Catalyst presents science stories from Australia and around the world - meeting scientists at the forefront of discovery, and uncovering innovative breakthroughs that impact our lives however big or small.

Catalyst - Testosterone / Dr Jane Goodall

Dr Graham Phillips investigates how testosterone affects our abilities, behaviour & health, in both men and women. Plus Dr Jane Goodall & her work as a World-renowned primatologist, conservationist & activist. #ABCcatalyst

Catalyst - Medicinal Cannabis

Anecdotal evidence is building that cannabis has a positive effect on a long list of medical conditions from epilepsy, cancer, even Alzheimer's Disease. By applying scientific rigour can researchers uncover clinical evidence?

Catalyst - Tick Bites / Swift Parrot

Dr Jonica Newby meets Dr Sheryl van Nunen, the clinician who discovered the link between tick bites & meat allergies. Plus we revisit a story on one of Australia's most charismatic & endangered birds - the swift parrot.

Catalyst - The Anthropocene

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

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