Great Moments In Science - with Dr Karl Kruszelnicki

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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.

Measure Earth Oct. 30, 2018

Reckon you could measure the circumference of the Earth using just a stick and some basic geometry?


Tags: science & medicine, education, science

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Cigarettes radioactive Oct. 23, 2018
You've probably heard cigarettes are bad for you — but did you know tobacco contains radioactive material?
Alkaline diets Oct. 16, 2018
It's said that the 'alkaline diet' can help you lose weight, and fight off cancer — but it looks like these claims don't stand up.
Kiss the Sun: part two Oct. 9, 2018
After hearing about the Parker Solar Probe's mission to the Sun, now Dr Karl is taking a closer look at how it'll survive this fiery journey.
Kiss the Sun: part one Oct. 2, 2018
There's still a lot we don't know about the burning ball of gas that sustains life on Earth — but the Parker Solar Probe could help.
For some snapping spaghetti is sacrilege — but for others it’s science.
From spaghetti strands to trees to nanotubes — we need to know about the physics of rod-like structures.
Many of us have microphones in our homes, attached to smart phones and personal assistant devices.
The faults in our bodies Sept. 4, 2018
Our bodies are a marvel of sophisticated engineering — almost without exception.
DNA can help us work out family trees, catch bad guys ... and now as a tool in emergency medicine.
The loneliest ATM Aug. 21, 2018
Hint: the loneliest ATM is in a very, very cold place.
Plunking yourself into a bath fairly full with water makes the water level rise — and overflow. What about ships and the ocean?
Goldfish memory Aug. 7, 2018
The poor old goldfish has be slandered for far too long.
Having more vitamins will make you healthier... right?
Wasted food July 24, 2018
Humans waste a huge amount of food every year.
Daddy long legs July 17, 2018
Fact or fiction: Daddy-long-legs are the most poisonous spiders in the world?
Anaesthetic bomb July 10, 2018
Could a villain or hero knock out a room full of enemies with a so-called 'anaesthetic bomb'?
Humans vs volcanoes July 3, 2018
Which would win*: humans or volcanoes? (*In a fight over carbon emissions)
The dunes of Pluto June 26, 2018
Yup, there are dunes on Pluto — and in other parts of our Solar System.
A1 vs A2 milk June 19, 2018
Is it worth paying more for A2 milk? What's the evidence that it might be better for you?