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

    Atmospheric rivers

    Atmospheric rivers

    A discovery in weather in the 1990s was the Atmospheric River. They've been around for pretty much ever though - one of them bankrupted California in 1862, and another dumped lots and lots of water onto Brisbane, in February 2022.

    • 6 min
    Why are whales so big?

    Why are whales so big?

    Whales are the giants of the marine realm, and here's why they get that way.

    This episode was originally published in May 2018

    • 6 min
    Most distant star ever found

    Most distant star ever found

    The star Earendel came into existence a long time ago, and is now famous as the most distant single star that astronomers have been able to obtain an image of.

    • 7 min
    Grasshopper can turn into locust

    Grasshopper can turn into locust

    The Koran, the Bible, the Sanskrit Mahabharata, and the Greek Illiad all mention plagues of locusts, and they're seen as carvings in ancient Egyptian tombs. Large numbers of locust could have come about because, in certain circumstances, grasshoppers metamorphose—into locusts.

    • 6 min
    Ivermectin and COVID—Part 2 of 2

    Ivermectin and COVID—Part 2 of 2

    The drug ivermectin is really good for treating worms; unfortunately it was falsely promoted as a COVID cure due to data errors, drug trial anomalies, or insufficient publication review.

    • 8 min
    Ivermectin and COVID

    Ivermectin and COVID

    There are many cases of drugs being repurposed once a new aspect of them is discovered—their new use is often very beneficial. One such drug is ivermectin. It works well against various parasitic infections. It does not work against COVID.

    • 6 min

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28 Ratings

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