Not everyone loves this time of year. Professor Nick Titov, of Macquarie University's MindSpot Clinic, shares key tips for managing the pressures of the festive season.
Macquarie University researchers developing an artificial intelligence that transcribes and summarises consultations between doctors and patients are eager for more data.
Treat yourself to the year’s best meteor shower, the spectacular Geminids, writes astrophysicist Dr Tayyaba Zafar of Macquarie University's Australian Astronomical Optics.
December takes a back seat now as Black Friday kicks off the festive sales season where Australians are expected to spend $53 billion in the lead up to Christmas.
Health and Medicine
A group of altruistic surgeons in Australia, led by Macquarie University Professor Anand Deva, is performing life-changing surgery at greatly reduced out-of-pocket cost for people who have private health insurance.
As we head into the Christmas party season, Alexandra Bhatti, Associate Lecturer in Public Health, busts some myths about the dreaded side effects of drinking too much alcohol.
Engineered, designed-in-a-lab mosquitoes could be the key to wiping out a host of tropical diseases.
Understanding and addressing the impacts of hearing loss on mental wellbeing has become an urgent issue, write renowned Macquarie University audiologists Professor Cath McMahon and Associate Professor Piers Dawes.
Science and Technology
Macquarie synthetic biologists have made a breakthrough in renewable energy production by creating genetically-engineered sugar-loving bacteria that can produce on-demand, zero-emission hydrogen fuel faster than has been done anywhere else.
With the number of shark attacks increasing across Australia and the world, the findings of a Macquarie University-led study could help reduce the occurrence of these traumatic events.
Neuroscience research shows that smartphones are making us stupider, less social, more forgetful, more prone to addiction, sleepless and depressed, and poor at navigation – so why are we giving them to kids?
Macquarie University researcher Shivani Sachdev has developed new tests to analyse synthetic cannabinoids and found some are up to 300 times more powerful than the cannabis plant.
Arts and Society
Macquarie University researchers attached GoPros to young children and watched them play in different museums – what they found will help shape a new way of designing family-friendly exhibits at two of Sydney's most popular venues.
A new book gives unique insights into the ways Indigenous women nurture songspirals to pass on the knowledge of their history and ancestral lands.
The director of Macquarie University's Museum of Ancient Cultures has been praised by Egyptian authorities for returning the fragment dating back to 380 BC which was stolen from Egypt 25 years ago.
With protests over an unpopular extradition bill continuing, 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.
Business and The Economy
As revenues from music sales continue to dwindle, there is a growing tendency for artists to collaborate to boost online streams and broaden their fan base – but it’s not always just a shameless cash grab.
What if the average citizen could not only easily volunteer ideas to governments but have those ideas seriously considered and, on occasion, implemented? Could 'citizensourcing' be the answer to voter disenchantment?
Most employers expect staff to grin and bear it when customers are rude. They might take a different approach if they understood the impact it can have on their business.
Professor Martina Linnenluecke, head of Macquarie Business School's Centre for Corporate Sustainability and Environmental Finance, explains.
The first “catastrophic” fire danger rating for the Greater Sydney, Greater Hunter and Illawarra Shoalhaven areas comes with warnings that people living in bushfire zones should get out now.