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The universe is a strange and wonderful place and, in his Great Moments, Karl has scaled the highest peaks as well as turned over the pebbles to see what's underneath.

The universe is a strange and wonderful place and, in his Great Moments, Karl has scaled the highest peaks as well as turned over the pebbles to see what's underneath.
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Sydney, NSW

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The universe is a strange and wonderful place and, in his Great Moments, Karl has scaled the highest peaks as well as turned over the pebbles to see what's underneath.

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English


Episodes

Trees are made from air

4/23/2018
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Trees are solid and dense. However, they're made from air. Wait, what?

Duration:00:06:00

Coal's hidden health cost

4/16/2018
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Sulphur dioxide pollution from coal-fired power stations can have bad health effects — but who picks up the bill, and could power stations be doing more?

Duration:00:06:15

Speaking in tongues

4/9/2018
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Imagine waking up one day and speaking with a different accent — with no control over it! Thanks to a very rare syndrome, this can actually happen.

Duration:00:06:20

The hummingbird: a furnace with feathers

4/2/2018
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Hummingbirds have a suite of incredible and unique features. However, one of their most important traits can lead to an early death.

Duration:00:06:24

Aboriginal stories accurate

3/26/2018
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For thousands of years, Australian Aboriginal people have accurately passed down information from one generation to the next using oral traditions.

Duration:00:06:16

Phone porting and identity theft

3/19/2018
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Are you doing everything you can to stop thieves from stealing your identity and 'porting' your phone number?

Duration:00:06:03

Fat is a beautiful organ

3/12/2018
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There's currently a battle against the bulge — but is fighting fat really the healthiest path?

Duration:00:05:53

Doomsday seed vaults

3/5/2018
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You may have heard of the Doomsday Vault — but scientists have gone even further to save the world's most important seed stocks.

Duration:00:06:07

Arsonist birds

2/26/2018
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Birds have been known to use all sorts of tools — but surely they wouldn't be using fire?

Duration:00:05:17

Dark matter

2/19/2018
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About 95% of the mass in the universe seems to be missing — what's going on!?

Duration:00:05:37

A truck that's faster than the internet?

2/12/2018
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If you want to transport data quickly, could a truck be the best option?

Duration:00:06:01

Tennis grunting

2/5/2018
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Is there any evidence that grunting in a tennis match will improve your game?

Duration:00:05:41

Super-hot planet

1/29/2018
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Is it possible for a planet to be hotter than a star?

Duration:00:05:51

Chewing gum

1/22/2018
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What really happens when you swallow chewing gum?

Duration:00:06:25

Alcohol & Antibiotics

1/15/2018
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They're two drugs you shouldn't mix... right?

Duration:00:05:35

Asteroid belt 2

1/8/2018
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Just how many asteroid belts are there in the solar system?

Duration:00:06:23

Asteroid belt 1

1/1/2018
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What does an asteroid belt actually look like?

Duration:00:07:22

Carrots & Night Vision

12/25/2017
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Do carrots really help you see in the dark? Or is it just a trick to get kids eating more veg?

Duration:00:05:36

Mpemba effect

12/18/2017
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If you want to freeze some water, you might want to heat it up first.

Duration:00:05:34

Why is it easier to 'erase' a magnetic hotel card than a credit card?

12/11/2017
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Surely all magnetic swipe cards are the same?

Duration:00:05:18

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