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Promiscuous females and their role in evolution

18 January 2019

Males have to make less of an effort to mate with promiscuous female fruit flies, making the quality and quantity ...


Dark Energy Survey completes six-year mission

10 January 2019

After scanning in depth about a quarter of the southern skies for six years and cataloguing hundreds of millions of ...


The quest for the missing proteins in rice

9 January 2019

Researchers have identified over 5,700 new proteins in rice and are calling for a global effort to find the remaining ...

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Girl look at that body: Can changing who we look at help our body image?

20 December 2018

New research has found that instructing people to pay attention to large or thin bodies can influence their body image, ...

Dr Alan Finkel and Professor S Bruce Dowton

Australia’s Chief Scientist Dr Alan Finkel awarded Doctor of Letters by Macquarie University

17 December 2018

Macquarie University has presented Australia’s Chief Scientist Dr Alan Finkel the award of Doctor of Letters honoris causa in recognition of ...


Macquarie’s STEM superstars named, smashing gender assumptions about scientists

11 December 2018

Three Macquarie University academics from the Faculty of Science and Engineering have been named in 2018’s list of the superstars ...

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Macquarie’s Faculty of Business and Economics earns AACSB international accreditation

28 November 2018

AACSB International (AACSB) announces that Macquarie University has earned accreditation for its Faculty of Business and Economics. Founded in 1916, AACSB ...

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School location linked to NAPLAN results – and inequality has increased Australia-wide since NAPLAN began

28 November 2018

New Macquarie University research finds a school’s location is becoming increasingly important for NAPLAN results The study is the first localised ...

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Almost half of deaths of people with disability are linked to how documentation is handled

19 November 2018

Research released by the Australian Institute of Health Innovation, Macquarie University, and the Graduate School of Health, UTS, shows that ...

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Friend or foe: how do you feel about the insects and spiders living in your home?

24 October 2018

Do you love or loathe your creepy-crawly house guests? Are you an insecticide at the ready kind of person? Or ...

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