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Catalyst covers a diverse range of subjects including medicine, the environment, space exploration, psychology, and biology.
  • 28:57 Catalyst - Falling in Friendship

    Catalyst - Falling in Friendship

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    Friendship. From before we can even speak, we seek the companionship of others. But why – why is this drive so powerful? And how come out of all the people we meet in our lives, we fall in friendship with some and not others?

  • 08:35 Catalyst - Allergy Pill

    Catalyst - Allergy Pill

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    In the western world there’s an epidemic of allergies. Could it be that our lifestyles are too clean? Could the bacteria found to cause stomach ulcers help cure allergies?

  • 06:20 Catalyst - Nature Play

    Catalyst - Nature Play

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    How playing in the great outdoors can improve children’s mental and physical health.

  • 12:48 Catalyst - Mega Tsunami

    Catalyst - Mega Tsunami

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    Ground-breaking Japanese research reveals new clues about future hazards for tsunami-prone countries.

  • 06:00 Catalyst - Driver Distraction

    Catalyst - Driver Distraction

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    Although hand-held mobile chats are illegal, hands-free conversations are still allowed. Reporter, Anja Taylor, takes the wheel in a simulator to test her driving abilities - without a phone, talking hands free, and hand-held. The results will surprise yo

  • 06:19 Catalyst - Man Flu

    Catalyst - Man Flu

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    The symptoms - high fever, severe aches and pains, and fatigue – are similar to those found in woman flu - only much worse. But why the difference? Well, our sex hormones are believed to play a key role.

  • 06:15 Catalyst - Drinking Water

    Catalyst - Drinking Water

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    Australian researchers have discovered that the brain automatically regulates how much water we need to drink making the mantra “drink eight glasses of water a day” obsolete.

  • 15:46 Catalyst - Honeybees

    Catalyst - Honeybees

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    The world is experiencing a bee crisis, and with bees responsible for almost a third of the world's food, we could all be affected.. Australia is their last safe haven. But with the threat of parasites, pesticides, and disease, how long can we keep it tha

  • 21:43 Catalyst - Testosterone

    Catalyst - Testosterone

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    Testosterone is considered the hormone that makes men, well, men. It’s an emblem of masculinity that underpins sexual desire and aggression. But is this common perception selling the hormone short?

  • 05:13 Catalyst - Trish Veitch puts delicious and high fibre into the same pot!

    Catalyst - Trish Veitch puts delicious and high fibre into the same pot!

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    Chef and Monash University nutrition researcher, Trish Veitch talks to Graham about the high fibre diet she’s preparing for Catalyst “guinea pig”, Gideon Cordover.

  • 03:47 Catalyst - Prof Ian Chubb, Australia's Chief Scientist

    Catalyst - Prof Ian Chubb, Australia's Chief Scientist

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    Prof Ian Chubb talks about his passion for science and the value of high quality science education in our schools.

  • 11:38 Catalyst - Prof Brian Schmidt, Nobel Laureate

    Catalyst - Prof Brian Schmidt, Nobel Laureate

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    Catalyst meets up with the man who discovered dark energy and subsequently won the Nobel Prize in Physics 2011, Professor Brian Schmidt.

  • 02:44 Catalyst - Nutrition scientist Dr Jane Muir deconstructs fibre for Graham

    Catalyst - Nutrition scientist Dr Jane Muir deconstructs fibre for Graham

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    Dr Jane Muir delves into the subject of healthy gut bacteria and finds fibre, prebiotics and resistant starch give our good gut bacteria just what they need.

  • 14:36 Catalyst - Epilepsy Treatment

    Catalyst - Epilepsy Treatment

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    Advancements in epilepsy treatment are giving epilepsy sufferers new hope. Catalyst investigates two ground breaking treatment procedures for epilepsy.

  • 21:27 Catalyst - The Silent ANZAC - AE2

    Catalyst - The Silent ANZAC - AE2

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    Inside Australia's long lost World War 1 submarine, the AE2, we reveal her hidden secrets and investigate what scientists are doing to protect her from the ravages of time.

  • 03:01 Catalyst - Gut Reaction - Dr David Topping

    Catalyst - Gut Reaction - Dr David Topping

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    Dr David Topping talks about fibre and which foods contain the resistant starch we need for good gut health

  • 07:00 Catalyst - Eureka Prizes 2014

    Catalyst - Eureka Prizes 2014

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    The academy awards of science. Prof Ian Chubb shares some wise words, two young Eureka winners share their love of science and Catalyst poses some pertinent questions to some of our top scientists. http://australianmuseum.net.au/

  • 14:40 Catalyst - Mystery Mummy

    Catalyst - Mystery Mummy

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    Can science help the dead speak? We virtually “unwrap” a mysterious mummy belonging to the Australian Museum, to unveil secrets hidden for thousands of years. http://australianmuseum.net.au/

  • 06:12 Catalyst - Jane Goodall

    Catalyst - Jane Goodall

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    We meet the inspirational Dr Jane Goodall, world-renowned primatologist, humanitarian and conservationist. Jane entered the forests of Tanzania as a girl with a dream. Twenty years later she left a woman with a mission....

  • 01:46 Catalyst - Brain white matter

    Catalyst - Brain white matter

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    Catalyst online reporter Roslyn Lawrence explores the 'information super highway' of the brain... otherwise known as white matter. See how they map white matter in this story: http://www.abc.net.au/catalyst/stories/4080201.htm

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