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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.
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    • Physics

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.
https://drkarl.com/

    Cats & "Toxo" - from Kitty Litter to the eyeballs with Professor Justine Smith (173)

    Cats & "Toxo" - from Kitty Litter to the eyeballs with Professor Justine Smith (173)

    What is the science behind warning pregnant women to stay away from cat faeces ? It involves a parasite (called "Toxo" for short ) that migrates between humans and their cats. The risk to unborn children is real. World renowned expert, Professor Justine Smith takes Dr Karl through the life cycle from Kitty Litter to the eyeballs

    https://www.flinders.edu.au/people/justine.smith

    • 23 min
    Does Air Travel have a bigger footprint than clothing ? (172)

    Does Air Travel have a bigger footprint than clothing ? (172)

    Camille Reed reveals the startling environmental and human cost of  fast fashion. From fiber to landfill the damage is colossal. She tells Dr Karl where the money goes and who misses out. Circular Fashion is Camille's response to the crisis.  She has simple and practical ways to make a change for the better. 

    https://www.australiancircularfashion.com.au/author/camille/

    https://www.facebook.com/australiancircularfashion/

    • 20 min
    Ultra-Processed Foods and Drinks and the harm they do. (171) Rpt

    Ultra-Processed Foods and Drinks and the harm they do. (171) Rpt

    A dietary study in Europe reveals a connection between processed foods (and drinks) and cancers. 8 years of research they tried to eliminate factors such as socioeconomic and diet preferences from the data but the link remains strong. What does it mean for you ? Doctor Karl and Professor Claire Collins discuss. 

    https://theconversation.com/research-check-will-eating-ultra-processed-foods-give-you-cancer-91984

    • 20 min
    Women who Measured the Stars with Dava Sobel (170) Rpt

    Women who Measured the Stars with Dava Sobel (170) Rpt

    Edwin Hubble is world famous for his discoveries. Henrietta Swan Leavitt is not. Henrietta was on a team that found a way to measure and classify the universe. They were employed as "human computers" (before the machines existed). Dava's book "The Glass Universe" refers to the half million glass slides Henrietta and other women used to document both the northern and southern skies. An inspiring story of collaboration and discovery.

    • 19 min
    Walking After Eating with Kyra Sim (169) Rpt

    Walking After Eating with Kyra Sim (169) Rpt

    Dr Kyra Sim treats takes Dr Karl through The benefits of exercise - after eating.
    @kyrasim

    • 15 min
    Ice Ages with Tas Van Ommen (168) Rpt

    Ice Ages with Tas Van Ommen (168) Rpt

    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 our climate history is our best chance for anticipating its earth's future. Recorded in Antarctica

    • 25 min

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