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The Conversation

Government hid knowledge of Nauru assaults, open letter alleges

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imageAsylum seekers during a hunger strike in Foxtrot Compound at the Manus Island detention centreRefugee Action Collective

The government is under renewed pressure over the Nauru detention centre, with a claim that it has known of “the sexual and physical assault of women and children” for at least 17 months.

This was long before the...

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How do we solve science's 'credibility problem'?

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image'This finding, like this stock image, is uncredible!'Shutterstock

Science is considered a source of truth and the importance of its role in shaping modern society cannot be overstated. But in recent years science has entered a crisis of trust.

The results of many scientific experiments appear to be surprisingly hard to reproduce, while mistakes...

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