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In Australia, the conflict between cities and biodiversity is intensifying. This documentary presents experts' views on how Australia's remarkable animals and plants are ...

In Australia, the conflict between cities and biodiversity is intensifying. This documentary presents experts' views on how Australia's remarkable animals and plants are faring in their struggle against urban sprawl and how we can help them to survive.

Natural selection is a three billion year old product design process that can’t be beaten. It’s not just Velcro. Biomimicry is a way of profiting from nature by observing and ...

Natural selection is a three billion year old product design process that can’t be beaten. It’s not just Velcro. Biomimicry is a way of profiting from nature by observing and adapting natural solutions into technical innovations. In this episode, we see how sharks, sponges and the brittle fish - equipped all over its body with thousands of optically perfect lenses with which it sees - are being studied for commericial potential.

In this series of specials for the UK's Channel 4, top surgeons carried out life-changing operations in front of a studio audience, broadcast on live TV. While performing ...

In this series of specials for the UK's Channel 4, top surgeons carried out life-changing operations in front of a studio audience, broadcast on live TV. While performing brain surgery on a patient who remained awake, open heart surgery, keyhole stomach repair and pituitary tumour removal, the surgeons answered questions from television viewers at home sent to the studio via Twitter, Facebook and by phone, as well as from the studio audience.

Students will be inspired and excited by the best of cutting edge engineering. Demonstrating a broad range of engineering applications, this series focuses on the engineers ...

Students will be inspired and excited by the best of cutting edge engineering. Demonstrating a broad range of engineering applications, this series focuses on the engineers themselves - who they are, what they do and how they think. Today: The Millennium Bridge in London and the Falkirk Wheel in Scotland are two amazing structures that presented unique challenges for their designers.

A team of experts ventures back into Mexico's giant crystal cave. Described as Superman's fortress, the cave is as deadly as it is beautiful. But could it lead to another, ...

A team of experts ventures back into Mexico's giant crystal cave. Described as Superman's fortress, the cave is as deadly as it is beautiful. But could it lead to another, more spectacular cave?

Peter Andrews is a farmer and horseman with passion for healing damaged Australian landscapes through a method he calls natural sequence farming. For decades it seemed no one ...

Peter Andrews is a farmer and horseman with passion for healing damaged Australian landscapes through a method he calls natural sequence farming. For decades it seemed no one would listen. But, increasingly scientific test results are providing persuasive evidence that the methods can work. And some very high profile supporters are throwing their weight behind Peter Andrews.

FIT IN 6 MINUTES A WEEK - REVISITED Continuing our focus on the healing powers of exercise, Catalyst revisits the subject of intensive interval training. If you were told you ...

FIT IN 6 MINUTES A WEEK - REVISITED Continuing our focus on the healing powers of exercise, Catalyst revisits the subject of intensive interval training. If you were told you could get fit with just a few minutes of exercise a week, would you believe it? Anja Taylor puts interval training through its paces, and investigates the science behind why it works.

The Catalyst team look at how our genes can affect exercise performance; Come face to face with 120 metre tunnel borers Florence and Elizabeth; And reveal the good news for ...

The Catalyst team look at how our genes can affect exercise performance; Come face to face with 120 metre tunnel borers Florence and Elizabeth; And reveal the good news for Coral trout on the Great Barrier Reef.

This investigative Vice special focuses on the astonishing recent breakthroughs in eradicating the AIDS virus, and the challenges still faced by millions of HIV patients as ...

This investigative Vice special focuses on the astonishing recent breakthroughs in eradicating the AIDS virus, and the challenges still faced by millions of HIV patients as doctors and organisations race to bring a cure to the masses.

Investigates Maori worldviews and methodologies within the scientific community and looks at their practical applications finding solutions by combining Maori knowledge and ...

Investigates Maori worldviews and methodologies within the scientific community and looks at their practical applications finding solutions by combining Maori knowledge and western science.

Four years ago Australian Story featured a farmer and horse breeder called Peter Andrews who seemed to have a rare ability to transform degraded Australian landscapes into ...

Four years ago Australian Story featured a farmer and horse breeder called Peter Andrews who seemed to have a rare ability to transform degraded Australian landscapes into thriving oases. He called it natural sequence farming and it was producing some spectacular results. But for nearly thirty years, Peter Andrews' work was rejected by scientists, bureaucrats and politicians alike - until the evidence became difficult to ignore.

