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Domestic travel key to distribution of flu across Australia

12 January 2018

All major cities appear to experience outbreaks of flu around the same time each year Commuting to work is less ...


Hot weather is bad news for bird sperm

19 January 2018

A new study led by Macquarie University and spanning Sydney and Oslo has shown that exposure to extreme temperatures, such …


Tracing lead contamination in NSW bees and their honey

15 January 2018

This is the first systematic Australian study of its kind that traces the source of contaminating metals in NSW bees, …


Boogie flights: how scientists are monitoring whale health by using drones to collect their blow

12 January 2018

Macquarie University researchers have led the design and construction of a new system that can be fitted to a custom-built, …


Headphone listeners think they’re hard of hearing: new study indicates that up to 41 per cent of Australians may believe they have some form of hearing loss

18 December 2017

Up to 41 per cent of a cohort of 4185 study participants felt they had a hearing loss Headphone listeners …


Macquarie’s PACE program recognised with 2017 AAUT award for programs that enhance student learning

15 December 2017

Macquarie University’s Professional and Community Engagement (PACE) Program has been recognised for enhancing student learning as part of the 2017 …


Encouraging risk-taking in children may reduce the prevalence of childhood anxiety

12 December 2017

New study suggests challenging parent behaviour (CPB) has a protective role in childhood anxiety Fathers of sons demonstrate more competition …

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