Dr Karl on triplej

Dr Karl on triplej

Australia

Join Dr Karl Kruszelnicki, Zan Rowe and their scientific guests, with a bunch of curious triplej listeners for a weekly injection of science, myth-bashing and answers! Thursdays from 11am EST.

Episodes

'Skinny fat', fasting for weight loss, feeling full  

With special guest Ruben Meerman the Surfing Scientist!Why do people use the ketogenic diet for weight loss? Is intermittent fasting good for weight loss? What happens if you don't eat ANY fruit and veg?

Foggy glasses, pins and needles, the colour of clouds  

What gives clouds their colours? Why does only one side of my glasses fog up when I put them on? What causes pins and needles?

Pulling sour faces, animal accents, body water and the moon  

Does the moon affect the water in our bodies? Do animals have accents? Why does your face screw up when you eat sour things?

Traffic forming, spiders' webs, the purpose of tears  

What are the purpose of tears? Can spiders get caught in other spiders webs? How does traffic form on the freeway?

Parallel universes, death rays, time travel  

Is it possible to travel back in time to visit yourself? If the human species was shrunk, would we be a more sustainable species? Do parallel universes exist?

The Big Bang, blocked nostrils, closing eyes  

What caused the big bang? Why is it that when you say a word multiple times you forget its meaning? When you have a cold, why can only one nostril get blocked?

Drinking rusty water, re-animation, dying from heart break  

How many sports drinks is too many? Can you die of heart break? Is it possible to re-animate a dead body?

Chemotherapy and hair, sharks and magnets!  

Why does hand colour/ type change after chemo? How long does it take your body to adjust to a new time zone? What do sharks think about magnets?

Alcohol and energy, prune skin, tickle tickle!  

What happens to your body when you mix alcohol with energy drinks? Why does wet skin shrivel? And why is it that your're more susceptible to other people's tickling than your own?

Magnet brain, time travel, that disgusting water dogs drink  

If you put two magnets on either side of your head, what happens to your brain? Will time travel be possible in my lifetime? Why can dogs drink disgusting looking water?

Contagious laughter, spoon reflections, neanderthal hair  

Is laughter contagious? When I look into a spoon, why is my reflection upside down? Why does your voice sound different when recorded?

Peeing on your feet, Pluto's planet status, contagious hiccups  

Is Pluto a planet? Does peeing on your feet cure fungal infections? Are humans more intelligent now than in the past?

Jet fuel vs. steel beams, supernovas, bone cracking  

Can jet fuel melt steel beams? If the sun went supernova, what would we see? Why can we crack bones in our body?

Double dipping, zombie apocalypse, developing sonar  

Is double dipping harmful? What are the chances of a zombie apocalypse happening? Are people attracted to similar looking partners?

Colourblindness, lucid dreaming, fart training  

Why do some people fart more than others? Is your consciousness in control of lucid dreaming? Will there ever be a cure for colorblindness?

Spider bites, daddy long-legs poison, acronophobia  

Biochemist, science communicator and spider fan Dr Maggie Hardy joins Dr Karl to answer your questions about spiders!

Going commando, hybrid vegetables, world records  

How are hybrid vegetables created? Is going commando bad for testicular cancer? Why does phone reception improve at night?

Starkiller Base, time travelers, the opposite of gravity  

Physicist Brian Cox joins Dr Karl to help answer all your questions about space and astrophysics.

Same food different farts, is Paleo valid, should I go Vegan  

Why can the same meal cause different levels of flatulence? Is it better to go vegan or eat meat? What's the validity of the Paleolithic diet?

Killer sounds, holding in pee, space growth  

Can you stretch your bladder by holding pee in? Is there a sound that can kill you? What would happen if the moon was destroyed?

0:00/0:00
Video player is in betaClose