Great Moments In Science

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From the ground breaking and life saving to the wacky and implausible, Dr Karl Kruszelnicki reveals some of the best moments in science.

Atomic gecko Jan. 7, 2020

Spiderman has got nothing on geckos when it comes to sticking to walls.


Tags: science & medicine, education, science

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5G promises incredibly fast download speeds - but what about those cancer rumours?
Coffee naps Dec. 10, 2019
Coffee or a nap? Actually, both.
If you're pregnant, a bloke or a beer drinker, you're a prime target for mosquitos.
If you're bursting to shout "Bernoulli!", think again ... Also, CONGRATULATIONS to Dr Karl from all of us at ABC Science!
Ultraprocessed foods Nov. 19, 2019
Obesity has been on the rise since the mid-seventies. As have ultraprocessed foods. Co-inky-dink?
Is a vegan diet healthy? Nov. 12, 2019
Can you be truly healthy on a diet that excludes both meat and dairy?
Bacteria of champions Nov. 5, 2019
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.
Have you ever been winded? You suddenly lose the ability to do something you've done 15 times each minute of your life. But why?
At last - the answer to the burning question in kitchens the world over: does the dishwasher blunt your sharp knife?
Have you heard that you shouldn't put your sharp stainless steel kitchen knives in the dishwasher because they might go blunt?
Combustion engines are marvels of engineering and power, but will they feature in the cars of the future?
We all go through slow patches - but the Earth went through a famous boring phase that lasted one billion years. Or did it ...
A new year, and a new crop of research to make us laugh and then make us think.
Could a glowing red sunset really foretell the next morning's weather?
Jargon moving forwards Sept. 10, 2019
Jargon has way more uses than just playing Buzzword Bingo. It's a popular item in the propaganda and social toolkits.
Thanks to some fuzzy-looking photos, bat echolocation just got more amazing.
Diseases stink! Aug. 27, 2019
Joy Milne has a superpower. She can smell Parkinson's disease - years before it's diagnosed.
Dead brains revived! Aug. 20, 2019
Tabloids love using 'Frankenstein' in headlines about science research. But this time, they weren't completely wrong.
A nine second difference between physics experiments could have big implications. A whole universe worth of them!