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Is it possible to learn anything?
Organisational Psychologist Professor Mark Wiggins, of Macquarie’s Centre for Elite Performance, Expertise and Training, explains.
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.
The 2010s: A decade of disrupters
Macquarie University experts look back on the big events of the last 10 years in the economy, health and medicine, the environment and politics and predict what the 2020s might bring.
The 2010s: From melanoma to cystic fibrosis, new drugs improve lives
Macquarie University experts look back on the big events of the last 10 years in the economy, health and medicine, the environment and politics and predict what the 2020s might bring.
The 2010s: A fiery wake-up call over environment inaction
Macquarie University experts look back on the big events of the last 10 years in the economy, health and medicine, the environment and politics and predict what the 2020s might bring.
The 2010s: How rising inequality defined 10 years that shook the world
Macquarie University experts look back on the big events of the last 10 years in the economy, health and medicine, the environment and politics and predict what the 2020s might bring.
Non-smokers and teens take up vaping: study blames ads
New research shows that non-smokers and teens are taking up vaping thanks to advertising and social media ‘influencers’.
Will there ever be a supercomputer that can think like HAL?
Dr Matthew Crossley and Dr David Kaplan, researchers in the Department of Cognitive Science at Macquarie University, explain.
Anxiety fuels asthma as fires rage
A Macquarie research fellow has come up with a new strategy for how children with asthma and anxiety can become more resilient and independent.
Feeling festive makes us spend money
Christmas shopping triggers hormonal hits of pleasure in our brains, says Jana Bowden from the Macquarie Business School.
Just how dangerous is bushfire smoke to your health?
As a thick haze continues to cover New South Wales' east coast and air quality reaches 11 times the 'hazardous' level, Professor Mark Patrick Taylor and Dr Cynthia Faye Isley, from the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, explain the main
Can you create your own Game of Thrones-style language?
Dr Nick Wilson, a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Linguistics, explains.