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Opinion: Pope Francis is recovering from hernia surgery. But what exactly is a hernia?

Pope Francis has had an operation this week to remove a hernia, which his surgeon said had been causing him increasingly frequent pain.

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Opinion: How Saudi Arabia came to be at the centre of a global golf merger

Professional golf – and increasingly world sport – is caught in a sand trap. Not the familiar hazard between fairway and green, but the Middle Eastern desert producing enormous quantities of fossil fuels.

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Opinion: From being mildly late to sucking on people’s tears – what is a ‘beige flag’ on TikTok?

TikTok is one of the most prevalent social media platforms for trend-setting and trend-spotting – particularly within the relationship space.

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Opinion: Hidden carbon: Fungi and their ‘necromass’ absorb one-third of the carbon emitted by burning fossil fuels every year

Beneath our feet, remarkable networks of fungal filaments stretch out in all directions.

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Opinion: The world’s first flowers were pollinated by insects

Plants existed on Earth for hundreds of millions of years before the first flowers bloomed. But when flowering plants did evolve, more than 140 million years ago, they were a huge evolutionary success.

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Opinion: A stunning achievement: Western Sydney University's global No. 1 sustainability ranking

Western Sydney University serves a unique demographic. And that helps explain why it is the best in the world at addressing ESG challenges.

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Opinion: Australia is in a unique position to eliminate the bee-killing Varroa mite. Here’s what happens if we don’t

Varroa mites – notorious honey bee parasites – have recently reached Australian shores, detected at the Port of Newcastle in New South Wales last year.

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Opinion: Western Sydney University share learnings on impact following 12 months as number one in the world

Increasingly, students, partners and communities want to be associated with a university that is committed to our planet in the same way that they are.

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