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‘Fitbits’ throw light on secret lives of sharks
Tagging technology is opening up new frontiers for scientists to observe the behaviour of animals.
Children who have music lessons are quick learners
Music lessons may one day be used for treating children and adults with certain kinds of learning impairments, researchers say.
What's the difference between business winners and losers?
Why do some companies succeed and some fail? What differentiates the one start-up that becomes a unicorn from the ones that go nowhere?
Why do we dream?
There are many different theories about why we dream, but of all of them, Sigmund Freud’s has proven to be the most provocative. Associate Professor Simon Boag explains.
Honey, they shrunk the groceries
No, it's not your imagination. In recent years, food manufacturers have shrunk the size of everything from jars of Vegemite to Freddo Frogs while keeping the price the same. It’s called shrinkflation.
Review: Lord of the Flies
With its unexpected casting and its anarchic energy, the STC's daring adaptation of Lord of the Flies teaches us about inclusion and exclusion - and the Beast that is still with us.
Girls and boys are taught science differently, new study finds
A new research paper reveals why we need to address gender stereotypes before more women will win the Nobel Prize for Physics.
Stargazers, don't miss this stellar three-day show
If you've ever wanted to see multiple meteor showers, then you're in for a fiery performance after 10pm this Sunday, Monday and Tuesday, explains Macquarie University astronomer Dr Tayyaba Zafar.
Gym junkies, here's why you could be wasting your time
Muscle-strengthening exercises are vital for good health, but only up to a point, a Macquarie University review has revealed.
Time for renters to share in solar energy savings
More Australian households, including renters, could be paying less for their power and helping reduce carbon emissions by using solar energy.
How the moon landing changed the world
On the 50th anniversary of Neil Armstrong’s ‘small step’, four Macquarie University academics reflect on how giant a leap it has turned out to be for humankind.
Review: Opera Australia's Anna Bolena
Soprano Ermonela Jaho fires the imagination as one of history's most famous queens, writes English literature specialist, Senior Lecturer Dr Stephanie Russo.