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Krill might be tiny, but they're the lynchpin of the Southern Ocean food chain. Lose them and you might lose whales and seals too.

The fascistic democracy brewing in India today enjoys widespread support at home and among liberal expats abroad. It raises questions about the limitations of democracy – sometimes the tyranny of the majority facilitates violations of human rights.

The destruction of a culturally significant #Aboriginal  site by Rio Tinto is not an isolated incident. State laws enable such destruction. Their failure reveals a disregard and disrespect for Aboriginal heritage.

Cosmologists had only been able to find half the matter that should exist in the universe. With the discovery of a new astronomical phenomenon and new telescopes, researchers just found the rest.

The public’s opinions about protests and the social movements behind them are formed in large part by what they read or see in the media. This gives journalists a lot of power when it comes to driving the narrative of a demonstration... 1/3

Australia has a mandatory legal review of every death in custody. Yet, despite 432 Indigenous deaths in custody since 1991, no one has been convicted. @AJ_Whittaker  explains that racist silence and complicity are to blame.

Researchers pieced together Australia's longest ever weather record, and revealed just how much our climate has changed in 180 years.

By filming everyday acts of racism, today's Black Lives Matters activists are using an old strategy in a new media age @sagemgoodwin  writes for @ConversationUK.