Is it possible to cheat sleep and get away with it?
Our entire market economy is based on one idea, the more choice you have the happier you get. But science suggests we're going against human nature.
A Catalyst special on the pressing environmental issue of our time.
For decades, scientists have worked to develop technologies that can unlock the energy from coal while reducing the risks of digging it up and burning it.
A sprained ankle or twisted knee causes pain which tells the body there's an injury and it's time to take action. Treatment follows, the injury heals and after a while the pain goes away.
In December 2009, representatives from nearly 200 countries gathered in Denmark to hammer out the most important carbon reduction agreement the world has ever made.
Is your boss manipulative? Intimidating? Totally lacking in remorse? Yet superficially charming? Then you could be working with a workplace psychopath.
Council House Two, or CH2 as its known, is quite possibly the eco-office block of the future – many of its design principles have been taken from nature.
Are you Kyoto confused? Overwhelmed by global warming?
After being diagnosed with a devastating neurological disease called Generalised Dystonia, Luke Wilmot became confined to a wheelchair for most of his teenage years.
Do you ever worry one day you'll lose your marbles? It’s the cost of us all living longer. In our 60’s, we’ve a one in 100 chance of dementia. By our eighties, it’s one in three.
What do a dinosaur and a Victorian bridge have in common? Well, quite a lot actually.
Is the air in our cities safe to breathe? New science about fine particle pollution has a dire warning for public health.
For many farmers, developing drought-resistant strains of wheat means the difference between surviving the next "Big Dry", or, leaving the land.
You are what you eat... but science suggests you're also what your grandmother ate.
These three men have just 2 hours over 2 days to take a wild colt, break it in and ride before an exacting panel of judges ... at the biggest horse event in the southern hemisphere.
If we converted Australia's entire sugar cane crop into ethanol, using conventional techniques, we still wouldn't have anywhere enough fuel to drive our cars.
To most of us, the idea of anyone willingly jumping off a cliff with a 70 metre drop seems completely insane. So why do extreme sports action seekers do it?
Mark Horstman reports on the extraordinary sex life of the Gouldian Finch, where choosing wrong mate can mean curtains for your kids.
Back in 2001, Australia was under threat from one of the world's most intractable invaders – the imported red fire ant.