A study has found more people count their pets as family than they do their close friends. Research fellow at the Australian Institute of Family Studies, Dr Luke Gahan, says specific demographics were more likely to consider their close friends as family. “We know LGBTQI people were more likely to have ‘chosen family’, as well […]
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International research has found sleep can help improve memory, and also, impact how false memories are developed. Psycholinguist from the University of York, in the UK, Dr Matthew Mak, says researchers are interested in a specific type of false memory. “We asked 500 young adults to remember a list of related words … and then […]
A planning expert has added his name to the long list of people calling on Victorian Premier Jacinta Allan to “ditch” the Suburban Rail Loop. An Ombudsman report has found the $125 billion rail project lacked “rigorous” independent scrutiny, and risked wasting taxpayer money. RMIT Professor of Environment and Planning Michael Buxton says the project […]
There’s a growing gap between what beef producers are being paid for their animals compared to the price in the supermarket. Farmers are being paid as little as two dollars per kilogram, but the end product is selling for more than $20 a kilogram. Farmers claim the big fall in the price of beef over […]
Police are investigating an alleged burglary at an Ascot Vale dog wash business, in which linen and personal belongings were stolen. Press PLAY to hear the full story from police Police believe the man broke into the store on St Leonards Road at around 11:55pm on October 20. The man has then allegedly stolen items […]
A test is being developed by Melbourne researchers in the hope of being able to predict pregnant women likely to go in to have premature births to providing better care to pre-term babies. It’s hoped a test could give doctors a better indication of the risk of going into early labour. Senior research fellow Dr […]
Advice is mounting to warn Australians against arthroscopic knee surgery, especially for patients with osteoarthritis who are aged over 50. President of the Australian Rheumatology Association Professor Rachelle Buchbinder said it could be doing more harm than good. “We are talking to GPs and importantly to patients to say don’t ask for a referral for […]
The average public sector worker takes nearly two more sickies than the average private sector worker. Why? Well, the Public Service Commissioner has told The Australian it’s because private sector bosses are too tough when it comes to sick leave. But as Ross and John mooted, surely that means the opposite could also be true… Click […]
Australians have been warned about the lasting damage that can be done to your hearing after the release of new stats that show one in 10 people have their headphones playing too loud. “It’s very damaging … because the damage is permanent,” Simon David, audiologist manager for Bupa. “It’s one of those things that creeps up […]
Victoria is in the midst of a baby boom, enjoying the biggest increase in birth rates of anywhere in Australia the past year. ABS data shows an extra 9324 births were recorded in 2016, taking the total to 82,892, which is nearly a 13 per cent jump on the previous year. But Professor Peter McDonald […]
The Rumour File has been alerted to Victoria Police beginning to change their on-hold messages amid industrial action against the state government. It comes as the police union fight for a four per cent pay rise and the introduction of nine-hour shifts. “That’s really interesting,” Ross said. Press PLAY to hear the new on-hold message […]
Large retail chain store David Jones will shut its doors from Eastland Shopping Centre in Ringwood in January. The Rumour File was told the store would be shut indefinitely and on January 14, and they were bang on the money! “That’s big news if true,” Ross and Russ said. Image: Getty iStock But
The Rumour File has been busy this morning! A caller alerted Ross and Russ to a 1970 Ford XY Falcon GT Manual Sedan, which has recently been removed from underneath a Queenslander house, and is now selling for a huge amount! “This is a great story,” Ross said. Press PLAY to hear the full story […]
The Rumour File was alerted to a rare 1971 Logie which has been spotted on Facebook Marketplace recently! And is on sale for $4,000! Press PLAY to hear Ross and Russ discuss the rare Logie on The Rumour File! Image: Harry Bolt/Facebook Marketplace
A caller on The Rumour File has alerted Ross and Russ to an embarrassing labelling mishap at a supermarket, putting the label “Kent Pumpkin” on a watermelon! The 3AW Breakfast hosts were quite amused by the stuff up! Press PLAY to hear their reaction Image (supermarket): Supplied
Rebecca Andrews found herself in her mid-30s and single. Something had to change, so she tried “dating like a man”. Circular dating is openly dating several people at a time. At one stage she had five guys going within one week. It’s exhausting, but she swears by it. But is she still single? Click PLAY […]