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Ukraine war: Russia’s G20 walkout heightens tensions at fractious summit as China’s rise continues

Stefan Wolff, University of Birmingham While G20 foreign ministers were meeting in Bali, Indonesia, the Russian president, Vladimir Putin, threatened further escalation in his war against Ukraine, announcing to the world that “by and large, we have not started anything in earnest yet”. What he meant became quickly clear when a missile attack hit an apartment building in Chasiv Yar …

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Five books that will change how you think about the environment and climate change

Pexels Ti-han Chang, University of Central Lancashire and Henry Dicks, IAE Lyon School of Management – Université Jean Moulin Lyon 3 We are constantly being bombarded with dire warnings about the environmental and climate emergency. Act now, we are told, or face an unprecedented global catastrophe. But while the solutions proposed – solar panels, heat pumps, eating less meat – …

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Five books to transport you to the Italian Riviera this summer

IgorZh/Shutterstock Hetta Howes, City, University of London With its sun-drenched olive groves, sparkling waters and vivid bursts of colour, the Italian Riviera has cast its spell on tourists, painters and authors since the 19th century. Lying in the northwestern corner of Italy, the Riviera stretches along the Ligurian sea and has inspired the likes of the painter Monet and the …

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Dígame cómo cocina y le diré en qué se excede

Shutterstock / Roman Samborskyi Maria Puy Portillo, Universidad del País Vasco / Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea; Helen Carr-Ugarte, Universidad del País Vasco / Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea; Iker Gomez Garcia, Universidad del País Vasco / Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea; Iñaki Milton Laskibar, Universidad del País Vasco / Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea; Irene Besné Eseverri, Universidad del País Vasco / Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea; Ivan Gomez …

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Psychedelics: how they act on the brain to relieve depression

The evidence is mounting for the effectiveness of psilocybin in treating depression. Cannabis_Pic/Shutterstock Clare Tweedy, University of Leeds Up to 30% of people with depression don’t respond to treatment with antidepressants. This may be down to differences in biology between patients and the fact that it often takes a long time to respond to the drugs – with some people …

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Should I still go on holiday if I have COVID?

CandyRetriever/Shutterstock Simon Kolstoe, University of Portsmouth Your flights are booked, your bags are packed, and in your mind you’re already sunning yourself by the beach with a cocktail. With summer in full swing in the northern hemisphere, and most COVID-related restrictions behind us, travel is back on the agenda for many people. But at the same time, COVID cases in …

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COVID vaccines work well for people of all body weights – but underweight and obesity remain risk factors for severe disease

Wulandari Wulandari/Shutterstock Nerys M Astbury, University of Oxford and Carmen Piernas, University of Oxford Since the pandemic began, more than 6 million people have died from COVID around the world. The good news is that we now have a wide range of treatments as well as highly effective vaccines which have helped reduce the number of severe COVID cases. Still, …

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COVID vaccines: why second boosters are being offered to vulnerable people in the UK – but not young and healthy people yet

nednapa/Shutterstock Rebecca Aicheler, Cardiff Metropolitan University Until recently, the UK government limited a fourth dose of the COVID vaccine to people with severely weakened immune systems over the age of 16. But, following a resurgence of COVID cases in the UK, the government has followed some other countries such as Israel, Germany and Sweden, and expanded the eligibility for a …

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Do I or my child need a Japanese encephalitis vaccine?

Shutterstock Lara Herrero, Griffith University and Penny Rudd, Griffith University This week we heard two Australians have died from the mosquito-borne Japanese encephalitis virus. The virus has now been detected in four states. Authorities are concerned we’ll see more cases around the country and have earmarked extra funding to roll out vaccines to those at risk. Who is recommended to …

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