Green roofs for Australian cities would help reduce flooding and save on bills, study shows

Green roofs for Australian cities would help reduce flooding and save on bills, study shows

Updated May 20, 2018 08:29:25 Photo: An artist’s impression of Melbourne’s green future. (Supplied: City of Melbourne) It’s a bold vision for Australia’s future. The grey roofs of city buildings transformed into a green canopy. City councils — including Sydney and Melbourne — have been nurturing the green roof concept …

Australian magpies can understand other bird calls, study finds | Environment

Australian magpies can understand what other birds are saying to each other, a new study has found. The research, published in the journal Animal Behaviour, says the wily magpie has learned the meanings of different noisy miner calls and essentially eavesdrops to find out which predators are near. Noisy miners …

Men in physically strenuous jobs at risk of dying earlier despite link between exercise and longevity, study finds – Health

Men in physically strenuous jobs at risk of dying earlier despite link between exercise and longevity, study finds – Health

Physical activity is linked to better health and a longer life — except if you’re a man in a strenuous job. Then you’re at higher risk of early death, according to a study released today. A research paper published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine took data from 17 …

Number of mental health visits to hospital for Victorian kids triples in seven years, study finds

Number of mental health visits to hospital for Victorian kids triples in seven years, study finds

Posted May 07, 2018 05:09:38 There has been a drastic rise in the number of young people seeking help for mental health issues at Victoria’s emergency departments, with many families unaware their children are suffering until they experience physical symptoms, an Australian-first study has found. The Murdoch Children’s Research Institute …

Children have muscles that perform like those of endurance athletes, study finds – Health

Children have muscles that perform like those of endurance athletes, study finds – Health

Ever wondered why kids can run around all day and never seem to get tired? A new study suggests it’s because their muscles resist fatigue in a similar way to those of elite endurance athletes. The study, published yesterday in Frontiers in Physiology, asked young boys, untrained men and endurance …

Corals build ‘cloud umbrellas’ to help keep cool under blazing sun, study says

Corals build ‘cloud umbrellas’ to help keep cool under blazing sun, study says

Posted April 24, 2018 10:04:35 Photo: Researchers say it may be possible to create cloud cover for corals by spraying sea salt into the air. (Supplied: Griffith University) Related Story: Marine heatwave so bad it ‘cooked’ parts of Great Barrier Reef Related Story: Could brighter clouds help to cool the …

Secret to a happy marriage is getting through the first 20 years, study says

Secret to a happy marriage is getting through the first 20 years, study says

Posted April 24, 2018 15:42:35 When was the happiest time in your marriage? New research from the United States has shown that for many couples the happiest period is after they hit the 20-year milestone. That’s around the same time couples’ participation in shared activities begins to increase and perhaps …

ACL reconstructions up more than 70 per cent among young Australians, study finds – Health

ACL reconstructions up more than 70 per cent among young Australians, study finds – Health

Knee reconstructions for young Australians are on the rise, posing an expensive and painful public health problem in the future, a new study has found. The number of young Australians undergoing knee reconstruction surgery has risen more than 70 per cent in the last 15 years, according to the study …

Hans Asperger ‘actively cooperated with Nazi child euthanasia program’, study finds

Hans Asperger ‘actively cooperated with Nazi child euthanasia program’, study finds

Updated April 20, 2018 14:06:45 Video: Steve Silberman discusses study that found autism expert Hans Asperger was a Nazi collaborator. (ABC News) Related Story: ‘I’m just Jack’: Graduates with autism put unique skills to use in public sector Related Story: This is what it’s like trying to find a job …

Liquid fertiliser study finds less harmful nitrogen run-off to Great Barrier Reef – ABC Rural

Liquid fertiliser study finds less harmful nitrogen run-off to Great Barrier Reef – ABC Rural

Efforts to keep nitrogen fertilisers on farm and away from the fragile Great Barrier Reef can be boosted by use of liquid fertilisers, a study has found. Research conducted in the north Queensland town of Ingham has proven the use of molasses, a sugar milling by-product, can slow the rate …