technology

Over the past few days, Google has been inking multimillion-dollar deals to pay media companies for news content that will appear on Google News Showcase. Rupert Murdochs News Corp is the latest beneficiary of a...

What the rise of telemedicine means for Canada’s legal system

Feb 20, 2021 12:12 pm UTC| Insights & Views Law Health

The current pandemic is a tremendous boost for telemedicine, as many health-care professionals are strongly encouraged to offer online consultations or have no choice but to do so. But even before the pandemic, there was...

Tourism desperately wants a return to the 'old normal' but that would be a disaster

Feb 20, 2021 12:09 pm UTC| Insights & Views Economy

With each passing day, the grave future of Earth becomes more stark. The disruption of COVID-19 has not been enough to shift the trajectory, nor has it prompted polluting sectors of the economy to reconsider the harms they...

'Rape-revenge' films are changing: they now focus on the women, instead of their dads

Feb 20, 2021 12:05 pm UTC| Insights & Views Entertainment

Narratives around sexual assault in Hollywood are changing on screen and off. There is a longstanding genre of film dedicated to depicting the crime of rape as it affects the fathers of the victims, showing fathers...

Myanmar's coup might discourage international aid, but donors should adapt, not leave

Feb 20, 2021 11:59 am UTC| Insights & Views Politics

In recent years, international donors have poured large amounts of aid into development and peacebuilding programs in Myanmar. But when military forces seized power in a coup earlier this month, the international aid...

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Economy

Japan leans on Asian LNG production to lower purchase costs

Japan will support Asian countries liquefied natural gas (LNG) production for use in power generation in the hope of reducing procurement costs for the energy source. The efforts to lower purchasing costs and ensure...

S. Korea posts 3.71 million-ton fisheries output in 2020 to hit 4-year low

South Koreas fisheries posted a 3.71 million-ton output last year, down 3.8 percent from 2019 and marking the smallest since 2016, largely to sluggish aquaculture production and a fall in consumption. The output was...

Biden addressing computer chip shortage via executive order

US President Joe Biden will sign an executive order addressing a global semiconductor chip shortage that has forced US automakers and other manufacturers to cut production. Biden will also discuss the chip shortage...

Best Buy: Employees to get pandemic-related bonuses ahead of the layoffs

Best Buy will be giving out bonuses or extra pay to its workers, and this was revealed this week. The American multinational consumer electronics retailer will pay pandemic-related benefits to employees with hourly...

Facebook reached a deal with Australia after code amendments and will restore news pages

Facebook announced it would be restoring the Australian news pages that it blocked on Monday, Feb.22. The decision resulted from the talks between Mark Zuckerberg and the Australian officials. Australians revised the...

Politics

Kamala Harris to reportedly prioritize cybersecurity and global health in foreign policy platform

Vice President Kamala Harris is slowly working on her foreign policy portfolio in her calls to world leaders and officials. Officials have revealed that Harris plans to put cybersecurity and global health at the forefront...

Nancy Pelosi speaks with Israel PM Benjamin Netanyahu about two-state solution

There may have been some possible tension between President Joe Biden and Israels Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, but Netanyahus recent conversation with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi was more on the optimistic side....

Joe Biden nominates three experts to USPS governing board

Among the setbacks that were experienced during the campaign season in 2020 was the delay in the mail by USPS. President Joe Biden recently nominated three people to serve in the agencys governing board in a move to...

Joe Biden overturns Donald Trump's orders against 'anarchist' cities

Shortly after his inauguration, President Joe Biden has done a series of reversals of the policies imposed by his predecessor Donald Trump. Biden has recently made another reversal of Trump-era policies in the form of...

Science

New CRISPR technology could revolutionise gene therapy, offering new hope to people with genetic diseases

The day a muddled mob stormed the US Capitol building, a team of American researchers published a paper in Nature that signified a landmark in gene therapy. The head of the US National Institutes of Health, Francis...

In the rush for coronavirus information, unreviewed scientific papers are being publicized

COVID-19 has not only upended our personal lives, it has dramatically changed scientific research. In response to the rapid spread of the virus, scientists around the world have had to find new ways to collaborate and...

The Oxford vaccine has unique advantages, as does Pfizer's. Using both is Australia's best strategy

On Sunday, federal Chief Medical Officer Professor Paul Kelly said most Australians will be offered a vaccine from Oxford-AstraZeneca. Australia currently has agreements in place to receive 53.8 million doses of the...

Oxford scientists: how we developed our COVID-19 vaccine in record time

The pandemic is only a year old, but we already have multiple vaccines available to fight COVID-19 including the vaccine developed by the team were part of at the University of Oxford. With our partner AstraZeneca, we...

What is a protein? A biologist explains

Editors note: Nathan Ahlgren is a professor of biology at Clark University. In this interview, he explains exactly what proteins are, how they are made, and the wide variety of functions they perform in the human...

Technology

‘Watch Dogs Legion’ TU 3.1 update prepares the game for online multiplayer mode

Watch Dogs Legion players can now patch the game with the Title Update 3.1 as it delivers several bug fixes. It is also packed with important data that will prepare the game for the release of the much-awaited online...

Microsoft fixes Xbox Live outage after several hours

Xbox Live is one of the most important features to anyone using Xbox One and Xbox Live Series X/S consoles. However, many users found out on Thursday that they were unable to log in to their accounts. Xbox Live outage:...

‘Final Fantasy 16’ has several modes for action-oriented and story-focused gameplay

Many details about Final Fantasy 16 are still under wraps, but producer Naoki Yoshida had recently shared how the upcoming title is different than its predecessors. The developer also hinted at the game having something to...

‘Doom Eternal’ director says he already thought about adding a female Slayer

The Doom franchise has introduced many well-loved playable characters over the years, but id Software has yet to add a female Slayer. However, one of the developers recently revealed that they have considered the idea and...

‘Starfield’ updates could be released in March, here’s why

Starfield remains one of the most awaited games even though fans know barely anything about Bethesdas new IP. However, a new set of rumors have emerged recently suggesting that Microsoft could hold an event in March where...
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