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Wearing the poppy has always been a political act – here's why

By Sam Edwards

The annual argument over the politics of the red poppy is well and truly underway. LBC host James OBrien recently declared that supporters of the far-right have no business wearing the national symbol of remembrance,...

How to keep slave-caught seafood off your plate

By Jessica Meeuwig Et Al

How would you feel if you knew that slavery had helped provide the fish on your plate? Our new research reveals that imported seafood raises the risk of Australians consuming fish caught or processed by workers under slave...

Blasts from the past: how massive solar eruptions 'probably' detonated dozens of US sea mines

By Brett Carter

An extraordinary account of the impact space weather had on military operations in Vietnam in 1972 was found buried in the US Navy archives, according to a newly published article in Space Weather. On August 4, 1972,...

Dark tourism: why atrocity tourism is neither new nor weird

By Caroline Bennett

Recently a new show appeared on my Netflix recommendations and drew my attention. Dark Tourist sells itself as a provocative and quirky documentary series, in which New Zealand journalist David Farrier visits sites...

What it means when scientists say their results are 'significant'

By Yazad Irani

This article is part of the series This is research, where we ask academics to share and discuss open access articles that reveal important aspects of science. Todays piece looks at statistics, and how to interpret them...

The votes have been counted, the results are (mostly) in: What’s next for health care?

By Simon F. Haeder

Ever since the legislative battle over the passage of the Affordable Care Act, health care has dominated the political landscape in the United States. First, the bruising fight to enact the Affordable Care Act. It was...

Left behind: The midterm view from Iowa

By Paul Lasley

Now that the midterm election is over, many of my fellow Iowans are looking forward to resuming normal daily activities, finishing up the fall harvest, raking their lawns without the nuisance of political yard signs and...

Attractive restaurant servers can influence what we think of our meals

By Lily Lin

More than ever, dining out is an activity woven into our daily lives. At their best, restaurants hold the publics attention because they reflect and radiate taste, culture and a vision of the good life. Yet despite all...

A wealth tax forces those responsible for climate change to pay for it

By D.T Cochrane

The costs of climate change are mounting. A wealth tax would provide funds to address both the climate crisis and poverty. Carbon prices implemented by Canadas federal and provincial governments will end the free...

'Boy Erased' -- why conversion therapies and ex-gay ministries should be outlawed

By Gerald Walton

Pray the gay away is shorthand for Christian programs that, disguised as love, purport that God heals homosexuality. Through the lens of sexual sin, homosexuality is construed as something in need of healing, a disease in...

The argument from cyberspace for eliminating nuclear weapons

By Lauren J. Borja Et Al

At the height of the Cold War in 1982, American psychiatrist Robert Jay Lifton argued that the central existential fact of the nuclear age is vulnerability. That warning predated the proliferation of computers into almost...

The US government has huge debts, and House Democrats could lead the way on solutions – an economist explains how

By Laurence J. Kotlikoff

Now that Democrats control the House, the question on many minds is what they will do with it. Incoming Majority Leader Nancy Pelosi says Democrats will focus on corruption, money in politics, drug prices, gun control...

Little Women at 150 and the patriarch who shaped the book's tone

By Ryna Ordynat

Its 150 years since Little Women by Louisa May Alcott was published and in the time since, the book has never been out of print. The story of the March sisters struck a chord with readers - especially young girls - early...

Borneo cave discovery: is the world's oldest rock art in Southeast Asia?

By Adam Brumm Et Al

Cave paintings in remote mountains in Borneo have been dated to at least 40,000 years ago much earlier than first thought according to a study published today in Nature. These artworks include a painting of what seems...

The Google walkout is a watershed moment in 21st century labour activism

By Michael Walker

That 20,000 Google employees walked off the job last week is a watershed event, a hugely significant symbolic development for labour relations in the 21st century. Granted, the action itself was limited. More than seven...

Learning music early can make your child a better reader

By Anita Collins Et Al

Neuroscience has found a clear relationship between music and language acquisition. Put simply, learning music in the early years of schooling can help children learn to read. Music, language and the brain Music...

