Associate Professor Catherine Birman
Cochlear implants not just for babies
First accurate 3D map of Milky Way reveals a warped galaxy
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Who are Australians in 2019?
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.

Is memory decline an inevitable part of ageing?

Dr Joyce Siette, Research Fellow at Macquarie University’s Australian Institute for Health Innovation, explains.

What is a low-carbon economy?

Professor Martina Linnenluecke, head of Macquarie University’s Centre for Corporate Sustainability and Environmental Finance, explains.

Internet download speed rockets to 10 gigabytes per second using 'magic' chip

Schools, hospitals and universities stand to benefit from a Macquarie University invention, which can cut download speeds in a classroom from 40 minutes to 24 seconds.

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Health and Medicine

How liposuction transformed Sharne’s life

Lymphoedema in Sharne Willoughby’s left leg meant she could hardly walk. Since liposuction at Macquarie Health, she has run five half-marathons.

PODCAST: Prof Ralph Martin on how fish oil and testosterone may delay Alzheimer's

Neurobiologist Prof Ralph Martins is conducting a world-first trial exploring whether testosterone and fish oil may prove to be the key in preventing Alzheimer's disease.

New breast health clinic the first of its kind in Australia

A new breast health clinic at Macquarie University Hospital is revolutionising the way women can access specialist treatment.

New project helps kids with hearing loss learn to speak

Children with hearing loss face challenges learning language, but a new Macquarie University project will explore how to help them more effectively learn to listen and speak.

Science and Technology

First accurate 3D map of the Milky Way reveals a warped galaxy

Astronomers from Macquarie University and the Chinese Academy of Sciences have revealed for the first time the true shape of the Milky Way.

Vox pop: What needs to change to get more women into science top jobs?

A chemist, a geologist and a young scientist are among five Macquarie University leaders who we asked what needs to change to get more women into top jobs in science.

Arts and Society

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.

Is it good to be a perfectionist?

No. In fact, it can become a serious mental health issue, explains Dr Natasha Magson, Research Associate at Macquarie University's Centre for Emotional Health.

Podcast: How Trump makes teaching politics great again

It's not just the media who need to keep up with the continuing controversy coming out of the White House. the Age of Trump with its flat-out spectacle has brought new dynamism to the teaching of American politics, says Macquarie University lecturer Dr Lloyd Cox.

Unearthing museum fakes is critical for setting the historical record straight

Analysing fake artefacts helps historians to understand the motivations and environments that give rise to forgeries.

The Environment

Students crucial for climate justice

The global school strike on March 15 gives students who are too young to vote a platform to be heard -  and that can have powerful consequences, Macquarie University social research has found.

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.

Bright idea: Lights under boards may hide surfers from sharks

The quest to understand how sharks perceive their world has led Macquarie researchers to develop a surfboard with lights that could save the lives of surfers and divers.

The Economy

Cashless society a foil for rogue banks

The potential for money laundering by rogue banks will diminish as Australia transitions to a cashless society, says Macquarie University finance Professor Tom Smith.

You have a better chance of being a CEO in Australia if you were born in USA, UK or Canada

A study of census data shows the Australian-born are less likely to reach the top of companies than people born overseas.

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