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. https://drkarl.com/

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Eine durchschnittliche Folge dieses Podcasts dauert 22m. Bisher sind 249 Folge(n) erschienen. Dies ist ein wöchentlich erscheinender Podcast.

Gesamtlänge aller Episoden: 3 days 23 hours 2 minutes

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episode 4: Dean Ahern Antarctican Allrounder


@AusAntarctic


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 2019-04-14  21m
 
 

episode 5: Antarctic Krill, Bubbles and Whales with Dr Gwen Fenton (130)


As the Christian world marks almost 2,000 years of Easter, Dr Karl searches for million-year-old air bubbles. The Chief Scientist for the Australian Antarctic Division, Dr Gwen Fenton, outlines why it will take 4 antarctic summers to drill for air...


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 2019-04-21  27m
 
 

episode 6: Wastewater Science with with O3


Did you know the atmospheric layer that shields us can also clean dirty water ? Meet 3 MegaKennies. Scientists who know about ozone and how to use it.  Australia's largest music festival site produces a Megalitre of waste per day for a few weeks...


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 2019-04-28  24m
 
 

episode 7: Insects, Cinema and Chemicals


In the 60's the Green Revolution promised to feed the world. It succeeded with huge productivity gains, new products and profits. Now we are discovering a legacy. Plus More than 40% of this species are declining and a third are endangered. Plus does...


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 2019-05-05  17m
 
 

episode 8: Our Ice Ages with Dr Tas van Ommen


We are officially in an interglacial period - between ice ages. Dr Karl talks with Australian Glaciologist Dr Tas van Ommen about the times when Ice sheets were a kilometre thick. What caused them and how long did they last. Understanding earth's...


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 2019-05-12  25m
 
 

episode 10: Foods we could eat more of - Professor Claire and Dr Karl have both changed their diets (125)


Professor Claire and Dr Karl have both improved their diets.


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 2019-05-26  28m
 
 

episode 11: Drilling for Clues with Dr Tas van Ommen


Geology reveals deep history. For recent history , 1 to 2 million years, glaciology has answers. The bubbles buried in ice in Antarctica are like a time machine for our atmosphere. Earth's Ice Ages are out of kilter and we need to know why. Dr Karl...


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 2019-05-19  27m
 
 

episode 11: 3 Docs on Astro AI, Danish Bugs and reverse psychology. Drs Motion, Supernova and Karl Return


How we are training computers to look and see like us, how young Danish Citizen Scientists discovered new bacteria and the Benjamin Franklin effect - no kites or thunderstorms involved. Dr Alice Motion, Dr Jessica Supernova (aka Bloom) and Dr Karl return.


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 2019-06-02  22m
 
 

episode 12: Walking after Eating may be very good for you


Dr Kyra Sim treats takes Dr Karl through The benefits of exercise - after eating. @kyrasim


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 2019-06-09  15m
 
 

episode 13: PFAS, Will they be around forever ? Dr Gavin Scherer & Dr Karl on a persistent modern bio-hazard.


The PFAS family of chemicals were Jet-Age wonders. Now some of them are biohazards that can cause cancer in high concentrations. PFAS are proving very hard to contain and break down. Dr Gavin Scherer has the job of finding them and making them...


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 2019-06-16  25m