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Review: Lord of the Flies
With its unexpected casting and its anarchic energy, the STC's daring adaptation of Lord of the Flies teaches us about inclusion and exclusion - and the Beast that is still with us.
Girls and boys are taught science differently, new study finds
A new research paper reveals why we need to address gender stereotypes before more women will win the Nobel Prize for Physics.
Stargazers, don't miss this stellar three-day show
If you've ever wanted to see multiple meteor showers, then you're in for a fiery performance after 10pm this Sunday, Monday and Tuesday, explains Macquarie University astronomer Dr Tayyaba Zafar.
Gym junkies, here's why you could be wasting your time
Muscle-strengthening exercises are vital for good health, but only up to a point, a Macquarie University review has revealed.
Time for renters to share in solar energy savings
More Australian households, including renters, could be paying less for their power and helping reduce carbon emissions by using solar energy.
How the moon landing changed the world
On the 50th anniversary of Neil Armstrong’s ‘small step’, four Macquarie University academics reflect on how giant a leap it has turned out to be for humankind.
Review: Opera Australia's Anna Bolena
Soprano Ermonela Jaho fires the imagination as one of history's most famous queens, writes English literature specialist, Senior Lecturer Dr Stephanie Russo.
Bush remedies leading to advances in modern medicine
The potential of Indigenous bush remedies to lead to advances in conventional medicine is being explored in a unique partnership between Macquarie University and the Yaegl people of northern NSW.
Flexible work can cause even more pressure on working parents
Flexible work – such as working from home during school holidays - can sometimes be more of a curse than a blessing for employees, with current research suggesting it can add stress for working parents.
Review: Bangarra's triple bill celebrates 30 groundbreaking years
Bangarra Dance Theatre's 30th anniversary production is a powerful evening of performance showcasing the resilience and strength of the company's vision, writes Dr Jon Burtt, Lecturer in Dance and Performance at Macquarie University.
Podcast: Time to ditch the textbooks on Indigenous culture
Australian teachers are often nervous about teaching Indigenous history and culture. But one simple approach can have remarkable results, as Associate Professor of Education Neil Harrison explains.
Report tackles the impact of cyberbullying on Indigenous kids
Two Macquarie researchers are working to help Indigenous communities respond to racist and abusive conduct on social media.