Which is worse, dry heat or wet heat? Both, says an exercise physiologist.
When the weather outside is very hot, it can make us feel really unhappy. Here’s why.
The US is shifting to a new set of climate ‘normals’ – data sets averaged over the past 30 years. But normal is a relative concept in a time of climate change.
Understanding when there will be extreme heat and extreme cold can help people prepare.
Groundwater was once thought to buffer streams from warming, but an inexpensive new technique shows streams fed by shallow groundwater may be just as susceptible as those without.
A new measure of average weather days in New Zealand puts the temperature on the rise, again.
Climate models are likely underestimating the true severity of future warming in urban areas.
Pikas – small cousins of rabbits – live mainly in the mountainous US west. They’ve been called a climate change poster species, but they’re more adaptable than many people think.
There were so many tropical storms in 2020, forecasters exhausted the list of names and started using Greek letters. And that’s only one reason 2020 was extreme.
A changing climate means parts of Australia will get hotter, some drier, others wetter and we can expect more extreme fire days.
Winter weather forces us to congregate inside but evidence suggests cold, dry air also helps spread respiratory viruses.
‘Normal’ body temperature has declined in urban, industrialized settings like the US and UK. Anthropologists find the trend extends to Indigenous people in the Bolivian Amazon – but why?
We have had to adapt to several changes to our climate since we started our migration out of Africa many thousands of years ago.
The study examined patterns of Twitter rage in hot and cold weather. Given anger spreads through online communities faster than any other emotions, the findings are important.
In South Asia, days with both extreme heat and extreme pollution are expected to increase 175% by 2050. Separately, the health effects are bad; together they will likely be worse.
High temperatures, periods of increased relative humidity and more rainfall are likely to happen more in Nigeria’s coastal region under future global warming.
Physicists can use bright, hot lasers to slow atoms down so much that they measure -459 degrees Fahrenheit.
‘Normal’ body temperature varies from person to person by age, time of day, where it’s measured, and even menstrual cycle. External conditions also influence your thermometer reading.
Winter is flu season – could it be coronavirus season as well? The research is mixed, but other factors besides temperature and humidity have more to do with the spread of SARS-CoV-2.
African countries need to strengthen their capacity for identifying new cases.