Phil Davis in a tackle. Pic credit: Matt King/AFL Photos
Gaming headsets to help tackle concussion in sport
Palm Beach
Stellar idea: Sydney's first national park in the sky
Smart phones are making us stupid - and may be a gateway drug
Eco-tech investments could get a boost from school strike

School strikes will put politicians on notice on climate change action – with supporters hoping the national campaign will diminish political apathy and lead to finding for technologies that will make a difference.

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.

The suburb earmarked to host Sydney's first national park in the sky

Astronomers fighting light pollution have high hopes this well-heeled coastal retreat will become home to the Southern Hemisphere’s first accredited urban dark sky reserve.

HSC students, don't delay: here's how to beat procrastination right now

Procrastination affects all of us and is particularly concerning for students heading into the HSC exams. Macquarie University researcher Dr Carolyn Schniering offers advice to improve motivation and get the best results you can.

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Health and Medicine

Gaming headsets to help tackle concussion in sport

Gaming technology has been tested on a dozen GWS Giants players as well as players from Macquarie University's AFL, Rugby Union and Rugby League teams in a bid to improve player safety.

New tests uncover killer cannabinoids

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.

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.

Invention: a breath test to detect asthma, diabetes and lung cancer

Macquarie scientist Dr Noushin Nasiri is fine-tuning years of research to develop a breathalyser that could potentially detect 22 different diseases.

Science and Technology

‘Fitbits’ throw light on secret lives of sharks

Tagging technology is opening up new frontiers for scientists to observe the behaviour of animals.

How do shells form?

PhD student Matthew Kerr, from the Department of Biological Sciences, explains.

Arts and Society

Enter the Panda Dad

He’s easy-going and wants his kids to have fun, giving the famous Tiger Mum a run for her money.

Why your 'couple song' could mean so much more, as time goes by

If you share a special song with your partner, chances are it could be more than a romantic connection - new research has revealed it could also have a positive effect on memory and well-being.

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.

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.

The Economy

Why that dream Bali job may be far from perfect

So, you fancy working remotely – from home or a co-working space, or even poolside from an incubator in Bali? Careful what you wish for.

Will Australia run out of petrol?

The recent attack on the world's largest crude oil processing plant – and the subsequent market shock – should be a wake-up call for the government about the precarious state of Australia’s transportation fuel reserves.

From Netflix to Edflix: now it’s on-demand education

Technology transformed how we consume our entertainment; now it’s education’s turn.

Woke ads: is there such a thing as bad publicity?

The embrace of progressive causes by historically conservative corporations has generated heated debate. But, whatever the collateral damage, woke content appears to be winning over socially liberal younger consumers

The Environment

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.

Bush remedies leading to advances in modern medicine

The potential of Indigenous bush remedies to lead to advances in conventional medicine is being explored in a unique partnership between Macquarie University and the Yaegl people of northern NSW.

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