Research by Macquarie University has found drinking alcohol while breastfeeding is linked to poorer NAPLAN results in primary school.
The personal became the political in the 1970s and Australia was transformed, writes Macquarie University Professor Michelle Arrow, whose book about the decade has won the 2020 Ernest Scott Prize for History.
In the era of digital disruption and COVID-19, new online operators have received a shot in the arm and are revolutionising the way we access credit.
Economists and politicians are warning that Australian society is entering a time of austerity after a long and prosperous age of consumption – but what exactly does this look like?
Health and Medicine
Some fun language games from Macquarie University experts designed for families to play at home, will also explain some interesting science around how we use language.
Contaminated surfaces are an overlooked front in our battle against coronavirus. We need to act now, writes Professor Anand Deva, co-chair of the Surgical Infection Research Group at Macquarie University.
Billions of dollars and countless hours are being devoted to developing a vaccine for COVID-19. Infectious diseases epidemiologist Professor Janaki Amin explains how vaccines work and what might lie ahead in the search for a solution to the pandemic.
We still don't understand mass diseases or how to respond to them, as the COVID-19 pandemic starkly illustrates, writes Dr David Baker of Macquarie University's Department of Modern History.
Business and The Economy
Reacting with entrepreneurial flair to the financial crisis forced upon firms by the COVID-19 lockdown could mean the difference between survival and extinction, according to Macquarie Business School’s Professor Francesco Chirico.
The upheaval in the labour market due to COVID-19 has highlighted the structural differences that exist among the unemployed in today’s society, explain Macquarie Business School researchers Dr Lurion De Mello and Dr Prashan Karunaratne.
Professor Maroš Servátka, Director of Macquarie Business School Experimental Economics Laboratory, explains the role of high-frequency trading in the current financial market upheaval.
Our daily routines have had to adapt and change due to COVID-19, marking one of the most significant structural shifts in Australian life.
Arts and Society
Many senior secondary students now conduct original research as part of their curriculum – and Dr Natasha Todorov says they need formal research ethics training to make sure no harm is done to their human subjects.
Online education has done its job during the COVID-19 crisis, but Macquarie University research reveals how it can never match real-life learning.
From recovering ecosystems to new ways of learning, there are silver linings to the global pandemic, writes Professor Debbie Haski-Leventhal of Macquarie Business School.
A free national website has launched to help teachers and parents help reduce child anxiety and depression during the pandemic.
Science and Technology
Globally, infectious disease is the leading cause of child and adolescent mortality and one of the leading causes of adult deaths. One of the biggest contributing factors is air travel, explains anthropologist Associate Professor Lisa Wynn.
The level of heavy-metal contamination in Australian gardens is being exposed by a Macquarie University program which is testing thousands of soil samples sent in by concerned citizens.
For the first time we will be able to see the light from unimaginably distant stars thanks to a breakthrough astronomical instrument designed by Macquarie astrophysicist Christian Schwab.
Following the UK’s announcement that it will ban the sale of petrol and diesel cars from 2035, Professor Graham Town nominates the year Australians will make the switch to all-electric vehicles.
Cases of Ross River fever have risen sharply in NSW and Queensland, due to an autumn explosion in mosquito numbers. Entomologist and Honorary Senior Lecturer in Biology at Macquarie University, Dr Matthew Bulbert, explains why these detested insects exist at all.
The recent tragedy in New Zealand highlights the difficulties faced by scientists in forecasting volcanic eruptions. Dr Christina Magill, from Macquarie University's Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, explains.