Palm Beach
Stellar idea: Sydney's first national park in the sky
Being kind makes you happy: study
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Gaming headsets to help tackle concussion in sport
Fastest star's incredible escape from the galaxy's black heart

Macquarie University astronomers are part of an international team whose accidental discovery of the fastest star in the galaxy is set to shine a light on the Milky Way’s darkest mysteries.

How museums can hook children for a lifetime of learning

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.

World-first findings pinpoint where and when sharks are more likely to attack

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.

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Health and Medicine

'I had literally lost all hope': How surgeons are transforming lives through low-cost operations

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.

The designer mozzies that could eradicate killer diseases

Engineered, designed-in-a-lab mosquitoes could be the key to wiping out a host of tropical diseases.

Listen up! Experts call for action on hearing loss-depression link

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.

New online pain clinic offers relief, cuts depression

A free eight-week course is changing the lives of thousands of Australians who suffer from chronic pain.

Science and Technology

Designer bacteria could fuel the future with cheap hydrogen

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.

How do planes stay in the air?

Now that Qantas has flown into the history books after completing a record 19-hour flight from New York to Sydney, aeronautical engineer Byron Wilson answers the question on everyone's lips.

Arts and Society

Spooky how kids remember things

A Halloween event in Sydney has helped researchers discover that children remember different details of an event in its aftermath depending on who they are talking to.

Mystery of stolen Egyptian artefact cracked by hieroglyphs

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.

Book review: The Testaments

Three decades after the dystopian best-seller The Handmaid's Tale hit the shelves, Department of English senior lecturer Dr Stephanie Russo gives her verdict on the sequel, The Testaments.

Right of resistance: the Hong Kong protests explained

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.

The Economy

There's more to musical collaborations than money: study

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.

Citizensourcing our way to Utopia

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?

The customer is NOT always right

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.

What is a low-carbon economy?

Professor Martina Linnenluecke, head of Macquarie Business School's Centre for Corporate Sustainability and Environmental Finance, explains.

The Environment

Get out now: Why Sydney’s first catastrophic fire warning will save lives

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.

Why can you see the sun and the moon at the same time?

Professor Orsola De Marco from Macquarie University's Department of Physics and Astronomy explains.

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