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The four-day week is often held as being of benefit to human well-being, but what would working fewer hours really mean for the environment?
In an epic new book from traveller and curator Susan Whitfield, 80 leading scholars detail the history of the fabled Silk Road is through its people, cultures and landscapes
From 26 October, tourists will no longer be able to climb Uluru. Chris Fitch heads to the sacred site to discover what this means for Aboriginal people and visitors alike
An experiment that asked different sized groups to invent a new language has revealed that community size plays an important role in determining the type of language that develops
Canadian researchers have found that plastic tea bags, common to premium tea brands, release billions of micro plastics and nano plastic particles
In a landmark case, Australia’s High Court has awarded damages to an Aboriginal group in compensation for historic incursions on their land, opening the way for billions of dollar’s worth of potential claims
A Canadian federal employment office will no longer hold the name of the politician behind the notorious Komagata Maru incident of 1914
Peruvian community gains official language recognition
White people’s eating habits in the US have a higher environmental impact than those of black and Latinx individuals, according to a new study
Two researchers have identified a deep-rooted sense of disorientation and loneliness among the partners of Australia’s growing community of mobile workers
Xi Jinping’s rhetoric has prompted a heartfelt but stern response from Taiwan’s indigenous people
Infertility affects thousands of women across Senegal, yet the subject is deeply taboo. Jane Labous meets those fighting societal pressures in this West African country, where the infertile are said to be affected by les anges, and where a new…

The Stigma of Angels

Film-maker Jane Labous documents the taboos faced by Senegalese women when it comes to infertility
Morocco reintroduces compulsory military service, one of many countries debating the ‘merits’ of conscription
The small southern African nation of Eswatini has a rich history of handicrafts, and is populated by modern artisans. Can this cultural heritage help the country formerly known as Swaziland overcome contemporary challenges?
As one of the biggest displays of Caribbean culture in the world, the legacy of Notting Hill Carnival is steeped in both celebration and struggle. After the Windrush scandal threatened the security and identity of thousands of Caribbean people in…
Land rights for the indigenous are still a problem, but is it time to turn our attention to language?
While being a feminist is no longer taboo, women are still missing out on TV’s top sporting spots

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