Science and Technology

Catalyst - Earth on Fire

Over the past decade, there has been an alarming surge in large, uncontrollable fires across the world. We live in a time when mega-fires are reshaping landscapes in ways unprecedented in human...

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Catalyst - Plastic Oceans

In our throw away world a plastic bag outlives it's usefulness after around fifteen minutes. A plastic bottle might last a little longer, party balloons a whole occasion. But the ocean likes to hang...

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The Checkout

Selected Episodes and clips from The Checkout are available from ABC Library Sales. The Checkout is a satirical consumer affairs series presented by Julian Morrow and Craig Reucassel from The Chaser...

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Catalyst - Future Cities

It's amazing to think that in the 1900s a mere tenth of the world's population lived and worked in cities. Today, it's more than half. With Australia's population set to double in the next 50 years,...

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The Day The Shark Came In

Australians have always been aware of great white sharks. They have split the community, and changed the rules. Survivors, scientists, swimmers, divers and protestors have their say.

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Four Corners - Power to the People

Technology is making alternative sources of energy cheaper, more user-friendly and, crucially, it's decentralising production to the rooftops of homes and commercial buildings across Australia. So...

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Shark Girl

Madison Stewart is a young woman with a passion for a creature of the deep that strikes fear in the hearts of most people - sharks. She has been face to face with every kind of shark around the world...

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Catalyst - Gut Reaction Pt 1 & 2

Could our food be making us sick – very sick? In this two-part special, Dr Graham Phillips investigates whether the Western diet could be contributing to a whole litany of diseases by causing an...

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Life at 9

The fifth instalment of The Life Series, Life at 9 provides a window on Australian childhood in an effort to uncover just what it is that gives a child the best chance at life. Every two years, the...

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The Kiwai - Dugong hunters of Daru

The Dugong is a rare and endangered sea animal. Neither seal nor whale, but something like the marine equivalent of a cow, it is central to the lives of the Kiwai, a group of seafarers and fishermen...

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