From the ground breaking and life saving to the wacky and implausible, Dr Karl Kruszelnicki reveals some of the best moments in science.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
I can’t believe I just discovered this podcast. Dr. Karl has a wonderful way of sharing facts. Super-witty.
Ivermectin Does Work
I personally got Delta and used ivermectin to successfully treat it.
Good information in a fun format
I like this podcast and look forward to each new episode. Good audio quality. Fascinating host. Try it :-)