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2020/03/02 | The Conversation

Korean Drama 'Crash Landing on You' Bridges the North-South Divide

"Crash Landing on You" tells a rare love story across the inter-Korean division and humanizes life in North Korea.

2020/10/27 | The Conversation

The Unfinished Chinese Civil War

Many frame China’s options against Taiwan as peace or invasion. This is a dangerous oversimplification.

2020/01/23 | The Conversation

Snakes Could Be the Source of the New Coronavirus Outbreak in China

Researchers have found that the protein codes in the new coronavirus to be most similar to those in snakes, and reports indicate that snakes were sold in the local seafood market in Wuhan.

2020/02/12 | The Conversation

Chinese Movie Studio Upturned Its Business Model Due to Coronavirus

The coronavirus outbreak has shut down movie theaters during Lunar New Year, causing movie studios with New Year screenings to lose billions of dollars. But one of them thought of a brilliant alternative.

2020/03/13 | The Conversation

‘Cabin Fever’: The Social and Psychological Impacts of a Coronavirus Lockdown

As the COVID-19 outbreak intensifies, mass isolation in virus epicenters is becoming a common tactic. The psychological and social impact of these measures are starting to emerge.

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.

2020/01/28 | The Conversation

Blue Acceleration: Our Dash for Ocean Resources

The "Blue Acceleration" is consuming ocean resources faster than ever, destroying million of marine species that could help develop the antibiotics and medicines of tomorrow.

2020/03/19 | The Conversation

The Real Economic Victims of Coronavirus Are Those We Can't See

Supply chain workers are not directly employed by the brands for whom they produce goods, and can be left destitute when the work stops.

2020/02/25 | The Conversation

Indian Women Join a Global ‘Fourth Wave’ Feminist Movement

Thousands of women across India are protesting the country's anti-citizenship law and gender discrimination.

2020/07/02 | The Conversation

Persistent Extreme Heat and Air Pollution Threaten Global Health

The frequency of days with both extreme heat and pollution – and the number of people that will be affected by those days – could massively increase by 2050.

2020/04/29 | The Conversation

Meat Processing Plants Face Heightened Criminal Liability Amid Covid-19

While there’s no evidence Covid-19 can be spread through food, companies must weigh the risks all the same.

2020/07/27 | The Conversation

What Do We Know So Far About the Long-Term Symptoms of Covid-19?

Many people are reporting persistent symptoms like headaches and shortness of breath after two months or more since being infected.

2020/04/24 | The Conversation

Why Dalgona Coffee Is the Quarantine Drink of Choice

Dalgona coffee, reportedly named after a South Korean candy, has taken social media by storm. It has everything to do with our current Covid-19 induced isolation.

2020/07/06 | The Conversation

Rethinking K-pop Industry’s Silence During the Black Lives Matter Movement

The K-pop industry has generally tried to stay apolitical, but its expanding American fan base has encouraged some K-pop stars to express their support for the Black Lives Matter movement.

2020/07/22 | The Conversation

Oxford Immunologist on Coronavirus Vaccine: Highly Promising Early Results

An experimental vaccine designed by Oxford University stimulates the creation of antibodies.

2020/06/05 | The Conversation

Why Hong Kong’s History With Vietnamese Refugees Matters in Its Struggle Now

Between 1975 and 1997, almost 200,000 Vietnamese sought refuge in Hong Kong. Tens of thousands were held in Hong Kong camps, often for years, waiting for their asylum claims to be processed. Vietnamese struggling for their dignity helped bring about Hong Kong's habeas corpus protections.

2020/08/19 | The Conversation

Mauritius Still Reeling From a Spreading Oil Spill

The Mauritian government has told volunteers to stop and leave any efforts to officials. But residents and local organizations are carrying on with the cleanup, risking arrest.