Five Things You Should Do Now To Prepare For a Heatwave

Ed Connor (Shutterstock) Extreme heat can be dangerous if you’re not prepared. If you don’t live in an area that is ordinarily hot, you might not have air conditioning, so getting your home ready for a heat wave is important to avoid heat related illness. Here are 5 things you should do to get ready […]

How Loneliness Reshapes The Brain

Kouzou Sakai for Quanta Magazine Loneliness doesn’t just make people feel isolated. It alters their brain in ways that can hinder their ability to trust and connect to others.  In The Neumayer III polar station sits near the edge of Antarctica’s unforgiving Ekström Ice Shelf during the winter, when temperatures can plunge below minus 50 […]

The Science Behind Seasonal Depression

Those who suffer from seasonal depression meet the criteria for clinical depression, but they see their symptoms improve with the onset of warmer seasons…Photo Illustration by Chris Fertnig, Getty Images When he moved from South Africa to New York City, Norman Rosenthal noticed he felt more depressed during the cold, short days of the city’s […]

Scientists Finally Know Why People Get More Colds and Flu In Winter

A chill is in the air, and you all know what that means — it’s time for cold and flu season, when it seems everyone you know is suddenly sneezing, sniffling or worse. It’s almost as if those pesky cold and flu germs whirl in with the first blast of winter weather. As respiratory viruses […]

Many of New Zealand’s Glaciers Could Disappear In a Decade Scientists Warn

New Zealand’s glaciers are becoming “smaller and more skeletal” due to the effects of climate change and scientists predict many could disappear within a decade. An annual end-of-summer survey that records the snowline of more than 50 South Island glaciers has revealed continued loss of snow and ice. Every year, the National Institute of Water […]