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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...


Sep 8, 2019

Silicosis is a deadly lung condition. It is an occupational disease traditionally associated with stone masons and miners. Today new generations are at risk. From workers on infrastructure to home handy-persons cutting concrete, fine particles of silica can be inhaled without the right protection. Kate Cole tells Dr...


Sep 1, 2019

Digging big holes is dangerous work. Silicosis is a cumulative and sometimes fatal disease resulting from breathing in certain types of dust from broken rocks. Kate Cole is Occupational Health and Hygiene Manager for the new Sydney Metro. She talks with Dr Karl about the history and science of...


Aug 25, 2019

Romans used Red Dog sacrifices but could not stop it. Decades ago Science slowed the red fungi with new strains of cereal crops. Food security is back in the headlines and the battle is not over according to Professor Robert Park. Winds continue to spread deadly spores that kill the wheat crops we rely on.


Aug 18, 2019

Dr Karl and Dr Sim work through a Diet that balances the needs of farmers, ecologists and your body to find a natural balance. The diet (published in the Lancet) is meant to challenge us towards a sustainable and healthy future.