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Was activist Bill Onus our first Aboriginal film-maker?

A documentary co-written and directed by Macquarie University Indigenous film specialist Dr Alec Morgan sheds new light on an unsung hero of Australia’s black rights movement.

Light up your nightlife: Astronomy events still to come in 2022

If you loved Vivid, get ready to rug up again for some spectacular astronomical light shows in Sydney’s night sky for the remainder of the year – Macquarie University astronomer Professor Orsola De Marco guides us through upcoming events.

Protein could provide answers to the cause of dementia

An obscure brain protein has been found by Macquarie University scientists to play a key role in Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia, with further research now planned to fully investigate its function.

North Coast emus in dire need of a saviour

A declining and isolated population of emus on the NSW North Coast is in danger of disappearing, but new genetic research will help rescuers work out the best way to help the group recover.

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Health and Medicine

Making your child's first 2000 days count

Do you know if your pre-schooler is meeting their developmental milestones? MQ Health paediatric clinicians and allied health practitioners explain how you can help them and what to look for along the way.

Double risk of some breast surgery complications with non-certified doctors

Specialist surgeons are the only way to go for safe breast implant operations, says Macquarie University Professor Anand Deva.

From Black Death to COVID: Australia's unlearnt lessons

Just 120 years ago, the Black Death jumped ship at Darling Harbour, and the response was eerily familiar. In a new book, Macquarie University infectious diseases expert, Emeritus Professor Peter Curson, looks at what we can learn from the outbreak.

Education the key to reversing binge-drinking culture: new research

Macquarie Business School researchers are investigating how to tackle our nation’s alcohol addiction as figures reveal one in four adults are drinking to excess.

Please Explain

Please explain: What is a mondegreen?

Mishearing or misunderstanding a word, whether in a song or everyday speech, can cause great amusement but it can also change a language, says Emeritus Professor of Linguistics, Pam Peters.

Please explain: Why do we like what we like?

Everyone’s taste is different, but why do some of us headbang to Metallica while others bliss out to Bach? The answer is more complex than you might think, according to Macquarie University Psychology Professor Bill Thompson.

Science and Technology

Centenarian tortoises keep their secrets as longevity theories busted

Why do certain reptiles and amphibians live so long – and what can they teach us about ageing? A new study has tested four hypotheses behind some of this group's remarkable lifespans.

Future city liveability to depend on which plant we put where

A new program developed by Macquarie University researchers will help us select plants to survive a harsher future climate, and improve the future liveability of our cities.

Probiotics for honeybees could help stop falling population

Scientists hope a new immunity-boosting probiotic developed for honeybees will help fight infections being blamed for their declining population.

How to go with the flow: river framework restores health and hope

A river management framework developed at Macquarie University and now used on six continents has been recognised in the NSW Parliament’s 2022 Research Impact Showcase.

Arts and Society

Review: Why we're still haunted by Jane Eyre

Jane Eyre is a story that still haunts us 175 years after its publication. Gothic literature specialist Kirstin Mills explores what it is about this strange novel that keeps us coming back to it, and also reviews a new stage adaptation.

Single sex v co-ed: which is better for kids' education?

As a growing number of boys' schools consider admitting girls, Macquarie School of Education Professor Garry Falloon explains what some of the latest research shows about single sex vs co-ed outcomes for kids.

New guide helps residents convert their high-rise into a vertical village

Apartment-dwellers can reduce feelings of social isolation by connecting with other residents to turn their high-rise housing into vertical villages – new guidelines offer some great ideas.

From Sydney kindy to sell-out shows in NYC - Anthony Field on Wigglemania

Anthony Field, aka the Blue Wiggle, formed the band that would go on to conquer the world of children's entertainment, while studying Early Childhood Education at Macquarie.

Business and The Economy

Fighting fires and climate deniers: Greg Mullins reflects on 50 years at the front line

Considered a world authority on bushfires, retired Fire and Rescue NSW Commissioner Greg Mullins completed a Masters of Management at Macquarie and has dedicated his new book 'Firestorm' to his two grandsons. Here he reflects on half-a-century of fighting danger on many fronts, both natural and political.

Tricks used by phone scammers exposed in new study

New Macquarie University research into phone scams has identified the scripts and emotions that drive most calls.

What's stopping Australians from buying electric cars?

New research from Macquarie Business School suggests the low uptake of electric vehicles is about purchase price and the availability and cost of charging stations.

Australia's debt mountain: What does it mean for the kids?

With Australia’s government debt reaching record levels, two Macquarie Business School academics assess the implications for whichever party wins the federal election.

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