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Retirement village contracts are 'cunningly disguised' insurance deals
A new retirement village calculator developed by business analysts is designed to protect seniors from making devastating financial mistakes.
Cyber tribes are the new agents of Indigenous change, research shows
Social media has given Indigenous Australians a louder voice than ever before, says Professor Bronwyn Carlson.
Wetsuits that hide humans from sharks
A discovery about the eyesight of sharks has led to a real-life application that could save lives.
Bright idea: Lights under boards may hide surfers from sharks
The quest to understand how sharks perceive their world has led Macquarie researchers to develop a surfboard with lights that could save the lives of surfers and divers.
Monique Crane on improving resilience in the workplace
Why do some people flourish in the workplace while others struggle? We reveal some simple tips managers can use to help boost wellbeing at work.
Catharine Lumby: now everyone is both a consumer and producer of news
What's the downside when consuming news now that anyone can be a content producer? How is knowledge circulated in today's ever-evolving media landscape?
Energy prices in Australia are the most prone to spikes
Australia's electricity prices are among the highest in the developed world – and a Macquarie financial risk analyst has found that a complex wholesale pricing market adds to its volatility.
Cities need more rooftop gardens to balance urban sprawl
Green places are vital for improving our health and creating a sense of community. So how do we balance development with green space?
What is it like to be a bee? Insects can teach us about the origins of consciousness
Does the ant foraging for your crumbs feel better when she finds one? Do bees like the taste of nectar? Or are insects merely tiny robots?
What is the difference between sorrow and depression?
Professor Nick Titov, Project Director of the MindSpot Clinic, explains.
Why do siblings fight?
Professor Julie Fitness, social-evolutionary psychologist in the Department of Psychology, Faculty of Human Sciences, explains.
Stop scrolling: social media detox improves your wellbeing
A new study on the impact of social media on mental health says just 10 minutes on Facebook looking at thin, glamourous people can trigger negative feelings.