A 1961 photo that shows a Styrofoam igloo in the Inuit community of Kinngait.
(Library and Archives Canada/Charles Gimpel)
Plastic versions of igloos show an early example of culturally sensitive housing, abandoned in favour of inadequate southern-style structures.
The number of people made homeless is forecast to increase massively by the end of the year.
Pandemic is once in a generation opportunity to help homeless people stay off the streets for good – we must not waste this.
Whether it’s cars passing nearby, a neighbour’s blaring music or the constant drone of a lawnmower, the trouble with sound is that – unlike light – it can be hard to block out completely.
Not all pets will make good house cats, but there are ways to make a life indoors more fulfilling.
The Kavanaugh hearings were about the only thing Congress has done with a link to #MeToo.
In the last year, workplace culture faced major upheaval for working women. We at The Conversation put together our reporting on that very topic from 2018.
Latrodectus hasseltii, the redback spider.
Toby Hudson/Wikimedia Commons
Be thankful you aren’t a male redback spider.
Fungus gnats are one the many arthropods that find their way into our homes.
Gnat image from www.shutterstock.com
Our homes harbour hundreds of species of insects and their relatives.
The cat flea (Ctenocephalides felis) female full of eggs.
Fleas have lived with people for as long as people have lived with pets.
Your home is full of fungi.
Mould image from www.shutterstock.com
Moulds and fungi have been living with us for thousands of years - you just might not think about them until they become a problem.
New homes go up at a housing estate at Cecil Hills in western Sydney.
Energy efficient houses are often thought to be a promising way to reduce our environmental footprint by using less energy and producing fewer greenhouse gas emissions. Yet, surprisingly, if you consider…