September 2017

Season 18, Episode 6 (Death Dive: Into The Rings Of Saturn)

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After a 20 year mission, space probe Cassini crashed into the surface of Saturn last week. Astronomer Associate Professor Alan Duffy was at Tidbinbilla Deep Space Tracking to bring you a blow-by-blow account of the action.

Season 18, Episode 5 (Heartbeat: The Miracle Inside You)

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Heart surgeon Dr Nikki Stamp takes us into the amazing world of our hearts - revealing how they function, how can we look after them and shows us the latest science she uses to help fix them when they go wrong. #ABCcatalyst

Season 18, Episode 4 (Secrets Of The Dinosaur Crater)

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66 million years ago an asteroid hit the planet. Now an expedition is underway to drill 1500m into the crater it created - the Chicxulub asteroid impact crater, aiming to unearthing the secrets that killed the dinosaurs.
August 2017

Season 18, Episode 3 (Closing In: The Hunt For Alien Life)

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Will we soon find evidence of alien life? Scientists are currently in the throes of an unprecedented search for ET - and an answer to this long-pondered question may come sooner than you think. #ABCcatalyst

Season 18, Episode 2 (Can Seaweed Save The World?)

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Professor Tim Flannery investigates how seaweed is helping to save the world - from growing the foods of the future, helping save the reef and even combating climate change. #ABCcatalyst

Season 18, Episode 1 (Meet The Avatars)

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In the series return of Catalyst, Biomedical engineer Dr Jordan Nguyen examines virtual reality & how it could transform the way we learn & travel. He also meets some of the most life-like avatars scientists are creating.
January 2017

January 30, 2017

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In this Catalyst special, Anja Taylor and Mark Horstman travel to opposite sides of the planet to investigate mega-fires: large uncontrollable fires that are on the rise globally. #EarthOnFire

Season 17, Episode 21 (Toxic Ticks)

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Do Australian ticks pose a greater health risk than we thought? For the first time, microbes inside native Aussie ticks are being probed, leading to new discoveries which may reveal the causes of unexplained illnesses.

Season 17, Episode 13 (Short Sightedness In Children / Saving A Furry Friend)

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We look into the rise of myopia & how scientists are finding a way to turn the tide on the epidemic. Plus meet Australia's first koala scat detection dog that's helping koala conservation researchers. #ABCcatalyst

Season 17, Episode 8 (If Pain Persists)

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This week we investigate recent advances in science and medical engineering that are transforming our understanding of chronic back pain & opening the door to new treatments. #ABCcatalyst