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Dr Karl Podcast

English, Sciences, 1 season, 305 episodes, 16 hours, 14 minutes
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Join Dr Karl Kruszelnicki, Linda Marigliano and their scientific guests, with a bunch of curious triple j listeners for a weekly injection of science, myth-bashing and answers!
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Aurora australis, op shop smells and photographic memory

Can eating certain foods change the taste of bodily fluids? Why do I get congested after a night out drinking? And why does armpit hair stop growing at a certain length?Dr Karl answers these questions and more on triple j Mornings with Lucy Smith.
5/16/202438 minutes, 3 seconds
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BONUS EP: Space farts, dog breath and the Laws of Entropy

If the whole population stood in one spot and ran would the earth spin like a treadmill? What would happen if gravity didn’t exist? And are farts powerful enough to propel you in space?Dave from Glass Animals asks these questions and more on this bonus episode of Science with Dr Karl.
5/9/202420 minutes, 57 seconds
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Wine sneezes, yawning vs. swallowing and dimensions...

What's actually happening when you get the wind knocked out of you? Why does swallowing combat yawning? And could we ever visualise someone else's pain?Dr Karl answers these questions and more on triple j Mornings with Lucy Smith.
5/9/202437 minutes, 37 seconds
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Planet-eating stars, Dreamtime astronomy and the Potato Radius

Why is it so dangerous to look directly at a solar eclipse? How do we know that all foods taste the same to every person? And the big question - do aliens exist? Dr Karl and special guest, Kirsten Banks, answer these questions and more on triple j Mornings with Lucy Smith. 
5/2/202438 minutes, 18 seconds
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Tick bites, dirty diamonds and the bacteria takeover

Why does my voice wobble when I have vulnerable conversations? Why does food taste different at different temperatures? And how do you grow seedless mandarins if they have no seeds?Dr Karl answers these questions and more on triple j Mornings with Bec Charlwood.
4/18/202433 minutes, 17 seconds
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Flushing etiquette, growing pains and heat vs temperature

What impact does trauma have on your memory? Why do chillies burn your tongue and lips but not your throat? And could octopuses take over the world? Dr Karl answers these questions and more on triple j Mornings with Lucy Smith.
4/11/202439 minutes, 1 second
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Cloning dinosaurs, inbreeding implications and the soft cheese crisis

Why do some medications reduce your sex drive? Why do dogs bite their own tail? And if you were preparing for the end of the world, what is the one medication you would take with you?Dr Karl answers these questions and more on triple j Mornings with Lucy Smith.
4/4/202436 minutes, 29 seconds
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Tea wees, volcanic extinction and muscle loss

What is it about beans that make us fart? Why do we lose muscle so quickly? How does a drink's temperature impact its fizz?Dr Karl answers these questions and more on triple j Mornings with Lucy Smith.
3/28/202439 minutes, 37 seconds
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Violent burps, sneezing erections and breathing bums

Why do old people have such a distinctive smell? What would happen if gravity suddenly doubled? And why do my limbs always swell during a flight?Dr Karl answers these questions and more on triple j Mornings with Lucy Smith.
3/21/202437 minutes, 27 seconds
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Shooting stars, astrology vs. astronomy and spaghettification

Is it possible to speed up or slow down the speed of sound? Will stars eventually become invisible to the naked eye? And what would happen if you took your space suit off in space?Dr Karl and special guest, Dr Laura Driessen, answers these questions and more on triple j Mornings with Lucy Smith.
3/14/202439 minutes, 30 seconds
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Space smells, flying headaches and nails

What does space smell like? Is the youngest sibling technically more elite? And do bushfires burn at a lesser intensity when at higher altitudes?Dr Karl answers these questions and more on triple j Mornings with Lucy Smith.
3/7/202437 minutes
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Leap years, dizziness and epoxy resin

Why does the sun feel hotter on certain days? What would happen if an astronaut sneezed inside his helmet while in space? And does drinking lots of water make you sweat more?Dr Karl answers these questions and more on triple j Mornings with Lucy Smith.
2/29/202438 minutes, 56 seconds
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Throat tickles, arctic currents and sticky surfaces

How important are orgasms to our mental health? What would happen if the world stopped spinning? And would expired milk be safe to drink if you boiled it?Dr Karl answers these questions and more on triple j Mornings with Ash McGregor.
2/22/202433 minutes, 21 seconds
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Bubble baths, sustainable populations and virtual reality