Who wins and who loses when platforms like Airbnb disrupt housing? And how do you regulate it?

By Laura Crommelin Et Al

Short-term letting platforms like Airbnb are changing property owners and investors views and behaviour in the Sydney and Melbourne rental markets. These changes are directly affecting housing availability in localised...

Pain isn't just physical: why many are using painkillers for emotional relief

By Kev Dertadian

Australians are increasingly using prescription or over-the-counter painkillers to ease emotional, rather than physical, pain. Our cultural understanding of pain is changing, and as a result its becoming more difficult to...

Morrison to unveil broad suite of measures to boost Australia's influence in the Pacific

By Michelle Grattan

Scott Morrison on Thursday will announce an extensive suite of military, diplomatic, financial and people-to-people initiatives in a major boost to Australias role in the Pacific. They include setting up a $2 billion...

Coloradans reject restrictions on drilling distances from homes and schools

By Stephanie Malin Et Al

Coloradans rejected a ballot initiative that would have required new oil and gas projects to be set back at least 2,500 feet from occupied buildings. The measure known as Proposition 112 and supported by environmentalists...

Latinos can be an electoral force in 2020

By Lisa Garcia Bedolla

Latino turnout surged in the midterms, early signs show. There are 27.3 million eligible Latino voters in the United States, according to the Pew Research Center 12 percent of the electorate. Historically, most havent...

Wind turbines aren't quite 'apex predators', but the truth is far more interesting

By Jeroen Minderman

Wind turbines are, it appears, everywhere. Even if you cant see some on the horizon on your way into work every day, it is hard to miss the continual news coverage of new developments. Clearly, efforts to move away from...

Women candidates break records in the 2018 US mid-term elections

By Jennifer Mathers

The 2018 mid-terms broke the records on female candidates in US elections. More than 20 women were on the Senate ballot, while more than ten times that number stood for the House of Representatives. If we also consider...

Inequality in Scotland: despite Nordic aspirations, things are not improving

By Gwilym Pryce Et Al

When it comes to social policy, Scottish politicians have tended to look across the North Sea, rather than the Atlantic, for inspiration. The desire to follow the more progressive Nordic model on issues of social and...

Stressed? Your relationship with your boss may be playing a role

By Matthew Slater Et Al

Everybody knows how horrible it is to be stressed out at work. Sadly, across the world, employees are being subjected to increasing work demands and, as a result, work stress is on the rise. As we try to understand the...

South Africa investigates sterilising mosquitoes in anti-malaria drive

By Givemore Munhenga

South Africa is one of four southern African countries aiming to eliminate malaria transmission by 2023. Indoor residual spraying using DDT and pyrethroid insecticides constitutes the backbone of South Africas malaria...

Novel approach brings African scientists closer to a malaria vaccine

By Faith Osier

Malaria is still a major problem in Africa. There are over 200 million clinical cases each year and approximately half a million deaths. There are different ways in which malaria can be controlled. Preventive measures...

Students with hearing loss get a raw deal: a South African case study

By Dr Diane Bell Et Al

Hearing loss is the fourth highest cause of disability globally. The World Health Organisation estimates that there are currently 466 million people with a disabling hearing loss. Two thirds live in low and middle income...

Bitcoin's high energy consumption is a concern – but it may be a price worth paying

By Steven Huckle

Bitcoin recently turned ten years old. In that time, it has proved revolutionary because it ignores the need for modern moneys institutions to verify payments. Instead, Bitcoin relies on cryptographic techniques to prove...

Preston changed its fortunes with 'Corbynomics' – now other cities are doing the same

By Julian Manley

I am sure they are an estimable bunch, but Preston Council are not the locomotive of the UK economy. We Conservatives know that it is only a strong private sector economy that can pay for superb public services. When...

Alan Turing: visionary, war hero and the only choice for the £50 note

By Christian Yates

The Bank of England has decided that the next prominent figure to feature on the 50 note should be a scientist and have put the call out for nominations from the general public. For me, there is one scientist who stands...

