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What is the Internet of Things?
Dr Subhas Chandra Mukhopadhyay, Professor of Mechanical/Electronics Engineering, explains.
Why has the world population grown so much so quickly?
Distinguished Professor Michael Gillings, from the Department of Biological Sciences, explains.
What is dark matter?
Associate Professor Daniel Zucker, ARC Future Fellow, Research Centre for Astronomy, Astrophysics and Astrophotonics, explains.
What is Bitcoin?
Dr Angela S. M. Irwin, from the Department of Security Studies and Criminology, explains.
Toughen up! Resilience is the key to happiness
No-one can live a life without adversity, so it's important to learn how to bounce back when things don't go our way in sport, at work or in our personal lives, research shows.
Why we listen when celebrities give health advice
In a complex world, the loudest voice can often trump the one with expertise.
From sea monsters to BFFs: the amazing mateship of sharks
Sharks loom large and menacingly in the Australian imagination but new research shows that, just like humans, sharks have friends.
Sugar is involved in almost all human diseases, new research
Advancements in protein screening developed at Macquarie are uncovering how carbohydrates are involved in everything from the flu to infertility.
The new Big Bang theory: what to know about a neutron star collision
Macquarie astrophysicists explain how an explosion triggered by the collision of neutron stars 130 million years ago was detected for the first time, and why this astonishing event has made global headlines.
Wild Australian rice could be the key to feeding 11 billion people
Following nearly a decade of research, the discovery of a heat-tolerant protein in native rice is set to go live in field trials of genetically engineered wheat.
Diamond laser beams a new weapon in defence
Professor Richard Mildren won the Eureka Prize for Outstanding Science in Safeguarding Australia for his work on high-powered lasers.
Solving the problem of honey bee colony collapse
Microscopic tagging of individual bees has uncovered crucial new data which could help colonies survive and ultimately protect our fresh food supply.