Beautiful buildings are more sustainable

It is not all about energy efficiency. Preserving beautiful old buildings that are functional and use high quality materials is a form of sustainability, say researchers.

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  • Mums are main key to healthy kids

    Fresh figures show that mothers mean more for young Norwegians’ health choices than fathers do, and that parents’ level of education is a crucial factor regarding healthy consumption.
  • Winds extend the life of the Arctic icecap

    The wind plays a much more important role in climate change than previously thought, say Danish researchers, who have mapped the summer ice in the Arctic Ocean going back thousands of years
  • All eyes on sea urchins

    It doesn’t have normal eyes – it sees with its entire body. Special light-sensitive cells turn this spiny ball of a creature into an optical organ.
  • The farmhouse protects against asthma and allergies

    Children who grow up on farms are only half as likely to become asthmatic and allergic as city kids, a new study suggests.
  • Granny's getting exploited

    Danish parents expect grandmothers to turn out and look after their grandchildren. But when they've done that, they are expected to keep their traps shut and not to interfere in the kids' upbringing.
  • Hole in the mesh

    The welfare state’s safety net doesn’t catch everyone. Parents’ economic status is still a factor determining who falls right through.
  • Brains like glaciers

    When a glacier calves into the ocean scientists see the same patterns that are found in brain impulses and other complex, unpredictable systems.
  • Male circumcision leads to a bad sex life

    Circumcised men have more difficulties reaching orgasm, and their female partners experience more vaginal pains and an inferior sex life, a new study shows.
  • Air-traffic shutdown justified

    Last year’s closing of flight zones due to the eruption of Icelandic volcano Eyjafjallajökull was justified, considering the potential damage from the ash, a new study concludes.
  • Simulations can foresee cerebral haemorrhage

    Newly developed simulations are able tell us whether or not a brain aneurism needs to be treated. The lethal bulges can soon be discovered by listening to the eye.

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