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.
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.
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!
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.
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.