Anorexia is every parent's nightmare. It's the dieting disease that strikes young girls seemingly at random. This disease has the highest death rate of any psychiatric disorder.
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.
Is your boss manipulative? Intimidating? Totally lacking in remorse? Yet superficially charming? Then you could be working with a workplace psychopath.
Are you Kyoto confused? Overwhelmed by global warming?
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
In this double episode of Catalyst about ageing, we’ll ask, is it our livers, free radicals, or simply our body’s mistakes that age us, and in Part 2, we look at the race to find the ageing 'cure'.
In the green hills of South East Queensland, there's a Buddhist commune called Frogs Hollow. Curled amidst lush rainforest, peaceful streams and abundant wildlife, it seems tranquil enough.
Chequerboard got its name from a poem by Ohmar Khayyam. Today the series is still regarded as one of the ABC TV landmark programs.
Compass talks to atheists of different stripes.
Australian women get up close and personal with Geraldine Doogue over dinner. Available as 3 part compile series only
Ep 1 - The Real Desperate Housewives
It's official. Australia is the second most obese nation on earth. 67% of men are overweight, and middle-aged men are most at risk. Why are our men not taking care of themselves?
Imagine you've been retrenched...money’s tight, your home life collapses, your self-esteem plummets and you suddenly find yourself living on the street. Can't see yourself there?
After nearly 50 years of public life, Dr Evelyn Billings is planning her retirement.
We step inside one of the staple institutions of Australian city and big town life...the boarding-house, which over the years has housed thousands of people seeking cheap accommodation and in more
Ramadan, the world-wide Muslim month of fasting and feasting, has begun and Compass follows two families through the most important event on the Islamic calendar.
At the epicentre of the ongoing conflict in the Middle East, a group of Arab and Jewish parents decide to establish a joint bi-national, bi-lingual Jewish-Arab school in a Palestinian village.
Since the arrival of the first missionaries in Australia, religious orders have played a vital role in the health care and the education of an emerging nation.