Scarlett visits a local farm and picks potatoes by hand. She also gets to pick them by riding a big machine called the potato harvester. After picking the potatoes, she heads ...

Scarlett visits a local farm and picks potatoes by hand. She also gets to pick them by riding a big machine called the potato harvester. After picking the potatoes, she heads to the kitchen and makes crunchy potato chips.

Maryanne Demasi meets the doctors who are at odds with neurologists in proposing that an early diagnosis of MS could provide a cure with something as simple as antibiotics. ...

Maryanne Demasi meets the doctors who are at odds with neurologists in proposing that an early diagnosis of MS could provide a cure with something as simple as antibiotics. Plus, turning your home into a power station and why dogs love to belt out a song.

Students will be inspired and excited by the best of cutting edge engineering. Demonstrating a broad range of engineering applications, this series focuses on the engineers ...

Students will be inspired and excited by the best of cutting edge engineering. Demonstrating a broad range of engineering applications, this series focuses on the engineers themselves - who they are, what they do and how they think. Today: Meet the engineers responsible for improving performance on the football field and athletics track, and learn how engineering can play a role in sport.

Students will be inspired and excited by the best of cutting edge engineering. Demonstrating a broad range of engineering applications, this series focuses on the engineers ...

Students will be inspired and excited by the best of cutting edge engineering. Demonstrating a broad range of engineering applications, this series focuses on the engineers themselves - who they are, what they do and how they think. Today: Blackpool's 'Big One' is the biggest, fastest rollercoaster in Britain. This program meets the engineers whose job is to scare the life out of people.

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Catalyst: On The Road

Season 1  |  Episode 3  |  ABC  |  February 21, 2013
Having delved into the science of big mining in Kalgoorlie, our trio continue their transcontinental roadtrip by teeing off on the Eyre Highway. But they're not here just to ...

Having delved into the science of big mining in Kalgoorlie, our trio continue their transcontinental roadtrip by teeing off on the Eyre Highway. But they're not here just to play the longest golf course in the world. Anja Taylor is thrilled to be joining a team of passionate cave divers at Weebubbie on the Nullarbor.

Catalyst investigates the substances at the forefront of the sports doping controversy and asks whether we are all potential candidates for life enhancing drugs, enhancing ...

Catalyst investigates the substances at the forefront of the sports doping controversy and asks whether we are all potential candidates for life enhancing drugs, enhancing career and social behaviour.

Anja Taylor looks at the domino effect of environmental and atmospheric factors that drive the globe to wetter, hotter, drier and colder extremes. Mark Horstman looks at ...

Anja Taylor looks at the domino effect of environmental and atmospheric factors that drive the globe to wetter, hotter, drier and colder extremes. Mark Horstman looks at ultra-sharp images from below the sea.

This week on Catalyst: Coal Dust - the health fallout; Bike Rage - 70% of cyclists cop it but who's to blame? Quantum Computing - the holy grail of calculations.

This week on Catalyst: Coal Dust - the health fallout; Bike Rage - 70% of cyclists cop it but who's to blame? Quantum Computing - the holy grail of calculations.

With a soaring population how do we keep our cities liveable? And what will the city of tomorrow look like? Catalyst reporter Anja Taylor investigates some innovative ideas ...

With a soaring population how do we keep our cities liveable? And what will the city of tomorrow look like? Catalyst reporter Anja Taylor investigates some innovative ideas for Australia's future cities.

Part two of Catalyst's 10th Birthday edition celebrating ten years on television with a retrospective of scientific achievement in the first decade of this millennium

Part two of Catalyst's 10th Birthday edition celebrating ten years on television with a retrospective of scientific achievement in the first decade of this millennium

Back with more exciting and enlightening science, Catalyst's trusted stable of specialist reporters explain the science you want and need to know about trust them they're ...

Back with more exciting and enlightening science, Catalyst's trusted stable of specialist reporters explain the science you want and need to know about trust them they're Doctors! And watch out for more than a few surprises in 2011.

Will the 21st century be remembered for the eradication of HIV? It's possible. Dr Maryanne Demasi reports. And Dr Graham Phillips sees how 3D printing is being used to bring ...

