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When trust is broken
The acrimony between former PM Malcolm Turnbull and senior Liberal figures is a classic example of how relationships rarely survive betrayal, whether they're personal, in business or political.
Hospital is harmful for one in ten patients
If you are admitted to an Australian hospital, your chance of being harmed while you are helped is about 10 per cent.
Will time travel ever happen?
Dr Alessandro Maini, of the Department of Physics and Astronomy, explains.
Why your grumpy grandpa could need help
Poor mental health is undertreated in older Australians, who should be having the time of their lives.
Why do people hoard?
Associate Professor Melissa Norberg, Deputy Director of Macquarie's Centre for Emotional Health, and colleague Associate Professor Jessica Grisham, explain.
What is a quantum computer?
Associate Professor Gavin Brennen,  of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Engineered Quantum Systems, explains.
How minerals will help shift Australia to renewable energy
Macquarie researchers are building a model of the lithosphere beneath the Australian continent to find the critical minerals and metals we need to shift to renewable energy and to drive technology like smartphones and computers.
Introducing the five-minute pet
Yes, we love our dogs and cats, but there’s a whole world of wild animals out there that can enrich our daily lives, too, if we let them.
Australia’s population hits 25 million earlier than expected
This week on August 7, Australia’s population reached 25 million, more than two decades faster than predicted.
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.