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The story behind the journey of the black bean tree
A three-year project is exploring the ancient history of how Indigenous Australians moved plants around the continent.
New app to help keep endangered languages alive
Macquarie University researchers are part of an international minority language project that will help Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people across Australia record Indigenous words and sentences into an online resource.
Dreams come true as bush university bridges the gap
A second wave of students has signed up for Arnhem Land's first community-led bush university.
How to make the world love musicals, one hater at a time
Fans of musicals, take note: you can convert the naysayers miserables in your life so they’re singing along as loudly as you, says Macquarie University researcher Dr John Severn.
Right of resistance: the Hong Kong protests explained
With protests over an unpopular extradition bill continuing, Amy Barrow from the Macquarie Law School explains the chain of events leading to the latest eruption of the fight for civil liberties and democracy in Hong Kong.
Shut up and dribble! Should athletes speak their minds publicly?
Athletes have a responsibility to use their public platforms for good, but they should know they risk losing their careers when they express their personal views on a national stage.
Ocean plastics could be killing oxygen-making bacteria, research finds
Chemicals that leach from plastic pollution could harm ocean bacteria which produces ten per cent of the oxygen we breathe, according to new research from Macquarie University.
Aged care residents miss out on anti-dementia meds
Overuse of antipsychotics is under fire at the same time as drugs that can help dementia patients are being underprescribed, finds a Macquarie University study.
Future of work is about humans, not robots
With the national conversation turning to the future of work, Macquarie Business School's Professor Lucy Taksa says responding well to diversity in the workplace is a much bigger issue than the fear of robots taking our jobs.
Podcast: Security expert on training 21st century cyber soldiers
The cost of cyber crime globally is projected to reach US$2 trillion this year, and a massive shortfall in Australian cyber security workers could leave us vulnerable to attack. Here's how Macquarie University is helping build Australia’s next
Would you switch detergents to avoid eco apocalypse?
Fear of being seen as self-righteous bores is among the many reasons that environmentally conscious Australians don't buy green products.
This week's wild weather explained
What's caused the storms suddenly lashing Australia's east coast? Dr Stuart Browning, lecturer in Climate Science from the Department of Environmental Sciences at Macquarie University explains.