22 avril 2019

Twenty years on from the first book, Harry Potter continues to cast a spell on readers

The ConversationA quick Google search revealed that this powerful adage – originally a poster created by The Youth Project, an LGBT charity in Nova Scotia, Canada, and later retweeted by JK Rowling – has been doing the rounds online for a number of years. More...

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Refugees are helping others in their situation as social entrepreneurs

The ConversationWhile on the run from war, persecution and natural disasters, refugees are actually helping others in their situation. They are creating organisations and enterprises that train and offer jobs to fellow refugees, giving them a fresh start. More...

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Contraceptive use in Nigeria is incredibly low. A lack of knowledge may be why

The ConversationThe importance of family planning in addressing a range of challenges in developing countries is now widely accepted. Family planning is a key factor in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. More...

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Refugees welcome? How UK and Sweden compare on education for young migrants

The ConversationThe fact of the matter is that refugee children should be resettled in the UK. It is quite simply the right thing to do for obvious humanitarian reasons. More...

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Why we need an international freedom movement

The ConversationFrance’s election of a centrist pro-Europe president has offered us all some respite, but, in many respects, the world still seems headed for dark times. More...

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The insidious class divide in music teaching

The ConversationA passionate debate is raging regarding musical education which threatens to unbalance the already critically privileged world of classical music. And, ironically, some of those who believe that music education should be made more accessible are arguing for measures that will actually exacerbate that privilege. More...

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Why data-driven science is more than just a buzzword

The ConversationForget looking through a telescope at the stars. An astronomer today is more likely to be online: digitally scheduling observations, running them remotely on a telescope in the desert, and downloading the results for analysis. More...

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Does playing chess make you smarter? A look at the evidence

The ConversationThe stereotype of the chess player is someone who is smart, logical and good at maths. This is why so many parents around the world are keen to get their children playing chess – in the hope that the game might help to boost their son or daughter’s intelligence levels and help them succeed in a wide variety of subjects. More...

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A digital archive of slave voyages details the largest forced migration in history

The ConversationBetween 1500 and 1866, slave traders forced 12.5 million Africans aboard transatlantic slave vessels. Before 1820, four enslaved Africans crossed the Atlantic for every European, making Africa the demographic wellspring for the repopulation of the Americas after Columbus’ voyages. More...

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Australia’s digital strategy needs major readjustment

The ConversationAustralia ranks 15 out of 63 nations when it comes to digital competitiveness, according to a new report from the International Institute for Management Development (IMD). While we’re in the top 20, the result highlights serious structural flaws in our economy that will impact our future performance and living standards. More...

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