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What is a lunar eclipse?
Astrophysicist Professor Richard de Grijs explains exactly what happens during a lunar eclipse like the rare spectacle that occured on July 28.
Five things you didn't know about Jane Austen
It is a truth universally acknowledged that 201 years after her death, readers are just as enchanted by the author's sparkling wit as ever, says Dr Stephanie Russo.
New lymphoedema treatments help cancer survivors
Macquarie’s ALERT clinic is bringing new hope to people with the lifetime condition of lymphoedema.
Young women most likely to have poor mental health
The prevalence of anxiety disorders in young women points to a crisis that needs serious attention.
The wide and harmful reach of light pollution
Light pollution is doing more than obscuring our view of the universe: it could actually be bad for our health.
What will the average life expectancy be in 100 years?
Alexandra Bhatti, Associate Lecturer in Public Health in the Department of Health Systems and Populations, explains.
Do mobile phones affect your sleep?
Dr Wayne Warburton, Senior Lecturer, Department of Psychology explains.
Busy bees reveal what stress can do to the brain
Research into bees' brains has revealed insights into the impact of stress, using a combination of old-school observational science and powerful computer models.
What are pheromones?
Michael Gillings, Distinguished Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences, explains.
Building digital wisdom: how to spot unreliable websites
As the internet becomes more sophisticated and deceptive, how do we work out what are ‘good’ websites?
Can you ever beat jet lag?
What is jet lag? Associate Lecturer, Alexandra Bhatti, Department of Health Systems and Populations explains.
Faster, higher, emotionally stronger: risks help kids avoid anxiety
Take off the kid gloves … playing boisterously with your children is good for their mental health, a new Macquarie University study suggests.