The Palazzo Pitti in Florence
The man behind the Tuscan splendour tourists come to see
Mother taking a selfie with baby
'Sharenting' alert: the risks of sharing pics of your kids online
New hope for dementia patients
Right of resistance: the Hong Kong protests explained

With protests over an unpopular extradition bill continuing this week, Amy Barrow from the Macquarie Law School explains the chain of events leading to the latest eruption of the fight for civil liberties and democracy in Hong Kong.

Shut up and dribble! Should athletes speak their minds publicly?

Athletes have a responsibility to use their public platforms for good, but they should know they risk losing their careers when they express their personal views on a national stage.

Ocean plastics could be killing oxygen-making bacteria, research finds

Chemicals that leach from plastic pollution could harm ocean bacteria which produces ten per cent of the oxygen we breathe, according to new research from Macquarie University.

Would you switch detergents to avoid eco apocalypse?

Fear of being seen as self-righteous bores is among the many reasons that environmentally conscious Australians don't buy green products.

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Health and Medicine

Is there such a thing as too much exercise?

Dr Kathryn Mills, Lecturer in Physiotherapy in Macquarie University’s Department of Health Professions, explains.

New Dementia Centre offers hope in fight against our second biggest killer disease

The new Macquarie University Dementia Research Centre brings together a team of leading scientists from Australia and overseas who will work together to better understand Alzheimer’s disease and develop better diagnostic tools and treatments.

The scourge of pressure injuries among Australians in aged care

Macquarie University research has shown a high incidence of the excruciatingly painful yet preventable condition.

Do mobile phones affect your sleep?

Dr Wayne Warburton, Senior Lecturer in the Department of Psychology explains.

Science and Technology

Diamonds, volcanoes and a rock star: what a new map of the Earth's interior will reveal

We know surprisingly little about the ground beneath our feet. Now a Macquarie University geologist has created a new way of mapping the Earth’s interior that could find diamonds, as well as predict earthquakes and volcanic eruption risk around the globe.

New antenna system enables 24/7 connectivity to space

Engineers from Macquarie University have developed a new antenna system which will enable scientific data to be downloaded from spacecrafts to earth 24 hours a day.

Arts and Society

Are left-handed people really more creative?

Nic Badcock, Senior Researcher in the Department of Cognitive Science, and Marietta Papadatou-Pastou, Lecturer in Neuropsychology, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece, explain.

New Artificial Intelligence can predict personality

In the near future, when you apply for a job or join a new team at work, a machine, rather than a human, may assess your personality traits to see if you are suitable.

'Sharenting' alert: the risks of sharing pics of your kids online

'Digital kidnapping', where images are taken and misused, is just one of the potential pitfalls of posting photos of your children.

Let’s get that bread: How teenagers change language

Teens are so lit when it comes to being amazing linguistic innovators, says Dr Nick Wilson. And here's 13 things your teens are saying now, translated.

The Economy

Would you switch detergents to avoid eco apocalypse?

Fear of being seen as self-righteous bores is among the many reasons that environmentally conscious Australians don't buy green products.

How finding the fine print could slash your grocery bills

Supermarkets are legally required to provide unit prices for their products, but they aren’t obliged to make them easy for consumers to see. Now a new study has found Australian shoppers - even bargain hunters - pay little attention to unit price anyway.

Show me the ethics! Millennials choose ethical jobs over high salaries

Nearly one in five business school students are willing to sacrifice more than 40 per cent of their salary to work for a responsible employer, according to a major survey.

Keep it local to help break third world poverty cycle

New research from Macquarie Business School will provide a road map for governments and manufacturers in developing countries to help end entrenched economic disadvantage.

The Environment

Insect hotels and why you should build one

A warning has been sounded that insects could disappear within a century. But Macquarie University entomologist Matthew Bulbert says we can all do something to help save them.

Sydney's biggest green roof welcomes researchers and community gardeners

Through a partnership with Macquarie, a 1920s coal depot has been transformed into a community garden, science lab and outdoor classroom, with more plans afoot.

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