Science & nature

Like Sniffs That Pass in the Night – Modelling airborne disease diffusion

15 October 2019

With outbreaks of airborne diseases such as measles occurring with growing frequency, modelling how the diffusion process works in dynamic …

New research centre to grow Australian agriculture

10 October 2019

Federal Minister for Education Dan Tehan has announced $35 million in funding to establish the Australian Research Council (ARC) Centre …

There’s no place like home: butterflies stick to their burbs

13 September 2019

Birthplace exerts a lifelong influence on butterflies as well as humans, new research reveals. In a paper published in the …

Blue Carbon Horizons wins 2019 Eureka Prize for Environmental Science

29 August 2019

Professor Neil Saintilan of Macquarie University’s Department of Environmental Sciences has won the 2019 Eureka Prize for Environmental Science, as …

STEM program for Indigenous school children wins Eureka Prize

29 August 2019

A project dedicated to using science to place Indigenous young people into leadership positions was last night awarded the Eureka …

Silence can be smart and sneaky for surprised male cane toads

16 August 2019

New research recently published in Biology Letters has shed a light on the sneaky reproductive tactics of male cane toads. …

Using quantum dots and a smartphone to find killer bacteria

12 August 2019

A combination of off-the-shelf quantum dot nanotechnology and a smartphone camera soon could allow doctors to identify antibiotic-resistant bacteria in …

Macquarie University congratulates its finalists in the 2019 Australian Museum Eureka Prizes

31 July 2019

Macquarie University has four finalists in the prestigious Australian Museum 2019 Eureka Prizes. They are: The Weed Futures project, run …

Wingless but not clueless: The wingless grasshopper is prepared to flourish in a changing world

31 July 2019

The Australian native grasshopper known as the wingless grasshopper is a common pest of pastures and crops in Australia. Adult wingless …

India Beckons for NSW’s Cyber Security Startups

26 July 2019

Eight of NSW’s most innovative cyber security startups will visit India this year to participate in the NSW-India Cyber Security …

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