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Time for renters to share in solar energy savings
More Australian households, including renters, could be paying less for their power and helping reduce carbon emissions by using solar energy.
How the moon landing changed the world
On the 50th anniversary of Neil Armstrong’s ‘small step’, four Macquarie University academics reflect on how giant a leap it has turned out to be for humankind.
Review: Opera Australia's Anna Bolena
Soprano Ermonela Jaho fires the imagination as one of history's most famous queens, writes English literature specialist, Senior Lecturer Dr Stephanie Russo.
Bush remedies leading to advances in modern medicine
The potential of Indigenous bush remedies to lead to advances in conventional medicine is being explored in a unique partnership between Macquarie University and the Yaegl people of northern NSW.
Flexible work can cause even more pressure on working parents
Flexible work – such as working from home during school holidays - can sometimes be more of a curse than a blessing for employees, with current research suggesting it can add stress for working parents.
Review: Bangarra's triple bill celebrates 30 groundbreaking years
Bangarra Dance Theatre's 30th anniversary production is a powerful evening of performance showcasing the resilience and strength of the company's vision, writes Dr Jon Burtt, Lecturer in Dance and Performance at Macquarie University.
Podcast: Time to ditch the textbooks on Indigenous culture
Australian teachers are often nervous about teaching Indigenous history and culture. But one simple approach can have remarkable results, as Associate Professor of Education Neil Harrison explains.
Report tackles the impact of cyberbullying on Indigenous kids
Two Macquarie researchers are working to help Indigenous communities respond to racist and abusive conduct on social media.
The story behind the journey of the black bean tree
A three-year project is exploring the ancient history of how Indigenous Australians moved plants around the continent.
New app to help keep endangered languages alive
Macquarie University researchers are part of an international minority language project that will help Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people across Australia record Indigenous words and sentences into an online resource.
Dreams come true as bush university bridges the gap
A second wave of students has signed up for Arnhem Land's first community-led bush university.
How to make the world love musicals, one hater at a time
Fans of musicals, take note: you can convert the naysayers miserables in your life so they’re singing along as loudly as you, says Macquarie University researcher Dr John Severn.