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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!

Twitter:

@doctorkarl

Language:

English

Contact:

1300 0555 36


Episodes

Tap vs Bottled water, voices, the golden ratio

12/6/2017
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Why does everyone have a different sounding voice? When are things wet? Why is milk white?

Duration: 00:35:52


Cold beer, hail storms, stuttering

11/29/2017
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Does a beer can get colder than when in a stubby bottle? Do ice cubes freeze faster when you use hot water? Why is rainfall measured in millimeters not milliliters?

Duration: 00:37:52


Before dinosaurs, sense of direction, migraines

11/22/2017
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Does baby oil amplify the sun's rays and give you worse sunburn? What's outside the circle of the universe? Does your internal sense of direction change between the southern and northern hemispheres?

Duration: 00:36:26


Animal camouflage, artificial organs, blocked noses

11/15/2017
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What happens to your brain when you're dizzy? Why do I get goosebumps when I need to poo? Why does it feel weird when you lay on the opposite side of the bed?

Duration: 00:36:02


Bitcoin mining, AI algorithms, data diamonds

11/8/2017
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Professor David Reilly joins Dr Karl to answer your questions about quantum computing, AI and nanoscience.

Duration: 00:35:39


Being ticklish, alcohol flushes, crossed eyes

11/1/2017
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Why am I so ticklish? Why is the human eye attracted to sparkly things? How come you can remember the start of a word but not the full one?

Duration: 00:37:12


Tip of your tongue, cry faces, shower wees

10/24/2017
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Why do you need to wee when you're in the shower? What happens when there's something on the 'tip of your tongue'?' Why do we pull faces when we cry?

Duration: 00:35:16


Random itches, snake venom, black clothes attracting heat

10/18/2017
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Can snakes poison themselves with their own venom? Why do tattoos change colour after getting out of the shower? Does wearing black clothing attract more heat?

Duration: 00:35:32


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

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