The unlucky integer: Why Friday the thirteenth is a problem

Created on Fri, 13/06/2014 - 16:36 by Jennifer Piper 

What is it about Friday the thirteenth that has people looking both ways for black cats? In many countries around the world, the number thirteen has a bleak and blackened profile, as a harbinger of doom.

Even black cats are startled by Friday the 13th sometimes.

Student Guide Interview: MOOCs Down Under

Created on Fri, 30/05/2014 - 16:55 by James Ratting 

James Ratting (or James R4 as he is better known at Open2Study) is a Student Guide from Germany. He’s also one of our most active students in the community and classroom forums.

James Ratting is an Open2Study student from Germany

Congratulations Greg Downey! Being Human hero wins award

Created on Fri, 23/05/2014 - 14:00 by Macquarie University Faculty of Arts 

Associate Professor Greg Downey, head of the Department of Anthropology, was awarded theVice Chancellor’s Award for Teaching Excellence during the Autumn 2014 Graduation Ceremonies

Greg Downey presents Open2Study's course 'Becoming Human: Anthropology'

Why we love selfies

Created on Wed, 30/04/2014 - 16:05 by Jennifer Piper 

Who would have thought, ten years ago, that a throwaway comment by an Australian kid on ABC Online would become the Oxford English Dictionary word of the year for 2013?

Selfies are taking the world by storm, but are they photography?

Agriculture is exciting! Interview with Russ Tillman

Created on Thu, 17/04/2014 - 14:07 by Jennifer Piper, Russ Tillman 

Dr Russ Tillman is a city boy, soil scientist and presenter of our free course, Agriculture and the World We Live In. We spoke to him about teaching agriculture to non-farmers, and how to apply the lessons at home.

kids love agriculture


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