There are three ways heat can be shared: conduction, convection and radiation. Find out which one lets heat travel through space.
Air conditioning changed both building design and people's active management of home temperatures. A return to houses designed for our climate can keep us comfortable and cut energy use and emissions.
Much of Australia is sweltering due to a high pressure system parked over the Tasman Sea – and there's no sign it's moving any time soon.
The summer forecast from the Bureau of Meteorology predicts a hot, dry summer.
We take salt water for granted, and often overlook how important it is for our own lives and in sustaining a healthy planet.
Yes, it's hot outside. And football practice is starting for thousands of kids. But coaches and parents should be careful about tellings kids to drink more water. That has been deadly.
A "how to" on avoiding and resolving chilblains this winter.
New research has discovered brain receptors that sense heat also play a hand in appetite.
Water is one of very few chemicals that is found as a liquid, solid and gas at any time on Earth. These three states of water help explain why ice makes a cracking sound when water is poured over it.
Australia's scorching summers aren't just inconvenient: heatwaves are deadly. Yet new research has found many vulnerable people don't have a plan for extreme heat.
It seems obvious that a game should be suspended if it's too hot to play, but it's not as easy as implementing a maximum temperature.
Have you ever been told not to put metal in the microwave? Edie, age 8, wants to know why.
Cooling off this summer will be more expensive than ever, putting at risk the very young, the elderly and people with health conditions.
They provide more than warmth.
Greening cities have a huge impact. The trees go beyond just lowering temperatures. They help decrease the demand for indoor cooling like air-conditioners saving money.
Major airports around the world will see more frequent flight restrictions in the coming decades because of increasingly common hot temperatures.
Extreme heat divides people from the environment and from each other. So with the rapid densification of our cities, what kind of legacies are we building for future generations?
Climate Council CEO Amanda McKenzie told Q&A that heatwaves were 'worsening' in Australia and 'hot days' had doubled in the last 50 years. Let's take a look at the evidence.
Schools need to have a formal policy in place for how to deal with heatwaves effectively and keep children cool and well.
Some people swear by cold showers to cope with a long, hot summer. Here's why they'd be better off taking a warm one.