A fire scientist explains the risk of flying embers that can travel over a mile from a wildfire and how people can protect their homes.
The treatment of the horse Saint Boy has ignited fierce discussion about horses in modern pentathlon, and reanimated ethical debates about horses’ jobs beyond the Olympics.
Current building codes do not include the most efficient way to keep houses standing and intact during tornadoes.
As many teens and adults in the US restart their social lives, parents of children under the age of 12 wonder when their kids will also be able to experience the freedom that comes with vaccination.
The promise of self-driving cars hasn’t materialized, and we’re no closer to them becoming a reality.
Federal weather scientists are pushing to make the US more ‘weather-ready,’ which could mean prepping for fires, flooding or storms depending on where you live. The common factor: thinking ahead.
Nursing homes have struggled through COVID-19 deaths and lockdowns. Giving nurses more quality time with patients can help them win back trust.
Poor indoor air on tribal lands can cause a range of respiratory illnesses, including viral infections. Here’s how people are fixing the problem while preserving traditional ways.
Pipeline companies have run roughshod over several regions where they’re building, racking up safety and environmental violations. Many residents feel trapped, with no control over their property.
We asked young people aged five to 15 in Darwin about their sense of safety and what they worry about in their community. Here’s what they told us.
There are 15 different kinds of electrical outlets around the world. One standard would be more convenient, but no one wants to change theirs.
Over one-third of America’s COVID-19 deaths have been nursing home residents. Employee policies, particularly for low-paid aides, have sharply raised the risk.
New research shows while most taxi and rideshare journeys are completed safely, there is still an unacceptable level of harassment and intimidation.
In the age of masks, improve your interactions by using all aspects of human communication.
The 6-foot rule for social distancing doesn’t account for all risks, particularly indoors. Here’s what everyone needs to understand as cooler weather moves more activities inside.
Stress and physical conditions make essential work unsafe, especially for Black and Latino employees.
In order to create an efficient future transportation system, autonomous vehicles need to accommodate people with different mobility needs.
The provincial government has funding to support non-police safety and well-being initiatives — but 99 per cent of it just supplements police budgets.
Nearly half the states have reduced liability for health care providers at a time when nursing home regulation is declining and families can’t visit loved ones for fear of spreading the coronavirus.
Behavioral economists explain how widespread use of face masks, hand sanitizer and other preventive measures could counterintuitively encourage riskier behaviors around coronavirus.