Why are flies so easily able to evade our attempts to swat them?
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.
Whenever summer rolls around, it's easy to forget the basics of sunscreen. How long should I wait after applying it to go in the sun, and how long can I stay in the sun with it on?
A solar day is a measure of how long it takes the Earth to rotate from one noon to the next, and today's summer solstice also happens to be the longest solar day of the year.
But holiday clubs can help.
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?
You're lucky – dogs can only sweat through their paws.
Fainting is a common but often misunderstood occurrence, and heat can bring it on. As summer approaches, here are some things to know about fainting, as well as some ways to prevent it.
Exposure to nature plays a positive role in brain development by providing children with opportunities to take risks, discover new things, and be creative.
It's a long, hot summer's day and you're looking forward to an ice cream. But within seconds of your first bite, you feel a headache coming on: a brain freeze. What's going on?
This is what really works to beat the bite of summer mosquitoes!
While the Bureau of Meteorology is predicting an increase in the average temperature this summer, entomologists are forecasting an increase in insect activity.
Australia is facing an above-average cyclone season, with at least 11 cyclones likely in the region.
The beach lies at the edges of the country, and can feel like another place entirely. French hand-wringing over Muslim dress for paddling should make us look again at our own attitudes.
The summer of 2015-2016 was the hottest on record for Australia's oceans.
As summer rolls on once again you're despairing at a brown lawn. Perhaps you should embrace a shabbier backyard.
Have a look in your garden - you might be surprised at some of the native animals that thrive there when the weather's hot.
Sweating it out through hot summer nights? Here are some tips when you're looking for something to cool you down.
It's summer, which means that the inevitable annual scrum to read the newest and hottest book on the block has begun. How exhausting.
Ice cream and BBQ sales may rise when the weather's good, but it's mostly at the expense of other, cold weather, items.