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Shirtloads of Science

Nov 22, 2020

Covid-19 has sparked global debate about the balance between commerce and the cost of health care. Does a life have a price ?  If so, what is it ?  Economist, Richard Denniss, talks Dr Karl through the Australian Government budget papers where a dollar value is listed. ( Note this varies around the world) 

Nov 15, 2020

Eating ethically may become compulsory. If climate change escalates as estimated, carbon-intensive animals and crops may need to be rationed. Food scientist, Professor David Julian McClements, is optimistic that solutions may be at hand. Could we engineer less carbonised food and design a healthier diet ? Dr Karl...

Nov 9, 2020

Bernie Hobbs guests Shirtloads to talk about "Dr Karl's Surfing Safari through Science " with Dr Karl.  His latest book has spiders, anuses and Black Holes. Nothing is off limits. It also includes pop-up Dr Karl holograms. Find out how.

Nov 8, 2020

Could we feed a growing population, reduce greenhouse gases and improve sustainability at the same time? Professor David Julian McClements thinks so. He says nanotech foods have answers and they may even be healthier. Critics say , like GM crops, nanotech has to be low risk and beat consumer resistance. A nutrition...

Oct 25, 2020

...and the 2020 Nobel Prize in Physics goes to  - Black Hole Research - split three ways. 50% to Roger Penrose and his "robust prediction of  Einstein's general theory of relativity".  Andrea Ghez and Reinhard Genzel shared the rest for finding "a supermassive compact object at the centre of our galaxy". Dr Karl probes...