VIDEO How cities can help save the trees
VIDEO Why some days are pink: the colourful world of synaesthetes
Seven positive outcomes of COVID-19
Good spies, bad spies: new book's shocking exposé of Australian espionage

Minorities were persecuted while communist spies ran amok – such is the record of Australia’s early security services, reveals a new book by Macquarie Honorary Fellow Dr John Fahey, officially launched today.

US election: can corporate political activism sway the result?

Global CEOs are speaking out against perceived injustices on social, political and environmental issues. Could this wave of activism influence the US election result? Professor Debbie Haski-Leventhal of the Macquarie Business School explains.

How COVID-19 intensifies the disease 'popularity contest'

With medical resources worldwide diverted to stem COVID-19, patients with other diseases take a back seat – posing an ethical dilemma for our society, says bioethicist Dr Yves St James Aquino.

Discipline 101: a science-backed guide to reaching your goals

Personal discipline has been out of fashion in Western cultures for some time, but research from Macquarie Business School suggests it’s time for a rethink – starting with our education system.

Be the first to know — subscribe here

Health and Medicine

How COVID-19 intensifies the disease 'popularity contest'

With medical resources worldwide diverted to stem COVID-19, patients with other diseases take a back seat – posing an ethical dilemma for our society, says bioethicist Dr Yves St James Aquino.

New hope as dementia therapy reverses memory loss

Two brothers researching dementia at Macquarie University have made a world-first discovery in the race to treat and cure Alzheimer’s disease.

Please explain: how vaccines work

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.

Aged care: an industry in crisis with plenty of blame to go around

Even before COVID-19, there was much finger pointing at those who run and regulate nursing homes – but in truth, the fault lies in many places, says Associate Professor Denise Jepsen from Macquarie Business School.

Please Explain

Why is it so hard for so many Americans to vote?

Dr Lloyd Cox, Lecturer in United States politics at Macquarie University, explains a complex system fraught with controversy.

What's the big deal about 5G – and why are we talking about 6G already?

Macquarie telecommunications expert Dr Robert Abbas explains the differences between 4G and 5G mobile data networks, and how 6G will be super intelligent and unimaginably fast.

Business and The Economy

RBA small business life support keeps economy pumping ahead of recovery

Access to cheap credit is essential for small businesses to remain viable and to keep production capacity humming along in readiness for an economic recovery. Dr Ben Wang from the Macquarie Business School’s Department of Economics explains.

How Australia's transition to renewable energy is actually progressing

As debate rages on in the battle between renewables and fossil fuel electricity generation, what is really going on in Australia’s National Electricity Market?

A tale of two heaters: why shoppers think with their hearts instead of their heads

If you get bamboozled by the options at the department store and end up making a bad purchase, you are not alone, according to new research by Macquarie Business School.

How universities can help fill the skill gap in Australia

The government’s JobTrainer program is a step in the right direction, but it overlooks the role that universities can play in upskilling or reskilling the workforce. Macquarie Business School researchers Dr Lurion De Mello and Dr Prashan Karunaratne explain.

Arts and Society

Cheers to the quarantini as COVID-19 puts new zing in the lingo

Frugalistas, fomites and fakeaway dinners … wordsmiths are having a field day. Lexicologist Dr Adam Smith looks at the colourful, inventive language of social crisis.

Study highlights Anglo-Celtic dominance of our TV news

A lack of cultural diversity on our free-to-air television news and current affairs has been revealed in a ground-breaking research project led by Macquarie University Professor of Media Catharine Lumby.

Please explain: What's behind the brawl over our borders?

As Australia's premiers skirmish over the reopening of state borders, Dr Andrew Burridge, a Lecturer in Macquarie University's Department of Geography and Planning, explains why we have these borders in the first place – and why they make us fight.

COVID-19 shopping centre stoush intensifies an old battle

The planned closure of hundreds of stores in shopping centres across the country marks an escalation of decades-long friction between retailers and their landlords, writes Macquarie University retail historian Dr Matthew Bailey.

Science and Technology

Accidental heroes: how the world's cities can help save the trees

We usually think of urban areas as a cause of species extinctions, but new Macquarie research reveals they can in fact act as arks for biodiversity.

VIDEO: What is synaesthesia?

Why do some people, such as pop star Billie Eilish, hear colour, or taste sounds? Professor Anina Rich, from Macquarie’s Department of Cognitive Science, explains.

Why do mozzies bite some people and not others?

Dr Matthew Bulbert, entomologist and Honorary Senior Lecturer in Animal Behaviour in the Department of Biological Sciences, answers the age-old Aussie question.

Smart UV sensor a world first to alert users to over-exposure

Researchers at Macquarie University's Nanotechnology Laboratory have made a tiny wearable device that could help millions avoid skin cancer.

Back To Top