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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

Black hole in the Milky Way: part one

11/12/2018
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Black holes have no size, but have a huge mass — and there's an enormous one right in the middle of our galaxy.

Duration:00:07:09

Geotagged photos

11/5/2018
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Are you accidentally sharing your precise location, whenever you upload a photo?

Duration:00:06:15

Measure Earth

10/29/2018
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Reckon you could measure the circumference of the Earth using just a stick and some basic geometry?

Duration:00:06:44

Cigarettes radioactive

10/22/2018
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You've probably heard cigarettes are bad for you — but did you know tobacco contains radioactive material?

Duration:00:06:44

Alkaline diets

10/15/2018
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It's said that the 'alkaline diet' can help you lose weight, and fight off cancer — but it looks like these claims don't stand up.

Duration:00:08:08

Kiss the Sun: part two

10/8/2018
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After hearing about the Parker Solar Probe's mission to the Sun, now Dr Karl is taking a closer look at how it'll survive this fiery journey.

Duration:00:06:45

Kiss the Sun: part one

10/1/2018
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There's still a lot we don't know about the burning ball of gas that sustains life on Earth — but the Parker Solar Probe could help.

Duration:00:06:50

How to snap spaghetti: part two

9/24/2018
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For some snapping spaghetti is sacrilege — but for others it’s science.

Duration:00:05:25

How to snap spaghetti: part one

9/17/2018
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From spaghetti strands to trees to nanotubes — we need to know about the physics of rod-like structures.

Duration:00:05:06

Snooping microphones in your home?

9/10/2018
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Many of us have microphones in our homes, attached to smart phones and personal assistant devices.

Duration:00:07:37

The faults in our bodies

9/3/2018
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Our bodies are a marvel of sophisticated engineering — almost without exception.

Duration:00:06:20

Mapping DNA to save lives

8/27/2018
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DNA can help us work out family trees, catch bad guys ... and now as a tool in emergency medicine.

Duration:00:06:37

The loneliest ATM

8/20/2018
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Hint: the loneliest ATM is in a very, very cold place.

Duration:00:04:56

Do ships have an effect on sea level?

8/13/2018
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Plunking yourself into a bath fairly full with water makes the water level rise — and overflow. What about ships and the ocean?

Duration:00:09:16

Goldfish memory

8/6/2018
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The poor old goldfish has be slandered for far too long.

Duration:00:06:21

Are vitamins always good for you?

7/30/2018
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Having more vitamins will make you healthier... right?

Duration:00:06:31

Wasted food

7/23/2018
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Humans waste a huge amount of food every year.

Duration:00:06:18

Daddy long legs

7/16/2018
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Fact or fiction: Daddy-long-legs are the most poisonous spiders in the world?

Duration:00:06:31

Anaesthetic bomb

7/9/2018
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Could a villain or hero knock out a room full of enemies with a so-called 'anaesthetic bomb'?

Duration:00:05:55

Humans vs volcanoes

7/2/2018
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Which would win*: humans or volcanoes? (*In a fight over carbon emissions)

Duration:00:07:06