We look into marine life in Australia, to find out what plastics escape our household drains & what kind of damage they can do. And the geology of north-western Tasmania reveals similarities to Antarctica.
If you were to make a playlist of your life, what would be on it? The music of your childhood or of your teens? The music that always makes you cry or fills you with joy? In this episode we look at the power of music in all our lives - why is it so emotional, so memorable and so powerful and when much of the brain is gone can music bring it alive?
Science of Sci Fi Films – Fact or Fiction? Also an exciting new invention might be able to help with the mercury problem in Australia.
What can modern medicine learn from the people with the most diverse DNA on the planet? Join Mark Horstman on a unique road trip throuigh exotic Namibia where he meets geneticists searching for the origins of modern society - the DNA evidence of when hunter-gatherers became farmers. A Quest with far-reaching implications for everyone.
Wi-Fried? Could wifi-enabled devices be harmful to our health? a growing number os scientists are concerned that the widespread use of wifi and wifi-enabled devices could be slowly making us sick.l Dr Maryanne Demasi takes a closer look at the link between mobile phones and brain cancer and explores whether our wireless devices could be putting our health at risk.
Could the Love hormone, oxytocin, help treat alcohol and drug addiction? And can robots, vinegar and giant snails save the Great Barrier Reef from the Crown of Thorns starfish?
Catalyst is blasting back tonight! Fasten your seat belts for a fantastic ride, kicking off with our special on battery powered homes.
Gluten is the new dietary enemy. Millions of people around the world are giving up gluten in pursuit of better health. But is this unprecedented uptake of the diet justified? Dr Maryanne Demasi cuts through the hype of the gluten free diet. Should we all get on board or is it just another fad?
Catalyst celebrates 100 years of Einstein's extraordinary universe. Black holes, time travel, and the Big Bang beginning of our universe are all consequences of Einstein's great theory. To celebrate we visit three 'big physics' facilities: CERN's Large Hadron Collider in Switzerland; the vast dark matter laboratories under a mountain in Italy; and two three-kilometre rooms, where scientists are hoping to prove a prediction Einstein made over a century ago - that gravitational waves exist.
Everything you always wanted to know about the female sex drive and a little more... In this must watch Catalyst special, Dr Jonica Newby asks "why do many women lose interest in sex as early as their 30s or 40s - and what, if anything, can be done about it?".
Could our relentless pursuit of good health be making us sick? Advances in medicine have propelled health care to new heights. A vast array of diagnostic tests and drug therapies is now available but an increasing number of doctors now say that sometimes, "less is more" when it comes to medical interventions. They argue that excessive interventions are causing more harm than good. Dr Maryanne Demasi examines how our relentless pursuit for good health could be making people sick.
The battle to save Australia’s last swift parrots from a surprising threat. Plus, can we live on Mars? NASA is currently planning to send astronauts to the red planet, and private company Mars One has volunteers who want to go there and never come back.
Have you ever tried to lose weight and when you did, you put it all back on again? Ever wonder... Why am I still fat? New discoveries are overturning the conventional wisdom that beating obesity is all about eating less and exercising more. Mark Horstman explores these emerging fields of science, and meets ordinary people in their daily struggle with obesity.
This special episode investigates new research analysing facial expressions, voice and body posture that may be the key to diagnosing depression.
Anja Taylor investigates the science behind low volume, high intensity fitness training, and takes on the challenge of going from couch slouch to fighting fit, with just six minutes of exercise a week!
A chance discovery on the banks of the Darling River has unearthed a murder mystery which combines forensic science, archaeological analysis, frontier history, and cultural survival. Plus, condoms for the next generation! Researchers are trying to make them from material that mimics human skin and is imperceptible to wear. Dr Jonica Newby puts them to the test.
In this special edition of Catalyst, Dr Maryanne Demasi investigates the safety of chemicals that are used in everyday products - in our water, our food and in the air we breathe - and compares the chemical levels in her won body with those of clean living convert and media personality, Sarah Wilson. Is there adequate regulation and testing, or are we in the midst of an uncontrolled, human experiment.
Are we beating our horses to the finish line? And in a world first, a lab under the Antarctic ice puts the sea floor to the acid test.
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