Does working out increase your sex drive? Should we be worried about seagulls eating too many chips? And how has a stingray who's had no contact with males for eight years become pregnant?Dr Karl answers these questions and more on triple j Mornings with Lucy Smith.
2/15/202432 minutes, 1 second
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Synthetic meat, collagen and sperm races

Can drinking apple cider vinegar improve gut health? Is it okay to put chicken in the fridge while it’s still hot? And how does the carnivore diet affect the body?Dr Karl and special guest, Professor Clare Collins, answers these questions and more on triple j Mornings with Lucy Smith.
2/8/202438 minutes, 22 seconds
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Healing heat, barefoot skiing and dominant hands

Are we connected to all our muscles? Why do I get sleepy when I have passengers in my car? Does drinking alcohol through a straw get you drunk faster?Dr Karl answers these questions and more on triple j Mornings with Lucy Smith.
2/1/202439 minutes, 19 seconds
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Fizzy poop, cold orgasms and hand drying hacks

How does a shark smell blood in water? Does jet lag feel worse when travelling east to west? Should we be worried about the bacteria between our toes? Dr Karl answers these questions and more on triple j Mornings with Lucy Smith.
1/25/202437 minutes, 25 seconds
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Lightening balls, parallel galaxies and soda water

Could you sunbathe on the moon? Does the atmosphere alter our vision? Does the earths magnetic field impact gravity?Dr Karl answers these questions and more on triple j Mornings with Lucy Smith.
1/18/202440 minutes, 4 seconds
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Min Min lights, wet swimmers and antibiotics

Does sex impact sporting performance? What is antibiotic resistance? Should we give plastic trees the axe?Dr Karl answers these questions and more on triple j Mornings with Lucy Smith.
1/11/202438 minutes, 1 second
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Fish gills, earwax and bio-luminescent algae

How do we remove earwax safely? Why is it cold at the peak of a mountain if hot air rises? Why don't scars tan?Bianca Nogrady answers these questions and more on triple j Mornings with Lucy Smith.
12/13/202338 minutes, 1 second
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Sticky skin, thunderstorms and funnel-web spiders

Can thunder hurt you? Why is my skin sticky? Why do I have the exact same dream every night?Dr Karl answers these questions and more, on triple j Mornings with Lucy Smith.
12/7/202338 minutes, 1 second
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Synesthesia, goosebumps and music taste

Why do certain tracks make us cry?How can a song take you back to a specific moment in time?What influences your music taste?Dr Karl & Dr Solange Glasser, Senior Lecturer in Music Psychology at the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music, answer these questions and more on triple j Mornings with Lucy Smith.
11/30/202341 minutes, 46 seconds
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Christmas Beetles, Venus and farts

Where are all the Christmas beetles? Why do some mammals sweat and others don't? If the cells in our body get replaced every 7 years - why do our tattoos stay?Dr Karl answers these questions and more, on triple j Mornings with Lucy Smith.
11/16/202339 minutes, 52 seconds
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Cortisol, histamine and toe nails

If I hold my nose when i sneeze, will my eyes pop out? Why can't we grow arms and legs back? Why do we cry?Dr Karl answers these questions and more, on triple j Mornings with Lucy Smith & Dr Theresa Larkin, Associate Professor at the University of Wollongong.
11/16/202343 minutes, 1 second
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Hibernation, fungus and foamy trees

Why do weeds grow faster than other plants? What happens when our body cramps? How do Bears hibernate? Dr Karl answers these questions and more, on triple j Mornings with Lucy Smith.
11/9/202339 minutes, 52 seconds
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Transmitting from the moon, plant fires and twin dreams

Do flies like humans more than poop? How is dark energy created? Will masks change the evolution of our face? Dr Karl answers these questions and more, on triple j Mornings with Lucy Smith.
11/2/202342 minutes, 19 seconds
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Stargazing, rovers and Mars

Could we adapt to the climate on Mars? What is system inertia? How scientifically accurate is the 2015 film 'The Martian'? Our special guest this week is Dr Adrian Brown from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory. He and Dr Karl answer these questions and more, on triple j Mornings with Lucy Smith.
10/26/202337 minutes, 15 seconds
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Wind farms, kelp forests and jellyfish

