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Google News favours mainstream media. Even if it pays for Australian content, will local outlets fall further behind?
Google News favours mainstream media. Even if it pays for Australian content, will local outlets fall further behind?
In the context of the local match up of Google and Facebook versus media companies and the ACCC, Axel Bruns explores new US research on how Google News presents local versus national news, in this crossposting from The Conversation.
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3 research-based ways to cope with the uncertainties of pandemic life
3 research-based ways to cope with the uncertainties of pandemic life
Don't assume that something you're uncertain about will have a terrible outcome.LWA-Dann Tardif/Stone via Getty ImagesIt’s 1:36 a.m. and I’ve just gotten my daughter back to sleep after she threw up violently. She has no fever, no cough, no shortness of breath, but what if…. I think it’s food poisoning and not COVID-19, but I can’t know for sure. Not knowing is hard.
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Tips for living online – lessons from six months of the COVID-19 pandemic
Tips for living online – lessons from six months of the COVID-19 pandemic
Life online isn't ideal, but it is manageable.Alistair Berg/DigitalVision via Getty ImagesValentine’s Day was sweet, spring break was fun, then… boom! COVID-19. Stay-at-home orders, workplace shutdowns, school closures and social distancing requirements changed lives almost overnight. Forty-two percent of the U.S. workforce now works from home full-time.
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Pandemic crushes Guyana’s dreams of big oil profits as ‘resource curse’ looms over oil-producing nations
Pandemic crushes Guyana’s dreams of big oil profits as ‘resource curse’ looms over oil-producing nations
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo with Guyana's president, Mohamed Irfaan Ali, Sept. 18. Pompeo is the first U.S. secretary of state to visit the tiny South American country. AFP via Getty ImagesThis year was supposed to bring great things for Guyana. ExxonMobil discovered massive oil deposits off the South American country’s Caribbean coast in 2015, and Guyana sold its first cargo of crude oil this February.
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Phytonutrients can boost your health. Here are 4 and where to find them (including in your next cup of coffee)
Phytonutrients can boost your health. Here are 4 and where to find them (including in your next cup of coffee)
Coffee is regularly in the news for its potential health benefits and drawbacks.
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How can smoke from West Coast fires cause red sunsets in New York?
How can smoke from West Coast fires cause red sunsets in New York?
A red hazy sunset over Indiana caused by wildfire smoke from the Western U.S. SOPA Images/LightRocket va Getty ImagesIf you are one of the millions of people in the Midwest and Eastern U.S. who turned your gaze toward the sky recently, you may have noticed the Sun shining through an odd, milky haze. This widespread opaque veil was caused not by clouds, but rather by smoke from wildfires in the Western U.S.
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Pandemic crushes Guyana’s dreams of big oil as ‘resource curse’ looms over oil-producing nations
Pandemic crushes Guyana’s dreams of big oil as ‘resource curse’ looms over oil-producing nations
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo with Guyana's president, Mohamed Irfaan Ali, Sept. 18. Pompeo is the first U.S. secretary of state to visit the tiny South American country. AFP via Getty ImagesThis year was supposed to bring great things for Guyana. ExxonMobil discovered massive oil deposits off the South American country’s Caribbean coast in 2015, and Guyana sold its first cargo of crude oil this February.
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Retiring early can be bad for the brain
Retiring early can be bad for the brain
Continuing to engage in mental challenges keeps the brain from deteriorating in early retirement. Westend61/Getty ImagesThe Research Brief is a short take about interesting academic work.The big ideaPeople who retire early suffer from accelerated cognitive decline and may even encounter early onset of dementia, according to a new economic study I conducted with my doctoral student Alan Adelman.
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Scientist weighs in on when to expect a COVID-19 vaccine and how approval will work
Scientist weighs in on when to expect a COVID-19 vaccine and how approval will work
A new Pew Research Poll showed only of half Americans would get a vaccine, that’s down from 72 percent in May.
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Climate Explained: Humans have dealt with plenty of climate variability
Climate Explained: Humans have dealt with plenty of climate variability
Over the past 420,000 years there have been at least four major transitions between ice ages and relatively warmer interglacial periods.
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Why Foreign Countries Are Scrambling to Set Up Bases in Africa
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Why Foreign Countries Are Scrambling to Set Up Bases in Africa
The US and France are at the forefront of conducting operations on African soil.
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Funding public interest journalism requires creative solutions. A tax rebate for news media could work
Funding public interest journalism requires creative solutions. A tax rebate for news media could work
Former ACCC boss Allan Fels argues that the watchdog's bargaining code needs to be the beginning of a policy solution, not the end, in this crossposting from The Conversation.
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