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Video games could make us better people
There is much hand-wringing about negative effects of video games. But what if they can actually develop the ethics of those who play them?
PODCAST: Prof Ingrid Piller on how bilingualism can help strengthen communities
Professor of Linguistics Ingrid Piller talks to us about her research into migrant English language learning, generational patterns of language transmission, and how bilingualism can be an asset for Australian communities.
The community now expects big business to meet its social responsibilities
A new book launched this month will explore ways the business community can improve society with Strategic Corporate Social Responsibility.
What is a lunar eclipse?
Astrophysicist Professor Richard de Grijs explains exactly what happens during a lunar eclipse like the rare spectacle that occured on July 28.
Five things you didn't know about Jane Austen
It is a truth universally acknowledged that 201 years after her death, readers are just as enchanted by the author's sparkling wit as ever, says Dr Stephanie Russo.
New lymphoedema treatments help cancer survivors
Macquarie’s ALERT clinic is bringing new hope to people with the lifetime condition of lymphoedema.
Young women most likely to have poor mental health
The prevalence of anxiety disorders in young women points to a crisis that needs serious attention.
The wide and harmful reach of light pollution
Light pollution is doing more than obscuring our view of the universe: it could actually be bad for our health.
What will the average life expectancy be in 100 years?
Alexandra Bhatti, Associate Lecturer in Public Health in the Department of Health Systems and Populations, explains.
Do mobile phones affect your sleep?
Dr Wayne Warburton, Senior Lecturer, Department of Psychology explains.
Busy bees reveal what stress can do to the brain
Research into bees' brains has revealed insights into the impact of stress, using a combination of old-school observational science and powerful computer models.
What are pheromones?
Michael Gillings, Distinguished Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences, explains.