Extreme heat kills more Australians than any other natural hazard. Here’s why it’s important to keep an eye on older family and friends this summer.
Ranging from 12 to 22 centimetres, these tiny octopus are extremely venomous and found all over Australia. Here’s what to do if you see someone get bitten.
When a loved one is struggling in the water, you might want to rush in to save them. But make sure you stop and think or you could become the one in trouble.
Swimming and surfing in the ocean is fun and invigorating. But sharing the water with animals comes with risks to us and them.
It’s the holidays and for many of us, that means driving. Here’s how to keep your cool on the road this summer.
If you don’t consume enough water, you may experience symptoms of dehydration such as headaches, dizziness, tiredness, low concentration, constipation and a dry mouth.
For one, they’ll work as a team to dive bomb potential enemies, even vomiting or defecating on them.
Drinking alcohol with some medicine means they may not work so well. With others, you risk a life-threatening overdose.
You want to look as if you’ve put in a bit of effort, but don’t want to blow the budget. Here are some top tips of what to take to Christmas.
After living one of the hottest summers in European history, we have to look to the population suffering these temperatures. How does heat affect our physical and mental health?
A climate scientist explains the forces behind the summer’s extreme downpours and dangerous heat waves, and why new locations will be at risk in the coming year.
Mosquitoes can track down potential hosts using the CO2 released by humans’ metabolic processes, a medical entomologist explains.
Are severe and extreme weather events on the rise? And does this have anything to do with manmade climate change? The simple answer is: it’s complicated.
From capillary forces to sand grain shape, the simple mix of sand and water hides the complexity within.
Why is it so difficult to swat a fly? A team of insect experts explains how a fly’s sophisticated vision allows it to quickly react to visual cues.
A small number of people experience a debilitating level of eco-anxiety that limits their ability to live happy and healthy lives.
All event organizers should be prepared for emergencies and have a communication plan.
After the announcement of President Biden’s heat initiative, The Conversation revisits stories on high summer temperatures and human health.
A mix of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages that kept people cool in the past.
The first two weeks of preseason training are the toughest as players’ bodies acclimatize to running hard in the heat. An exercise scientist explains the risks.