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The verdict is in on this year’s Caldecott winners
Jennifer Minicus | 24 February 2015 | READING MATTERS |  
tags: art, Caldecott, picture books
Worth a trip to the library, but probably not the bookstore.


Can we talk?
Sheila Liaugminas | 24 February 2015 | SHEILA REPORTS |  
tags: free expresion, free speech, groupthink, ideological debate, politically correct, progressivism
It depends on how carefully you choose your words.


‘Three-parent’ IVF: cure or myth?
Caroline Simons | 24 February 2015 | FEATURES |  
tags: bioethics, IVF, three-parent embryos
There are weighty scientific reasons for not going ahead with the world's most radical IVF technique.


Mum and dad adoption preferred, Irish poll shows
David Quinn | 24 February 2015 | CONJUGALITY |  
tags: adoption, Ireland, same-sex parenting
But new legislation in Ireland puts single and same-sex parenting on the same level.


The Silicon Rift Valley—the deep social divides
Denyse O'Leary | 24 February 2015 | CONNECTING |  
tags: class warfare, economy of inequality, Internet communities
Silicon Valley itself is, overall, a highly unequal society.


Global population decline in 100 years
Marcus Roberts | 24 February 2015 | DEMOGRAPHY IS DESTINY |  
tags: ageing population, George Friedman, population decline, Stratfor
George Friedman considers what this might mean for the world. Marcus Roberts muses thereon.


American Sniper
Luisa Cotta Ramosino | 23 February 2015 | POPCORN |  
tags: film reviews, war
This is quality cinema that is not afraid to express the price of war in individual terms.


Contraception and cancer
Nicole M. King | 23 February 2015 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: cancer research, contraceptives, women's health
Hormonal contraceptives increase the risk of a variety of cancers.


Obama’s fight against the Ideology-With-No-Name
Robert R. Reilly | 23 February 2015 | FEATURES |  
tags: Barack Obama, Islam, Islamic extremism, terrorism
Egyptian President al-Sisi knows its name and has courageously denounced it.


Cat helps boy overcome dyslexia
Jennifer Minicus | 23 February 2015 | READING MATTERS |  
tags: animals, fantasy, historical fiction, reading
Abby and Ben love the misfit animals in their grandfather's barn.


More money in the bank means fewer babies
Shannon Roberts | 23 February 2015 | DEMOGRAPHY IS DESTINY |  
tags: family, fertility rate, New Zealand, work-life balance
Wait, shouldn't it be the other way around?


Frozen berry health scare puts heat on Big Food
Zac Alstin | 22 February 2015 | FEATURES |  
tags: big business, contamination, food security, frozen berries, global supply chain, Hepatitis A
A frozen berry Hepatitis A scare raises questions about global supply chains and consumer awareness.


Colombia may finalize euthanasia law in March
Sabrina Martín | 21 February 2015 | CAREFUL! |  
tags: assisted suicide, Colombia, euthanasia
Constitutional Court gives health ministry 30 days to issue regulations.


Playing video games is a road to poverty
Denyse O'Leary | 20 February 2015 | CONNECTING |  
tags: education, social media, social policy
Social media use does not equal computer knowledge


Should we throw handwriting in the wastepaper basket?
Carolyn Moynihan | 20 February 2015 | FEATURES |  
tags: digital communications, handwriting, literacy
Primary school children now have their own laptops or iPads. Why we should worry?


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