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Science, Tech & Environment

New Zealand on high alert in an effort to protect island nation from bio-invaders

New Zealand has some of the most unique wildlife of any large location in the world. That's due in large part to the fact that the two islands broke away from the rest of the world's landmass before the rise of mammals. So the island's birds evolved in special ways. But that diversity is threatened by introduced animals and bacteria.

Conflict & Justice

How one wrong word made Australia’s migration agency look like Holocaust deniers

In a statement intended to “set the record straight” about critics' “emotive and inflammatory claims” about conditions inside Australia's controversial offshore detention centers, according to some who saw it, Department of Immigration and Border Protection Secretary Michael Pezzullo appeared to question whether Nazi atrocities actually happened.