Bad behaviour at work: Whose responsibility is it?
The reliance on unconscious bias training as a remedy for workplace ills won't fix the widespread problem of discrimination, harassment and bullying, write Professors Lucy Taksa and Louise Thornthwaite of Macquarie University's Centre for Workforce
One in five people believe fake news about COVID-19: new study
The pandemic is a crisis of trust, says Macquarie University philosopher Dr Mark Alfano, who studied why many people accept medical misinformation about the virus and, alarmingly, are indifferent to evidence disproving it.
It's official: being kind makes you happy and healthy
Money might not buy you happiness but volunteering does - in spades, a Macquarie economics study has discovered.
Budget spends big but needs a longer-term view
Although the worst of the pandemic shock has passed, the government has gone for increased spending rather than faster debt consolidation. And as Macquarie Business School’s Professor David Orsmond explains, stronger measures to boost
Underwater drama as bossy stringray rules like a despot
‘Raylene’ is the ruler of a group of smooth stingrays whose shallow-water fish-feeding forays on the NSW South Coast have given scientists a rare view of their complex society.
One-third of backyard soil unsafe to grow vegies
New research has found Australian backyard gardens near busy roads and in older homes often have high levels of lead and other contaminants in their soil, making them unsafe to grow food.
Teens reap benefits of good connections with teachers
Students who have good relationships with their teachers are much more likely to finish high school and reap the life-long benefits of doing so, Macquarie University analysis of a decade-long survey has found.
Sydney industrial zone goes green in Australia-first tree study
A pilot study by Macquarie University's Centre for Smart Green Cities aims to empower councils to plant trees in typically hot and dusty industrial areas so they are more resilient to climate change.
'We are living in a sea of microplastics': alarming new study
Our household dust is teeming with microplastics – but vacuuming and getting rid of carpets could reduce our exposure to potentially toxic materials, say Macquarie University researchers.
End of COVID-19 help is likely to make more families homeless: new study
Vulnerable families need income support and more social housing to avoid a rise in homelessness as pandemic assistance is withdrawn, writes Macquarie University sociology researcher Dr Catherine Hastings.
Volunteers' vital role in 'scooping the poop' for science
Citizen scientists have been instrumental in revealing alarming levels of antibiotic resistance in Australian wildlife gut microorganisms.
UV-detecting 'Sunwatch' a step closer to saving lives
VIDEO: A watch-like device that could help save thousands of lives by alerting its wearers to harmful ultraviolet rays is at prototype stage, with its Macquarie University inventors ready to bring it out of the lab and into the world.