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Why would anyone go into the family business?
Australians have long been fascinated by the Shakespearean succession dramas among families such as the Murdochs and Packers. But as we move into the peak Baby Boomer retirement years a crisis may be looming - who will take over the family businesses
Cashless society a foil for rogue banks
The potential for money laundering by rogue banks will diminish as Australia transitions to a cashless society, says Macquarie Business School's Professor Tom Smith.
Meet Australia's most diverse board
Macquarie University’s Business School has reimagined the MBA for a future, global workforce, advised by an industry board whose composition also leaves the past behind.
Fast food, bars and boutiques - the world's first shops uncovered in Pompeii
The newly-discovered archaeological remains of the world's first shops show the popular pastime began more than 2200 years ago in the southern Italian city.
Leading Lights: a look back at this year's budget
Ahead of the 18 May election, Associate Professor Ben Spies-Butcher makes sense of this year's budget winners and losers.
Podcast: Hypnosis breakthrough in changing ingrained behaviour
Hypnosis is sometimes dismissed as a stage act or quick fix for those looking to quit smoking, without people realising that as a scientific discipline it can give fascinating insights into the inner workings of the mind and have tangible
How Russian Interference Deepened American Divides
Much has been made of Russian interference in the 2016 American election, and the spectre of collusion with the campaign of Donald Trump.Dr Allon Uhlmann and Dr Stephen McCombie from the Department of Security Studies and Criminology at Macquarie
Russia’s goal: disruption and destabilising of US strategic decision making
In the frenzy that followed the release of the Mueller report into Trump’s alleged collusion with Russia in the 2016 election, a big story – possibly the big story – was lost, explains Dr Allon Uhlmann from the Department of
Ten steps to reduce your risk of heart disease
Heart disease is the leading cause of death in Australia - taking 51 people every day. But Macquarie University Hospital cardiologist Dr Fiona Foo says knowledge is power when it comes to prevention.
Anxious wait cut to 48 hours at new, one-stop breast cancer clinic
The new MQ Health Integrated Breast Health Clinic will streamline diagnosis and give patients access to the latest breast cancer treatments which now leave women with minimal scars, most of their hair and able to live normally during their care.
Better pictures from space on the way thanks to new astronomy squad
High in the Chilean desert, some of the world’s most powerful telescopes are trained on the night sky, searching for clues to unlock the secrets of the universe.  AAO Macquarie researchers have won a contract to improve how to
Why do some young people take drugs at festivals and others don't?
Distinguished Professor Ron Rapee, Founding Director of Macquarie’s Centre for Emotional Health, explains.