Winter drownings become more common on warmer days or when rain has fallen on snow, leaving the ice thinner, weaker, and less stable.
Exercise can improve mood and mental health, which may drop during the winter months.
As the coronavirus pandemic continues, and the colder weather approaches, new mathematical models are needed to study changing social behaviours and indoor spaces.
Although it can sometimes be challenging, there are ways to distinguish respiratory symptoms caused by a virus and those caused by an allergy.
Winter is when porridge really comes into its own. From Paleolithic times to workhouse gruel to hipster health bowls, this simple dish is warming and nourishing.
While many plant species fail to germinate, some mammals may wake up to a landscape devoid of prey.
Climate change has advanced the arrival of spring by as much as several weeks in some parts of the US. This can mean major crop losses and disconnects between species that need each other to thrive.
Shovelling snow is excellent exercise that works the upper and lower body. However, it's important to remember that digging out from a storm pushes many people to their maximal fitness capacity.
With summer upon us, some people may be hoping to shed a few kilos. Although a quick-fix can be tempting, to keep the weight off in the longer term, here's how to steer clear of the fads.
Love it or hate it, winter means snow and ice for much of the US. In many places, though, snow is becoming a scarce resource.
Warm summers aren't the only threat to Arctic ice – increasingly intense winter storms are also weakening and reducing ice cover.
Monitoring the timing of recurring biological events is key to understanding the effects of climate change.
Dry and warm conditions in winter are set to continue into spring, and the likely culprit is the positive Indian Ocean Dipole
Dry, moist, productive, hacking, chesty, whooping, barking, throaty. Which type of cough do you have and why?
Research into our brain, gut and childhood memories tells us why we reach for macaroni cheese rather than salad in winter.
What raises a common winter storm to the level of 'bomb cyclone'? It's all about rapid, sharp changes in atmospheric pressure – and the scientists who coined the term meant to highlight their power.
When it snows, it pours – but why do municipalities treat the roads with salt? A chemist explains how salt affects water and ice.
Layering on winter gear is annoying. But with temperatures reaching minus 50 in some parts of the country, it is essential to protect your skin from frostbite, which can happen in minutes.
An atmospheric scientist explains why water can do some strange-looking things at very cold temperatures, and what's different about snowfalls on Mars.
Life-threatening cold temperatures in the central US are caused by changes in wind circulation in the Arctic that bring cold air south. Climate change could make these events more frequent.