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Science stories in today's show: Torture - Anja Taylor reports on research aiming to retrain the suffering brains of torture victims. Rewiring Spinal Nerve Damage - Swiss researchers have restored voluntary movement in paralysed rats. Total Eclipse - Professor Brian Cox and Dr Graham Phillips discuss the wonders of Earth's unique moon. Kepler - Dr Graham Phillips heads to NASA to uncover the startling discoveries of the Kepler Space Telescope.

Catalyst: On The Road - Episode 1

The team defy gravity at 'The Leaning Tower of Gingin', before driving an electric Lotus into the ground on their way to a Future Farm to measure methane in sheep.

Catalyst: On The Road - Episode 2

On this leg, the trio mine gold in Kalgoorlie and meet an international team of scientists who are using the salt of Lake Lefroy to gather accurate satellite data.

Catalyst: On The Road - Episode 3

Teeing off at the start of the Eyre Highway, Catalyst reporters Anja, Derek and Simon brave the bitumen visit to the fantastic water-filled caves at Weebubbie.

Catalyst: On The Road - Episode 4

Standing atop the spectacular Bunda Cliffs, Derek and Simon ponder how to accurately calculate the length of Australia's coastline.

Catalyst: On The Road - Episode 5

Three Catalyst reporters, Anja, Derek and Simon, continue their road trek across Southern Australia. They have arrived where the Murray River meets the ocean and the Coorong Wetland.

Catalyst: On The Road - Episode 6

Derek and Simon are at Warrnambool, on the Victorian coast, to join a team of researchers mapping and revealing for the first time the stunning natural features of Victoria's seafloor.

Catalyst - Episode 7

This episode looks into tornadoes made of fire; whether it's possible to make a meal from fly larvae; and if dogs have empathy.

Catalyst - Episode 8

Mark Horstman takes stock of fisheries; Anja Taylor looks at the threat of cyber attack and Maryann Demasi discovers an invention helping stroke victims recover.

Catalyst - Ep 16 - Wind, Bird Strike

Catalyst explores the two thousand reported bird strikes on planes recorded each year and investigates which bird species are the main culprits and what's being done to save the birds and minimise the damage to planes. Catalyst also looks at extreme weather warnings and what impacts powerful wind gusts can have on your home and car.

Catalyst - Ep 17 - Aircraft Electromagnetic Interference, Tilapia, Laser Danger

Catalyst investigates the tests being conducted to help determine the susceptibility of military aircraft to electromagnetic interference. The Tilapia fish is an exotic invasive species introduced to Australia and is taking hold in Queensland rivers. Anja Taylor investigates new DNA technology which may prevent devastating infestations from occurring. Ruben Meerman demonstrates the power of lasers and reveals what makes them so dangerous.

Catalyst - Ep18 - Low Carb Diet: Fat or Fiction?

This week in a special investigation, Catalyst explores the science behind the low carb diet. What are the health benefits and are there any risks? Is it suitable for everyone? Australian cricketer Shane Watson talks about how cutting carbs has helped him overcome his long-term struggle with weight.

Catalyst - Ep19 - Genetic ID, Tunnel Boring, Great Barrier Reef Coral Trout

Why is it that some people respond better to training than others? A new study into the genetics of fitness may have the answers. Plus, what does it take to build a tunnel 15kms long? Despite increasing pressures from fishing and greater stresses on the Great Barrier Reef, coral trout fish numbers have increased by 50% since the 1980s.

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Catalyst - Episode 22

Science stories in today's show: Organ Bioprinting - Researchers are growing artificial body parts and printing human tissue from the cells of their patients. Packed with DNA - How does DNA pack so tightly into our cells? Space Junk - Space debris is a problem for spacecraft and satellites but Scientists at the Swiss Space Centre are now building the first satellite specially designed to clean up space. Ketamine - Dr Maryanne Demasi looks at an Australian trial using ketamine as a treatment for major depression. Graham Number - Mathematician Ron Graham rewrote the record books with an unimaginably large number.

Catalyst - Episode 23

Science stories in today's show: Melioidosis - Mark Horstman joins a genetics lab on wheels on the hunt for Burkholderia pseudomallei. The Search for Alien Astronomers - Graham Phillips travels to Hawaii to look for signs of extra terrestrial astronomers. Spatial Processing Disorder - Dr Maryanne Demasi enters the sonic world of Spatial Processing Disorder and experiences what it's like when you can't distinguish background noise from targeted speech.

Catalyst - Episode 24

Science stories in today's show: Torture - Anja Taylor reports on research aiming to retrain the suffering brains of torture victims. Rewiring Spinal Nerve Damage - Swiss researchers have restored voluntary movement in paralysed rats. Total Eclipse - Professor Brian Cox and Dr Graham Phillips discuss the wonders of Earth's unique moon. Kepler - Dr Graham Phillips heads to NASA to uncover the startling discoveries of the Kepler Space Telescope.

Catalyst - Episode 25

Taking Our Temperature - Dr Jonica Newby investigates what has happened to our weather over the past 100 years.

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