Catalyst: Season 1 • 2015 • 3 episodes • 3h:07m

Australia's premier science series with stories from Australia and around the world covering spiders, tsunamis, alien technology and more! Catalyst is the ABC's primary science journalism television series

Polar People

Each year, over 2000 people apply for jobs in Antarctica, but few are successful. What are the physical and psychological attributes required to work in the most remote location on Earth? Could you snag a job in sub-zero temperatures at an Antarctic station?

1/10 • 2015 • People


Good to know as you travel to the Antipodes - Australia has the most venomous snakes and spiders in the world. But, if you’re bitten, can you rely on anti-venom? Dr Graham Phillips investigates the effectiveness of anti-venom.

3/10 • 2015 • Health

Powering the Mind

What is memory? How do our memories change from childhood to adulthood? How we can build up greater brain reserves to power our mind into old age? Brain epigenetics, how the expression of our DNA can be changed by our experiences, is an intriguing new area of science with huge health implications.

6/10 • 2015 • Brain