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Here's how your kids can avoid injury this footy season
Knowing where to place your head during a tackle is crucial for kids to avoid injury on the footy field, says Dr Tim Doyle, who works with the Rabbitohs on how to minimise injuries during collisions.
What you eat can reduce your risk of Alzheimer's
Australian cook and gourmet food producer Maggie Beer has teamed up with Macquarie Alzheimer’s expert Professor Ralph Martins on a cook book to boost brain health.
Will flying cars become a reality?
Mechanical Engineering Lecturer Dr Sammy Diasinos explains.
Sacrifice beyond the battlefield
More attention needs to be given to the tragedies that unfold when troops return home, writes modern history lecturer Dr Matthew Bailey.
Late bushfire season and extreme heat put pressure on resources
A longer fire season means less chance to reduce bushfire fuel load through hazard reduction, says natural hazards expert Andrew Gissing, putting a greater burden on resources.
Is there a limit to human endurance?
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?
How loud does music have to be to damage your hearing?
Dr Warwick Williams, Senior Research Engineer from the National Acoustic Laboratories, explains.
Less than two in three treatments for common childhood ills meet guidelines
The landmark CareTrack Kids study has found care met clinical guidelines in less than two thirds of treatments for 17 common childhood conditions.
Is Facebook listening to our conversations?
Professor Dali Kaafar, Scientific Director, Optus Macquarie University Cyber Security Hub and Leader of Data61 Information Security and Privacy Group, explains.
Why the medical approach to back pain is broken
Many sufferers are wasting their money on treatments that don't work, a new study shows.
The refugee crisis and a Sydney lawyer's life-changing new project
In its work with asylum-seekers, Macquarie University’s Social Justice Clinic has proved life-changing for its students.
Department stores will die by 2050
They have been part of the fabric of Australian life, but department stores are headed for extinction, says retail history lecturer, Dr Matthew Bailey.