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Rare figurines uncovered at lost biblical city
A  rare figurine of the Canaanite god Baal and a bronze calf statue are among the fascinating finds which Macquarie University archaeologists have uncovered in Israel.
Your at-home crash course in English literature
English Professor Louise D’Arcens recommends 10 absorbing tales to thoroughly entertain and stretch the brain muscle, too, during our time in coronavirus lockdown.
Small biases multiply into big career impacts for female surgeons
A new Macquarie University study has found that female surgeons in Australia continue to suffer gender bias on almost every measure including pay, workload and workplace conditions.
Don't judge me! Airbnb and the reputation economy
Airbnb is redefining the meaning of “home” for both hosts and guests who are part of the new ‘reputation economy’, according to Macquarie University research.
How Sydney has coped with pandemics in the past
The history of pandemics can tell us a lot about the origins of Covid-19 and what deadly pandemics we might expect unless living standards improve in the world's most populous areas, writes David Baker, Lecturer in the Department of Modern History.
Review: Jane Austen's Emma
Professor of English Louise D'Arcens reviews the new film adaptation of Jane Austen's beloved comedy.
There's an app for that: the new 'hearables' changing the way we listen
Disruptive technology and mobile phones mean people with hearing loss now have access to cheap tools that promise to enhance their lives.
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
First report into autism in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities reveals shortage of supports and services
The Hon Linda Burney MP today launches the first major report into autism in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, conducted by researchers at Macquarie University.
100 not out, a centenary of radio
This year marks 100 years since the dawn of radio as the first broadcast medium and despite the rise of digital media, broadcasting continues to thrive – and play a crucial role for communities in crisis.
Please explain: What is romantic love?
Robert Sinnerbrink, Associate Professor in Macquarie University's Department of Philosophy, explains the mysteries of this crazy thing called love.
Macquarie PhD candidate awarded a Fulbright Scholarship
A Macquarie University PhD candidate has been announced as the recipient of a prestigious Fulbright Scholarship.