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What is the Dark Net and how does it work?
Dr Stephen McCombie, Senior Lecturer in Cyber Security at the Department of Security Studies and Criminology, explains.
Friday FOMO helps loosen our purse strings
December takes a back seat now as Black Friday kicks off the festive sales season where Australians are expected to spend $53 billion in the lead up to Christmas.
Why selling fake horns won't save rhinos
As Australia moves closer to enacting elephant ivory and rhino horn trade bans, new tech projects aim to hit traders where it hurts by flooding the market with fakes. But it won't work, argues Macquarie Law School's Zara Bending.
Digging up the dirt: are your home-grown vegies safe to eat?
The level of heavy-metal contamination in Australian gardens is being exposed by a Macquarie University program which is testing thousands of soil samples sent in by concerned citizens.
Would you like fries with your lab-grown burger?
The race is on to develop alternatives to meat, so what will the beef burger of the future be made of? Macquarie University Associate Professor Andrew McGregor's new research explains the possibilities.
Celebrating the role of women in passing on Indigenous knowledge
A new book gives unique insights into the ways Indigenous women nurture songspirals to pass on the knowledge of their history and ancestral lands.
How museums can hook children for a lifetime of learning
Macquarie University researchers attached GoPros to young children and watched them play in different museums – what they found will help shape a new way of designing family-friendly exhibits at two of Sydney's most popular venues.
Who is Alexander von Humboldt, and why do we care?
On the eve of the biennial Humboldt Symposium at Macquarie University this weekend, we asked its chair Ingrid Piller, Humboldtian scholar and Distinguished Professor of Applied Linguistics, to explain.
Life after the HSC: how to find the right job
You don't have to decide what to do with the rest of your life right now -  in this cheat sheet for school leavers, workplace expert Dr Patrick Garcia busts common myths about choosing a career.
Fastest star's incredible escape from the galaxy's black heart
Macquarie University astronomers are part of an international team whose accidental discovery of the fastest star in the galaxy is set to shine a light on the Milky Way’s darkest mysteries.
Get out now: Why Sydney’s first catastrophic fire warning will save lives
The first “catastrophic” fire danger rating for the Greater Sydney, Greater Hunter and Illawarra Shoalhaven areas comes with warnings that people living in bushfire zones should get out now.
World-first findings pinpoint where and when sharks are more likely to attack
With the number of shark attacks increasing across Australia and the world, the findings of a Macquarie University-led study could help reduce the occurrence of these traumatic events.