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Solid and savvy shark crew: Smart sharks have robust social networks and learn to avoid capture

15 March 2017

Sharks form strong social networks that are relatively unaffected when several members leave the group, and members also learn how ...

FIRST Robotics


13 March 2017

FIRST® Robotics Competition will see teams battle it out to design and build working robots Competition partners, FIRST® Australia, Macquarie ...

Associate Professor Anand Deva

Macquarie University launches Access Program for patients most in need

24 February 2017

MQ Health Access Program to offer life-changing solutions with little, or no, out-of-pocket costs MQ Health’s Access Program will provide ...

Credit: Paul Wright

Discipline more effective than monetary investment in education: new research

21 February 2017

Discipline in schools has a greater impact and is more important to educational performance when compared to monetary investment, a ...

Credit: Dr Ajay Narendra

Ants get schooled: Research shows ants can learn, adapt

16 February 2017

Ants have the ability to learn new skills and respond to changes in the environment despite their poor eyesight and ...

Macquarie University Incubator. Credit: Carmen Lee

Macquarie University Incubator gets started

14 February 2017

The Macquarie University Incubator was officially opened last night during the Macquarie Park Innovation District (MPID) Summit. The pop-up Macquarie ...

Male guppy. Credit: Culum Brown

Sexual harassment in the fish world: Male guppies suffer most

14 February 2017

Male guppies pay a high cost for their sexual harassment of female guppies – including much higher mortality rates – ...

Credit: Chris Stacey

Zebrafish discovery could hold the key to better-understanding motor neurone disease

13 February 2017

Researchers used refined UV laser ‘ablation’ in living zebrafish to learn how MND progresses from one neurone to the next. ...


Macquarie and WildArk partner on a world first research study to identify the top 100 umbrella species

9 February 2017

A new study has been announced by researchers from Macquarie University with the aim of identifying 100 species whose ranges, ...

Credit: Matthew Bulbert

Our insects get a gold star in deception: Largest group of Australia’s insects collaborate to avoid being lunch

8 February 2017

A group of insects that mimic each other in an effective golden sheen to fight predators has been discovered as ...

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