The Conversation

Liz Truss: who is the UK’s new prime minister and why has she replaced Boris Johnson?

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The United Kingdom's next prime minister will be Liz Truss. After a two-month contest, Conservative Party members have chosen her as their new leader. All that remains is for Truss to travel to Balmoral in Scotland where she will be formally invited by the Queen to form a government.

The US can learn from apartheid-era book bans in South Africa

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"Beloved." "The Hate U Give." "Maus." "Burger's Daughter." Each of these books has been banned at some point in time, but one stands out. Instead of being banned in 21st-century America, Nadine Gordimer's "Burger's Daughter" was banned in 20th century South Africa during apartheid, that country's period of official white supremacist rule.

Long COVID: How researchers are zeroing in on the self-targeted immune attacks that may lurk behind it

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For almost three years, scientists have raced to understand the immune responses in patients who develop severe COVID-19, with an enormous effort aimed at defining where healthy immunity ends and destructive immunity begins.

The most cost-effective energy efficiency investments you can make – and how the new Inflation Reduction Act could help

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Energy efficiency can save homeowners and renters hundreds of dollars a year, and the new Inflation Reduction Actincludes a wealth of home improvement rebates and tax incentives to help Americans secure those saving.

Most human embryos naturally die after conception – restrictive abortion laws fail to take this embryo loss into account

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an important biological feature of human embryos has been left out of a lot of ethical and even scientific discussion informing reproductive policy - most human embryos die before anyone, including doctors, even know they exist.