As world records keep falling during the 2018 Commonwealth Games, we ask how fast can humans run, swim, cycle and throw and when will we reach our limits?
Our smart vehicles are increasingly vulnerable and it’s time for stronger safety standards, warns security expert John Baird.
The rise of fake news means the role of teachers is more important than ever as they push back against the tide of personal opinion passing as fact.
Oncologist Rick Kefford’s job is both heart-breaking and hugely rewarding, as melanoma cancer research leaps ahead, he now sees hope for patients who wouldn't have survived three years ago.
Health and Medicine
The landmark CareTrack Kids study has found care met clinical guidelines in less than two thirds of treatments for 17 common childhood conditions.
Even though hearing loss can be prevented, a rise in the 'hidden' causes of hearing loss leaves many Australians struggling to hear in noisy environments.
A diagnosis of motor neuron disease is a death sentence for 800 Australians every year. But there is reason for hope.
Science and Technology
Science fiction is becoming reality as researchers move closer to creating the first synthetic complex life form.
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
A new study on the impact of social media on mental health says just 10 minutes on Facebook looking at thin, glamourous people can trigger negative feelings.
Based on current rates of decline, Macquarie researchers forecast that male primary teachers will disappear completely by 2067 unless policies are put in place that reverse the slide.
In its work with asylum-seekers, Macquarie University’s Social Justice Clinic has proved life-changing for its students.
No-one can live a life without adversity, so it's important to learn how to bounce back when things don't go our way in sport, at work or in our personal lives, research shows.
Sharks loom large and menacingly in the Australian imagination but new research shows that, just like humans, sharks have friends.
Green places are vital for improving our health and creating a sense of community. So how do we balance development with green space?
New research reveals how coral competes for space and light on the Great Barrier Reef – it's a battle of toxic barbs and poison tentacles.
A new retirement village calculator developed by business analysts is designed to protect seniors from making devastating financial mistakes.
They have been part of the fabric of Australian life, but department stores are headed for extinction, says retail history lecturer, Dr Matthew Bailey.