Why inability to cope with uncertainty may cause mental health problems

By Benjamin Rosser

Not knowing is an uncomfortable experience. As human beings, we are naturally curious. We seek to understand, predict and control it helps us learn and it keeps us safe. Uncertainty can feel dangerous because we cannot...

Which country is best to live in? Our calculations say it's not Norway

By Warren Sanderson Et Al

Every year, the United Nations releases the Human Development Index. The HDI is like a countrys report card. In a single number, it tells policymakers and citizens how well a country is doing. This year, Norway was at...

Concussion prevention: Sorting through the science to see what's sound

By James Smoliga

As his helmet collided violently with his opponents shoulder, Luke Kuechly looked like a life-size bobblehead doll. In an instant, the Carolina Panthers star linebacker suffered yet another concussion. His season, and...

Experiments with optical tweezers race to test the laws of quantum mechanics

By Mishkat Bhattacharya Et Al

One might think that the optical tweezer a focused laser beam that can trap small particles is old hat by now. After all, the tweezer was invented by Arthur Ashkin in 1970. And he received the Nobel Prize for it this...

What's behind the dramatic rise in 3-generation households?

By Natasha Pilkauskas

In a recent study, I discovered that the number of kids living with their parents and grandparents in what demographers call a three-generation household has nearly doubled over the past two decades. Why has this been...

Biya needs to devise a monumental shift if Cameroon is to turn the corner

By Julius A. Amin

Cameroons Constitutional Council has declared Paul Biya the winner of the October 7 presidential election. Even though observers from organisations such as the African Union pointed to severe irregularities, the results...

Salt: how to cut back without losing that delicious flavour

By Jane Parker

One of the targets of the UK governments new health strategy is salt. Your body needs salt to function normally, but an excess leads to raised blood pressure and an increase in the risk of stroke and heart disease. Since...

The arts are a shadow health service – here's why

By Paul Crawford

The UKs Health Secretary, Matt Hancock, has said that doctors should prescribe dance classes and trips to concert halls as well as pills and physio and set out plans to make this social prescribing a reality. He clearly...

Arron Banks investigated over £8m given to the Brexit campaign – what can this even buy you?

By Sam Power

Founder of Brexit campaign group Leave.EU, Arron Banks faces investigation by the National Crime Agency after being referred to them by the Electoral Commission. The case centres around 2m that Banks (and his insurance...

Democrats take House at US midterm elections, but Republicans keep Senate; Labor well ahead in Victoria

By Adrian Beaumont

US midterm elections were held today. All 435 House seats and 35 of the 100 Senators were up for election. Democrats were defending 26 Senators, including some states that Trump won by big margins in 2016, and Republicans...

The Irish settlement: an often ignored legacy of World War I

By Marie Coleman

The centenary of the end of World War I comes as the UK is seeking to finalise the terms of its exit from the European Union. There is a strong historical resonance between both events. The issue of Irelands relationship...

World War I: is it right to blame the Treaty of Versailles for the rise of Hitler?

By Steven Woodbridge

Just over a week after the beginning of World War II in September 1939, a letter appeared in the Richmond Herald a locally produced newspaper in Surrey in Englands Home Counties whose author posed the thorny question:...

US mid-term results: seven key issues and what they mean for the country's uncertain future

By Scott Lucas

America has voted, the results are in, but the countrys future remains uncertain for now. Tuesdays Congressional mid-term elections were billed rightly as among the most important in US history. Decades of widening...

Marijuana expands into 3 more states, but nationwide legalization still unlikely

By Daniel J. Mallinson Et Al

The midterm elections have further loosened marijuana restrictions in the United States. Voters in three of four states with ballot proposals on marijuana approved those initiatives. In Utah and Missouri, voters on...

Will the arrival of El Niño mean fewer mosquitoes this summer?

