Most people have heard of the illegal drug Ice, also known as crystal meth or methamphetamine.
What if you were able to vaccinate your children against addictive drugs like nicotine, heroin, cocaine or amphetamines before they were even old enough to try them?
In universities and laboratories all over the world, scientists are racing to help find a solution to halt climate change. And the answer may come from deep in the Amazon.
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.
For parents and teachers of kids with food allergies managing lunchtime can be a nightmare.
Australia's uranium reserves are the largest in the world. Some of our most common uranium deposits are crusted around sandstone, often beneath the water table.
Once known as manic depression, Bipolar disorder is a psychiatric condition that affects 100,000 Australians. And while it can be treated, there is no cure.
James Vote is a 65–year–old diabetic suffering from peripheral vascular disease. Doctors told him it was inevitable he would lose his leg.
Catalyst travels to England where a nasty side effect of global warming has occurred.
This special episode looks at different facets of Australia's greatest environmental peril.
DECISIONS UNDER FIRE
In this summer of fire, one tragedy stands out - the Canberra bushfires. In a single day, four lives were lost and more than 500 homes were destroyed in and around our national Capital.
It's bushfire season in western Arnhem Land: Aboriginal people are reviving traditional burning patterns; Scientists are measuring how ecosystems are affected by fire; The developers of a gas refin
Is it possible to cheat sleep and get away with it?
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.
In December 2009, representatives from nearly 200 countries gathered in Denmark to hammer out the most important carbon reduction agreement the world has ever made.
Is your boss manipulative? Intimidating? Totally lacking in remorse? Yet superficially charming? Then you could be working with a workplace psychopath.
Council House Two, or CH2 as its known, is quite possibly the eco-office block of the future – many of its design principles have been taken from nature.