Bee brains pave the way for advancements in AI
Professor Ian Goodwin spent 18 months researching on Mill Island Field Camp Antarctica
Coastline crisis: polar ice melts faster than we knew
More than 80 000 Australians have sought help from Mindspot, Macquarie University's mental health service
Forget the couch: online therapy works just as well
Young women most likely to have poor mental health

The prevalence of anxiety disorders in young women points to a crisis that needs serious attention.

Faster, higher, emotionally stronger: risks help kids avoid anxiety

Take off the kid gloves … playing boisterously with your children is good for their mental health, a new Macquarie University study suggests.

New health service answers the crisis in cosmetic surgery

PODCAST: Professor Anand Deva talks about the world-first Breast Implant Check Clinic where his team is pioneering a new way of providing long term health care for women with implants.

Big History gets even bigger, with help from Bill Gates

Professor David Christian hopes his new book can encourage a global approach to solving the grave problems faced by planet Earth. And the founder of Microsoft is right behind him.

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Health and Medicine

Artificial Intelligence will improve our health system    

Australia has a once-in-a-generation chance to transform its health care if we spend some of the just-announced Medical Research Future Fund’s $240 million for Frontier Science on Artificial Intelligence (AI).

Zebrafish take science a step closer to an MND cure

A diagnosis of motor neuron disease is a death sentence for 800 Australians every year.  But there is reason for hope.

New lymphoedema treatments help cancer survivors

Macquarie’s ALERT clinic is bringing new hope to people with the lifetime condition of lymphoedema.

Science and Technology

A star-gazers' guide to five celestial events you won't want to miss this year

Astronomy fans, save the dates - here are the top five celestial events you won't want to miss in the second half of this year, says Department of Physics and Astronomy Senior Scientific Officer, Adam Joyce.

Bright idea: Lights under boards may hide surfers from sharks

The quest to understand how sharks perceive their world has led Macquarie researchers to develop a surfboard with lights that could save the lives of surfers and divers.

Arts and Society

Boarding school is tough for parents too

It's normal to worry about how children will cope with a significant transition like going to boarding school - but its important to learn to manage your emotions to reduce stress for both you and your child.

Five things you didn't know about Jane Austen

It is a truth universally acknowledged that 201 years after her death on this day in 1817, readers are just as enchanted by the author's sparkling wit as ever.

Building digital wisdom: how to spot unreliable websites

As the internet becomes more sophisticated and deceptive, how do we work out what are ‘good’ websites?

Toddlers in child care need rich conversation: new study finds

Research shows the number of words toddlers hear daily from carers influences the way they learn to speak and ultimately their readiness for school.

The Environment

The wide and harmful reach of light pollution

Light pollution is doing more than obscuring our view of the universe: it could actually be bad for our health.

Wetsuits that hide humans from sharks

A discovery about the eyesight of sharks has led to a real-life application that could save lives.

Wild Australian rice could be the key to feeding 11 billion people

Following nearly a decade of research, the discovery of a heat-tolerant protein in native rice is set to go live in field trials of genetically engineered wheat.

The Economy

More women in boardrooms but research finds masculinity prevails

Despite targets that are unlikely to be met, it's not all bad news when it comes to the number of women on Australian boards, says Professor Anne Ross-Smith.

What is Bitcoin?

Dr Angela S. M. Irwin, from the Department of Security Studies and Criminology, explains.

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