Is it possible to create a truly bushfire-resistant house? What's the best way to donate to bushfires? How can you tell fact from fake news in this era of Twitter bots? How can we improve communication to save lives and property? These and more questions will be on the table at an important forum at QUT this Friday addressing Australia's catastrophic fire season.
The WHO is calling for more funding to curb the world’s worst outbreak of measles, as the death toll in DRC reaches over 6000.
The transformation and degradation of natural landscapes due to human activities has been intensifying for several decades. This is especially true for forestland: its area decreases each year, especially in tropical regions. In Southeast Asia, tropical rainforests are cut down to make room for new plantations. Around 0.4 mln ha of forests are destroyed every year on Sumatra (Indonesia) only.
Food labels quantifying exercise needed to work off what they eat may be more effective at encouraging healthy eating habits.
National emergency room data analysis has shown that number of injuries related to cell phones has risen in the last 20 years.
Over half of homeless people have suffered a traumatic brain injury, which can have severe mental and physical consequences.
Biodiversity across the globe could be in a worse state than previously thought as current biodiversity assessments fail to take into account the long-lasting impact of abrupt land changes, a new study has warned.
A Eurac Research study on acclimatisation and de-acclimatisation will take place in the terraXcube centre for the simulation of extreme climates. Internationally renowned, especially for his extreme winter climbs, mountaineer Simone Moro, and Tamara Lunger, one of the world's strongest high-altitude climbers, announce the destination of their next expedition.
Marine fog brings more than cooler temperatures to coastal areas. Researchers at UC Santa Cruz have discovered elevated levels of mercury in mountain lions, the latest indication that the neurotoxin is being carried in fog, deposited on the land, and making its way up the food chain.
Scientists have shown that the retina has more light sensitivity and babies in the womb can see more than previously thought.
Researchers have shown that shaking the head to release any water trapped in the ear canal may cause brain damage.
A new study tells us more about what presses the trigger when it comes to harsh parenting by alcohol-dependent mothers.
A report has concluded that engaging in art-based activities can significantly benefit health, both mentally and physically.