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Shirtloads of Science

Oct 13, 2019

2019's Nobel Physics prize was shared by three Astrophysicists: Jim Peebles for his Big Bang cosmology plus Michel Mayor and Didier Queloz for their discovery of exoplanets. To discover life out there, we need Astrobiologists. Rocket propulsion Scientist Dr Rachel Brachman and astro-chemist Dr Michael Malaska...


Oct 6, 2019

 Polio, smallpox, measles, whooping cough - the list goes on.  Vaccination has saved more human lives than other treatments. Dr David gives Dr Karl the facts on our biggest medical miracle - training our immune system to fight deadly invaders.


Sep 29, 2019

Dr Karl embraces Sand Talk. The first Australians have been exchanging complex concepts this way for 60,000 years. Climate Change and the nature of Time can both be discussed (in Sand Talk).Tyson Yunkaporta and Dr Karl share traditional wisdom and science.


Sep 22, 2019

Space Exploration needs teams of specialists on the ground. Dr Michelle Lucas has been in Space Operations most of her working life. Dr Karl discovers the joys of the detailed jobs that put astronauts in space.


Sep 15, 2019

July 2019 marked 50 years since the Apollo moon landing. Days later, Chris Kraft, a visionary behind Mission Control and Nasa's first flight director died aged 95. Dr Karl talks with Matt Abbott - a flight director for 40 shuttle missions. Matt worked on the ISS Robotic arm and is now fine-tuning mission control for the...