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.
Climate change threatens to cause mass extinctions – but how, exactly? New research suggests male fertility may be the weakest link.
It's not as simple as saying you won't 'feel the benefit'.
Data and statistical analysis were used to find an association - if any - between extreme weather conditions and crime in South Africa's capital.
People with dementia can become agitated or distressed when the temperature isn't right, but some aged-care facilities aren't designed or operated to keep them comfortable.
Climate mitigation efforts are unlikely to be enough to save critical ecosystems like the Great Barrier Reef. We may need to consider more radical environmental engineering.
There are competing claims over what the optimal office temperature is. Here's what the research says.
New research has discovered brain receptors that sense heat also play a hand in appetite.
How to move beyond the warm words about tackling urban heat islands to doing something about them.
Major airports around the world will see more frequent flight restrictions in the coming decades because of increasingly common hot temperatures.
Schools need to have a formal policy in place for how to deal with heatwaves effectively and keep children cool and well.