Six cast
Review: SIX, a pop musical about the wives of King Henry VIII
Fastest star's incredible escape from the galaxy's black heart
Woman gardening
Digging up the dirt: are your home-grown vegies safe to eat?
Businesses find gold at the end of the rainbow

Australia’s corporate world has discovered there is a significant upside when it comes to supporting LBGTQI rights.

How soon will all Australians be driving electric cars?

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.

Money laundering is big business in Australia

Australia has been cited as a nation that needs to do more to counter money laundering and tax avoidance, so why aren’t the authorities taking more action?

Please explain: What is cabin fever?

What are the impacts of being stuck in a confined space for weeks on end? Macquarie Senior Research Fellow and Clinical Psychologist Dr Carly Johnco explains.

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Health and Medicine

Doing nothing for cancer patients is sometimes better than aggressive treatments

Regardless of advances in medicine, cancer is still the diagnosis that strikes fear into our hearts - but what are the consequences for all concerned when we get the diagnosis and treatment wrong?

Australia in ‘uncharted territory’ with long-term health impacts of air pollution

One of Australia’s leading lung cancer specialists says we could see a potential spike in lung cancer in coming decades, particularly if poor air quality persists.

Please explain: how to use a defibrillator in an emergency

You don't need training to use a defibrillator to help save a life - but here's what you do need to know if someone near you has a heart attack.

'I had literally lost all hope': How surgeons are transforming lives through low-cost operations

A group of altruistic surgeons in Australia, led by Macquarie University Professor Anand Deva, is performing life-changing surgery at greatly reduced out-of-pocket cost for people who have private health insurance.

Science and Technology

New starlight collector detects earth-sized planets outside our solar system

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.

'Bees with backpacks' study crucial in fight to protect fresh food supply

Australia’s Honey Bee population has taken a blow over the past 12 months with drought and fires resulting in a 70 per-cent drop in honey production - but Macquarie researchers hope their innovative new project will help solve the crisis.

Would you like fries with your lab-grown burger?
The race is on to develop alternatives to meat, so what will the beef burger of the future be made of? Macquarie University Associate Professor Andrew McGregor's new research explains the possibilities.
Bid to beat tech giants in developing digital scribe for doctors

Macquarie University researchers developing an artificial intelligence that transcribes and summarises consultations between doctors and patients are eager for more data.

Arts and Society

Parasite Oscar takes K-Pop global

South Korean film Parasite’s Best Picture win at the 2020 Academy Awards signals a new global acceptance of Korean popular culture, writes International Studies expert Dr Thomas Baudinette.

When granny flat deals go bad: legal pitfalls for the elderly

An ageing population and concerns about the quality of aged care in Australia are tipped to lead to more family care arrangements – but what looks like a win-win situation is leading to dire consequences for elderly parents, research by Macquarie University Law School‘s Teresa Somes reveals.

Is it possible to learn anything?

Organisational Psychologist Professor Mark Wiggins, of Macquarie’s Centre for Elite Performance, Expertise and Training, explains.

Review: SIX, a pop musical about the wives of King Henry VIII

The latest reimagining of the six wives of King Henry the VIII, playing at the Sydney Opera House until March 5, is one for the #MeToo era, writes Macquarie University Senior Lecturer in English, Dr Stephanie Russo.

Business and The Economy

Do women make better CEOs than men?

Myth-busting research from Macquarie University's Business School reveals that companies with a woman in the top position, or with three or more women on their board, reap many benefits.

The silver tsunami: how retirees are planning for their future

Australia’s ageing population may outlive retirement savings as baby boomers opt to maintain their lifestyle rather than plan for future health care needs.

Sport sponsorship - is it worth the money?

How much should big brands pay to sponsor Roger, Serena or Manchester United? New research from Macquarie Business School looks at why fans buy the merch and estimates what the cost should be for sponsors.

The return of truth: how the tide is turning against corporate speak

Tired of endless streams of inscrutable and false information, people are going back to basics, writes Associate Professor Lan Snell of the Macquarie Business School.

The Environment

Eco-anxiety climbs as fires, smoke and animal deaths trigger fear and trauma

The mental health fall-out is real among Australians as fires continue their path across Australia and our cities are shrouded in smoke. Two Macquarie psychologists have these tips to help people cope with a growing new form of anxiety.

Can we predict when a volcano will erupt?

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.

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