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Shirtloads of Science

Nov 17, 2019

2019's Australian of the Year Award was most unusual, shared between two extraordinary people - Veterinary Surgeon, Craig Challen and Anaesthetist Richard Harris. They were pivotal in the rescue of a Soccer team trapped in a cave deep in the mountains of Thailand. In this special 50-minute podcast Dr Richard Harris...

Nov 10, 2019

Dr Alice Gorman is an internationally recognised leader in the emerging field of space archaeology. So how do you create a job like that?  It begins with rubbish. Dr Alice takes Dr Karl back to the fundamentals of preservation and how to sort space junk from the keepers. 

Nov 3, 2019

How do you un-boil an egg?  A Professor of Chemistry showed what was possible and won an Ig-Nobel Prize. It's all about the structure of proteins and how you fold them. 

Oct 27, 2019

Firestorms attacked Australia's Capital City in 2003. Four people died. Dr Karl meets Prof Jason Sharples. His analysis has altered the world's understanding of fire. In certain conditions fires jump, dance and then go their own way...

Oct 20, 2019

The discovery of a planet beyond our solar system was rewarded with a share of the 2019 Nobel Physics Prize. Thousands more exoplanets have since been discovered but is there life out there? Rocket propulsion Scientist Dr Rachel Brachman and astro-chemist Dr Michael Malaska join Dr Karl to scope how and where to start...