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Black people are often associated with deviance – but I never understood the true impact until I was racially profiled

melitas/Shutterstock Nicole Nyamwiza, Kingston University The horrifying experience of Child Q, a 15-year-old girl who was subjected to a strip search by police officers in her school in Hackney, London, is a harrowing example of how British society associates Blackness with deviant behaviour. The subsequent child safeguarding review into Child Q’s case has concluded that “racism (whether deliberate or not) …

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Why Miyazaki Mangoes Are So Expensive | So Expensive Food |

Taiyo no Tamago, or Egg of the Sun, are stunning, plump, red, perfectly unscratched, and incredibly sweet mangoes that are farmed in the Miyazaki Prefecture of Japan. Every year, the best mangoes are auctioned off to the highest bidder, with the record set in 2019 at 500,000 yen for a pair — almost $4,000. But although farmers in Miyazaki dedicate …

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A sense of history and urgency as Somalia moves to elect a new president

A policeman marches with a Somali flag during a parade in the capital Mogadishu. Jose Cendon/AFP via Getty Images Mohammed Ibrahim Shire, University of Portsmouth Somali lawmakers vote for the country’s new president on May 15, marking the end of a long-delayed and controversial process. The Horn of Africa nation of 16 million has been struggling to achieve viable political …

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Ukraine war and anti-Russia sanctions on top of COVID-19 mean even worse trouble lies ahead for global supply chains

Supply chains were already in disarray thanks to overcongested ports, as in Los Angeles. AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes Tinglong Dai, Johns Hopkins University Francis Fukuyama, the American political scientist who once described the collapse of the Soviet Union as the “end of history,” suggested that Russia’s invasion of Ukraine might be called “the end of the end of history.” He meant …

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Russia and Iran’s growing friendship shows their weakness not their strength

Scott Lucas, University of Birmingham Facing economic and military difficulties in his invasion of Ukraine, the Russian president Vladimir Putin popped up this week in Iran’s capital Tehran. His plan was to show the world that, despite sanctions on Moscow and international aid for Ukraine’s resistance, he was not isolated. Putin got his photo opportunity with Iran’s supreme leader, Ali …

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Ukraine war: why Moscow could go nuclear over Kyiv’s ‘threats’ to Crimea

Stefan Wolff, University of Birmingham and Tatyana Malyarenko, National University Odesa Law Academy As the war in Ukraine is about to head into its sixth month, the ferocity with which it is fought shows no signs of abating – neither on the battlefield, nor in the rhetoric emerging from Moscow and Kyiv. Russian attacks continue to target Ukrainian cities such …

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Depression is probably not caused by a chemical imbalance in the brain – new study

TanyaJoy/Shutterstock Joanna Moncrieff, UCL and Mark Horowitz, UCL For three decades, people have been deluged with information suggesting that depression is caused by a “chemical imbalance” in the brain – namely an imbalance of a brain chemical called serotonin. However, our latest research review shows that the evidence does not support it. Although first proposed in the 1960s, the serotonin …

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Five books to read while in the Derbyshire countryside

Lukasz Pajor/Shuttertsock Heather Green, Nottingham Trent University The Derbyshire countryside, in England’s East Midlands, is a region that has inspired writers – both classic and contemporary. The juxtaposition of rolling hills, stark moorland and craggy summits play backdrop to numerous novels in a variety of genres. The area is easily reached from a number of large cities – but parts …

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I have COVID symptoms. Should I do a test?

Rapid tests are no longer free in the UK for most people. Photoroyalty/Shutterstock Simon Nicholas Williams, Swansea University You’ve got a sore throat and feel like you might be coming down with something. A year ago, you would likely have taken a rapid test from your stash, and tested for COVID. But what about now? In many countries you are …

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