Why do insects bite me and not my partner? What impact do wind farms have on marine life? How do underwater noises effect dolphins? Our special guest this week is Dr David Wachenfeld from the Australian Institute of Marine Science. He and Dr Karl answer these questions and more, on triple j Mornings with Lucy Smith.
10/19/202338 minutes, 31 seconds
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Itching, black holes and dogs

Why do we itch at random times? Will mining on the moon affect Earth? How do tracking dogs pick up people's scent? Dr Karl answers these questions and more, on triple j Mornings with guest host Ash McGregor.
10/12/202342 minutes, 37 seconds
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Whale hearts, ear wax and eyeballs

What causes colours in sunsets? Why can some people spin their eyes really fast? How much pollution is being emitted when a car sits at traffic lights? Dr Karl answers these questions and more, on triple j Mornings with guest host Pip Rasmussen.
10/5/202342 minutes, 37 seconds
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Radioactive ooze, dodging bullets and limitless brain

Dr Lucy and Dr Karl are joined by special guest astrophysicist Professor Geraint Lewis to answer all your science questions inspired by movies! What's the most accurate time travel movie? How fast do you need to move to dodge bullets? When will we get hoverboards?
9/28/202340 minutes, 34 seconds
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Varrora mites, El Nino and ocean salt

Can Metalcore clear your throat? Can you make alcohol out of paper? Why is the ocean salty? Dr Karl answers these questions and more, on triple j Mornings with host Lucy Smith.
9/21/202342 minutes, 14 seconds
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Evolution, knees and static electricity

What part of our nose do we use to smell? Will climate change effect evolution? Can you re-catch the sickness you gave to someone else? Dr Karl answers these questions and more, on triple j Mornings with host Lucy Smith.
9/14/202339 minutes, 22 seconds
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Time travel, seahorses and climbing stairs

Where are we at with time travel? How come male seahorses give birth? Is it quicker to go up the stairs two steps at a time? Dr Karl answers these questions and more, on triple j Mornings with host Lucy Smith.
9/7/202339 minutes, 22 seconds
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Worms, congestion and the blue moon

Can you burn more calories if you sing while exercising? What happens when your ears pop? How beneficial is pre-workout? Dr Karl answers these questions and more, on triple j Mornings with host Lucy Smith.
8/30/202337 minutes, 53 seconds
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Powder scams, turtle insulation and lemon hot water

Will another species evolve from humans? Is Jupiter a solid or a gas? If chickens eat redback spiders, do their eggs become poisonous?  Dr Karl answers these questions and more, with guest science writer Zoe Kean and guest host Ash McGregor!
8/24/202340 minutes, 23 seconds
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Planet 9, asparagopsis and plant frequencies

Do we have a new planet in our solar system? How does asparagopsis decrease methane gas from live stock? Can plants hear certain frequencies? Dr Karl, Tiahni Adamson and Peter Tuthill answers these questions and more, on triple j Mornings with host Lucy Smith.
8/16/202340 minutes, 23 seconds
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Aliens, freediving and AI paradoxes

How do you measure the size of a galaxy? Will AI answer all the paradoxes in the world? How many times could you wrap your intestines around the globe? Dr Karl answers these questions and more, on triple j Mornings with host Lucy Smith.
8/3/202338 minutes, 25 seconds
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Fresh sheets, frozen bacteria and facepalms

Why are bubbles round? Is my vacuum cleaner haunted? Why do we facepalm?  Dr Karl answers these questions and more, on triple j Mornings with host Lucy Smith.
8/3/202336 minutes, 7 seconds
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Jacked bulls, space navigation and farts

How are bulls so toned if they only eat grass? How do astronauts navigate in space? Can you fart and sneeze at the same time? Dr Karl answers these questions and more, on triple j Mornings with guest host Ash McGregor.
7/26/202331 minutes, 56 seconds
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Super taste, lasagna leftovers and potato energy

How come reptiles can bask in the sun and not get sunburnt? Why does pasta taste better as leftovers? What's the best way to clean grease? Dr Karl answers these questions and more, on triple j Mornings with host Lucy Smith.
7/20/202336 minutes
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Sharks, Chilli and Belly Button Fluff

What does a mirror see when it looks in a mirror? How old can Sharks be? Are Sea levels equal? Dr Karl answers these questions and more, on triple j Mornings with host Lucy Smith.
7/13/202339 minutes, 10 seconds
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Astronomy, Animals and Radio Waves

