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.
Value of Life with Professor Richard Denniss
Covid-19 has sparked global debate about the balance between commerce and the cost of health care. Does a life have a price ? If so, what is it ? Economist, Richard Denniss, talks Dr Karl through the Australian Government budget papers where a dollar value is listed. ( Note this varies around the world)
Ethical Food with Professor David Julian McClements
Eating ethically may become compulsory. If climate change escalates as estimated, carbon-intensive animals and crops may need to be rationed. Food scientist, Professor David Julian McClements, is optimistic that solutions may be at hand. Could we engineer less carbonised food and design a healthier diet ? Dr Karl samples the future of food.
Dr Karl's Surfing Safari through Science
Bernie Hobbs guests Shirtloads to talk about "Dr Karl's Surfing Safari through Science " with Dr Karl. His latest book has spiders, anuses and Black Holes. Nothing is off limits. It also includes pop-up Dr Karl holograms. Find out how.
Nanotech Food with Professor David Julian McClements
Could we feed a growing population, reduce greenhouse gases and improve sustainability at the same time? Professor David Julian McClements thinks so. He says nanotech foods have answers and they may even be healthier. Critics say , like GM crops, nanotech has to be low risk and beat consumer resistance. A nutrition revolution or frankenfood ? Dr Karl gets a taste of a future.
Black Holes and the 2020 Nobel Prize with Professor Lewis
......and the 2020 Nobel Prize in Physics goes to - Black Hole Research - split three ways. 50% to Roger Penrose and his "robust prediction of the Einstein's general theory of relativity". Andrea Ghez and Reinhard Genzel shared the rest for finding "a supermassive compact object at the centre of our galaxy". Dr Karl probes Prof. Lewis on what this means and why Black Holes have glowing rings.
Simulation with Professor Lewis (208)
Is this real or a Simulation ? How much science and how much fiction is there in movies like the Matrix, Fantasia, Total Recall or Dark Star? Is this a rehearsal ? How might we tell ? Dr Karl does a 2020 reality check with Professor Geraint Lewis.
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