Catalyst returns to take you to the heart of the biggest science stories from Australia and around the world, revealing the latest understanding of how science affects our lives – from deep inside the human body to the furthest reaches of outer space. Each hour-long program delves into the very latest science, meets researchers at the cutting edge, and shows how scientific thinking is changing the lives of everyday people.
In the second of a two-part Mars special, astrophysicist Professor Tamara Davis and astronomer Greg Quicke explore the clues on our blue planet that are inspiring the search for life on the red planet.
In the first of a two-part Mars special, astrophysicist Professor Tamara Davis and astronomer Greg Quicke meet the Australian scientists on a mission to solve the many challenges of putting people on the red planet.
Catalyst explores Australia’s most common dental complaints at a special pop-up clinic, where presenters Dr Brad McKay and Kumi Taguchi uncover the best tips to keep your mouth healthy and unveil surprising secrets that could reduce the need to drill and fill.
Chef Paul West, dietician Professor Clare Collins and chemist Dr Noby Leong explore the science behind the cryogenic freezing of fish, why we are hard-wired to desire junk foods, and the chemistry of hot and spicy foods.
In this special Catalyst series, chef Paul West, dietician Professor Clare Collins and chemist Noby Leong reveal the delicious chemistry, biology and physics hidden inside the foods we all love, so we can cook better and eat healthier.