Dr Simon Gross. Credit: Jo Stephan

Harnessing the power of a quadrillion suns to fight motor neurone disease, finding far-flung planets, and more: Simon Gross awarded a Tall Poppy Award

20 August 2018

Lasers to treat motor neurone disease; and chips that help optical fibres carry more information or identify planets beyond our ...

Hibiscus Harlequin Bugs

Warning colours are getting warmer

17 August 2018

Researchers at Macquarie University found that hibiscus harlequin bugs adapt their colouring depending on the temperature, becoming more orange in …


Prehistoric mummy reveals ancient Egyptian embalming ‘recipe’ was around for millennia

16 August 2018

The ancient Egyptians developed sophisticated embalming treatments far earlier and across a wider geographical area than had been previously known, …


Celebrate Indigenous and Western Science at the Sydney Science Festival

10 August 2018

From Aboriginal tool making, bush foods and medicines to 3D printing, everyone of all ages can this month explore how …


New nanoparticles help detect deep-tissue cancers

8 August 2018

Researchers have developed a new form of nanoparticle and associated imaging technique that can detect multiple disease biomarkers, including those …


Surfing bacteria reveal new insights into the ocean’s health

8 August 2018

Australian scientists have recorded more than 175,000 tiny microbes dwelling in our ocean waters for the first time, providing an …

Macquarie receives three prestigious ARC Fellowships in latest grant round

3 August 2018

Three Macquarie University academics have received ARC Fellowships for research in earth sciences, linguistics and psychology, announced today by Minister …

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