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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.

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    • 4.7 • 26 Ratings

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

    Infertility and COVID-19 vaccines Part 2

    Infertility and COVID-19 vaccines Part 2

    Further intel on a mistruth being spread by social media - that COVID-19 vaccines can cause both male and female infertility. With males, the COVID disease can cause infertility, the COVID vaccines do not. The false claim about female infertility was that the vaccine would make the woman’s own immune system attack her natural proteins. No studies have proved this claim.

    • 7 min
    Infertility and COVID-19 vaccines Part 1

    Infertility and COVID-19 vaccines Part 1

    We have several pretty good COVID-19 vaccines. They have enormously reduced the risks against getting sick, or dying from COVID. So why are people saying “no” to COVID vaccines? It seems the main reason for avoiding the very protective vaccines is wave after wave of misinformation and dis-information in social media. Let's make some aspects easier to understand.

    • 6 min
    Hidden Figures: the extraordinary women in science

    Hidden Figures: the extraordinary women in science

    Science is meant to be about data and logic, and yet that doesn't always stop it from being discriminatory. Women in science don't always get the recognition they deserve, but they have made extraordinary contributions.

    • 6 min
    How equal is an equinox?

    How equal is an equinox?

    If an equinox is truly equal, it should fall on a day when there's just as much darkness as there is daylight. But that's not always exactly the case, so what's going on?

    • 6 min
    Cosmic cannibalism

    Cosmic cannibalism

    What happens when two stars eat each other to death? And does one get the last laugh in this tale of cosmic cannibalism?

    • 6 min
    Reaction Faster Than Action

    Reaction Faster Than Action

    Ever wondered how in Western gunfights, the person who is first to draw their gun is the first to get shot? It turns out that under threat, our muscles work faster than normal.

    • 6 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
26 Ratings

26 Ratings

Wishitate ,

Awesome!

I can’t believe I just discovered this podcast. Dr. Karl has a wonderful way of sharing facts. Super-witty.

KayakOtter ,

Good information in a fun format

I like this podcast and look forward to each new episode. Good audio quality. Fascinating host. Try it :-)

Jack_McCoy ,

Endlessly Fascinating

Short and effective, this science podcast gets to the point and is always interesting. I do wish there was more sound design, sfx, etc. in addition to Dr. Karl speaking, however.

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