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2019/11/18 | The Conversation

Why Protesters Around the World Are Wearing the Same Masks

Protesters around the world are wearing the Joker and Guy Fawkes face masks. A face mask technically doesn't offer any physical protection, then why do protesters favor wearing masks?

2018/11/21 | The Conversation

OPINION: Trump's Iran Sanctions Open Door to China in Middle East

The threat of US sanctions on Iran leaves a void that Chinese firms will be only to eager to fill.

2019/01/21 | The Conversation

An Ebola-Like Virus Called 'Mengla' Has Been Discovered in China

Scientists believe the recently discovered virus has the potential to infect humans.

2021/05/04 | The Conversation

Covid in India: The Deep-Rooted Issues Behind the Current Crisis

Jingoism, overconfidence, and false reassurance from the political elite negated hard-won progress against Covid in India.

2020/03/17 | The Conversation

How to Stay Connected and Avoid the Side Effects of Social Distancing

While social distancing can minimize the spread of the coronavirus, it can induce more stress and weaken immune responses. How can we stay healthy and connected during this time?

2020/03/20 | The Conversation

How Chinese People Came Together With Humor and Creativity During Lockdown

Acts of kindness and humor in Wuhan during the coronavirus lockdown remind us of the human aspects of life, even in times of crisis.

2019/11/01 | The Conversation

How Can the UK Promote ‘Safe Migration’ for the Vietnamese Community?

The U.K. has such a big appeal for the Vietnamese that many are willing to risk their lives on a perilous journey. But has the U.K. done anything to resolve the migrant problem?

2021/05/13 | The Conversation

How China Used the Media To Spread Its Covid Narrative — and Win Friends Around the World

Most countries report coverage of China has become more positive in national media since the onset of the pandemic, a survey shows.

2019/09/26 | The Conversation

More Countries Have Banned E-Cigarettes Following Vaping Deaths in the US

Following the vaping deaths in the U.S., over 20 countries have banned the sale of e-cigarette products. But researchers still have a hard time evaluating the actual health impact of e-cigarettes.

2019/07/23 | The Conversation

Why Does the U.S. Sentence People to 400 Years in Prison?

What's the point in giving out prison sentences of 400+ years if no one can live that long?

2019/10/16 | The Conversation

China’s Bullying of the NBA Might Trigger US Retaliation

China flexed its muscles on the NBA over one tweet supporting Hong Kong’s pro-democracy movement, but its bullying might backfire.

2021/05/27 | The Conversation

Anger in Tokyo Over the Summer Olympics Is Just the Latest Example of How Unpopular Hosting the Games Has Become

Tokyo’s predicament is only the latest and most extreme example of the way host cities of international events tend to lose interest by the time they happen.

2018/11/16 | The Conversation

Borneo Cave Paintings of Wild Cattle Emerge as World's Earliest Figurative Art

Cave paintings discovered in Malaysian Borneo in the 1990s have been revealed to be much older than first thought.

2021/01/15 | The Conversation

How China Is Controlling the Covid Origins Narrative — Silencing Critics and Locking up Dissenters

The WHO has sent a team to China to investigate the origins of Covid-19, but China's political environment makes a conclusive outcome unlikely.

2021/09/07 | The Conversation

Who Will Replace Yoshihide Suga as Japan’s Prime Minister? Here’s a Rundown of the Candidates.

With a weakened opposition, the Liberal Democratic Party would still be favored to retain power in the Diet after the general election, meaning whoever wins the party leadership contest will likely remain Japan’s prime minister.