How does First Nations Astronomy differ? How do Wombats clean their pouch? How can we trick our memory? Dr Karl, Corey Tutt and Krystal De Napoli answers these questions and more, on triple j Mornings with host Lucy Smith.
7/6/202339 minutes, 10 seconds
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Winter chills, Electricity & Mud

Why do some people feel the cold more than others? What state is electricity? Where does all the sweat, bevvies and yucky stuff go after a music festival? Dr Karl answers these questions and more, on triple j Mornings with host Lucy Smith.
6/29/202337 minutes, 31 seconds
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Rainbows, Goosebumps and The Winter Solstice

Why do the deceased still get goosebumps? Can you smell sickness? And you'll meet, the Rainbow Chasers. Dr Karl answers these questions and more, on triple j Mornings with host Lucy Smith.
6/22/202338 minutes, 28 seconds
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Merging galaxies, sound barriers & anesthetic

Where did snakes evolve from? Is it possible to be at a standstill in the universe? Could a human head survive if detached from the body? Dr Karl answers these questions and more, on triple j Mornings with host Lucy Smith.
6/15/202339 minutes, 56 seconds
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Antimatter, Blood Pressure & Gravity Simulators

How much of the Ocean is undiscovered? Can our body become immune to Cold & Flu tablets? What on earth is Anti-matter?! Dr Karl answers these questions and more, on triple j Mornings with host Lucy Smith.
6/8/202335 minutes
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Earthquakes, Testosterone & Coffee Poo

How do earthquakes work in Australia? How do testosterone levels affect our body? Why do we need to poo after coffee? Dr Karl answers these questions and more, on triple j Mornings with host Lucy Smith.
6/1/202335 minutes
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Microwaves, Kissing & Breath Testing

Why do we close our eyes when we kiss? Where’s the best heating position in the microwave? How does alcohol breath testing work? Dr Karl answers these questions and more, on triple j Mornings with host Lucy Smith.
5/25/202335 minutes
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Sugar, Chewing & Metabolism

Why do we crave something sweet after dinner? Can supplements really affect our metabolism speed? Does cooking food affect the use by date? Dr Karl and special guest, Clare Collins, answers these questions and more, on triple j Mornings with host Lucy Smith.
5/18/202338 minutes, 28 seconds
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Electronic Noses, Winter Snuffles & Space Sunburn

Can our hearts sync to the music we're listening to? What's the speed of our nervous system? Can helicopters fly in space? Dr Karl answers these questions and more, on triple j Mornings with host Lucy Smith.
5/11/202338 minutes, 28 seconds
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Aurora Australis, budgies & coffee

Do all living things on earth sleep? Which alcohol is the worst for you? Does time ever skip a beat? Dr Karl answers these questions and more, on triple j Mornings with host Lucy Smith.
4/27/20230
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Eclipse, DNA & Contagious Lifestyles

Why does you voice get deeper when you're sick? Can a solar flare scorch the Earth? How did Axolotls evolve? Dr Karl answers these questions and more, on triple j Mornings with host Lucy Smith.
4/20/20230
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Antibiotics, Tastebud's & Supernovas

Do fly's experience time quicker? Why can some people nap and others can't? How do Antibiotics work? Dr Karl answers these questions and more, on triple j Mornings with host Lucy Smith.
4/13/20230
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Snot, Tanning & Planets

How Does Grass Spread? Why Do We Get Snotty In Winter? Should We Worm Ourselves Often? Bianca Nogrady answers these questions and more, on triple j Mornings with host Lucy Smith.
4/6/20230
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Wombats, Dinosaurs & Hormones

What would Dinosaurs taste like? Do dogs recognise their own breed? Why do kids get more nosebleeds than adults? Science writer Zoe Kean & Naomi Koh Belic answers these questions and more, on triple j Mornings with host Lucy Smith.
3/30/20230
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Bendy bones, lonely octopus and shark nurseries

Why do trees have large dead branches? Do sharks have bones? When do single octopi die?  Science writer Zoe Kean answers these questions and more, on triple j Mornings with host Lucy Smith.
3/23/20230
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Chilli, Anemone & Jellyfish in Space

Why do Shells have tiny holes? How do Clown Fish avoid being stung? Is Algae the future? Bianca Nogrady and David Wachenfeld answers these questions and more, on triple j Mornings with host Lucy Smith.
3/15/202339 minutes, 14 seconds
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Tickles, Deodorant & Grapes

