Catalyst

A five-part series exploring the way different disciplines are working together to illuminate fundamental questions.

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The first of five programmes exploring the way different scientific disciplines are working together to illuminate fundamental questions. Quentin Cooper examines evidence for life elsewhere in the solar system. Producer Julian Brown

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* Face behind the Voice: page 139

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Unknown: Quentin Cooper

Producer: Julian Brown

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Quentin Cooper examines evidence for life elsewhere in the solar system. Repeated from Wednesday

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Unknown: Quentin Cooper

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The second of a five-part series exploring the way different disciplines are working together to illuminate fundamental questions. Three thousand and eight hundred million years ago, the first microbial life forms on earth crawled out of the primordial soup. How did these entities, the ancestors of all life on earth, including humans, arise?

Quentin Cooper goes in search of the origin of life.

Producer Julian Brown. Rptd Sunday 9.30pm

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Unknown: Quentin Cooper

Producer: Julian Brown.

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A search for the origin of life. Repeated from Wednesday

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Thethird in afive-part series exploring the ways different scientific disciplines are working together to illuminate fundamental questions. Presenter Quentin Cooper examines how psychologists, neuroscientists and biochemists are on the brink of discovering what makes humans smart. Producer Julian Brown

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Presenter: Quentin Cooper

Producer: Julian Brown

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Quentin Cooper discovers that science is near to understanding human intelligence. Repeated from Wednesday

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A five-part series which explores the way scientific disciplines work together to illuminate fundamental questions. 4: Quentin Cooper talks to pioneers of nanotechnology about how the manipulation of materials, atom by atom, could transform the world.

Producer Julian Brown

Repeated Sunday 9.30pm

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Producer: Julian Brown

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In the fourth of five programmes, Quentin Cooper talks to the pioneers of nanotechnology. Revised

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Talks: Quentin Cooper

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The last of the series which explores the way science is illuminating fundamental questions. Human milk from cows, cloned sheep - where will the genetic revolution end? Quentin Cooper examines how far scientists are prepared to go. Producer Julian Brown

Repeated Sunday 9.30pm

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The final programme of the science series, with Quentin Cooper.

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Unknown: Quentin Cooper.

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In this first programme, Quentin Cooper examines the evidence for life elsewhere in the solar system and beyond.

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3,800 million years ago, the first microbrial lifeforms on earth crawled out of the primordial soup.

How did these entities, the ancestors of all life on earth including humans, arise? Quentin Cooper goes in search of the origin of life.

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Swallowing pills, listening to music and playing with toys - can these boost intelligence? Quentin Cooper examines how psychologists, NEUROSCIENTISTS and biochemists are on the brink of discovering what makes humans smart.

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Quentin Cooper talks to the pioneers of NANOTECHNOLOGY about how the manipulation of materials, atom by atom, could transform the material world.

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Human milk from cows, luminous mice, cloned sheep - where will the genetic revolution end? Quentin Cooper examines how far scientists are prepared to go in helping evolution along.