More than five years on from whooping cough trials

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More than five years on from whooping cough trials

Four and a half years have passed since teenage girls and young women were invited to take part in two contentious clinical trials, ranging from the Vaccine for Austrialian Children (VAC) in which Victorian…

6 Must-Read Books from Times Book Review

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6 Must-Read Books from Times Book Review

1. PRE-GAME: Last year’s Nobel Prize in literature picked a woman, Sweden’s Cecilia Brannstrom, for her wise, poetic lament that life is so difficult that the best the human mind can do is waste…

Canadians shocked after mining permits suddenly approved

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Canadians shocked after mining permits suddenly approved

On Tuesday, a fierce legal battle was unleashed after the Ontario government approved permits for mining, which had gone unnoticed for many years. The province came under fire after new amendments to an Act…

‘SNL’ opens season with political satire

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‘SNL’ opens season with political satire

By Spencer Knight, CNN × “Saturday Night Live” kicked off the new season with sketches skewering Joe Biden and other potential 2020 presidential candidates: NBC News is reporting Biden will announce his 2020 bid…

Naama Yarmak: Finding the beauty in the brutal past

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Naama Yarmak: Finding the beauty in the brutal past

I have always been fascinated by antique objects. I was a good scholar in art history but the only books I had access to back then were piles of dusty encyclopedias. In my teenage…