By Cameron Webb

Once the warm weather arrives, you know mosquitoes wont be far behind. Spring heatwaves associated with the impending arrival of El Niño to the east coast of Australia may mean well get an early taste of summer, but...

No butts – it’s time to help people with mental health conditions quit smoking

By Ben Harris Et Al

Australians with mental health conditions are more than twice as likely to be smokers as the general population. About 22% of people with a mental health condition smoke daily compared to a national rate under 13%. And the...

2 economic policies likely to change with Democrats in control of House

By Steven Pressman

Perhaps the biggest surprise in the midterm elections was that, unlike 2016, there wasnt one. Polls and pundits expected Democrats would take control of the House and Republicans would keep the Senate, and thats exactly...

What image will define the 2018 election?

By Bob Britten

Every election has its iconic images. Or does it? There are standout images from previous campaigns. Barack Obamas Hope poster, with all its homages and parodies, is a classic example. George W. Bushs Mission...

Let's not focus on graduate incomes when assessing the worth of education

By Peter Hurley

The link between educational attainment and income has long been known. Now Australians have more information about what graduates earn from different universities and courses. A recent report shows graduates from NSW...

Electricity: the new medicine

When your only tool is a hammer, every problem looks like a nail. This saying is particularly apt in medicine where doctors treat nearly every condition from depression to hypertension with a pill. If your doctor...

U.S. factory orders rise in line with expectations in September

19:24 PM| Commentary

U.S. factory orders data for the month of September indicate towards some easing in underlying orders activity, in line with last weeks advance durables data and survey readings from the ISM and elsewhere. In all, factory...

Canada’s economy adds jobs in October, unemployment rate falls to 5.8 pct

17:14 PM| Commentary

Canadian economy, on net, added 11.2k jobs in October. The jobless rate dropped slightly in the month to 5.8 percent. Full-employment mainly drove the headline figure, with 33.9k net positions added. Part-time work dropped...

German import price index roses 4.4 pct in September

14:50 PM| Commentary

German import prices index rose in the month of September. According to the Federal Statistical Office (Destatis), the import price index rose 4.4 percent year-on-year in the month, a slight slowdown from the previous...

Global Geopolitical Series: Two Koreas set to formally apply to co-host 2032 Olympic

14:04 PM| Commentary

In an ongoing improvement of peace prospect in the Korean Peninsula, which would formally put an end to the Korean War, on Friday, the officials from both North and South Korea formally agreed to submit their bid to...

Global Geopolitical Series: Tensions brew in Mediterranean as Turkey moves ahead with drilling for hydrocarbons

12:43 PM| Commentary Economy

Tensions are likely to heighten in the Mediterranean region as Turkey has defied pressure from the European Union and has sent drilling ship at the Alanya-1 borehole, 100 kilometers (62 miles) off the southern Turkish...

U.S. Treasuries fall ahead of October non-farm payrolls data, unemployment rate

12:21 PM| Commentary Economy

The U.S. Treasuries fell during late afternoon session Friday ahead of the countrys non-farm payrolls data for the month of October and unemployment rate for the similar period, both scheduled to be released today by...

German manufacturing sector’s growth slows down in October on decreased new orders

11:59 AM| Commentary

The manufacturing sectors growth in Germany slowed in October to its weakest in almost two-and-a-half years, owing to decrease in new orders placed with German manufacturers. The headline IHS Markit Germany Manufacturing...

UK gilts suffer following higher-than-expected October construction PMI

10:08 AM| Commentary Economy

The United Kingdoms gilts suffered during Fridays afternoon session after the countrys construction PMI for the month of October, came in better than market expectations, also rising from the previous reading in...

U.S. under Trump Series: U.S. economy remains upbeat despite stock market turmoil

10:07 AM| Commentary Economy

The United States economy is currently in a solid expansion state and for the first time since the 2008/09 Great Recession, the U.S. is close to expanding at its long-term growth rate of 3.25 percent. While the...

