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.
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.