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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.
'Sharenting' alert: the risks of sharing pics of your kids online
'Digital kidnapping', where images are taken and misused, is just one of the potential pitfalls of posting photos of your children.
Is there such a thing as too much exercise?
Dr Kathryn Mills, Lecturer in Physiotherapy in Macquarie University’s Department of Health Professions, explains.
The word that gave the Libs the winning edge
Decoding the doublespeak of election campaigning, Associate Professor of Linguistics Annabelle Lukin, discovered that phrases including the word ‘tax’ inflicted the most damage to the Labor party.
How should Australia price carbon?
Stefan Trueck, Professor of Business Analytics in the Macquarie Business School, explains how carbon pricing works and what method we should adopt.
New antenna system enables 24/7 connectivity to space
Engineers from Macquarie University have developed a new antenna system which will enable scientific data to be downloaded from spacecrafts to earth 24 hours a day.
Diamonds, volcanoes and a rock star: what a new map of the Earth's interior will reveal
We know surprisingly little about the ground beneath our feet. Now a Macquarie University geologist has created a new way of mapping the Earth’s interior that could find diamonds, as well as predict earthquakes and volcanic eruption risk
New Artificial Intelligence can predict personality
In the near future, when you apply for a job or join a new team at work, a machine, rather than a human, may assess your personality traits to see if you are suitable.
How finding the fine print could slash your grocery bills
Supermarkets are legally required to provide unit prices for their products, but they aren’t obliged to make them easy for consumers to see. Now a new study has found Australian shoppers - even bargain hunters - pay little attention to unit