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Two researchers have identified a deep-rooted sense of disorientation and loneliness among the partners of Australia’s growing community of mobile workers
Sean Sutton is a photojournalist and international communications manager for the Mines Advisory Group (MAG), an NGO that assists people affected by landmines, unexploded ordnance, and small arms and light weapons. This interview coincides with the launch of MAG's Home Safe Home appeal…
As China’s demand for the notoriously smelly durian fruit soars and Malaysia looks set to capitalise, environmentalists question the cost
Event at the Science Museum aims to highlight the unaddressed disability of poor vision
Concern about the increasing privatisation of seeds has resulted in the creation of an open-source licence to keep seeds in public hands
In the saddle with Katie Arnold as she rides, drives and hitch-hikes across Kyrgyzstan, a country on the frontline of climate change where melting glaciers, drought and erratic rainfall threaten both lives and livelihoods
The recent dam collapse in Brazil could just be the beginning of a series of disasters due to inadequate dam technology and monitoring
Watch the stunning live-stream from the bottom of the Indian Ocean!
Where will the next virus outbreak emerge? A new model predicting wildlife species potentially capable of transferring pathogens to humans helps answer the question
Xi Jinping’s rhetoric has prompted a heartfelt but stern response from Taiwan’s indigenous people
The 3,000-kilometre Greater Patagonian Trail has no signposts, printed maps or legal recognition. Satellite technology conceived the route. Matt Maynard follows in the footsteps of those who discovered it while technically, though respectfully, trespassing

The Women Who Mine

Female-led artisanal mining associations are fighting back against a predominately male industry in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
Once a constant threat across Bangladesh, arsenic poisoning has significantly reduced thanks to deeper wells
Once dismissed as undesirable competitors, certain West African shrubs are now being recognised as significant crop enhancers
In January 2019, a Dutch marine charity, the Flotilla Foundation, is due to send a major international expedition to Antarctica with the aim of exploring the remote, harsh and little studied Weddell Sea
Charles Roberts reccounts the story of George Melville Boynton, perhaps the world's worst explorer
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…
Still puzzled by China’s trillion dollar masterplan for the future of global trade? Kontinentalist brings you an interactive overview to help bring you up to speed

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