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Sleek Geeks sees Dr Karl and Adam Spencer mix science with humour as they set out to answer some of the perplexing scientific mysteries we encounter on a daily basis. Download and enjoy this highly entertaining science-fuelled knowledge whirlwind and, as the Sleek Geeks like to say, "Learn something without even noticing"...
 
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They love it, answering questions that is. In this episode Dr Karl and Adam Spencer zip their way through the latest batch of audience quesitons via Twitter. They also manage to head off on a shameless book promotion tangent to chat about their new releases. Dr Karl’s new book, is Short Back and Science, and Adam Spencer’s World of Numbers is modes…
 
Dr Karl and Adam Spencer are back together in a new series of podcasts. They catch up for a chat, and exchange early xmas gifts, a copy of each others latest book. Funny that. Dr Karl’s new book, Short Back and Science is a grab bag of science topics that have caught his eye over the last year. Adam Spencer’s World of Numbers, is a book of numerica…
 
Commander Chris Hadfield has flown test fighters, run the International Space Station and recorded a cover of David Bowie's Space Oddity that has received over 1.5 million YouTube views. But what will he make of Adam's attempt to speak Russian based on a translation he's reading off his iPhone. All of this and more in the special Sleek Geeks chat w…
 
Brought to you by the No. 31, but why? What’s so special about the phrase “the five boxing wizards jump quickly” Why are veins are blue, and where does the phrase blue blood come from? In Twitter Time this week ... “If we quantum teleported a camera 150 million lightyears away, took snaps of earth, then teleported it back. Would we see dinosaurs?”…
 
In a recent UK poll, the number 7 topped the list of people’s favourite or lucky number. But why? What is a mid-life crisis, and does it really exist? Researchers have tracked the happiness levels of thousands of people and confirmed the age-old suspicion of a dip in human happiness during middle age. In Twitter Time this week, the truth behind hea…
 
In this episode, Dr Karl is joined by none less than the Amazing James Randi. Randi is a magician and scientific skeptic best known for his challenges to paranormal claims and pseudoscience which he collectively calls woo-woo. Randi is currently on a world tour to promote his film, An Honest Liar. This is a sensational chat with two critical thinki…
 
This week Sleek Geeks are joined by Dr Grant Hill-Cawthorne to chat all things Ebola - where did it come from, how does it spread and just how infectious is it? Dr Grant is a Lecturer in Communicable Disease Epidemiology at the Marie Bashir Institute for Infectious Diseases and Biosecurity Sydney School of Public Health, so he a little bit across t…
 
This podcast is brought to you by the number 22. This week Karl and Adam are back on their favourite subject, #manwashing. Karl recently met a young bloke at Sydney Uni who as a 12 year-old kid, created what Karl believes to be an almost perfect #manwashing invention - it seems Adam agrees, this kid is a genius. Speaking of impressive, we don’t exa…
 
This episode is brought to you by the number 19 and associated segues … Now hear this: Why do we like to listen to music loudly? What have you done physically when you’ve damaged your hearing? Just how does the ear work and what role do the ‘hairs’ inside play and, why do we speak more loudly if we’ve had too much alcohol? Twitter Time this week: O…
 
When Bill Bailey arrived in town to kick off his Limboland tour, Dr Karl and Adam Spencer sat down to have a natter, and what unfolded was quite special. During this half hour chat they zip through an extraordinary range of topics, from phantom limbs and parallel universes, to Bill's Theremini and his new obsession with standup paddle boarding. Tot…
 
Prof Simpson is a world-renowned biologist whose research on nutrition is changing the way we look at diets. Professor Simpson’s research into Locusts has led him to some rather interesting nutritional discoveries. Check out the work of the Charles Perkins Centre at Sydney UniversityBy Dr Karl Kruszelnicki and Adam Spencer
 
What is the link between 208 and the forehead of Adam’s daughter? Are we really getting more intelligent by 3 IQ points every decade or 9 IQ points every human generation, and what is the difference between EQ and IQ? In Twitter Time this week ... are cloud shadows the same size as actual cloudBy Dr Karl Kruszelnicki and Adam Spencer
 
This episode is brought to you by the number 355... it's a better approximation for Pi, but why? We discuss the science and statistics of naming children, and, actors who are right-wing tend to have a greater upper body strength than those who are a little bit left...! And from the Twitterverse this episode: Is it more fuel-efficient to coast to a …
 
Where do geeks go on holiday? In this episode it's Dr Karl and Adam versus the Griswolds in a chitty chat about their recent overseas adventures. From Prosopagnosia, to a meeting of minds at a Nobel Laureates convention, then via Route 66, a Skeptics conference, some White Russian cocktails and the Weed Maps app – it's WAY more than 2,000 miles all…
 
Meet Thomas F. Midgley: amazing man, chemist and inventor of leaded petrol and CFCs (when he almost single-handedly destroyed all the oxygen on our planet) who died in a most unusual fashion. Polio is making a comeback – find out how and why. In Twitter Time this week, the Sleek Geeks answer and discuss facial attractiveness, Gwyneth Paltrow and ‘e…
 
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