Join Dr Karl Kruszelnicki, Lucy Smith and their scientific guests, with a bunch of curious triple j listeners for a weekly injection of science, myth-bashing and answers!
From the ground breaking and life saving to the wacky and implausible, Dr Karl Kruszelnicki reveals some of the best moments in science.
Dr Karl’s a curious optimist – a great combination for a science lover. Join him and his guests for weird facts, amazing conversation and remember, it’s never too late for a happy childhood. https://drkarl.com/
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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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What can you do to prevent sleep paralysis? When a sneeze disappears, where does it go? Why do carnivorous plants exist?Dr Karl answers these questions and more, on triple j Mornings with Lucy Smith.
Power steering on a car involves various rods of steel moving relative to one another. How the rods connect is why mechanics are dealing with an unexpected problem.
Electricity is a great foundation for sustainable energy but Dr Karl discovers how little he knows about the physics of electrons. We all have much to learn about the source of power from Professor Lewis. drkarl.com geraintflewis.com
When is the best time to freeze bread? How do we measure lightyears? Are sugar-free energy drinks worse for you than their sugary counterparts?Dr Karl answers these questions and more, on triple j Mornings with Lucy Smith.
Thanks to some fuzzy-looking photos, bat echolocation just got more amazing.This program was originally published on 3 September 2019
What colour is our Sun? (or Sol as local folks call it). How long will it stay that way? Professor Lewis resumes his fascinating journey in time space and consciousness. We pick up where things are now and go forward to the end. How does it all end? Listen with Dr Karl on this multi-trillion year trip. drkarl.com geraintflewis.com…
Why does the gym make me gassy? Do bugs have blood types? Does sound travel further at the beach?Dr Karl answers these questions and more, on triple j Mornings with Lucy Smith.
Why do some people get headaches from eating ice-cream or drinking something very cold.This program was originally published on 19 February 2019
For some stars, life begins at 10 billion years. Professor Lewis leads Dr Karl on a trillion year expedition from birth to a young adult expanding universe. The first part of a fascinating journey in time, space and consciousness. drkarl.com geraintflewis.com
It's not just their ability to run 42 kilometres that separates marathon runners from the rest of us. They've got a secret energy source in their gut.This program was originally published on 5 November 2019
Australia has a new Antarctic Vessel. Jono Reeve takes Dr Karl on a virtual tour of the features of the RSV Nuyina. drkarl.com RSV Nuyina
Combustion engines are marvels of engineering and power, but will they feature in the cars of the future?This program was originally published on 8 October 2019
There were high hopes for the Hubble space telescope. Eventually they were realised with pictures of galaxies beyond our widest visions. This century the James Webb promises both time and space with a different universal perspective. Dr Jessica Bloom on why this is a game changer.
When a balloon pops, sometimes it leaves lots of small fragments of rubber, and sometimes it leaves just a couple of larger pieces. What's going on?This program was originally published on 14 May 2019
The diseases of ageing are already overwhelming health care facilities. In the decades ahead, our older populations will put even more pressure on health unless there are medical breakthroughs. These diseases are proving stubborn to medicate and cures are very rare. A human fountain of youth has yet to show itself. In other animals, things appear e…
What would we do if a giant comet was hurdling towards Earth?
Some birds, especially parrots, songbirds and the entire crow family, are surprisingly intelligent - and not just compared with other birds.
In 1966, two Soviet cosmologists proposed the existence of primordial black holes. 55 years on, evidence mounts that these ancient bodies actually exist. They are the stem cells of the cosmos scattered on a universal matrix and may be pre-atomic. Professor Lewis takes Dr Karl back to the very beginning for an encounter with these dark beasts.drkarl…
Is it possible to be too healthy? What happens if we're busting to wee and hold it? Do men get sleepier than women after sex?Dr Karl answers these questions and more, on triple j mornings with Lucy Smith.
Bird poo is usually coloured white—because of the way birds excrete excess nitrogen. But the poo can sometimes be a different colour—because of their diet. Creatures have evolved three main ways of getting rid of excess nitrogen.
A zap from a doorknob or a lightning bolt that sets fire to a forest, these events are notoriously unpredictable. If there is an imbalance of electric charge, a Static Electricity event "might" happen. Things like air humidity or microscopic superficial bumps can play a role – but how much? Professor Lewis explains the known physics and yet-to-be d…
How do they predict sunrise and sunset so accurately? Why do people often crave sweet things after dinner? Does hot water actually freeze quicker than cold?Dr Karl answers these questions and more, on triple j mornings with Lucy Smith.
Australia is very sunny, and because of that it's a skin cancer hotspot. UV light triggers skin cancer but sunscreen blocks UV light—so is it better to apply more? Not really—and do not mix your sunscreens because there are two different types.
What happens when a star gets hungry? Could it eat another star? Cosmic cannibalism is a thing. 500 million years ago in a galaxy far, far away – to be precise, about 500 million light years away one of two stars gobbled the other. Professor Lewis explains to Dr Karl the physics and cosmology of devouring your neighbours. drkarl.com geraintflewis.c…