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How are school kids coping with COVID-19?
A free national website has launched to help teachers and parents help reduce child anxiety and depression during the pandemic.
Please explain: what is the point of mosquitoes?
Cases of Ross River fever have risen sharply in NSW and Queensland, due to an autumn explosion in mosquito numbers.  Entomologist and Honorary Senior Lecturer in Biology at Macquarie University, Dr Matthew Bulbert, explains why these
Jobs crisis: when will Australians work again?
The upheaval in the labour market due to COVID-19 has highlighted the structural differences that exist among the unemployed in today’s society, explain Macquarie Business School researchers Dr Lurion De Mello and Dr Prashan Karunaratne.
How chatbots support us in COVID-19
Chatbots are helping fight the coronavirus pandemic, but as Macquarie University researcher Dr Liliana Laranjo points out, they present challenges alongside the benefits.
The pain of working from home - and how you can fix it
As weeks turn into months of working from home, new aches and pains may be appearing no matter how ergonomically correct you’ve tried to make your work space. According to Macquarie University physiotherapist Chris Wynne, the solutions may be
What are market bubbles and can they be popped?
A newly-published paper says it could be possible to eliminate bubbles and crashes in financial and housing markets. Professor Maroš Servátka, Director of Macquarie Business School Experimental Economics Laboratory, explains how innovative trading
An A to Z glossary of the new coronavirus words
A new COVID-19 lexicon has emerged during the pandemic, passing from the lips of medicos into everyday conversation.
Please explain: how vaccines work
Billions of dollars and countless hours are being devoted to developing a vaccine for COVID-19. Infectious diseases epidemiologist Professor Janaki Amin explains how vaccines work and what might lie ahead in the search for a solution to the pandemic.
Australia's COVID-19 success so far: a victory for optimism?
Research by Professor Steven Grover of Macquarie Business School shows the more optimistic you are, the more likely you’ll believe that rules, such as social distancing, work.
COVID-19 and the downsides of a cashless society
Cash may no longer be king during the time of coronavirus, but let’s not rush to a pure digital currency, says Dr John Selby from the Macquarie Business School.
What happens when surgical tools are left inside a patient
Macquarie University research has identified how long most 'retained surgical instruments' remain undetected, why the mistakes occur … and how to fix them.
A new way of life: the great substitution effect of 2020
Our daily routines have had to adapt and change due to COVID-19, marking one of the most significant structural shifts in Australian life.