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If India wants to be a great power in the emerging world order, it must first achieve a peaceful and stable neighbourhood. Accepting Donald Trump’s offer of mediation on Kashmir would be a step in this direction. Explainer by an academic.
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International mediation on the festering conflict in could pave the way for greater security cooperation in the Pakistan-India-Afghanistan triangle. Explainer by an academic.
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"Efforts to save the rich variety of nature cannot be achieved without working to save indigenous cultures."
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Greater Manchester has proposed a cycling and walking network. It is both revolutionary and necessary, writes researcher.
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Early interventions might help protect autistic children from anxiety disorders in adulthood. Explainer by autism researcher, .
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"The unlucky lover must use fish blood to write a spell invoking demons on the skin of an ass before then wrapping it in vetch (a plant with pink flowers) and hiding it in the mouth of a recently deceased dog."
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The evolution of a mother's bond with her offspring marked a major change in the story of life.
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Why girls are better at reading than boys – two education experts look at the research.
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The Conversation Feb 15
Meet Arrokoth – one of the first generation of solar system objects.
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The world’s 370-500 million indigenous people play a critical role in conserving biodiversity. This is why new biodiversity targets must protect indigenous cultures. A researcher explains.
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About 40% of autistic children have at least one anxiety disorder. To prevent full-blown anxiety disorders in adulthood, figuring out what causes anxiety in childhood is incredibly important.
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Boris Johnson is fond of a common form of political rhetoric especially loved by the Romans.
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Greater Manchester has a cycling plan and it calls for a shift away from a society which prioritises cars. More from , researcher.
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The Conversation Feb 14
Detention centres exacerbate the suffering of already vulnerable people. But they can sometimes provide heartening examples of human resilience. Held in a perpetual state of powerlessness, detainees often try to support each other.
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Many older books bear indirect traces of historical climate change.
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"This country treats animals better." What immigration detainees in the UK say about their life in limbo.
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This is the most distant object ever visited by a spacecraft. It's 6.6 billion kilometres. And, yes, it does look kind of weird! More:
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The Conversation Feb 14
They can use money left over from his presidential campaign to run for reelection to the Senate.
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It's hell to lose your sense of smell. 1 in 20 people have partial or total loss.
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"Sinn Féin’s core political aim is to achieve Irish unity. The party’s president, Mary Lou McDonald, highlighted her intention to pursue such an agenda on the back of the party’s extraordinary election performance."
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