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Positive online hotel reviews have more clout than the complainers
We pay far more attention to positive online hotel reviews - and ignore negative ones, new research has found.
Why are teenagers argumentative?
Dr Natasha Magson, Research Associate at Macquarie University's Centre for Emotional Health, explains.
You have a better chance of being a CEO in Australia if you were born in USA, UK or Canada
A study of census data shows the Australian-born are less likely to reach the top of companies than people born overseas.
Drownings up: Foreign visitors can’t spot the risks at beaches and rivers, study finds
Visitors to Australia are at more risk of drowning than locals are – and new research from Macquarie confirms that people born overseas often don’t spot the many hazards around Australia’s waterways.
Why do we swear?
Dr Nick Wilson, lecturer in the Department of Linguistics explains.
Trump addresses the nation: the border 'emergency' explained
Dr Lloyd Cox, who teaches United States politics in the Department of Modern History, Politics and International Relations, clarifies the events leading up to what is set to become the longest government shutdown in US history.
Prepared pet-owners can avoid bushfire grief
Owners of pets and 'love-stock' who have a plan for taking care of their animals in emergencies can avoid the heartbreak of losing them, research shows.
Financial institutions should face serious consequences
Senior leaders of banks, insurance and superannuation firms and mortgage lenders should pay for misconduct with fines and other strong penalties, says Associate Professor Elizabeth Sheedy, from Macquarie University's Applied Finance Centre.
Wetsuits that hide humans from sharks
A discovery about the eyesight of sharks has led to a real-life application that could save lives.
Cracking the mysteries of a summer lunch favourite
Macquarie scientists helped save oyster farming in NSW, ensuring the survival of an Australian festive food staple. Now, they have turned their attention to returning oysters to the wild.
The psychology behind the gifts you will give this Christmas
Our experts have pored over the research on gift giving to give you some great tips for your Christmas shopping campaign.
New child sex abuse laws go easier on 'sexting' teens, but pedophiles beware
NSW has broken new ground with its tough law reforms in response to the royal commission into child sex abuse, writes Associate Lecturer Zara Bending of Macquarie Law School.