Are wind powered cars possible? Can you get sick from rapid changes in temperature? Can Astronauts be tickled in space? Bianca Nogrady answers these questions and more, on triple j Mornings with host Lucy Smith. Producer: Lu Hill
3/8/202339 minutes, 14 seconds
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Morning Breath, Energy & Aurora Australis

How does our body use energy? Why does food change colour when cooked? Why deos Beer taste stronger when its warm? Dr Karl & Professor Alice Motion answers these questions and more, on triple j Mornings with host Lucy Smith.
3/1/202339 minutes, 14 seconds
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Fungus, Motion sickness & Ageing

Do we age the same in outer space? Can some animals have Gay sex? Is the fungus from 'The Last of Us' real? Dr Karl & Dr Naomi Koh Belic answers these questions and more, on triple j Mornings with host Lucy Smith.
2/22/202339 minutes, 14 seconds
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Evolution, Ethanol & Venom

Why do Cicadas chirp? Were there in-between stages in human evolution from Ape to Human? Could we survive by eating our own skin? Dr Karl answers these questions and more, on triple j Mornings with host Lucy Smith.
2/15/202339 minutes, 14 seconds
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Clouds, Space & Storms

Why does Jupiter have so many moons? Why are there different layers of clouds? What is heat haze? Dr Karl answers these questions and more, on triple j Mornings with host Lucy Smith.
2/8/202339 minutes, 14 seconds
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Blue Bottles, Sun & Farts

How do we measure time? What should come first, sunscreen or insect repellent? Where do Blue Bottles come from? Dr Karl answers these questions and more, on triple j Mornings with host Lucy Smith.
2/1/202339 minutes, 14 seconds
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Cicadas, Mints & Urine

How does Bluetooth work? Will human's evolve to lose all of our hair? Is the hole in the Ozone Layer repaired? Dr Karl answers these questions and more, on triple j Mornings with host Lucy Smith.
1/25/202339 minutes, 14 seconds
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Hot prawns, rubber shoes & sad songs

Can temperature affect food allergies? Could our shoes be harming the environment? What's the song that makes Dr Karl cry? Dr Karl answers these questions and more, on triple j Mornings with host Lucy Smith. Producer: Joe Khan
1/19/202339 minutes, 14 seconds
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Flickering lights, snake digestion and air conditioners

Can smells stick in your nose forever? Do clouds actually "burn away"? Do monkeys also have genetic disorders? Dr Karl answers these questions and more, on triple j Mornings with host Lucy Smith. Producer: Nick Gerber
1/12/202337 minutes, 51 seconds
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Atoms, farts & boiled eggs

How heavy are our farts? Who was the first Human alive? Are Florence + The Machine song's scientifically factual? Dr Karl answers these questions and more, on triple j Mornings with host Lucy Smith.
12/15/202236 minutes, 43 seconds
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Invincibility, sphincters & mirrors

Can sound waves hurt you? Which generation will be the last one to die? Why is the reproductive window shorter for women then men? Dr Karl answers these questions and more, on triple j Mornings with host Lucy Smith.
12/8/202236 minutes, 43 seconds
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Dark matter, astrology & globular clusters

Why do we call it the Milky Way? Does dark matter actually exist? What do astrophysicists think of astrology?  Dr Karl & astrophysicist Professor Geraint Lewis answer these questions and more, on triple j Mornings with host Lucy Smith.
12/1/202239 minutes, 42 seconds
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Fecal transplants, sunscreen & nasal sprays

What do fecal transplants do? How long should you use a nasal spray? Why isn't there a longer lasting sunscreen? Dr Karl answers these questions and more, on triple j Mornings with Tanya Bunter.
11/24/202238 minutes, 29 seconds
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Experiments, Surgeries & Melting

Does Ice melt quicker in fizzy drinks? What happens to the air inside us after surgery? Should we clean our teeth with warm water? Dr Karl answers these questions and more, on triple j Mornings with Lucy Smith.
11/17/202238 minutes, 45 seconds
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Caffeine, Cockroaches & Non-stick Pans

Are non-stick pans toxic? Will Nuclear powered cars be possible in future? Can tree's evolve? Dr Karl answers these questions and more, on triple j Mornings with Lucy Smith.
11/10/202238 minutes, 45 seconds
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Snoozing, jellyfish toxin & phantom smells

