Back in 2001, Australia was under threat from one of the world's most intractable invaders – the imported red fire ant.
A special edition of Catalyst investigates fire, flood and acid mud in the Murray Darling Basin.
Experts are warning that Australia is in the grip of the worst drought ever. Without rain, dams supplying our thirsty cities will run dry in just a few years – maybe sooner.
Nuclear fusion - where energy is obtained by joining atoms together rather than splitting them as they are in the more conventional fission reactor – promises to provide unlimited clean energy for
Gambling is exciting, seductive - and in Australia, very much part of life... eighty percent of us gamble in some form. But why is gambling so attractive?
Winner - Australian Museum Eureka Awards 2004 Australian Government Eureka Prize for Science Journalism was awarded to[Genius of Junk] on August 12.
Surprisingly little is known about gold nuggets. How do they form, where do they come from and do they hold clues to finding more gold?
Studies from the Northern Hemisphere show that you can keep the cold out and the heat in by adding a green roof to a building. But in warmer climates vegetation can also cool a building down.
When it comes to water these days every drop counts. Australians have a higher water use per capita than any other country in the world.
There is a hidden toll on our roads - the trauma of serious brain injury. To understand why, we need to see what really happens in a car crash.
Where on earth do we all come from? That's a question Archaeologists have been fiercely debating for years.
For hundreds of years hypnosis has been associated with sideshows and magical mind control, but now cutting edge science is discovering that the real story is quite different, and sometimes even mo
One of the changes sweeping through our society this century is that women are having fewer children, later in life.
Special report on the growing use of drugs in children with behavioural disorders.
Lactic Acid is blamed for that painful burning sensation you feel when you've pushed yourself a bit too far exercising. Everyone gets it. Even Olympians.
It's Murphy's Law. Right? The other lane or queue always seems to be going faster. But change into it and all of a sudden it stops and you're back in the same predicament!
Sex is a very complicated affair - at least it is to a lizard in a cold climate. It's long been known that for some reptiles the incubation temperature of their eggs can determine their gender.
Severe depression will strike one in five Australians at some stage during their lives. The illness can have devastating effects - it is the leading cause of suicide.
Marijuana use is on the increase.
Even five years ago, the jury was still out on whether marijuana causes psychosis. Well, that's all changed – the data has been flooding in.