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Right of resistance: the Hong Kong protests explained
With protests over an unpopular extradition bill continuing, Amy Barrow from the Macquarie Law School explains the chain of events leading to the latest eruption of the fight for civil liberties and democracy in Hong Kong.
Shut up and dribble! Should athletes speak their minds publicly?
Athletes have a responsibility to use their public platforms for good, but they should know they risk losing their careers when they express their personal views on a national stage.
Ocean plastics could be killing oxygen-making bacteria, research finds
Chemicals that leach from plastic pollution could harm ocean bacteria which produces ten per cent of the oxygen we breathe, according to new research from Macquarie University.
Aged care residents miss out on anti-dementia meds
Overuse of antipsychotics is under fire at the same time as drugs that can help dementia patients are being underprescribed, finds a Macquarie University study.
Future of work is about humans, not robots
With the national conversation turning to the future of work, Macquarie Business School's Professor Lucy Taksa says responding well to diversity in the workplace is a much bigger issue than the fear of robots taking our jobs.
Podcast: Security expert on training 21st century cyber soldiers
The cost of cyber crime globally is projected to reach US$2 trillion this year, and a massive shortfall in Australian cyber security workers could leave us vulnerable to attack. Here's how Macquarie University is helping build Australia’s next
Would you switch detergents to avoid eco apocalypse?
Fear of being seen as self-righteous bores is among the many reasons that environmentally conscious Australians don't buy green products.
This week's wild weather explained
What's caused the storms suddenly lashing Australia's east coast? Dr Stuart Browning, lecturer in Climate Science from the Department of Environmental Sciences at Macquarie University explains.
'Sharenting' alert: the risks of sharing pics of your kids online
'Digital kidnapping', where images are taken and misused, is just one of the potential pitfalls of posting photos of your children.
Is there such a thing as too much exercise?
Dr Kathryn Mills, Lecturer in Physiotherapy in Macquarie University’s Department of Health Professions, explains.
The word that gave the Libs the winning edge
Decoding the doublespeak of election campaigning, Associate Professor of Linguistics Annabelle Lukin, discovered that phrases including the word ‘tax’ inflicted the most damage to the Labor party.
How should Australia price carbon?
Stefan Trueck, Professor of Business Analytics in the Macquarie Business School, explains how carbon pricing works and what method we should adopt.