The brain-eating amoeba _Naegleria fowleri_ kills 97% of its victims, and infections are almost impossible to diagnose quickly. Here is how it kills.
Recent reports describe people dying from infections caused by flesh-eating bacteria. But that doesn't that mean you can't still enjoy time at the beach frolicking in warm water.
The millennials have boosted rosé consumption: in the United States alone, 65% of them declare themselves "rosé drinkers". How can this overall success be explained?
You can stay fit during soaring summer temperatures — if you follow some simple precautions.
Municipal swimming pools flourished in the 20th century. But too often, their success was based on the exclusion of African Americans.
The habit of using our phones while at a summer music festival can negatively impact our experiences.
The hottest Australian summer on record is ending, and it's likely we've got a warm, dry autumn to come.
Migrants are no more at risk of drowning than Australian-born swimmers but you'd never know from media reports.
Much of Australia is sweltering due to a high pressure system parked over the Tasman Sea – and there's no sign it's moving any time soon.
The reason we have seasons is because, during its journey around the Sun, the Earth is tilted.
Most of us get thirsty when we need to drink more water. But there are other tell-tale signs that not all is well.
The summer forecast from the Bureau of Meteorology predicts a hot, dry summer.
A nutritionist's expert view on barbecue success.
You can be a better tourist this summer. Here's how.
The number of young people who work traditional summer jobs has declined significantly in recent decades. A scholar who focuses on generational differences in the workforce explains why.
The tilt of Earth's axis as it orbits the sun results in the seasonal changes.
Why are flies so easily able to evade our attempts to swat them?
Australia's scorching summers aren't just inconvenient: heatwaves are deadly. Yet new research has found many vulnerable people don't have a plan for extreme heat.
Whenever summer rolls around, it's easy to forget the basics of sunscreen. How long should I wait after applying it to go in the sun, and how long can I stay in the sun with it on?
A solar day is a measure of how long it takes the Earth to rotate from one noon to the next, and today's summer solstice also happens to be the longest solar day of the year.