Is snoozing bad for you? How does heat act in other elements? When can we download our brains? Dr Karl answers these questions and more, on triple j Mornings with Lucy Smith.
11/3/202238 minutes, 45 seconds
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Supplements, Digestion & Food

How do foods affect out food? Do green supplements have the same effect as eating Veggies? How many times a day should we Poo? Dietician, Clare Collins, and Dr Karl answers these questions and more, on triple j Mornings with Lucy Smith. Producer: Lu Hill
10/26/202238 minutes, 45 seconds
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Terraforming, Rovers & Mars

Could we live on Mars in the next 100 years? Do Space Rovers enjoy music? How quickly do scientists receive data from Mars? NASA Scientist, Adrian Brown,  and Dr Karl answers these questions and more, on triple j Mornings with Lucy Smith.
10/19/202238 minutes, 45 seconds
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Dog Breeds, Elements & Insects

Why does warm water sometime look opaque? How is the Earth so warm if Space is so cold? Why do some dog breeds have sinus issues? Dr Karl answers these questions and more, on triple j Mornings with Lucy Smith.
10/12/202238 minutes, 45 seconds
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Coral Reefs, Bleaching & Marine Biology

What is Coral Bleaching? How do Jellyfish move? Is La Nina affecting Coral Reefs? Dr David Wachenfeld, Chief Scientist of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority, and Dr Karl answers these questions and more, on triple j Mornings with Lucy Smith.
10/5/202238 minutes, 55 seconds
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Space Collisions, Identical Twins & Steam Boats

Why does time travel faster when you sleep? Why do lights and colours look different under water? Why do we get Diarrhea? Dr Karl answers these questions and more, on triple j Mornings with Lucy Smith.
9/28/202231 minutes, 32 seconds
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Bananas, Spiders & Sun Gazing

Does vitamins dissolve slower in cold water? Why does the Sun burn if there is no oxygen in space? Why do some people get hiccups after running? Dr Karl answers these questions and more, on triple j Mornings with Lachie Pringle.
9/14/202231 minutes, 32 seconds
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Immortal jellyfish, jet lag, stomach acid

Why don't bids get electrocuted? Can we nuke a comet? Why don't babies grow nose hair? Dr Karl answers these questions and more, on triple j Mornings with host Lucy Smith.
9/7/202238 minutes, 49 seconds
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Climate Change, Green Power & Rainbows

What can we do to reduce Climate Change? Is solar panels adding to the heat of the earth? Why don't Rainbows have colours like black and brown?
8/31/202237 minutes, 39 seconds
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Mysterious sounds, sunsets and heartburn

How was the earth made? Does time pass differently on other planets? Why does smell just before rain starts?
8/24/20220
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Introducing: WHO'S GONNA SAVE US?

This isn't a podcast about how climate change is real – we've known that for a long time. And it's not another show about the devastation climate change is causing, or how we got here. Because we don't need to talk about the problem anymore. We know what's going on. This is a show about how much better things could be, and the people who are fighting to get us there. Reporters from the science team at ABC RN and triple j Hack have been travelling around the country to meet the people bringing about real change and coming up with authentic climate solutions. If we want to avoid a climate catastrophe … WHO'S GONNA SAVE US?
8/21/20226 minutes, 33 seconds
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Aerospace, Indigenous STEM, pollution

How much pollution does an aeroplane make? Why is it so addictive to pick a scab? What would happen if the world lost oxygen for five minutes?
8/17/202238 minutes, 37 seconds
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Co2 absorption, directions in space, smelly wee

Is timber making the world heavier? How do you navigate in space? And, why does your wee smell after eating asparagus?
8/10/20220
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Getting shrunk, artificial gravity, bellybutton fluff

Can war and violence have a lasting impact on our DNA? Would we die if we got shrunk to the size of an ant? How does wind form so quickly? Dr Karl answers these questions and more, on triple j Mornings with host Lucy Smith.
8/4/202240 minutes, 35 seconds
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Allergies, blankets, compost bins

Why don't we get goosebumps on our face? If we stopped CO2 emissions right now, would we reverse climate change? Why do countries have different power sockets? Dr Karl answers these questions and more, on triple j Mornings with host Lucy Smith.
7/28/202237 minutes, 43 seconds
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Gumboots, dolphins, music taste

