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Why do we swear?
Dr Nick Wilson, lecturer in the Department of Linguistics explains.
Trump addresses the nation: the border 'emergency' explained
Dr Lloyd Cox, who teaches United States politics in the Department of Modern History, Politics and International Relations, clarifies the events leading up to what is set to become the longest government shutdown in US history.
Prepared pet-owners can avoid bushfire grief
Owners of pets and 'love-stock' who have a plan for taking care of their animals in emergencies can avoid the heartbreak of losing them, research shows.
Financial institutions should face serious consequences
Senior leaders of banks, insurance and superannuation firms and mortgage lenders should pay for misconduct with fines and other strong penalties, says Associate Professor Elizabeth Sheedy, from Macquarie University's Applied Finance Centre.
Wetsuits that hide humans from sharks
A discovery about the eyesight of sharks has led to a real-life application that could save lives.
Cracking the mysteries of a summer lunch favourite
Macquarie scientists helped save oyster farming in NSW, ensuring the survival of an Australian festive food staple. Now, they have turned their attention to returning oysters to the wild.
The psychology behind the gifts you will give this Christmas
Our experts have pored over the research on gift giving to give you some great tips for your Christmas shopping campaign.
New child sex abuse laws go easier on 'sexting' teens, but pedophiles beware
NSW has broken new ground with its tough law reforms in response to the royal commission into child sex abuse, writes Associate Lecturer Zara Bending of Macquarie Law School.
Can dress codes be legally enforced?
Outrage ensued when an ABC journalist was kicked out of parliament this week for showing ‘too much shoulder’. Here’s why the attendant who asked Patricia Karvelas to leave had every right to do so. Macquarie Law School's Julian
Why do whales strand themselves?
Vanessa Pirotta, Macquarie University marine biologist and whale expert, explains.
Many advanced melanomas can now be beaten
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.
New map reveals fastest growing languages across Sydney
Mandarin has overtaken Arabic to become the most common language spoken in Sydney after English, according to new research which makes a case for strengthening language education to bolster Australia’s economy.