Leading Lights: Teen life in Ancient Rome
Professor Ray Laurence struck viral gold with his animated Youtube videos depicting teenage life in Ancient Rome. With more students studying ancient history for their HSC in NSW then anywhere else in the world, we chat with Prof Laurence about the
Leading Lights: Why we love scary stories
Why do audiences keep coming back to scary stories? What do we find in horror and the uncanny that keeps us glued to the page or screen in frightened delight? We chat with Dr Siobhan Lyons about flirting with darkness.
Leading Lights: Cities need more rooftop gardens
Distinguished Professor Michelle Leishman is Head of Macquarie University's Department of Biological Sciences, leader of the Green Cities Project, board member of the Royal Botanic Gardens, and all-around hero of the garden. Discussing the 'Living
National screening program will test Aussie kids for hearing loss
Macquarie University research has confirmed the wide-reaching benefits of discovering hearing issues as early as possible.
Coffee waste to coffee cups? The ultimate recycle
A Macquarie researcher believes he's found a way to make the national take-away coffee habit more environmentally friendly.
It's official: being kind makes you happy and healthy
Money might not buy you happiness but volunteering does - in spades, a Macquarie economics study has discovered.
Why co-ops could be the solution to corporate corruption
Co-ops were a popular business model in previous centuries and they are slowly making a comeback as their community focus appeals to a disgruntled public.
Unearthing museum fakes is critical for setting the historical record straight
Analysing fake artefacts helps historians to understand the motivations and environments that give rise to forgeries.
Future teachers learning valuable lessons from India teaching experience
Ten students spent a month in India gaining practical teaching experience in one of the first programs of its kind offered by an Australian university.
Five macabre things you didn't know about Mary Shelley's Frankenstein
As Frankenstein turns 200 years old, Dr Kirstin Mills from the Department of English explores how the monstrous creation was inspired by the spooky real life of its author.
Mid-morning coffee works better than early caffeine hit
Relying on caffeine to make you more alert in the early morning may be a waste of time.
Sulawesi's earthquake and tsunami provide key insights into catastrophe response
Disaster researchers, who are keeping a close watch on the situation in Indonesia, highlight the gaps Australia has in its ability to handle a catastrophic event here.