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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

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

The dunes of Pluto

6/25/2018
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Yup, there are dunes on Pluto — and in other parts of our Solar System.

Duration:00:06:42

A1 vs A2 milk

6/18/2018
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Is it worth paying more for A2 milk? What's the evidence that it might be better for you?

Duration:00:07:04

Cockroach milk

6/11/2018
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Is "cockroach milk" the next "superfood"? Do cockroaches even make milk!?

Duration:00:05:53

Sightseeing from Orbit

6/4/2018
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Can an astronaut really see the Great Wall of China from space?

Duration:00:05:35

Road trip to future travel

5/28/2018
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130 years ago one woman went on the first road trip and made history. Is it time for another change in transportation?

Duration:00:05:57

Gunpowder vs sandwich

5/21/2018
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Which do you think packs more punch — gunpowder or a sandwich?

Duration:00:05:33

Why are whales so big?

5/14/2018
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Whales are the giants of the marine realm, and we've only recently discovered why they're so huge.

Duration:00:06:02

Trees have senses too

5/7/2018
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How do trees face an incoming threat if they can't move, see, or hear?

Duration:00:06:00