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Right of resistance: the Hong Kong protests explained
With protests over an unpopular extradition bill continuing this week, 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.
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.
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.
Macquarie University moves up in 2020 QS Global Rankings
Macquarie University has again been ranked as a leading institution, moving up 13 places to 237th in the QS World University Rankings 2020, released today.
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.
Associate Professor Ronika Power awarded 2019 Crawford Medal
Associate Professor Ronika Power from Macquarie University’s Department of Ancient History, one of Australia’s foremost experts in bioarcheology, is the recipient of the Australian Academy of the Humanities’ 2019 Max Crawford Medal.
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.
The man behind the Tuscan splendour tourists come to see
On the anniversary of his birth 500 years ago today, due recognition of art patron Cosimo I de’Medici is long overdue - and the Art Gallery of NSW has drawn on Macquarie University expertise to mark the occassion.
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.
Osteoporosis underdiagnosis in aged care facilities is putting lives at risk, study finds
Macquarie University research shows that significant underreporting of osteoporosis in Australian residential aged care facilities points to an epidemic of underdiagnosis which is leading to increased risk of fractures and potential fatal falls.
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.