Award-winning production company and Australia’s leading medical research centre partner to drive school uptake of STEM subjects
The new initiative aims to address an increasing Aussie education scourge: A significant lack of Australian women taking up university-accredited STEM degrees.
Five things you didn't know about Jane Austen
It is a truth universally acknowledged that 201 years after her death on this day in 1817, readers are just as enchanted by the author's sparkling wit as ever.
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 future of electronics is chemical
We can’t cram any more processing power into silicon-based computer chips. But a paper published in Nature overnight reveals how we can make electronic devices 10 times smaller, and use molecules to build electronic circuits instead.
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.
Leading telescope science and technology group moves to Macquarie University
Effective 1 July, Macquarie University has assumed responsibility for the research and optical instrumentation capability of the Australian Astronomical Observatory, a group with 45 years of excellence in astronomy instrumentation.
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.
Building digital wisdom: how to spot unreliable websites
As the internet becomes more sophisticated and deceptive, how do we work out what are ‘good’ websites?