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Why the volcanic eruption in Tonga was so violent, and what to expect next

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THE KINGDOM OF Tonga doesn’t often attract global attention, but a violent eruption of an underwater volcano on January 15 has spread shock waves, quite literally, around half the world. https://twitter.com/i/status/1482259999724535809 The volcano is usually not much to look at. It consists of two small uninhabited islands, Hunga-Ha’apai and Hunga-Tonga, poking about

We calculated the impact of ‘long COVID’ as Australia opens up.

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Even without Omicron, we’re worried. OVER THE PAST two years, we’ve learned COVID-19 survivors can develop a range of longer-term symptoms we now call “long COVID”. This includes people who did not have severe illness initially. Such longer-term symptoms can affect multiple systems in the body. This can result in ongoing, severe fatigue

Nothing good here, Australia at bottom of the pack

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This is the most sobering report card yet on climate change and Earth’s future. Here’s what you need to know. EARTH HAS WARMED 1.09℃ since pre-industrial times and many changes such as sea-level rise and glacier melt are now virtually irreversible, according to the most sobering report yet by the Intergovernmental Panel

Elder, lawman, survivor: new stamp discovery is the latest chapter in Gwoja Tjungurrayi’s remarkable life in pictures

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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander readers are advised this article contains images and names of deceased people. EVERY CONTEMPORARY AUSTRALIAN has likely seen Gwoja Tjungurrayi’s image. Tjungurrayi, a stockman, traditional lawman, and survivor of the brutal 1928 Coniston massacre, is the Warlpiri-Anmatyerr Aboriginal man engraved on our two dollar coin. IMAGERY from

Is PM’s slippery act infectious?

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No action on purpose-built quarantine facilities, complacency about vaccine rollouts, and another Victorian lockdown: Is Scott Morrison’s charmed political act waning with a routine-driven media? University of Melbourne journalism researcher Dennis Muller gives us some answers in The Conversation. Scott-free no more? Why the prime minister's smooth media run may be coming to

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