Catalyst

April 2019
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Season 17, Episode 10 (Lavender And The Honey Bee / Tassie Fires)

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New research reveals that Lavender can help bees make new memories & change their DNA. Could it do the same for humans? Plus, how climate change is affecting the 1000 year old World Heritage forests in Tasmania. #ABCcatalyst
23:00

Ae2 - The Silent Anzac

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Inside Australia's long lost World War 1 submarine. Anja Taylor travels to Turkey to reveal the AE2's hidden secrets and investigate what scientists are doing to protect her from the ravages of time.
30:00

Season 17, Episode 40 (The Anthropocene)

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Scientists claim that the Earth has shifted out of the Holocene state & into a new geological epoch. We look at how the last 60 years has transformed the human race into a geological force to rival nature.
28:00

Season 17, Episode 39 (Tick Bites / Swift Parrot)

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Dr Jonica Newby meets Dr Sheryl van Nunen, the clinician who discovered the link between tick bites & meat allergies. Plus we revisit a story on one of Australia's most charismatic & endangered birds - the swift parrot.
30:00

Season 17, Episode 35 (Coral Bleaching)

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In this confronting special, Catalyst explores the lethal threat of coral bleaching to the Great Barrier Reef, and the challenges we all face to protect this global treasure. #ABCcatalyst
30:00

Season 17, Episode 34 (Forensic Future / Alien Megastructure)

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Catalyst investigates how cutting edge forensics together with developments in DNA testing are working towards putting a face to the nameless. Plus the massive megastructure puzzling astrophysicists - could it be alien-built?
30:00

Season 17, Episode 33 (Hidden Secrets Of Art / Out Of Africa)

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Catalyst goes behind the scenes at the NGV to see how scientists are revealing hidden secrets behind acclaimed artwork. Plus we revisit what genomicist Professor Vanessa Hayes discovered about the origins of modern society.
30:00

Season 17, Episode 32 (Smell: Our Most Underestimated Sense)

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Smell is our most ancient, but also our most underestimated sense. In this episode Anja Taylor investigates the hidden powers of smell & how smell influences many aspects of our lives in ways we often overlook. #ABCcatalyst
30:00

Season 17, Episode 31 (Making Dogs Happy (part 2))

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In Part 2 of Making Dogs Happy, discover new science-based ways of communicating with dogs, how to better read what they are saying, how our own personalities impact their happiness & new technology to help make pets happier.
29:00

Season 17, Episode 30 (Making Dogs Happy (part 1))

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We all like to think our dogs are really happy with us, but how can we be sure? New research suggests most of us can't even tell. Are our dogs really happy & can we use science to make them happier? #ABCcatalyst
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