Next Episode of Catalyst is
Season 18 / Episode 2 and airs on 22 August 2017 20:30
Catalyst is Australia's premier science investigation series. Each week the team brings you stories from Australia and around the world, meeting scientists at the forefront of discovery.
The anecdotal evidence that cannabis has a positive effect on a long list of medical conditions from epilepsy to Alzheimer's Disease is building. Researchers are now applying scientific rigour to convert anecdote into data.
Dr Jonica Newby meets Dr Sheryl van Nunen, the clinician who discovered the link between tick bites & meat allergies. Plus we revisit a story of one of Australia's most charismatic & endangered birds - the swift parrot.
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. #ABCcatalyst (Season Final)
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 that scientists are creating.
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.
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.
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