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Just like humans, sharks learn how to do things from each other
Few people think of sharks as intelligent and socially complex animals but it seems that even solitary sharks can learn by watching their neighbours, a Macquarie University study reveals.
There's more to musical collaborations than money: study
As revenues from music sales continue to dwindle, there is a growing tendency for artists to collaborate to boost online streams and broaden their fan base – but it’s not always just a shameless cash grab.
Spooky how kids remember things
A Halloween event in Sydney has helped researchers discover that children remember different details of an event in its aftermath depending on who they are talking to.
Citizensourcing our way to Utopia
What if the average citizen could not only easily volunteer ideas to governments but have those ideas seriously considered and, on occasion, implemented? Could 'citizensourcing' be the answer to voter disenchantment?
The customer is NOT always right
Most employers expect staff to grin and bear it when customers are rude. They might take a different approach if they understood the impact it can have on their business.
'I had literally lost all hope': How surgeons are transforming lives through low-cost operations
A group of altruistic surgeons in Australia, led by Macquarie University Professor Anand Deva, is performing life-changing surgery at greatly reduced out-of-pocket cost for people who have private health insurance.
Why are Sydney petrol prices suddenly so high?
Average petrol prices have shot up by 15c a litre in the past week. Dr Lurion De Mello, Senior Lecturer at the Macquarie Business School, explains why.
Tips for teen years from a former police negotiator
Knowing what to say, and when and how to say it, can be a powerful tool in the self-help kit for parents navigating their way through the teenage years.
How do planes stay in the air?
Now that Qantas has flown into the history books after completing a record 19-hour flight from New York to Sydney, aeronautical engineer Byron Wilson answers the question on everyone's lips.
Six things you should do before you quit working
Retirement planning is not just about having enough money in the bank, it's also about taking the important social and health steps you need to be happy when you're older – before it’s too late.
Doing the HSC does not cause undue stress, new research
A two-year survey of this year’s HSC candidates across seven Sydney high schools has found that over 70 per cent of students manage their pre-exam stress levels well.
TMI: the cognitive science behind why you can't read all your emails in a day
In a world awash with emails, the struggle to keep on top of the inbox is universal. Here’s why trying to read more than a few dozen a day could be wasting everyone’s time – and worse.