If an alert from the federal government pops up on your phone, will you notice it? Will you know who it’s from? Will you trust it?
Lithium-ion batteries power many electric cars, bikes and scooters. When they are damaged or overheated, they can ignite or explode. Four engineers explain how to handle these devices safely.
While Americans tend not to use the word “peace,” and instead opt for terms like “safety and security,” their desires and fears are not so different from what people in war-torn places express.
New research reveals drowning risk increases during Australian heatwaves, especially severe heatwaves. Here’s who is most at risk and what we can all do to stay safe.
A non-fatal crocodile attack on a tourist last week made headlines. But talk of culling is an over-reaction to a fairly isolated incident.
Emergency management plans need to address the growing risks emerging from increasing applications of artificial intelligence.
People have died taking selfies at cliffs, waterfalls and natural pools. We need to try a different approach to reducing the risk.
Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg is looking into new rules for trains. Trucks, however, are involved in thousands more hazmat incidents every year in the US.
People may think that green spaces often hide criminals. On the contrary, there is evidence they contribute to reducing crime.
A recent French Senate report calling on a ban on alcohol use while hunting has prompted the wrath of the country’s hunting lobby. Do its arguments hold water?
Political and social instability in the country, as seen in frequent mass protests and xenophobia, threaten the flow of African tourists.
Lightning kills 24,000 people each year. Here’s how to stay safe during an electrical storm.
For many female runners, the feeling of liberation that running can bring is marred by the ever-present threat of street harassment and violence. It’s a major obstacle to running participation.
Historically, most mass shootings in South Africa have been associated with three main things: gang conflicts, rivalries in the minibus taxi sector and factional or inter-group feuds.
Australia’s consumer advocacy group Choice identified three Australian retailers who use facial recognition to identify consumers. What are the privacy concerns?
New ethical issues are emerging during COVID-19 as doctors struggle with their obligations to ‘do no harm’ and respect patient autonomy.
99% of people below the floors where the planes struck the twin towers evacuated successfully, although their journey was fraught with danger. Their stories have influenced today’s skyscraper designs.
A better understanding of the science behind falling trees – followed by informed action – will help keep us safe and ensure trees continue to provide their many benefits.
Canada needs a better framework to understand and analyze the participation of women who marry ISIS soldiers — and find ways to hold them accountable
In the current pandemic, finding the right balance between the protection of public health and respecting civil liberties has proven to be supremely difficult.