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Why should academics and industry collaborate?
Industry funding of academic research can be a win-win situation, explains Anna Grocholsky, Macquarie’s Director of Commercialisation and Innovation.
Let’s get that bread: How teenagers change language
Teens are so lit when it comes to being amazing linguistic innovators, says Dr Nick Wilson. And here's 13 things your teens are saying now, translated.
Internet download speed rockets to 10 gigabytes per second using 'magic' chip
Schools, hospitals and universities stand to benefit from a Macquarie University invention, which can cut download speeds in a classroom from 40 minutes to 24 seconds.
Sex Discrimination Act exemptions should be scrapped to protect students and teachers
Unmarried pregnant women, divorcees and LGBTQI students and teachers can be kicked out of religious schools under current law, explains Macquarie University's Dr Tiffany Jones.
First accurate 3D map of the Milky Way reveals a warped galaxy
Astronomers from Macquarie University and the Chinese Academy of Sciences have revealed for the first time the true shape of the Milky Way.
Is it good to be a perfectionist?
No. In fact, it can become a serious mental health issue, explains Dr Natasha Magson, Research Associate at Macquarie University's Centre for Emotional Health.
Are times tables and cursive writing relics of a pre-digital age?
As school goes back for another year, educators defend the relevance of two traditional skills they say remain key in the age of smart phones and keyboards.
Why do petrol prices fluctuate so much?
Dr Lurion De Mello, Senior Lecturer in the Department of Applied Finance, explains.
Who are Australians in 2019?
Five Macquarie University academics give a snapshot of what it means to be an Australian right now.
Review: Mary Queen of Scots
Here is a gorgeous-looking, highly enjoyable costume drama with one particular scene worth the price of admission alone, writes Stephanie Russo, a Senior Lecturer in the Department of English.
Aged care reforms stumble as older Australians struggle to stay at home
Older Australians would rather be cared for at home, but as the Royal Commission into Aged Care begins in Adelaide this week, a Macquarie researcher has identified significant obstacles in their way.
Positive online hotel reviews have more clout than the complainers
We pay far more attention to positive online hotel reviews - and ignore negative ones, new research has found.