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Seven positive outcomes of COVID-19
From recovering ecosystems to new ways of learning, there are silver linings to the global pandemic, writes Professor Debbie Haski-Leventhal of Macquarie Business School.
Home learning shock: what happened to the good old days?
As Australian children begin a new school term at home, parents are about to discover learning is about more than chanting times tables and reciting grammar rules.
2020: A boom in babies or bust-ups?
Will our enforced COVID-19 isolation lead to record divorce rates? Or will it bring couples closer? Macquarie University relationships expert has these 10 tips for staying positive while under unusual strain.
How parents can help children learn
Professor Garry Falloon believes learning from home during the pandemic is a chance to acknowledge that learning opportunities are not confined to a school syllabus, but are in fact all around us.
Oil tanks, driving prices into uncharted waters
PLEASE EXPLAIN: Even as major oil-producers have agreed to cut output amid a massive glut, this hasn’t prevented the US oil price falling into negative territory for the first time ever. Dr Lurion De Mello explains how this happened.
How to manage extreme economic events during times of uncertainty
Lessons from earlier crises show how best to keep the economy running during the current COVID-19 outbreak. David Orsmond, Professor of Economics at Macquarie Business School, explains.
From Tiger King to COVID-19, can't tigers catch a break?
Through a combination of isolation binge-viewing, a world-first diagnosis and wildlife trade investigations, one of Earth’s most endangered big cats is emerging as a symbol of the pandemic.
Lockdown learning: online innovation keeps Gen Z focussed
Today’s undergraduates have a very different mindset from their Millennial and Gen X predecessors, and the outbreak of COVID-19 just means some universities already have an edge when it comes to new teaching techniques.
The missing piece in finding a vaccine: bioinformatics
Genetics research from Macquarie University could help pinpoint the ideal strain of the SARS-CoV-2 virus for vaccine development.
How to stop COVID comfort eating and change your bad habits forever
When it comes to our diets, the COVID-19 emergency could be a blessing in disguise, says Macquarie University Hospital Clinic’s Accredited Practising Dietitian and Nutritionist Dr Juliana Chen.
Coronavirus sees companies deliver for the greater good
Covid-19 presents an opportunity for businesses to own their social responsibility and show the depth of their commitment to society. Professor Debbie Haski-Leventhal from the Macquarie Business School explains.
Pandemic's economic blow hits women hard
The lack of employment protections for temporary workers reveals glaring social and gender inequalities in the face of a public health crisis like COVID-19.