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Author: Dr Karl Kruszelnicki

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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.
138 Episodes
Dr Gavin Scherer tells Dr Karl of an Environmental catastrophe that engulfed a brand new Australian suburb. How did it happen? What did it take to fix? A blow by blow account of what it takes to undo decades of bad choices.
The PFAS family of chemicals were Jet-Age wonders. Now some of them are biohazards that can cause cancer in high concentrations. PFAS are proving very hard to contain and break down. Dr Gavin Scherer has the job of finding them and making them safe.
Dr Kyra Sim treats takes Dr Karl through The benefits of exercise - after eating. @kyrasim
How we are training computers to look and see like us, how young Danish Citizen Scientists discovered new bacteria and the Benjamin Franklin effect - no kites or thunderstorms involved. Dr Alice Motion, Dr Jessica Supernova (aka Bloom) and Dr Karl return.
Tongue to tail, our bodies need this more than ever. The science is absolute - hearts, brains, bodies, guts - this works. It's affordable, tasty and we all need more of it. Bananas, popocorn and high cocoa dark cholocate ? Professor Claire and Dr Karl both have upped their fiber intake.   
Geology reveals deep history. For recent history , 1 to 2 million years, glaciology has answers. The bubbles buried in ice in Antarctica are like a time machine for our atmosphere. Earth's Ice Ages are out of kilter and we need to know why. Dr Karl and Dr Tas van Ommen talk about the next 4 Antarctic summers of drilling required to discover what is really going on.
We are officially in an interglacial period - between ice ages. Dr Karl talks with Australian Glaciologist Dr Tas van Ommen about the times when Ice sheets were a kilometre thick. What caused them and how long did they last. Understanding earth's history is our best chance for anticipating its future.
In the 60's the Green Revolution promised to feed the world. It succeeded with huge productivity gains, new products and profits. Now we are discovering a legacy. Plus More than 40% of this species are declining and a third are endangered. Plus does you body smell different while watching certain movies. Dr Alice Motion and Dr Karl discuss.
Did you know the atmospheric layer that shields us can also clean dirty water ? Meet 3 MegaKennies. Scientists who know about ozone and how to use it.  Australia's largest music festival site produces a Megalitre of waste per day for a few weeks each year. They have a plant that ticks all the environmental boxes. Dr Jake O'Brien, Ben Kele and Guy Scott explain.
As the Christian world marks almost 2,000 years of Easter, Dr Karl searches for million-year-old air bubbles. The Chief Scientist for the Australian Antarctic Division, Dr Gwen Fenton, outlines why it will take 4 antarctic summers to drill for air that will answer fundamental questions about Climate Change, plus Krill and the fish that Dr Karl stopped eating.
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Luke Turner

where did all the episodes go?

Apr 22nd
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