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Can dress codes be legally enforced?
Outrage ensued when an ABC journalist was kicked out of parliament this week for showing ‘too much shoulder’. Here’s why the attendant who asked Patricia Karvelas to leave had every right to do so. Macquarie Law School's Julian
Why do whales strand themselves?
Vanessa Pirotta, Macquarie University marine biologist and whale expert, explains.
Many advanced melanomas can now be beaten
Oncologist Rick Kefford’s job is both heart-breaking and hugely rewarding, as melanoma cancer research leaps ahead, he now sees hope for patients who wouldn't have survived three years ago.
New map reveals fastest growing languages across Sydney
Mandarin has overtaken Arabic to become the most common language spoken in Sydney after English, according to new research which makes a case for strengthening language education to bolster Australia’s economy.
Sydney's iconic Macquarie Lighthouse celebrates 200 years
From its famous convict architect to the enigmatic tunnel below it, Australia's first lighthouse has never stopped making history.
Never mind fake news, what about fake CVs?
A digital backpack is under development to help tackle the widespread problem of job-seekers lying on their resumes.
More wild weather on the way
The wild conditions across Sydney on Wednesday – followed by a hot weekend – are becoming far more common as the climate continues to change.
Drivers risk death when driving into flood water: new study
As torrential rain and flash flooding hit NSW on Wednesday, drivers were warned again it is never safe to enter flood waters - as Macquarie research has shown, a slight error of judgement can be the difference between life and death.
The Mars landing: 5 things you need to know
Planetary scientist Associate Professor Craig O’Neill from the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences explains.
Car parks could be used as power plants in electric car future
A little known benefit of electric vehicles is highlighted by new research showing that en masse, they could be used like a huge battery connected to the grid.
How baker's yeast made in a lab is set to change the world
As the 7th International Yeast 2.0 and Synthetic Genomes Conference gets underway in Sydney, we look at Macquarie's contribution to a world-changing project.
What causes a dust storm?
The extraordinary weather that caused dust storms across NSW in November was triggered by a large, swirling low pressure system characterised by strong winds and thunderstorms.