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Jobs for rural Australia in synthetic biology revolution
Scientific innovation in Macquarie labs can help drive an emerging – and lucrative – biomanufacturing industry.
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, from the Department of Psychology, explains.
Zebrafish take science a step closer to an MND cure
A diagnosis of motor neuron disease is a death sentence for 800 Australians every year.  But there is reason for hope.
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.
Why you should take a guilt-free mental health day
Days off work are essential both for performing well and protecting yourself from exhaustion and work-related stress, says psychologist Dr Monique Crane.
Too much dash tech a dangerous distraction
While police focus on reducing mobile phone use while driving, new Macquarie research finds 'range stress' is the latest distraction for technologically overloaded drivers.
The ABC needs a new leadership model
Does the Government have what it takes to create the new leadership model that is urgently required at the national broadcaster?
VIDEO: The drone discovery that has Sydney talking
Macquarie University photographer and drone operator Joanne Stephan tells the story behind uncovering a WWII tunnel in a cliff face beneath the Macquarie Lighthouse at Sydney's South Head.
There's no 'I' in team
Research into the language of sport helps us understand how to create high-performing organisations.
World-first fish oil + testosterone Alzheimer's trial begins
Macquarie University Hospital is the Sydney hub for a multi-site trial looking at the effects of testosterone supplements on reducing the risk of Alzheimer’s.
Review: Rome City+Empire at the National Museum of Australia
The Romans are here! Professor of Ancient History Ray Laurence unearths his top five historical treasures on display at the National Museum of Australia's new exhibition in Canberra.
Review: Crazy Rich Asians
This stereotype-transcending rom-com is long overdue, writes Asian-Australian Professor Sherman Young.