Will the 21st century be remembered for the eradication of HIV? It's possible. Dr Maryanne Demasi reports. And Dr Graham Phillips sees how 3D printing is being used to bring history within our grasp.

Teaching drones to think for themselves; looking at ways to combat the super-bug gonorrhoea; and what causes bike rage?

Teaching drones to think for themselves; looking at ways to combat the super-bug gonorrhoea; and what causes bike rage?

Students will be inspired and excited by the best of cutting edge engineering. Demonstrating a broad range of engineering applications, this series focuses on the engineers ...

Students will be inspired and excited by the best of cutting edge engineering. Demonstrating a broad range of engineering applications, this series focuses on the engineers themselves - who they are, what they do and how they think. Today: This episode follows two people as they have new limbs fitted, and sees how they adjust to the changes it brings to their lives.

This week on Catalyst: Conservation Hunting: does shooting help control feral animals? Shark behaviour: do sharks actually choose their friends? And are men with guitars more ...

This week on Catalyst: Conservation Hunting: does shooting help control feral animals? Shark behaviour: do sharks actually choose their friends? And are men with guitars more sexy than those without?

Wanted: Antarctic workers - positions available, apply within. Would you apply? Each year, over 2000 people apply for jobs in Antarctica, few are successful. So what are the ...

Wanted: Antarctic workers - positions available, apply within. Would you apply? Each year, over 2000 people apply for jobs in Antarctica, few are successful. So what are the physical and psychological attributes required to work in the most remote location on Earth? Plus, a weedy looking African plant used to make tea drunk by African women to aid childbirth, is the inspiration behind research that may lead to the development of ingestible, protein- based drugs.

Tattoos: They are on trend but how easy are they to remove? Moon Mining: Scientists look at ways to mine the moon. Muscle fibre Fishing Line: How fishing line, a hairdryer and ...

Tattoos: They are on trend but how easy are they to remove? Moon Mining: Scientists look at ways to mine the moon. Muscle fibre Fishing Line: How fishing line, a hairdryer and an electric drill make artificial muscle fibres.

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 ...

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.

Eureka Prizes for Australian Science; Survival of the fittest on the Great Barrier Reef; Nano alternative to the needle and syringe; Keeping air cargo safe and teaching ...

Eureka Prizes for Australian Science; Survival of the fittest on the Great Barrier Reef; Nano alternative to the needle and syringe; Keeping air cargo safe and teaching science to Indigenous kids.

Catalyst
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Catalyst: Heart of the Matter

Season 1  |  Episode 1  |  ABC  |  October 24, 2013
Is the role of cholesterol in heart disease really one of the biggest myths in the history of medicine? For the last 40-odd years we've been told that saturated fat clogs our ...

Is the role of cholesterol in heart disease really one of the biggest myths in the history of medicine? For the last 40-odd years we've been told that saturated fat clogs our arteries and that high cholesterol causes heart disease. It has spawned a multi-billion dollar drug and food industry, with aggressive marketing of 'cholesterol free' products that promise to lower our cholesterol and decrease our risk of heart disease. But what if it isn't true?

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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.

Deep beneath the legendary Easter Island in the South Pacific, a team of scientists undertake a groundbreaking expedition: to attempt a first-ever mapping of the vast cave ...

Deep beneath the legendary Easter Island in the South Pacific, a team of scientists undertake a groundbreaking expedition: to attempt a first-ever mapping of the vast cave system beneath this enigmatic isle. Protected by sheer cliffs, narrow labyrinths and underwater entrances, many of the caves have not been explored for decades.

This week on Catalyst: Conservation Hunting: does shooting help control feral animals? Shark behaviour: do sharks actually choose their friends? And are men with guitars more ...

This week on Catalyst: Conservation Hunting: does shooting help control feral animals? Shark behaviour: do sharks actually choose their friends? And are men with guitars more sexy than those without?

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Catalyst: On The Road

Season 1  |  Episode 1  |  ABC  |  February 7, 2013
In this six half-hour series and over 3,500 kilometres, Catalyst on the Road propels our curious trio - Anja Taylor, Dr Derek Muller and Simon Pampena - on an interactive road ...

