Science & nature

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 …

Deforestation endangering the majority of the world’s species: new global research

2 May 2017

Disturbance of tropical forests, which house the majority of all plant and animal species, will lead to a mass extinction …

Thunder Down Under storms into world championships, takes out highest honour

26 April 2017

First Robotics Competition team 3132 Thunder Down Under, hosted by Macquarie University, has won the highest award at the FIRST …

STUDENTS FROM ASIA PACIFIC COMPETE IN A DISPLAY OF DESIGN AND ENGINEERING SKILLS AT FIRST® ROBOTICS COMPETITION

13 March 2017

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

He’s goat your back: goats can identify the calls of their goat friends

15 February 2017

Goats can tell the difference between a call from a familiar goat and a call from an unfamiliar goat The …

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 – …

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