Shirtloads of 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.

Eine durchschnittliche Folge dieses Podcasts dauert 22m. Bisher sind 249 Folge(n) erschienen. Jede Woche gibt es eine neue Folge dieses Podcasts.

Gesamtlänge aller Episoden: 3 days 23 hours 2 minutes


Ultra Marathon AstroPhysics with Professor Lisa (40)

Making sense of the Heavens above is extreme science. Add radio telescopes and that becomes multi dimensional. Then apply stresses that destroy 4 wheel vehicles in the desert and you have this week's Shirtloads guest.  Dr Karl and Professor Lisa...


 2017-07-23  24m

Mice in Space, Battery & Plane Travel, Blue Pigment (39)

This week the team are all in the wild blue yonder. Dr Alice talks about mice pups and space and burying sperm deep under the lunar surface. Dr Karl dreams of carbon free plane travel and passengers making space for the lightest element in the...


 2017-07-16  16m

White Coffee & Meringues - Prof Claire Collins on the foamy Science of proteins (38)

What makes white coffee so foamy and delicious. That delightful crunch when you bite into the perfect meringue. Scientifically they're both made of the same stuff - protein.  Prof Claire Collins takes us on a journey beyond the taste buds to...


 2017-07-09  18m

Con Artists, Cold Spots and Stradivarius violins (37)

Things are not always how they seem: Dr Karl explains how to be buff, good looking and scientifically believable in order to con the gullible. Almost Dr Jessica explains how a statistical quirk could look like a collision with another...


 2017-07-02  23m

Climate Science Debate (36)

Why has Climate Science become so contested ?  Dr Karl discusses with two authors. Dr Christopher Wright has written about the past 30 years of Climate Change in "Climate Change, Capitalism and Corporations: Processes of Creative...


 2017-06-25  19m

Dr. Michael Mann & the Hockey Stick Graph. (35)

This podcast is about Science and a chart. Team leader, Professor Michael Mann, drew it 20 years ago using good science. It's been named "The Hockey Stick Graph" because of the way it shoots up. It had no new information. Instead it drew on an...


 2017-06-18  19m

The Artificial Uterus, Schroedinger's Cat & Bacteriophages (34)

Blue Sky Science. This week the lamb in a bag - Dr Alice on the research that may help save premature babies.  Almost Dr Jessica with a cat in a box wanted dead and/or alive. And Dr Karl on the viruses that eats bacteria - maybe there is a...


 2017-06-11  22m

Food Fraud Forensic Science (33)

We are what we eat. Organic, low fat, pesticide-free, High Fibre ; Consumers are charged extra for foods with health benefits like these. But when food is packaged, how do you know what is really inside ? Welcome to the world of Food Fraud. This...


 2017-06-03  26m

Natural Nukes, Pulsars and Lithium-ion Batteries

Natural Nukes - Dr Karl explains how the earth created a nuclear reactor billions of years before we figured out how. Extreme gravity, relativistic rotation speeds and could-have-been alien lighthouses - almost Dr Jessica explains the strange...


 2017-05-31  24m

Xiuhtezcatl Martinez - Climate Change Activist (31)

From the age of six, Xiuhtezcatl has been out to improve our world. He worked locally to get pesticides out of parks, coal ash contained, and fracking moratoriums. He has addressed the General Assembly at the United Nations in New York. He is...


 2017-05-21  21m