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. Jede Woche gibt es eine neue Folge dieses Podcasts.

Gesamtlänge aller Episoden: 3 days 23 hours 2 minutes

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episode 33: The Universe has a Dark Side with Professor Geraint Lewis


Dr Karl probes Professor Lewis on the latest on Dark Matter. Is it evenly spread ? Are there Dark Halos ? Galactic contact - fact or fiction ? Big questions with the best answers we have at the moment. (Trigger Warning - ep includes Dark Light)  ...


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 2020-09-20  27m
 
 

episode 34: When Black Holes collide with professor Geraint Lewis


We are learning more about Black Holes with the latest detection Technology. Prof. Geraint Lewis tells Dr Karl about how we found black hole twins, how we know they are not identical and what it means for Einstein's predictions. ...


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 2020-09-27  23m
 
 

episode 35: Life on Venus ? with Dr. Bloom


Sixty years ago Venus was our twin - tropical but possibly Earth-like.  NASA's 1962  Mariner 2 mission blew that up . It showed Venus unfit for life - too hot with hostile chemistry. Glimmers of hope have recently appeared. Doctors Jess and...


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 2020-10-04  20m
 
 

episode 36: The Brightest Stars with Professor Lewis


Which stars shine brightest ? Professor Geraint Lewis tells Dr Karl about the ultra-shiny heavenly objects he has found. www.geraintflewis.com http://drkarl.com


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 2020-10-11  29m
 
 

episode 37: Simulation with Professor Lewis (208)


Is this real or a Simulation ? How much science and how much fiction is there in movies like the Matrix, Fantasia, Total Recall  or Dark Star? Is this a rehearsal ? How might we tell ? Dr Karl does a 2020 reality check with Professor Geraint...


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 2020-10-18  25m
 
 

episode 38: Black Holes and the 2020 Nobel Prize with Professor Lewis


...and the 2020 Nobel Prize in Physics goes to  - Black Hole Research - split three ways. 50% to Roger Penrose and his "robust prediction of  Einstein's general theory of relativity".  Andrea Ghez and Reinhard Genzel shared the rest for...


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 2020-10-25  25m
 
 

episode 39: Nanotech Food with Professor David Julian McClements


Could we feed a growing population, reduce greenhouse gases and improve sustainability at the same time? Professor David Julian McClements thinks so. He says nanotech foods have answers and they may even be healthier. Critics say , like GM crops,...


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 2020-11-08  17m
 
 

episode 40: Dr Karl's Surfing Safari through Science


Bernie Hobbs guests Shirtloads to talk about "Dr Karl's Surfing Safari through Science " with Dr Karl.  His latest book has spiders, anuses and Black Holes. Nothing is off limits. It also includes pop-up Dr Karl holograms. Find out how.


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 2020-11-09  19m
 
 

episode 41: Ethical Food with Professor David Julian McClements


Eating ethically may become compulsory. If climate change escalates as estimated, carbon-intensive animals and crops may need to be rationed. Food scientist, Professor David Julian McClements, is optimistic that solutions may be at hand. Could we...


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 2020-11-15  23m
 
 

episode 42: Value of Life with Professor Richard Denniss


Covid-19 has sparked global debate about the balance between commerce and the cost of health care. Does a life have a price ?  If so, what is it ?  Economist, Richard Denniss, talks Dr Karl through the Australian Government budget papers...


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 2020-11-22  32m