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.
Quantum Computing with Professor David Reilly
All our computers are obsolete - theoretically. On the horizon are superfast devices operating close to the speed of light at the extremity of the limits of physics. This is the world of Professor David Reilly. Dr Karl gets a glimpse of the Quantum PC.
A Gambler's Mind with Dr Tobias-Webb
What keeps gamblers in the game? How many wins? Not as many as you think. Sociologist Dr Tobias-Webb explains to Dr Karl why some imagine they are on a winning streak when they are not - and the technology exploiting these beliefs. A journey through the risk and reward structures of the human mind.
Jupiter with Professor Geraint Lewis
Jupiter is a huge planet. It is more than twice as massive as all the others combined. So what stops it from catching fire and becoming a star ? Professor Lewis describes the physics of gassy giants.
Sleep with Professor Siobhan Banks
There are many sleep myths. Dr Karl clears up some with sleep researcher Professor Banks. So are there links between bad sleep and inflammatory disease?
Babylon spreadsheets with Dr Daniel Mansfield (291)
Babylonian clay tablets are not always as they seem. What looked like a Pythagorean spreadsheet turned out to be much more. An Australian mathematician has applied his rural experience and research skills to reveal links to social changes 4,000 years ago . Dr Karl and Dr Mansfield discuss why and how this is.
NB - Base 60 will be mentioned.
Four ingredients for Health with Prof. Clare Collins
Dietetics Professor Collins has found four ingredients to improve our health. They are inexpensive, easy to prepare and natural. She has even road tested recipes to try.
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