Studies have found consumption of chillies is inversely related to the risk of being overweight or obese.
New research has discovered brain receptors that sense heat also play a hand in appetite.
When is it too hot to fly?
Major airports around the world will see more frequent flight restrictions in the coming decades because of increasingly common hot temperatures.
Sometimes only a water fountain will do.
Schools need to have a formal policy in place for how to deal with heatwaves effectively and keep children cool and well.
Fields of gold: Australia’s wheat industry contributes more than A$5 billion to the economy each year.
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Australia's wheat harvest has stalled over the past 26 years, and worsening weather is to blame.
Surf’s up: September storms brought waves, wind and flooding to South Australia.
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2016 was Australia's fourth warmest year on record, capping off the hottest decade.
Australia’s 2013 ‘angry’ summer was characterised by heatwaves and major bushfires. Such a summer will be normal by 2035.
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Global temperatures like 2015 will by normal by 2030, and Australia's record-breaking 2013 summer will likely be an average summer by 2035.
The female body should maintain warmth better than the male, but this doesn’t seem to be the case.
Australia’s had a cooler and wetter winter, but the rest of the world has been hot.
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Since April 2015, each month has been the hottest on record and it's the longest hot streak on record.
Peak hour making you hot under the collar? It’s not just you.
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Do you ever feel that the weather is worse on the weekend? Well you might be right!
Refreshing – or a sentence to sweat?
Here's the science.
Summer stayed into autumn in many parts of Australia.
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Autumn 2016 was Australia's hottest, beating the previous record set in 2005.
Fires in Western Australia in January 2015.
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February 2016 was the hottest month by the biggest margin ever. Does that mean global warming has gone into hyperdrive?
Climate change has been implicated in record-breaking temperatures across the 20th century.
Record-breaking years have been almost impossible without human-caused climate change.
Record global temperatures, driven by El Nino, contributed to devastating fires in Australia.
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2015 was the world's hottest year ever by a long shot. But what drove the record temperatures, and what role did climate change play?
A hot end of the year contributed to Christmas Day fires in Victoria.
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El Niño dominated global climate in 2015, but in Australia the story was more complicated. 2015 was Australia's fifth warmest year on record, and saw the return of very dry conditions to parts of Australia.
Tennis fans at the 2014 Australian Open were treated to days of temperatures above 40C.
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2014 saw heatwaves of all kinds and other wild weather. Research can now explain that climate change made these events much more likely.
A measure of temperature here may be different to elsewhere.
How do we know that a measure of something in one location can be replicated precisely in another. We already have a universal measure of mass and time, but what about temperture?
The large 1982 El Niño contributed to the Ash Wednesday bushfires that killed 75 people in south east Australia.
El Niño has arrived, it's getting stronger, and it's not about to go away soon. And already there are rumblings that this could be a big one.
High temperatures can make students restless, listless and unable to pay attention.
High temperatures have been found to have a negative effect on learning, so how are schools in northern Australia coping?
We cross the 2C threshold at our peril.
2C is the officially agreed safe limit for global warming, but a recent expert finds 2C is still in the danger zone.