Food glorious food – not for all children.
But holiday clubs can help.
Building the hotbox dream: another housing development in Western Sydney.
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.
Where is a fainting couch when you need one?
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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.
Simply being exposed to nature can help children better cope with stress.
Exposure to nature plays a positive role in brain development by providing children with opportunities to take risks, discover new things, and be creative.
Little does this woman know what happens to her brain when she licks the ice cream.
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?
Insect repellents can keep biting mosquitoes at bay but they’ve got to be used correctly.
Dr Cameron Webb (NSW Health Pathology/University of Sydney))
This is what really works to beat the bite of summer mosquitoes!
Flower flies are native pollinators.
While the Bureau of Meteorology is predicting an increase in the average temperature this summer, entomologists are forecasting an increase in insect activity.
Tropical Cyclone Carlos approaches Western Australia in February 2011.
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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.
Spencer Gulf at sunset in South Australia.
Australian Bureau of Meteorology
The summer of 2015-2016 was the hottest on record for Australia's oceans.
To lawn or not to lawn, that is the question.
As summer rolls on once again you're despairing at a brown lawn. Perhaps you should embrace a shabbier backyard.
What’s hiding in your garden this summer?
Have a look in your garden - you might be surprised at some of the native animals that thrive there when the weather's hot.
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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.
For exposed skin, there really isn’t an alternative to topical insect repellents.
Mosquitoes need blood to survive. And what better place to get a good meal than a slow, tasty human. Mosquitoes aren’t just annoying. Every year around 5,000 Australians get sick following a mosquito bite…
Kinglake Road after Black Saturday Fires.
Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC
This summer has seen a predictable share of fires in Victoria, South Australia, New South Wales and Western Australia, flooding in Queensland, and several severe thunderstorms. However, there are already…
Open wide: don’t be fooled by the appearance of a Leatherback’s mouth, they eat only jellyfish.
Going to the beach this summer? If you’re in southern Australia, keep your eyes peeled for the world’s largest turtle, the leatherback. If you do, you can report sightings to researchers at Deakin University…
If you’re at high risk of skin cancer, check your skin regularly.
The earlier you find a cancerous mole, the easier the treatment and the better the outcomes. But it’s not easy distinguishing between harmless, benign moles and those that warrant further attention. In…