In this six half-hour series and over 3,500 kilometres, Catalyst on the Road propels our curious trio - Anja Taylor, Dr Derek Muller and Simon Pampena - on an interactive road trip across Australia. Along the way they uncover science in some unexpected locations.

This special looks at genetically modified food - will it help to feed the increasing number of hungry mouths into the future? Or is it a genetic time bomb threatening the ...

This special looks at genetically modified food - will it help to feed the increasing number of hungry mouths into the future? Or is it a genetic time bomb threatening the health of crops, livestock and people?

A history of human health in ancient teeth; raising rainbow children, do they develop differently from their 'traditional' counterparts? Reuben tries out an air ops simulator ...

A history of human health in ancient teeth; raising rainbow children, do they develop differently from their 'traditional' counterparts? Reuben tries out an air ops simulator and Simon takes a critical look at dating sites.

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Catalyst: Heart of the Matter

Season 1  |  Episode 2  |  ABC  |  October 31, 2013
In this second episode, Dr Demasi uncovers the tactics used by drug companies to distort the data to make cholesterol lowering medications seem more effective than they are.

In this second episode, Dr Demasi uncovers the tactics used by drug companies to distort the data to make cholesterol lowering medications seem more effective than they are.

Catalyst is blasting back tonight! Fasten your seat belts for a fantastic ride, kicking off with our special on battery powered homes.

Catalyst is blasting back tonight! Fasten your seat belts for a fantastic ride, kicking off with our special on battery powered homes.

Dr Jonica Newby tries her luck at passport fraud and Dr Graham Phillips investigates the effectiveness of anti-venom for red back spider and brown snake bites.

Dr Jonica Newby tries her luck at passport fraud and Dr Graham Phillips investigates the effectiveness of anti-venom for red back spider and brown snake bites.

A surprise unearthing of fossils could fill a gap in the paleontological record; an extraordinary discovery about the properties of insect wings; and Catalyst celebrates ...

A surprise unearthing of fossils could fill a gap in the paleontological record; an extraordinary discovery about the properties of insect wings; and Catalyst celebrates science with the Australian Museum's Eureka Prizes.

Could abalone blood be the new treatment for cold sores and herpes?; The inspirational story of 350 year old mathematics problem and how it was solved; Tasmania's Great Poo ...

Could abalone blood be the new treatment for cold sores and herpes?; The inspirational story of 350 year old mathematics problem and how it was solved; Tasmania's Great Poo Hunt - have foxes invaded the island state?

Ask the Doctor
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Ask the Doctor: Obesity

Season 1  |  Episode 1  |  ABC  |  May 16, 2017
Dr Renee wants to know why the majority of people that diet and lose weight put it back on. While Dr Sandro opens our eyes to the hidden environmental triggers that encourage ...

Dr Renee wants to know why the majority of people that diet and lose weight put it back on. While Dr Sandro opens our eyes to the hidden environmental triggers that encourage us to eat too much.

Professor Alan Mackay-Sim, the 2017 Australian of the Year and biomedical scientist specialising in adult stem cell research, in conversation with Jane Hutcheon.

Professor Alan Mackay-Sim, the 2017 Australian of the Year and biomedical scientist specialising in adult stem cell research, in conversation with Jane Hutcheon.

