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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.

Great Moments In Science ABC Radio

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    • 4.7 • 309 Ratings

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

    Earth is accelerating, Pt 2

    Earth is accelerating, Pt 2

    Part 2 of the explanation about the accelerating spin of the Earth - which is against the trend of the last one-and-a-half billion years.

    Earth is accelerating, Pt 1

    Earth is accelerating, Pt 1

    Part 1 about how the Earth is unexpectedly speeding up, and has recorded its shortest day ever – 1.59 milliseconds shorter than the standard 86,400 seconds

    • 6 min
    Electric battery = car + house

    Electric battery = car + house

    Electricity supply is shifting to renewables, so batteries are important. It might even be cheaper to power your house with the battery from your electric car, rather than batteries specifically designed for houses.

    • 6 min
    Adventures in nose-picking

    Adventures in nose-picking

    Nose-picking is something that people find disgusting—yet we still do it.  And how about the gunk that’s in your nose—is it ok to eat that?

    • 7 min
    The number of humans between dawn and dusk

    The number of humans between dawn and dusk

    • 7 min
    Brain hotter than body

    Brain hotter than body

    The highest standard for measuring body temperature is via a heart sensor—after that, it's from inside a body cavity; and you can do it from inside the mouth or the ear, but that's not as accurate, and even less so when measured on the skin. Measuring brain temperature is different again—and be astonished that the temperature of the human brain differs from the rest of the body.

    • 6 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
309 Ratings

309 Ratings

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Adventures in nose picking - what a hoot

This gave me the best belly laugh in weeks. Thank you Dr Karl.

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Your podcast is amazing 🤩

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Thank you

Thank you Karl. Always insightful and great listening. Keep up the great work.

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