Science & nature

Macquarie is holding an array of community events for the Sydney Science Festival and National Science Week 2017

8 August 2017

Macquarie University will be holding an array of events that are sure to entice and educate science fans city-wide for …

Super lasers, cross-cultural biodiversity, and multiple sclerosis biomarkers – Macquarie researchers announced as 2017 Eureka finalists

28 July 2017

Three research projects led by four Macquarie University academics have today been announced as finalists in the 2017 Australian Museum …

Why do some males produce slow sperm? A ‘tail’ of supergenes and sperm competition

25 July 2017

New study provides an insight on why the best combination of the genes for the perfect sperm cannot be passed …

A child’s spoken vocabulary helps them when it comes to reading new words for the first time

18 July 2017

Children who have heard a word before, and have spoken the word themselves, are better able to predict how that …

Macquarie University research sheds light on how antibiotic resistance can be better managed

6 July 2017

By recreating the origins of DNA elements that confer antibiotic resistance, researchers from Macquarie University generate new insights that can …

Biodiversity loss from deep-sea mining will be unavoidable

28 June 2017

Biodiversity losses from deep-sea mining are unavoidable and possibly irrevocable, an international team of 15 marine scientists, resource economists and …

Macquarie University achieves success in recent Citizen Science and ARC Linkage Project grant rounds

2 June 2017

Macquarie University researchers have received around $1.43 million in funding in the recent rounds of the Citizen Science Grants and …

Protecting endangered Tasmanian devils and their parasites

10 May 2017

A Giardia strain of parasite from humans has been detected in Tasmanian devils Human contamination of waterways and encroaching on …

Macquarie University receives $780,000 in funding for Australian Research Council Linkage Projects

5 May 2017

• Macquarie University has received a total of $780,000 in the recent round of ARC Linkage Project scheme announcements • …

Roommates not all they’re cracked up to be (if you’re a lizard)

3 May 2017

In a new study of lizard social behaviour, researchers at Macquarie University have discovered that despite their social nature, family-living …

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