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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

Min Min lights

11/6/2017
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There are floating, fuzzy orbs of light in Western Queensland - what are they?

Duration: 00:05:12


Insectageddon

10/30/2017
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Flying insects seem to be disappearing from the sky — in big numbers.

Duration: 00:05:39


Killer cats

10/23/2017
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Your cute pet kitty cat may seem harmless — but Felis catus is also an efficient, highly flexible predator.

Duration: 00:06:02


Why the sky is blue. For reals

10/16/2017
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For such a common question, this took a lot of answering.

Duration: 00:05:50


The origin of spaghetti

10/9/2017
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An upturned bowl of 4000 year old noodles is the key to pasta evolution.

Duration: 00:05:19


Can we detect lies?

10/2/2017
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Despite what TV says, can you trust a Lie Detector?

Duration: 00:05:55


Four leaf clovers not so lucky

9/25/2017
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Are four leafed clovers really that rare?

Duration: 00:05:09


Dissing the dishwasher

9/18/2017
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Are dishwashers better than people when it comes to water, energy and cleaning?

Duration: 00:06:39


Dinosaurs and cave people

9/11/2017
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Shock! Fake dinosaur news!

Duration: 00:05:53


Death by chocolate

9/4/2017
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Obviously chocolate is good for us - but what about for our pets?

Duration: 00:05:51


Tricks of the Menu Trade

8/28/2017
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A new kind of engineer has been born.

Duration: 00:04:42


Life after decapitation

8/21/2017
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When the guillotine was introduced, the French became very curious about how long a body-less head could survive.

Duration: 00:05:31


SOFIA: Holy flying telescope - part 2

8/14/2017
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What the Doctor saw when he flew in this baby, and the crazy engineering that let it happen.

Duration: 00:05:16


Holy flying telescopes, part 1

8/7/2017
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You'd have to be crazy - or an astronomer - to get on board a plane with a jumbo-sized hole in it.

Duration: 00:05:24


Cane toads used for pregnancy test

7/31/2017
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Cane toads - like mice and rabbits before them - were used for human pregnancy tests.

Duration: 00:05:21


Why spiders don't go commando

7/24/2017
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Spiders dropping down on their silk thread never get caught twisting in the breeze, like abseiling commandos do. Because ... chemistry.

Duration: 00:04:19


Bird brains - dense, not dumb

7/17/2017
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Some birds, especially parrots, songbirds and the entire crow family, are surprisingly intelligent - and not just compared to other birds.

Duration: 00:05:12


Of mice, marijuana, memory and men

7/10/2017
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A recent study found that low dose THC from cannibas improved memory in older mice.

Duration: 00:05:33


Origin of life

7/3/2017
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Did life begin on an invisible mountain range?

Duration: 00:05:29


Ocean ridge secrets

6/26/2017
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The ocean ridge is the biggest mountain range on Earth. And it could hold the secret to where life began.

Duration: 00:04:34

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