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.

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Gesamtlänge aller Episoden: 3 days 20 hours 53 minutes


Gravitational Waves Part 2 (SoS_25)

What discovery deserves to be the biggest of the 2016? We say Gravitational Waves and the LIGO team. Einstein said they were theoretically possible a hundred years ago and this story is so big it'll is worth two podcasts. Welcome once again...


 2017-03-29  22m

What is so BIG that ... ?

LIGO - Laser Interferometer Gravitational Wave Observatory was the detector. It has found the most elusive of all cosmic vibrations. One hundred years ago Einstein said they were possible - so mind-bending he changed his opinion twice. A...


 2017-03-29  18m

SOS_23 Planets, Poison and Poverty

Searching for other habitable planets, looking for medicines inside deadly poisons and pushing poverty (and wealth) to the limit. A Shirtloads Planet Earth 2017 health check.


 2017-03-18  14m

Prof. Claire Collins - 5 Simple foods that might save your life

Cholesterol is a waxy, fat-like substance that your body needs. When you have too much in your blood, it can build up on your artery walls. Too much cholesterol puts you at risk for heart disease and stroke, two leading causes of death. Prof. Claire...


 2017-03-16  15m

Science Talk on Birds, Planets & the Doomsday Clock (21)

Doctors (Karl, Alice & Jessica almost) Talk about the Chemicals you may find on new Planets, a new way to breed endangered birds and why has the Doomsday Clock started ticking again ?


 2017-03-04  16m

Dr. Linda Spilker knows lots about Saturn (you'd swear she's been there). Well she has - virtually.

Dr Karl's Shirtloads takes you to where Water-Ice is rock, salty Geysers blow (just like earth's underwater Hydrothermic jets) and the prospects for life in our own Solar System are tantalisingly close. Dr Linda Spilker has been with NASA's...


 2017-03-04  42m

Science Talk = Zealandia, Autism and the Soap we had to ban

Planets are popping up everywhere but what about that new Continent on Earth - Why has it taken us so long to find it ? Which part of the human brain is revealing a relationship with Autism .... and why did we have to ban a certain type of...


 2017-02-21  15m

Ben Goldacre - Fact Checking Scientist

"Fake News" was 2016's word of the year (according to the Macquarie Dictionary). Can "fake news" make you sick ?  Doctor Karl meets a fact-checking scientist. Ben Goldacre reviews articles in medical Journals. Ben is "Senior Clinical...


 2017-02-15  19m

Science Talk #17 - Tickles. The Moon and why our Clocks need leap seconds.

Dr Alice talks about Tickling and why brain researchers are so interested in it - (did you know there are professional Rat Ticklers ?). Dr Jessica reports on the latest evidence of the origin of our moon. Doctor Karl on why we keep on adding...


 2017-02-13  17m

The "E" in STEM - Dr Karl & Dr Kanga talk Engineering

Meet Dr. Marlene Kanga. She is about to become president of an international governing body looking after 2 million professionals. Our future depends on innovation and the creative heart is Engineering. She talks with Dr Karl of the value Engineers...


 2017-02-04  14m