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.
Leaving your coat at home on a cold winter day doesn't automatically mean you're going to get sick. But it could make you more susceptible to germs.
A warming climate leads to more heat-related deaths. The fact some research is showing the opposite indicates we need to refine the way we measure heat-related mortality.
The impact of climate change on agriculture and food production is clear: the sector will suffer. Here's what needs to be done.
It helps if you imagine the ground here on Earth as a big heater. It keeps us warm, and if you move away from the heater you feel cold.
Workplaces the world over tune their thermostats to 22C, because this supposedly optimises mental performance. But the factors that underpin a productive office are much more complicated.
Winter comes with colder temperatures. You and your body can work together to stay comfortable.
When you're warm and cozy inside, it can be natural to wonder if the animals you see outside your window this winter are doing OK. Don't worry – they're doing better out there than you would.
Everyone has a different ideal temperature at any given time. It could be more comfortable to monitor people's body temperatures and adjust heating and cooling in response.