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.
Our cities are getting hotter. Luckily, as a built environment, we can actually do something about it.
2016 is the third consecutive hottest year on record. How can we adapt?
Sprinters may be able to power through, but endurance athletes could suffer from hyperthermia and dehydration.
Autumn 2016 was Australia's hottest, beating the previous record set in 2005.
Another month, another broken temperature record. Scientists are already confident 2016 will be the hottest year ever, a record only set in 2015.
Hot spots occur at the scale of where people live – the building, the street, the block – which means urban design and building materials have profound implications for our health and well-being.
How well does the 'smart' city respond to the devastating scale and impact of urban heat threats such as bushfires and heatwaves?
Six years after Black Saturday, it's worth remembering that heatwaves kill more people than bushfires do, so shade can be a life-saver. But tree cover and shade are not evenly distributed in cities.
Africa must find ways of dealing with extreme heatwaves or suffer a range of health problems, including fatalities.
We all love a shady courtyard, but it's tough to know just how effective trees are at beating the heat.
Heating your home using electricity is not just cheaper, it's more efficient and can be considered renewable.
Heat should be valued, preserved and put to use
High temperatures have been found to have a negative effect on learning, so how are schools in northern Australia coping?
If you work in an office, chances are you or the person sitting next to you has grumbled about it being too hot or cold.
Heat cost Australia nearly A$7 billion in 2014, which is bad news given climate forecasts of hotter and more frequent heatwaves.
Sound waves are made of particles called phonons. New research shows they're affected by magnetic fields, with researchers able to steer heat magnetically.
Fever indicates a problem, but is there anything wrong with feeling excessively cold rather than actually being cold?
Exercise alone can be hard, but exercising in the heat is a whole lot harder. Put simply, this is due to the balance between how much heat the body generates and how much it is capable of losing.
Picture a device that can produce electricity using nothing but the ambient heat around it. Thanks to research published…