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Sydney's iconic Macquarie Lighthouse celebrates 200 years
From its famous convict architect to the enigmatic tunnel below it, Australia's first lighthouse has never stopped making history.
Never mind fake news, what about fake CVs?
A digital backpack is under development to help tackle the widespread problem of job-seekers lying on their resumes.
More wild weather on the way
The wild conditions across Sydney on Wednesday – followed by a hot weekend – are becoming far more common as the climate continues to change.
Drivers risk death when driving into flood water: new study
As torrential rain and flash flooding hit NSW on Wednesday, drivers were warned again it is never safe to enter flood waters - as Macquarie research has shown, a slight error of judgement can be the difference between life and death.
The Mars landing: 5 things you need to know
Planetary scientist Associate Professor Craig O’Neill from the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences explains.
Car parks could be used as power plants in electric car future
A little known benefit of electric vehicles is highlighted by new research showing that en masse, they could be used like a huge battery connected to the grid.
How baker's yeast made in a lab is set to change the world
As the 7th International Yeast 2.0 and Synthetic Genomes Conference gets underway in Sydney, we look at Macquarie's contribution to a world-changing project.
What causes a dust storm?
The extraordinary weather that caused dust storms across NSW in November was triggered by a large, swirling low pressure system characterised by strong winds and thunderstorms.
The epidemic of workplace unhappiness: new book
As the banking royal commission enters its final week of public hearings, a new book sheds light on how corrupt practices may have infected the entire workforce.
New Cochlear study to help millions of Chinese children
Early identification of hearing loss could be even more important for children who speak tonal languages such as Mandarin, research shows.
Leading Lights: Teen life in Ancient Rome
Professor Ray Laurence struck viral gold with his animated Youtube videos depicting teenage life in Ancient Rome. With more students studying ancient history for their HSC in NSW then anywhere else in the world, we chat with Prof Laurence about the
Leading Lights: Why we love scary stories
Why do audiences keep coming back to scary stories? What do we find in horror and the uncanny that keeps us glued to the page or screen in frightened delight? We chat with Dr Siobhan Lyons about flirting with darkness.