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Dr Karl Podcast

Dr Karl Podcast

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Join Dr Karl Kruszelnicki, Lucy Smith and their scientific guests, with a bunch of curious triple j listeners for a weekly injection of science, myth-bashing and answers!

894 - Blood types, nanny naps and the winter solstice
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  • 894 - Blood types, nanny naps and the winter solstice

    Why does our skin dry out more in winter? If you were born deaf and blind, how would you think? And is sparkling water just as hydrating as regular water?  Dr Karl answers these questions and more on triple j Mornings with Lucy Smith.

    Thu, 20 Jun 2024 - 38min
  • 893 - Cryogenic freezing, cravings and the placebo effect

    What role do genetics play in determining how smart someone will be? Why are rainbows always the same shape and colour? And where do the vitamins in fruit and vegetables come from? Dr Karl answers these questions and more on triple j Mornings with Lucy Smith.

    Thu, 13 Jun 2024 - 41min
  • 892 - Microplastics, genetic modification and fire vs ice

    If all planets are stuck in the sun's gravitational pull, what stops them from being completely pulled into the sun? Does melting cheese change its nutritional value? And could we genetically modify before birth? Dr Karl answers these questions and more on triple j Mornings with Lucy Smith.

    Thu, 06 Jun 2024 - 36min
  • 891 - Harnessing earthquakes, dog bellybuttons and baby clouds

    Can we harness the power of earthquakes? Why don't dogs have bellybuttons like us? And why tf do you sometimes see one little cloud in a clear sky? Dr Karl answers these questions and more, on triple j Mornings with Ruby Miles.

    Thu, 30 May 2024 - 33min
  • 890 - Irrational phobias, earthquakes and mathematics

    What kind of math formulas go into AI? What influences our biggest fears? And can humans acclimatise to every weather condition? Dr Karl and special guest Tom Crawford answer these questions and more, on triple j Mornings with Lucy Smith.

    Thu, 23 May 2024 - 39min
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