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Gaming headsets to help tackle concussion in sport
Gaming technology has been tested on a dozen GWS Giants players as well as players from Macquarie University's AFL, Rugby Union and Rugby League teams in a bid to improve player safety.
House fires kill more Australians than all natural hazards
More Australians die in residential fires on average than by all natural hazards combined – and most of these fires are preventable, new research confirms.
What psychological contract do you have with your employer?
Alongside your contracted salary and benefits, you have a set of unspoken expectations about what your employer will do for you. If they fail to deliver, the consequences can be dire for everyone involved.
HSC students, don't delay: here's how to beat procrastination right now
Procrastination affects all of us and is particularly concerning for students heading into the HSC exams. Macquarie University researcher Dr Carolyn Schniering offers advice to improve motivation and get the best results you can.
The suburb earmarked to host Sydney's first national park in the sky
Astronomers fighting light pollution have high hopes this well-heeled coastal retreat will become home to the Southern Hemisphere’s first accredited urban dark sky reserve.
Enter the Panda Dad
He’s easy-going and wants his kids to have fun, giving the famous Tiger Mum a run for her money.
Woke ads: is there such a thing as bad publicity?
The embrace of progressive causes by historically conservative corporations has generated heated debate. But, whatever the collateral damage, woke content appears to be winning over socially liberal younger consumers
From Netflix to Edflix: now it’s on-demand education
Technology transformed how we consume our entertainment; now it’s education’s turn.
Cannabis as painkiller: facts versus the fiction
As legal attitudes towards cannabis change, what do we know about its medicinal properties? A Macquarie University expert is keen to set the record straight.
Why your 'couple song' could mean so much more, as time goes by
If you share a special song with your partner, chances are it could be more than a romantic connection - new research has revealed it could also have a positive effect on memory and well-being.
Mystery of stolen Egyptian artefact cracked by hieroglyphs
The director of Macquarie University's Museum of Ancient Cultures has been praised by Egyptian authorities for returning the fragment dating back to 380 BC which was stolen from Egypt 25 years ago.
New scam-busting toolkit could save your number from being hijacked
You don’t have to fall in love with a Nigerian ‘prince’ or inherit €650,000,000 from a 'philanthropist' to be the victim of a scammer. Theft linked with the unauthorised porting of your mobile number is shockingly easy.