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Join Zan Rowe, Dr Karl and a bunch of curious listeners for your weekly dose of science, myth-bashing and answers!

Join Zan Rowe, Dr Karl and a bunch of curious listeners for your weekly dose of science, myth-bashing and answers!
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Sydney, NSW

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Join Zan Rowe, Dr Karl and a bunch of curious listeners for your weekly dose of science, myth-bashing and answers!

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@doctorkarl

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English

Contact:

1300 0555 36


Episodes

Professor Clare Collins joins Dr Karl and answers your food science questions

10/11/2017
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Dietitian Professor Clare Collins joins Dr Karl and Zan to answer all your food science related questions. Is naturally occurring sugar in fruit the same as processed sugar? Why do some people hate coriander? What are ketones and what role do they play in the diet?

Duration: 00:36:40


Bill Nye joins Dr Karl to answer your science questions

10/4/2017
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Bill Nye joins Dr Karl and Zan to answer your burning science questions like: what would happen to the Earth if it stopped spinning? How does the vacuum of space exist? Why is beach sand hard or soft?

Duration: 00:39:35


Earwax taste, losing sneezes, bloody noses

8/30/2017
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Why does earwax taste so bitter? Why does food in our mouth always go to our most dominant side? What are memories physically made from?

Duration: 00:37:59


Solar eclipse staring, money germs, birthmarks

8/23/2017
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Is staring at a solar eclipse damaging? How does one dog year equate to 7 dog years? Why does it physically feel so good to turn your alarm off and go back to sleep?

Duration: 00:36:37


Wombat poo, maggot wound cleaning, apocalyptic cockroaches

8/16/2017
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Special guests Dr Bryan Lessard from the CSIRO and Dr Rebecca Johnson from the Australian Museum join Dr Karl and Zan to answer your science questions.

Duration: 00:36:28


Synasethesia, multiple moons, safe AI

8/9/2017
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What is happening in the brain when someone experiences synasethesia? What would happen if we had more than one moon? How fast would you need to travel to keep up with the sun?

Duration: 00:34:35


Death by farts, alien messages, tongue ulcers

8/2/2017
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How many farts would it take to kill someone in an enclosed space? Have we ever got any replies from out messages to space? Why do people rock when they're anxious?

Duration: 00:35:43


Morning breath, scent memory, baby hiccups

7/26/2017
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What's the deal with morning breath? Why do babies get hiccups when they laugh? How is scent linked to memory?

Duration: 00:36:57


Sun mirror, essentials oils, vinyl records

7/19/2017
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How do you get music out of a vinyl record? What would happen if you reflected the sun's light back at it? Would ants survive without their colony?

Duration: 00:35:03


Underwater volcanoes, dog yawns, immortality

7/12/2017
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Why don't your teeth grow, like nails or hair? What is the smallest particle and what is it made up of? How does natural instinct work?

Duration: 00:39:08


Quantum mechanics, interstellar travel, suspending light

7/5/2017
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Professor Stephen Bartlett joins Dr Karl and Zan to answer all of your Quantum mechanics questions.

Duration: 00:35:57


Penguin knees, ear pimples, magnetic fields

6/28/2017
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What would happen if the earth stopped rotating? Can you stick coins to your forehead, through your own magnetic field? Do penguins have knees?

Duration: 00:36:40


Itching, faraday cages, mermaids

6/21/2017
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Is there a way i can prove the earth is spinning? Where would a helium balloon go in space? Can you eat spider venom?

Duration: 00:36:06


Stomach butterflies, baby hair, making gold

6/14/2017
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Why does my dog like to eat its own hair? What's actually happening when we get butterflies in our stomach? Are there any parts of the human body that are inedible?

Duration: 00:36:38


Faster than light speed, screaming in pain, Earth mass

6/7/2017
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Where does all the poo in the world go? Why do we scream when we're in pain? What would happen if something went faster than light speed?

Duration: 00:26:08


3D movie sickness, natural crystals, melting wood

5/31/2017
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Why can birds stand of electrical wires, without getting shocked? Why do I get sick from video games and 3D movies? Can you melt wood?

Duration: 00:35:27


Armpit smells, blurry headstands, homing pigeons

5/24/2017
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Does shaving your armpits make them less smelly? Why can we eat mouldy cheese, but not mouldy bread? How do homing pigeons know where to fly home to?

Duration: 00:37:44


Doggie memories, laughing fits, fish energy

5/17/2017
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How do dogs remember, or learn, that they've misbehaved? Why doesn't rainwater collected from a roof go bad? When sucking air out of a bottle, why does it form a vaccum?

Duration: 00:34:05


Why we fear, the speed of smell, moon crash

5/10/2017
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What is the evolutionary purpose of having a facial reaction when seeing others in pain? Why doesn't the moon crash into the Earth? Can you measure the speed of smell?

Duration: 00:35:47


Morning pee, twinkling stars, sunset colours

5/3/2017
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Why do you have to pee every morning when you wake up? Why are sunsets different colours on different days? Can personality traits be genetic?

Duration: 00:37:20

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