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Great Moments In Science

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.

660 - The Greatest Moment in Science
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  • 660 - The Greatest Moment in Science

    Dr Karl was first heard on the wireless in 1981 when he convinced Triple J that a talk about the space shuttle would be good listening because he had applied to be a NASA astronaut. The shuttle did (eventually) launch ... and along with it, the all-science-media career of one Dr Karl Kruszelnicki. This is Dr Karl's last Great Moment in Science, as we know it—but don't worry, he'll still be around and firing on all cylinders—including on Triple J's Science with Dr Karl podcast. Science with Dr Karl

    Tue, 23 May 2023 - 29min
  • 659 - Why the 'marijuana munchies' make you feel good

    We know that the drug called cannabis, or marijuana, increases the appetitecommonly called the 'Marijuana Munchies', and we are finally getting closer to knowing what makes it happen. Half-a-billion years ago a biological system evolved to make sure that hungry animals would eat.

    Tue, 16 May 2023
  • 658 - Insects fly to the light

    The ancient Romans thought that insects were attracted to bright light, and then there's the well-known phrase, "drawn like a moth to a flame", so it seems like people over many years have spotted insects coming into the lights, at night. But what's the real reason? Host: Dr Karl Kruszelnicki

    Tue, 09 May 2023
  • 657 - Dreaming a diagnosis with Dr Karl

    Some sleepers who act out their dreams are later diagnosed with Parkinson's disease. As Dr Karl explains, it's one of a few slightly odd new diagnostic tools.

    Tue, 02 May 2023
  • 656 - Sniffing out disease with Dr Karl

    The power of smell can't be understated — our noses don't just sniff out tasty treats, they can also alert us to danger.  In this episode of Great Moments in Science, Dr Karl tells the story of a super-sniffer who might've unlocked a powerful diagnostic tool.

    Tue, 25 Apr 2023
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