Research

30 years post-whaling, no evidence for sperm whale recovery off Western Australia

11 April 2014

Despite positive news for whaling futures from the recent International Court of Justice decision, new research shows the real impact [...]

Fearless fish give new insight into the brain’s effect on personality

11 April 2014

Rainbowfish raised in the wild braver than those bred in captivity, study shows The boldest black-lined rainbowfish are those that [...]

Ultrabright lasers help switch single photons

31 March 2014

In the search for a single photon source, researchers in Australia and France have achieved a major step towards a [...]

Should I raise my kids bilingually?

31 March 2014

This is an extract of an article originally published in The Conversation, by Macquarie University’s Professor Katherine Demuth and Dr Nan Xu. [...]

New research outlines impact of major 2009 Queensland mine spill

25 March 2014

In a new article published in Anthropocene, environmental scientists have detailed the impacts from the 2009 Lady Annie Copper Mine [...]

The cost of living in the Anthropocene

24 March 2014

A biologist and an anthropologist have joined forces in a new journal article considering the true cost of living in [...]

Global warming may increase methane emissions from freshwater ecosystems

20 March 2014

New research suggests that rising global temperatures will increase the quantity of the key greenhouse gas methane emitted from freshwater [...]

When grasslands turn to forest: PhD Candidate wins L’Oreal For Women In Science International Fellowship

20 March 2014

Deforestation hurts the environment, and poses a threat to plants, animals and humans. But afforestation is a problem too: for example, [...]

New funding for Macquarie University Hospital’s first dedicated nursing research project

20 March 2014

Macquarie University Hospital in partnership with Macquarie University has received new research funding to investigate best practice in pre-admission clinics. [...]

Granny galaxies discovered in the early Universe

11 March 2014

An international team of astronomers have discovered the most distant examples of galaxies that were already mature and massive – [...]

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