Superman actor, Christopher Reeve, died before science realised his dream: to walk again. But scientists now believe we are closer than ever to helping the paralysed to walk.
When it comes to the ageing brain, the news from science has always been bad; grey matter shrinking from age 20, synapses slowing down.
China is gearing up for the fastest deployment of nuclear energy in history, fuelled by Australian uranium. At least thirty new reactors are planned to be built in the fifteen years.
The debate whether it's nature or nurture that dictates your life has raged since the time of Darwin.
Catalyst's resident Palaeontologist, Dr Paul Willis, has been a fossil lover for as long as he can remember.
If you've ever been caught in the crush of a crowd at a sports stadium you'll have wondered if there is a faster way to get people out of an exit.
It's very easy to feel powerless when it comes to solving the problems created by centuries of burning fossil fuels.
Kids with Aspergers or other high functioning forms of autism are classic Little Professors - they know a lot and are great on detail - but when it comes to reading other people's feelings, well, t
Award-winning research could save thousands of lives by predicting strokes and heart attacks before they occur – and the signs are all in the eyes.
What would happen if the world were to start running out of oil?
You'd think after thousands of years perfecting the art of riding horses, everything there was to know about horses would already be known.
Researchers at the University of New South Wales have found that professional saxophone players adjust their vocal tract to hit high notes that beginners and even intermediate level saxophonists si
"How to Make it Big" In today’s business world, climbing the corporate ladder is the name of the game. But what does it take to get to the top in the cut and thrust of the boardroom?
Happiness.... it's something we all want but it's a state of mind we don't always get to enjoy.
We all know the difference between black and white - right? Wrong.
While solar power is clean and green, the great drawback for it has always been cost: it is more expensive than coal or gas-generated electricity. But could that finally be about to change?
Catalyst presenter and former astrophysicist, Dr Graham Phillips, gets his 'dream job' when he travels to Switzerland to check out what many regard as the most advanced scientific technology ever d
There's been a lot of talk about a nuclear future for Australia. But we already have an enormous nuclear reactor providing us with massive quantities of energy – the sun.
Space is once again 'the new frontier' – this time in finding a solution to the Earth's energy woes.