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Albanese accuses Facebook of shrugging off fakery

  • Written by Michelle Grattan, Professorial Fellow, University of Canberra
Albanese accuses Facebook of shrugging off fakeryAnthony Albanese has also criticised the government for attacking freedom of the press and the right to protest.AAP/Mick Tsikas

Opposition leader Anthony Albanese is sharply critical of Facebook for failing to remove false material, in a speech on democracy in which he condemns the “echo chambers” created by social media.


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Chinese students top the PISA rankings, but some Shanghai parents are turning away from the school system

  • Written by Hannah Soong, Senior Lecturer in Teacher Education Practice, School of Education, University of South Australia
Chinese students top the PISA rankings, but some Shanghai parents are turning away from the school systemChina is fast becoming a middle-class nation.Ewan Yap/Unsplash

Australian 15 year olds were around three and a half years behind their counterparts in China in maths, according to the OECD’s latest results for education systems around the world.

The four cities of China (Beijing, Shanghai, Jiangsu and Zhejiang) that participated in the...

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Michelle Grattan on Angus Taylor, medevac and cuts to the public service

  • Written by Michelle Grattan, Professorial Fellow, University of Canberra
Michelle Grattan on Angus Taylor, medevac and cuts to the public serviceAngus Taylor addresses the house during Question Time. AAP/Lukas Coch

Michelle Grattan talks with University of Canberra Vice-Chancellor and President Professor Deep Saini about the week in politics, including: Angus Taylor’s spat with writer Naomi Wolf, the repeal of medevac passing through the Senate, slow economic growth, and cuts to the...

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China's failed gene-edited baby experiment proves we're not ready for human embryo modification

  • Written by Dimitri Perrin, Senior Lecturer, Queensland University of Technology
China's failed gene-edited baby experiment proves we're not ready for human embryo modificationThe team used CRISPR on human embryos in a bid to render them resistant to HIV infection. But instead, they generated different mutations, about which we know nothing.SHUTTERSTOCK

More than a year ago, the world was shocked by Chinese biophysicist He Jiankui’s attempt to use CRISPR technology to modify human embryos and make them resistant to...

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  1. Remember the arts? Departments and budgets disappear as politics backs culture into a dead end
  2. how do we know if a dinosaur skeleton is from a child dinosaur or an adult dinosaur?
  3. Western Australia looks set to legalise voluntary assisted dying. Here's what's likely to happen from next week
  4. living with fire and facing our fears
  5. how designing hospitals for Indigenous people might benefit everyone
  6. why homicide rates in Australia are declining
  7. We're using lasers and toaster-sized satellites to beam information faster through space
  8. Australia's slipping student scores will lead to greater income inequality
  9. Angus Taylor's troubles go international, in brawl with Naomi Wolf
  10. Early medical abortion is legal across Australia but rural women often don't have access to it
  11. All hail apostrophes - the heavy lifters who 'point a sentence in the right direction'
  12. It's the 10-year anniversary of our climate policy abyss. But don't blame the Greens
  13. Morrison cuts a swathe through the public service, with five departmental heads gone
  14. Tick, tock... how stress speeds up your chromosomes' ageing clock
  15. The government wants to privatise visa processing. Who will be held accountable when something goes wrong?
  16. Scientists fear insect populations are shrinking. Here are six ways to help
  17. Left-leaning Australians may look to New Zealand with envy, but Ardern still has much work to do
  18. Explainer: the ideas of Kant
  19. To restore public confidence in apartments, rewrite Australia's building codes
  20. To stop a tech apocalypse we need ethics and the arts
  21. how hospital design supports children, young people and their families
  22. spending dips and saving soars as we stash rather than spend our tax cuts
  23. Fingerprint login should be a secure defence for our data, but most of us don't use it properly
  24. a mixed bag theologically and politically, with bravura performances
  25. the medevac repeal and what it means for asylum seekers on Manus Island and Nauru
  26. Having problems with your kid's tantrums, bed-wetting or withdrawal? Here's when to get help
  27. The top ranking education systems in the world aren't there by accident. Here's how Australia can climb up
  28. Global emissions to hit 36.8 billion tonnes, beating last year's record high
  29. Medevac repealed after government comes to secret arrangement with Jacqui Lambie
  30. Did people or climate kill off the megafauna? Actually, it was both
  31. Neaera, the Athenian child slave raised to be a courtesan
  32. why army veterans are twice as likely to end up in prison
  33. How do you stop the youth exodus from private health insurance? Cut premiums for under-55s
  34. Shark nets are destructive and don't keep you safe – let's invest in lifeguards
  35. Homes can be better prepared for cyclones. But first we must convince the owners
  36. how climate change will affect food production and security
  37. Time to end drug company distortion of medical evidence
  38. Aussie students are a year behind students 10 years ago in science, maths and reading
  39. a deeply serious arboreal adventure with a message for our times
  40. Australia's threatened birds declined by 59% over the past 30 years
  41. How plant-based meat is stretching New Zealand's cultural and legal boundaries
  42. The government is hyping digitalised services, but not addressing a history of e-government fails
  43. Limiting cash payments to $10,000 is more dangerous than you might think
  44. Islamophobic attacks mostly happen in public. Here's what you can do if you see it or experience it
  45. Students with disabilities need inclusive buildings. We can learn from what's already working
  46. Haring Basquiat at the NGV
  47. Why is my poo green?
  48. Market-led infrastructure may sound good but not if it short-changes the public
  49. brain stimulation holds huge promise, but is critically under-regulated
  50. Earth has a couple more chances to avoid catastrophic climate change. This week is one of them

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