Top Stories

30 years ago, the world's first cyberattack set the stage for modern cybersecurity challenges

By Scott Shackelford - 13:15 PM| Insights & Views Technology

Back in November 1988, Robert Tappan Morris, son of the famous cryptographer Robert Morris Sr., was a 20-something graduate student at Cornell who wanted to know how big the internet was that is, how many devices were...

Has Warren Buffet taken aback from previous dissention for Crypto and Fintech space with $600 million investments?

06:29 AM| Research & Analysis Digital Currency Insights & Views

Legendary investor Mr. Warren Buffet had constantly bashed on Bitcoin last year and stated that he would never invest in cryptocurrencies as he seemed certain about the cryptocurrencies would come to a bad end and also...

Blockchain Revolution Series

Protecting the 'right to be forgotten' in the age of blockchain

By Raja Jurdak Et Al - 13:15 PM| Technology

Theres been a lot of hype about blockchain over the past year. Although best known as the technology that underpins Bitcoin, blockchain is starting to disrupt other industries, from supply chains to energy trading. One...

UK FCA reckons Crypto-Derivatives yet to play with a full deck, ponders to forbid amid skirmish underlying trend

13:54 PM| Research & Analysis Digital Currency Insights & Views Commentary

Usually, the investors and traders, contemplating trend direction and price forecasts, can hedge their exposures in various asset classes. But using crypto-derivatives instruments, to evaluate the future prices of this...

Illuminating the 'dark web'

By Robert Gehl - 12:21 PM| Insights & Views Technology

In the wake of recent violent events in the U.S., many people are expressing concern about the tone and content of online communications, including talk of the dark web. Despite the sinister-sounding phrase, there is not...

High stress, job insecurity and unrealistic expectations put football managers at risk of mental health problems

By Peter Olusoga - 13:21 PM| Insights & Views Sports Health

There arent many jobs where an employees potential sacking is everybodys business. But in the high-stakes world of elite sport, the jobs of those in charge the managers, coaches and leaders seem to be fair game and a...

A vaccine to stop lung cancer? It's made from tobacco taxes and legislation

By Robert McMillen - 13:19 PM| Insights & Views Health Law

Lung cancer is the biggest cancer killer in the country, and almost 90 percent of deaths from this disease are directly attributable to cigarette smoking. Many cancers, such as breast cancer, that were once a death...

Five projects that are harnessing big data for good

By Arezou Soltani Panah Et Al - 13:08 PM| Insights & Views Technology

Data science has boomed over the past decade, following advances in mathematics, computing capability, and data storage. Australias Industry 4.0 taskforce is busy exploring ways to improve the Australian economy with tools...

Don't trust your hardware: Why security vulnerabilities affect us all

By Paulo Garcia - 13:08 PM| Insights & Views Technology

A few weeks ago, Bloomberg reported that China was spying on American tech firms, including Apple and Amazon, by installing secret microchips on server boards during the production process. These hardware trojans are, like...

Econotimes Series

Economy

UK gilts surge ahead of September employment report, October consumer price inflation data

The UK gilts surged Monday as investors wait to watch the countrys employment report for the month of September, scheduled to be released on November 13 by 09:30GMT. Also, Octobers consumer price inflation (CPI) report,...

New Zealand’s retail card spending rises in October, following two consecutive months of strong growth

New Zealands retail spending on electronic cards increased 0.1 percent m/m in October (seasonally adjusted), on the back of two consecutive monthly rises in excess of 1 percent, supported by the Families Package. Small...

Chinese yuan likely to range trade prior to Trump-Xi Summit, remain susceptible to US-China bilateral relations: Scotiabank

The Chinese yuan is expected to range trade prior to the Trump-Xi Summit set for 1 December, while remaining susceptible to the headlines on US-China bilateral relations, according to the latest research report from...

JGBs remain mixed as investors await 30-year auction, Q3 GDP

The Japanese government bonds remained mixed on the first trading day of the week Monday, as investors wait to watch the countrys 30-year auction and the gross domestic product (GDP) for the third quarter of this year,...