Type 2 diabetes affects an increasing number or people and sugar is often blamed. Share these videos with your students to reveal the risks of developing the disease and how people are fighting it.
Warnings make weather seem predictable, but the effects of cyclones, typhoons and hurricanes can be unexpected and devastating. See how scientists study storms and people survive them.
Due to various reasons our ozone layer has been affected. Find out concerns and ways to combat this issue in this collection featuring information about the ozone layer and climate change.
When teaching your students about electricity, including how it's generated, share some of these videos to assist visual learning in class.
It's no surprise that sharks are feared, but scientists will say these apex predators are also misunderstood. Help your students come to understand them better and get to know the different types in our oceans.
Celebrate National Science week with EnhanceTV showcasing major breakthroughs like Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, 40th anniversary of the birth of the first IVF baby and celebrate International Year of the Reef.
Of course we have cat videos. August 8 is International Cat Day so introduce our feline friends to your classroom with our collection of domestic and big cat videos for primary students.
From Scope's junior scientists to Stephen Hawking, share how researchers and futurists imagine what our lives will look like in years to come, and how they're preparing for it.
Biology is the study of life and how living things work. Find out on how to create models of the human body, measure rainfall and even how to create a herbarum in this playlist. (ACSSU044,ACSSU072,ACSSU073,ACSSU043,VCSSU074,VCSSU075)
Wonder how foam, crystals or even colours are produced? Follow these awesome chemical science DIY projects to find out how different substances react to one another. (ACSSU046, ACSSU074, ACSSU077)
Physics is the science that explores the laws and forces that govern the universe. Bring out the boffins in your class with these experiments and reveal how it all works. (ACSSU049, ACSSU076, ACSSU080)
Asteroids, sometimes called minor planets, are rocky remnants left over from the early formation of our solar system about 4.6 billion years ago. Find out how they reshaped the Earth here. (ACSSU115, ACSSU153, ACSSU180, ACSSU188)
Explore a range of farm animals and farm produce, and explore ways farm produce is packaged before being moved from the farm to places where the food is sold or made into other products. (ACSSU002, ACSSU017, VCSSU042, VCSSU043)
Australia is home to more than one million species, many of which are found nowhere else in the world. Discover all about them in this playlist.
Living things have basic needs, including food and water and are important to us. Discover how to care for all types of living things in this curated playlist. (ACSSU002,ACSSU017,ACSSU211,VCSSU042)
Capture students’ interest and find out what they think they know about how living things, such as small animals. Make their playground experience more meaningful with this curated playlist. (ACSSU017,ACSSU211,VCSSU042,VCSSU043,VCSSU057)
Explore the science behind objects and things around us and what material make up their physical properties. Find out how to use your senses to observe and describe the form and function of different objects. (ACSSU049, ACSSU046,ACSSU074,ACSSU076,VCSSU059,VCSSU063,VCSSU076,VCSSU080)
Ever wondered how clocks make sounds or how bumper cars works? Find out the science about how things work through this selective playlist. (ACSSU049, ACSSU076, ACSSU080)
Living things live in all different types of habitats. In this playlist, you'll learn what a habitat is and the different types of habitats there are, along with which animals reside in each of the habitats. (ACSSU044,ACSSU072,ACSSU073,ACSSU043,ACSSU094,VCSSU042,VCSSU043,VCSSU057)
Water and weather, and the world play a significant role in our lives. Watch this playlist to find out about the impact on the earth through hands-on scientific exploration and experimentation. (ACSSU096, VCSSU046, VCSSU06, VCSSU078, VCSSU099, VCSSU101)
Natural Disasters aren't fun to have around. Find out the science behind these geological and meteorological events and gain insights on what to do in tough situations through this selected playlist.
Australia is addressing climate change and ensuring energy security and affordability. Find out more about the effects of climate change and how it is impacting your life. ((ACHGK020,VCGGK110,VCGGK147)
From sharks and sea turtles to octopus and corals, you’re in the right place to take a deep dive into oceans and marine life with this meticulous designed playlist for all the ocean lovers. (ACHASSK047,VCGGC058,VCGGC072,VCGGC086,VCGGC100,VCGGK105)
Over the past 200 years many species of plants and animals have become extinct. Find out all about management and conservation measures are taken to save others from a similar fate.
Bees are actually really important and do more than just buzzing around. This week let's celebrate World Bee Day to help raise awareness on why bees are important for our ecosystem. (ACSSU073)
From making backyards safe for koala visitors to learning the life cycle of the echidna, introduce your class to the wonderful world of some of Australia's most unique wildlife.
Space inspires our greatest scientific and creative minds. Take to the stars with NASA, or hop aboard Millennium Falcon in the best of space fact and fiction. (ACSSU188,ACSSU189,VCSSU127,VCSSU128,VCSSU129)
Dive into the Great Barrier Reef with Attenborough, explore Kakadu's Mountford rock art, peek inside the micro-worlds of the Galapagos, and be awed by the Great Wall of China when exploring the world's heritage sites.

Vitamins and the supplement industry

Critique the "sense and nonsense" of the global $100 billion vitamin and supplement industry with Derek Muller in Vitamania. Then test your students' knowledge of the importance of vitamins in our diets, and the history of the business.

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