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.
Implanting memories sounds like science fiction but it's real and happens everyday.
Faced with the overwhelming magnitude of global warming, it's easy to feel powerless and dispirited. But Catalyst asks what would happen if enough of us took power into own hands?
Farmer and horse-breeder Peter Andrews has been described as everything from a crackpot to a visionary.
There's no doubt that one of Australia's greatest economic resources is mineral ores.
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.