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Great Moments in Science

ABC (Australia)

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.

Language:

English


Episodes

Asteroid belt 2

1/8/2018
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Just how many asteroid belts are there in the solar system?

Duration: 00:06:23


Asteroid belt 1

1/1/2018
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What does an asteroid belt actually look like?

Duration: 00:07:22


Carrots & Night Vision

12/25/2017
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Do carrots really help you see in the dark? Or is it just a trick to get kids eating more veg?

Duration: 00:05:36


Mpemba effect

12/18/2017
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If you want to freeze some water, you might want to heat it up first.

Duration: 00:05:34


Why is it easier to 'erase' a magnetic hotel card than a credit card?

12/11/2017
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Surely all magnetic swipe cards are the same?

Duration: 00:05:18


Coffee naps

12/4/2017
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Is it better to have caffeine, a nap, or both?

Duration: 00:05:16


Predicting earthquakes

11/27/2017
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Are scientists getting closer to being able to predict when massive earthquakes will strike?

Duration: 00:05:56


Mitochondria - Fiery Powerhouses

11/20/2017
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How do mitochondria convert food into fuel that our cells can use?

Duration: 00:05:24


Why we tell lies

11/13/2017
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There's a lot we still don't know about what's going on in the brain of a liar.

Duration: 00:05:40


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

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