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2018/10/26 | The Conversation

Here's Why Remembering Passwords Will Soon Be a Thing of the Past

Brainwave passwords are unique, revisable and unhackable.

2018/10/27 | The Conversation

MALAYSIA: Inside a Failed Quest to Investigate Alleged UK Colonial Crimes

Efforts to investigate an alleged 1948 massacre at the hands of UK soldiers fizzled out at the European Court of Human Rights.

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.

2018/04/03 | The Conversation

How the Hmong Navigate the Tricky Vietnam-China Border

Marginalized on both sides of the border, the Hmong people are forced to adapt to shifting geopolitics in their daily lives.

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.

2018/04/16 | The Conversation

The Lowdown on Trump-Kim and North Korea's End Game

North Korea is orchestrating a multinational merry-go-round amid fears it is merely playing for time.

2018/03/20 | The Conversation

OPINION: The Crimes of My Lai Must Be Remembered

'If Americans remember that name at all, they most likely remember that something dark and awful happened there.'

2018/07/11 | The Conversation

ANALYSIS: The Pointless Inefficacy of Trump's China Trade War

China gets remarkably little added value from the tech products it exports to the United States.

2018/07/18 | The Conversation

Rescued Thai Boys Contemplate the Monastic Life

Some of the 12 schoolboys rescued from a cave in Thailand are considering becoming monks. For them, this may be a way of showing gratitude to their rescuers.

2018/07/12 | The Conversation

Thailand's Caves Are Mythological Wonderlands

All 12 Thai schoolboys and their football coach have been rescued from Thailand's Tham Luang cave complex. Northern Thailand's caves are considered labyrinths of sacred spirit.

2018/08/24 | The Conversation

ANALYSIS: Governance Key to Mitigating Environmental Risk of China Trade

Strong governance can shield the developing world from the environmental risks associated with fueling China's economy.

2018/03/27 | The Conversation

OPINION: Barisan Nasional Election Manipulation Puts Democracy in Crisis

Malaysia's ruling coalition's dirty politics and gerrymandering make the administration a major part of the crisis besetting global democracy.

2018/04/19 | The Conversation

Could the US Really Re-enter the TPP?

The American president has spun around twice on the issue in the past two weeks.

2018/05/02 | The Conversation

INDONESIA: Excluded from Society, Refugees Face Extreme Poverty, Suicide

Indonesia is a transit country for many refugees, but they face harsh conditions as they wait in limbo.

2018/06/01 | The Conversation

How Globalization Changes How Disease Spreads

A look at disease transmission from the Spanish Flu to SARS.

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.