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The radical 1970s and the Royal Commission Australia forgot
The personal became the political in the 1970s and Australia was transformed, writes Macquarie University Professor Michelle Arrow, whose book about the decade has won the 2020 Ernest Scott Prize for History.
Free credit, and not from a bank. What's not to love?
In the era of digital disruption and COVID-19, new online operators have received a shot in the arm and are revolutionising the way we access credit.
Please explain: what is high-frequency trading?
Professor Maroš Servátka, Director of Macquarie Business School Experimental Economics Laboratory, explains the role of high-frequency trading in the current financial market upheaval.
Don't panic but move fast to save the family firm
Reacting with entrepreneurial flair to the financial crisis forced upon firms by the COVID-19 lockdown could mean the difference between survival and extinction, according to Macquarie Business School’s Professor Francesco Chirico.
The power of learning IRL: how hand gestures help kids – and adults – understand
Online education has done its job during the COVID-19 crisis, but Macquarie University research reveals how it can never match real-life learning.
Why research ethics should be taught as part of the HSC
Many senior secondary students now conduct original research as part of their curriculum – and Dr Natasha Todorov says they need formal research ethics training to make sure no harm is done to their human subjects.
Talking the talk: new games help kids explore language
Some fun language games from Macquarie University experts designed for families to play at home, will also explain some interesting science around how we use language.
The shift to thrift
Economists and politicians are warning that Australian society is entering a time of austerity after a long and prosperous age of consumption – but what exactly does this look like?
Invisible monsters: why infectious diseases are so hard to conquer
Globally, infectious disease is the leading cause of child and adolescent mortality and one of the leading causes of adult deaths. One of the biggest contributing factors is air travel, explains anthropologist Associate Professor Lisa Wynn.
Why lockdown won't do: lessons from the Diamond Princess
We still don't understand mass diseases or how to respond to them, as the COVID-19 pandemic starkly illustrates, writes Dr David Baker of Macquarie University's Department of Modern History.
How are school kids coping with COVID-19?
A free national website has launched to help teachers and parents help reduce child anxiety and depression during the pandemic.
Please explain: what is the point of mosquitoes?
Cases of Ross River fever have risen sharply in NSW and Queensland, due to an autumn explosion in mosquito numbers.  Entomologist and Honorary Senior Lecturer in Biology at Macquarie University, Dr Matthew Bulbert, explains why these