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Shirtloads of Science

Jul 25, 2021

In 2016 our observable universe officially added a new dimension : Gravitational waves. On that international LIGO team was an Australian theoretical physicist. Dr Karl talks with ANU distinguished professor Susan Scott about those observations and what Neutron stars may be revealing about their insides. 

Jul 18, 2021

The fastest circumnavigation route by sea is via the Southern Ocean around Antarctica. It is also the most dangerous. Australian solo sailer, Lisa Blair,  has been there once already. She now is trying again . Dr Karl finds out why.

Jul 11, 2021

At best, Earth is 1/3 soil. In recent years much has turned to dirt.  This too-little-reported extinction crisis threatens us all. Chef and Farmer Matthew Evans gives Dr Karl his insight on the inch-thick survival strategy that could save us. We need to reinhabit the surface of our earth with a natural biome.  

Jul 4, 2021

Budgets are economic planning documents. Spending will feed growth. Cuts cause shrinkages.  So what do Australian budgets say about the future ? Dr Karl asks economist Dr Richard Denniss' for his insights into the choices for 2022 and beyond.
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