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May 20, 2018

When Nature magazine published the top 10 researchers of 2017 there was one Australian. A radio astronomer ? no.  A paleontologist? no.
She is a professor of Molecular Oncology working with the "the Post-Truth Initiative". Doctor Karl interviews our world leading researcher on how she beat fake science. "Seek and Blast"...


May 13, 2018

Hypersonic space injection is different. It's fast like a Kangaroo, Air breathing like a lungfish and reusable like a keepcup. UQ's Professor Michael Smart takes Dr Karl through an Australian development that could jumpstart the space program downunder. It has been part of a research program spanning 30 years and...


May 6, 2018

Dr Karl and Dietetics Professor Claire Collins measure popular weight-loss supplements against the scientific literature. She finds one supplement you could easily overdose on. She finds another that has only ever worked in Japan. How much actual evidence is there ? Save your money and Listen. Proven and affordable...


Apr 29, 2018

Dr. Karl gets a synaesthetic diagnosis for his night-time flashes. To fully understand he will need to learn new concepts like "Graphemes", "Prosody" and  "Multi-modal Cortices". 4% of humans are synaesthetic  according to recent surveys. Are you one too ? Listen in and take the test. Fridge Magnets and Children's TV...


Apr 22, 2018

Thieves are getting smarter so Home and Car thefts are decreasing. Now mobile phones are being targeted.  Crooks don't want your handset. There is something far more lucrative if they can get it - your authenticated digital identity. Dr Karl talks with a fraud detective about how this can happen, the telltale signs of...