Before 4ZZ could start broadcasting in 1975, a transmitter was ordered from the U.S. But after it was lost on the dock in New York, 4ZZ's chief engineer at the time Ross Dannecker built the station's first transmitter.
Recent surveys show as much as 35 per cent of coral is dead or dying in some parts of the Great Barrier Reef. (Source: Flickr)
Surveys reveal most coral dead in central section of Great Barrier Reef
Recent surveys show as much as 35 per cent of coral is dead or dying in some parts of the Great Barrier Reef.
Professor Terry Hughes from James Cook University said this has been the third time in 18 years that the Reef had experienced mass bleaching due to global warming and noted that the results were more extreme than previous surveys.
Coral bleaches when it gets too hot for too long and the stressed coral expels the colourful algae it relies on for life.
SARS, Hendra virus, avian influenza – these infectious diseases can be devastating. And in 70% of cases, the source of outbreaks of diseases like these is an animal. So, is culling wildlife the best way of protecting humanity from deadly viruses?
Dr Chris Degeling from the University of Sydney will be speaking at the Australian Veterinary Association Annual Conference tomorrow, but had time to talk with us about disease control and wildlife.
We now have strong evidence that improvements in admission processes through hospital emergency departments leads to a decrease in patient deaths, according to the Australasian College for Emergency Medicine. Dr Simon Judkins was a part of this research, which he says helps close the loop, showing that improving hospital processes and access targets not only reduced the time patients spent in ED, but led to fewer patients dying.
Assistance Dogs Australia trains dogs to perform a range of tasks for people living with disabilities such as physical incapacities, autism, post-traumatic stress and dementia. Every assistance dog undergoes tailored training in order to provide people with freedom and independence, and to meet the individual needs of their new owner. It can take up to two years and costs over $30,000 to train each dog. But here's the amazing bit: assistance dogs are placed free of charge with their new owner for up to 10 years.
A high court judge has ruled thousands of South African gold miners and their families could pursue a multi-million-dollar class action against mining companies over fatal respiratory diseases contracted at work. (Source: Pixabay)
South African gold miners to sue mining companies
A high court judge has ruled thousands of South African gold miners and their families could pursue a multi-million-dollar class action against mining companies over fatal respiratory diseases contracted at work.
The decision opens the way for the current and former miners to sue about 30 companies for damages, after suffering silicosis and tuberculosis from dangerous underground working conditions dating back decades.