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Pope Francis says it’s ‘terrible‘ that children are taught they can choose their own gender

Speaking to a group of Polish bishops, Pope Francis delivered a harsh critique of teaching children they can choose their gender identity.<p>“Today, children are taught this at school: that everyone can choose their own sex,” Francis said last week, according to the Catholic Herald and other news …

Researchers just doubled what we know about the map of the human brain

Scientists like to say the human brain is the most complex object in the universe — three pounds of fluid and tissue, about which we understand only a fraction.<p>That fraction just grew dramatically.<p>In a study published Wednesday online in Nature, a team of researchers more than doubled the number of …

The Brain

Majority of Australians say refugees who arrive by boat should be let in, poll finds

Refugees who arrive in Australia by boat should be allowed to resettle in the country, a majority of Australians believe, new polling released just days before the election shows.<p>A poll of more than 1,400 people commissioned by The Australia Institute found 63% of respondents oppose the bipartisan …

Australia

We've never had so many refugees – nor been so unwelcoming to them | Aryeh Neier

There are 65.3 million forcibly displaced people in the world today. Why is America only willing to help a tiny handful of them?<p>The United Nations reported this week that in 2015, 65.3 million people were refugees or forcibly displaced in their own countries by war and persecution. This is the …

United Nations

Zane Alchin pleads guilty to making Facebook threats about Olivia Melville Tinder profile

A Sydney man has pleaded guilty to making sexual threats on social media, in what is being seen as a cyber-bullying test case.<p>Zane Alchin, 25, was …

Conservatives decry Pope Francis’s statement that ‘the great majority’ of marriages are religiously null

After Pope Francis on Thursday said “the great majority” of Catholic marriages are religiously null because people don’t understand the concept of a lifetime commitment, some prominent traditional Catholics lambasted the pontiff as “irresponsible” and that his statement could possibly discourage …

Poor nutrition now affects a third of the human race, says report

Being malnourished is the new normal, expert warns, as global nutrition report reveals heavy toll of poor diet, from stunting to diabetes<p>Malnutrition has become “the new normal” and now affects a third of humanity, according to a study that warns of the devastating human and economic toll of …

Sustainable Development Goals

'Shocking': Record numbers of homeless people sleeping on Melbourne's streets

"I lost my life, I lost my career, I lost myself in the process," Mr King said.<p>The biennial Street Count has officially confirmed there has been …

Voluntary euthanasia: assisted dying 'Catch-22' for dementia sufferers

Dr Silvester set up the Respecting Patient Choices program at Melbourne's Austin Hospital. He now works in the intensive care unit at Ballarat …

Almost 46 million people trapped in modern slavery: global index

The index, by Australia-based human rights group Walk Free Foundation, increased its estimate of people born into servitude, trafficked for sex work, …

Masculinity in America v the UK: which country has the manliest men?

A survey has found 42% of US men rated themselves as ‘completely masculine’ as against 28% in the UK. But does anyone know what ‘masculine’ means today?<p>British men feel less masculine than American men, according to new research released last week from YouGov.<p>When asked to rate themselves on a …

Masculinity

Grief over gorilla’s death turns to outrage; prosecutors’ office to meet with police

The Hamilton County prosecutors’ office said Tuesday that officials plan to meet with police investigating how a boy fell into an enclosure at the Cincinnati zoo before the endangered gorilla was shot and killed by rescuers.<p>The announcement arrives just days after police said they had no plan to …

Australia’s asylum seeker policies criticised again in New York Times

The <i>New York Times</i> has run a full-length op-ed in its Monday edition which labels Australia’s offshore refugee detention policy as cruel and …

Gillian Mears, author and euthanasia advocate, dies in northern NSW

The literary world is mourning the death of award-winning Australian author Gillian Mears, who has died aged 51.<p>Mears died on her family's property …

Monogamy was failing me. Was polyamory the answer?

I wasn’t sure what I was looking for the first time I attended a Meetup for polyamorous people. But when the group leader asked me if I wanted to hang out sometime, I knew that I did. So I said yes.<p>He already had three girlfriends. But he was “always open to more love in his life,” he told me.<p>I’d …

Transhumanists are searching for a dystopian future

<i>Each week, In Theory takes on a big idea in the news and explores it from a range of perspectives. This week, we’re talking about transhumanism. Need a primer? Catch up here.</i><p><i>Charles T. Rubin is author of “Eclipse of Man: Human Extinction and the Meaning of Progress.” He teaches political philosophy</i> …

An alternative to offshore detention

The present system of dealing with asylum seekers who arrive by boat is cruel (intentionally) and hideously expensive. There is a rational …

Asylum Seeker Resource Centre (ASRC)

Asylum Seeker Resource Centre (ASRC), Footscray, Victoria, Australia. 310,496 likes · 14,922 talking about this · 762 were here. The Asylum Seeker …

Baboons used in 'Frankenstein-like' medical experiments

NSW Health also denied a whole organ transplant had taken place, despite details emerging of Conan, a baboon who had to be killed because of fatal …

Primates