Australian bonds gain along with U.S. Treasuries amid equities sell-off; October employment report eyed

Australian government bonds gained across the curve during Asian session on Monday as investors moved to safe-haven buying due to global equities sell-off on Chinas economic growth worries and worry of further escalation...

Politics

Threats remain to US voting system – and voters' perceptions of reality

As the 2018 midterms proceed, there are still significant risks to the integrity of the voting system and information warfare continues to try to influence the American publics choices when they cast their ballots. On...

View from The Hill: Katter waves Section 44 stick in a 'notice North Queensland' moment

On the day independent Kerryn Phelps was officially declared the winner in Wentworth, a shot was fired across Scott Morrisons bows to remind him of the challenge of managing a now-hung parliament. It came not from...

Religion and refugees are deeply entwined in the US

Robert Bowers lashed out at what he believed to be a Jewish plot to bring more refugees and asylum seekers to the U.S. before allegedly murdering 11 people at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh. Bowerss claim that...

International election observers evaluating US midterm elections will face limitations

The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, or OSCE, is sending international election observers to the 2018 U.S. midterm election. American voters may be surprised to learn such visits are routine. In...

Ideologically motivated far-right extremists have killed close to 500 people since 1990 – and 10 percent were targeted based on religion

The mass shooting at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh exemplifies an increasingly deadly form of domestic terrorism committed by far-right extremists: the targeting of institutions and individuals due to their...

Science

Dramatic galaxy collision filled the Milky Way with stars, astronomers discover

Imagine trying to map out your home town using only information you could gather from your window. Even with a pair of binoculars youd find it a difficult task. Mapping out our own galaxy, the Milky Way, is a similarly...

How thoughtful, content-rich tutorials can help science students learn

Learning is not a spectator sport. Students need to make what they learn a part of their everyday lives. Tutorials are an excellent way to achieve this at university level. When theyre properly designed, tutorials can be...

Curious Kids: If a star explodes, will it destroy Earth?

This is an article from Curious Kids, a series for children. The Conversation is asking kids to send in questions theyd like an expert to answer. All questions are welcome: find out how to enter at the bottom. You might...

Explainer: what any country can and can't do in Antarctica, in the name of science

Antarctica is owned by no one, but there are plenty of countries interested in this frozen island continent at the bottom of the Earth. While there are some regulations on who can do what there, scientific research has...

We've spotted signs of collisions that may finally help us prove that supermassive black holes exist

Observations of nature tend to throw up unexpected results and new mysteries whether youre investigating the rain forest or outer space. When radio astronomy took off in the 1950s, we had no idea that it would lead to the...

Technology

‘Red Dead Redemption 2’ Latest News & Update: Is It Worth Buying?

Red Dead Redemption 2 is considered by many to be one of the best games that have ever graced the gaming community. IGN scored it with a perfect 10, GamesRadar gave it a perfect 5, and Metacritic praised it with a 97...

‘Kingdom Hearts 3’ Release Date, News & Update: Is Lingering Will Included in the Upcoming Game?

Kingdom Hearts 3 is nearing its release date and fans of the franchise cant wait to have Sora, Donald, and Goofy explore the expansive world of the Disney universe. And thanks to the recently released trailer by Xbox, this...

‘Final Fantasy VII Remake’ Release Date, News & Update: Will the Game Be Faithful to Its Original Source?

Final Fantasy VII Remake is one of the most anticipated video games of the gaming community even though its release date isnt dropping anytime soon. Heavily derived from its predecessor, Final Fantasy VII Remake will be a...

MacBook Air 2018 Review, Latest News & Update: Is the Subnotebook Worth it?

The MacBook Air 2018 has been recently released and fans of its predecessor are thrilled that Apple outfitted the device with several needed enhancements. However, the improvements given on the subnotebook led it to cost...

Alternative Torrent Sites That Can Replace The Piratebay During Recent Crackdowns

With the increased restrictions imposed on Torrent sites and other piracy channels, people are asking whats the most reliable domains out there. As can be expected, Piratebay still remains the king of BitTorrent websites...
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