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More supermarket diversity would ease supply disruptions

Disruptions to Australia’s grocery retail supply chain underscore the extent of specialisation and market dominance in the industry, explains Dr Prashan Karunaratne from Macquarie Business School.

You know you're swimming in it: worst beaches for microplastics revealed

Which Australian beaches are microplastic hot-spots? Citizen scientists working with Macquarie University’s AUSMAP project have collected more than 3 million plastic fragments from more than 300 beaches, helping track the pollution to its source.

Future food and a new secret weapon

Rewinding an evolutionary process could herald high-yield, disease-resistant plant crops, Macquarie University scientists are proposing.

Movie review: Do look up, if you dare

Don't Look Up, the trending-now Netflix tale of a deadly meteor hurtling towards earth is a call-to-action on climate change,  says philosopher Robert Sinnerbrink.

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Health and Medicine

Miniature brains offer new directions in dementia research

VIDEO: The formidable husband and wife research team of Lars Ittner and Yazi Ke have discovered a way to make a thousand 'mini brains' at a time, inspiring hope of new discoveries about dementia.

Urgent call to declare hearing loss a public health issue

With a lack of screening, hearing loss in Australian children and adults is going undiagnosed, but that could change if we shifted our thinking and reclassified it as a public health issue, argue Macquarie University researchers.

How to prevent and recover from sports injuries

Whether we play at a social or elite level, most of us have had a sporting injury. MQ Health Sports and Exercise Physiotherapist Chris Wynne explains how to recover from injuries and prevent them from happening.

Seven ways to stave off dementia

There are many things we can do to protect our brains and reduce the risk of cognitive decline. Professor Viviana Wuthrich shares her seven top tips for keeping our brains healthy for as long as possible.

Please Explain

Please explain: Why is the Ancient Greek alphabet still in use today?

The Greek alphabet is having a big moment as the WHO continues to name COVID-19 variants after its letters – the latest being Omicron. Professor of Ancient History Ian Worthington explains its enduring relevance.

Please explain: What is La Nina and does it affect me?

As NSW records its wettest and coldest November in over a century, eastern Australia is in the midst of a five-month long La Nina weather event, that will cause heavy rainfall, increased flooding and cyclone risk, Adjunct Fellow Andrew Gissing explains.

Science and Technology

Flat-pack pods give wildlife a post-bushfire fighting chance

Flat-pack habitat pods developed by a Macquarie University scientist might be the salvation of small ground-dwelling animals trying to survive after bushfires.

The story of a tiny fossil that solved an evolutionary puzzle

Two Macquarie scientists a generation apart collaborated across continents to solve a puzzle about the origins of animal life on Earth. Their paper has just been published in Nature.

Please explain: What is La Nina and does it affect me?

As NSW records its wettest and coldest November in over a century, eastern Australia is in the midst of a five-month long La Nina weather event, that will cause heavy rainfall, increased flooding and cyclone risk, Adjunct Fellow Andrew Gissing explains.

World first: Study confirms mistaken identity may explain why sharks bite humans

New shark-vision models show that many shark bites by great whites may be a case of mistaken identity, as surfing and swimming humans on the ocean’s surface closely resemble seals and sea-lions.

Arts and Society

Best-selling author Liane Moriarty on writing her way from advertising to Hollywood

One of Australia’s most successful modern novelists, the Macquarie Master of Arts graduate has sold more than 20 million books.

Listen as she shares insights into how her plots unfold, how her time at Macquarie played a crucial role in her first novel being published and hear reflections on her time in Hollywood watching actress Nicole Kidman bring her beloved stories to life.

Early childhood educators 'underpaid, undervalued'

The NSW teachers' strike this week highlights the plight of another group of workers – low-paid early childhood educators who are undervalued for their critical role in raising the next generation, Macquarie University researchers say.

Please explain: Why do we travel?

For many, a yearning to freely experience new places again is one of the biggest side-effects of the pandemic. Dr Robert Sinnerbrink, Associate Professor in the Department of Philosophy explains the reasons humans travel.

New book upends thinking on why people have 'bad beliefs'

Why do some people, despite overwhelming evidence to the contrary, believe vaccination is dangerous and climate change not real? Macquarie University Professor of Philosophy Neil Levy has written a book that upends conventional thinking about why people have ‘bad beliefs’.

Business and The Economy

New study unlocks secret to avoiding procrastination

Appropriately selected deadlines can signal urgency and importance of a task, which could put an end to procrastination, Macquarie University and Otago University experimental economists have found.

Time is now: seven avenues for corporate climate activism

The corporate world needs to step up and speak out as humanity faces its worst crisis, write Macquarie Business School professors Debbie Haski-Leventhal and Martina Linnenluecke.

Home or office? New research reveals where workers perform best

As lockdown ends and workers begin filtering back to the office, new Macquarie University research throws surprising light on precisely where certain workers perform at their best – and worst.

'Conscious' Christmas shoppers put ethics first this year

While rampant consumerism isn’t dead, shoppers have become environmentally conscious and more selective when it comes to gift giving. Macquarie Business School's Professor of Marketing and Consumer Behaviour, Jana Bowden, explains.

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