Why are females getting long COVID more than males? Why do we cry? How did humans become lactose intolerant? Dr Karl answers these questions and more, on triple j Mornings with host Lucy Smith.
7/21/202239 minutes, 41 seconds
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Rainbows, attraction, clapping

Can you drive through the end of a rainbow? Is it true that it only takes seven seconds to know you're attracted to someone? Why does clapping sound louder with wet hands? Dr Karl answers these questions and more. Hosted by Lachie Pringle on triple j Mornings.
7/14/202238 minutes, 50 seconds
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Suckling babies, mosquitos, new species

How do baby animals (and humans) instinctively know how to suckle when they're born? What purpose do mosquitos have in the ecosystem? How long does a species have to be isolated for it to be considered a 'new' species? Dr Karl is joined by founder of Deadly Science and proud Gamilaaray man, Corey Tutt to answer these questions and more. Hosted by Lucy Smith on triple j Mornings.
7/7/202236 minutes, 51 seconds
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Blood alcohol concentration, frying chilli, lube

Should you keep your tent flaps open? What happens to helium balloons when you let them go? Why does bottled water have a use by date? Dr Karl answers these questions and more, on triple j Mornings with Lucy Smith.
6/30/202236 minutes, 47 seconds
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Crumbs, squishing babies, bee deaths

Can our eyes change colour? What would happen if a planet disappeared from our solar system? Why don't we all have the same sense of taste? Dr Karl answers these questions and more, on triple j Mornings with Lucy Smith.
6/23/202239 minutes, 30 seconds
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Ice baths, black holes, hungry cadavers

How do dogs experience time? Will the trip to Mars be dangerous? Does Dr Karl believe in Aliens? Dr Karl answers these questions and more, on triple j Mornings with Lucy Smith.
6/16/202239 minutes, 55 seconds
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Eyebrows, carbon dioxide, stomach noises

Do ceiling fans work in winter mode? Are tastebuds on the wrong side of the tongue? Can we call blood a solid? Dr Karl answers these questions and more, on triple j Mornings with Lucy Smith.
6/9/202239 minutes, 40 seconds
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Happy hypoxia, foggy windscreens, bus vs car passengers

Would a body decompose in space? Do noise cancelling headphones protect our ears? When will we create a super human? Dr Karl answers these questions and more, on triple j Mornings with Lucy Smith.
6/2/202236 minutes, 28 seconds
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Rose thorns, oil, painkillers

Why are thorns on roses less sharp when they are dead? Is it true that oil on Earth is being slowly, but infinitely being replenished? Do painkillers really know how to target pain? Dr Karl answers these questions and more, on triple j mornings with Lucy Smith.
5/26/202232 minutes, 2 seconds
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Red heads, muscle memory, cold weather

Why do red heads get sunburnt so easily? What would happen if humans never developed muscle memory? Does cold weather make you pee more often?  Dr Karl answers these questions and more, on triple j mornings with Lucy Smith.
5/19/202238 minutes, 37 seconds
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Red dirt, sugar levels, chemtrails

What makes red dirt red? Why do our sugar levels affect our moods? What's the difference between a conspiracy theorist and a science denialist? Dr Karl answers these questions and more, on triple j mornings with Lucy Smith.
5/12/202239 minutes, 47 seconds
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Raw meat, spontaneous human combustion, drunk mosquitoes.

Are there health benefits from eating raw meat? Is spontaneous human combustion a real thing? If a mosquito bites me while I'm drunk, does the mosquito get drunk too? Dr Karl answers these questions and more, on triple j mornings with Lachie Pringle.
5/5/202239 minutes
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Grass, crumbs, sentience

Can lightning make grass greener? What's the closest call we've ever had with a meteorite? Will Artificial Intelligence ever be sentient? Dr Karl answers these questions and more, on triple j mornings with Lucy Smith.
4/28/202236 minutes, 33 seconds
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Antibodies vs Virus, Mars, Mosquitos

How can you tell the difference between antibodies and a virus? Would a compass work on Mars? Why are some mosquitos silent and others loud? Dr Karl answers these questions and more, on triple j mornings with Lucy Smith.
4/21/202239 minutes, 34 seconds
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Under-eye bags, fingernail growth, sneezing

Why do we get bags under our eyes when we’re tired? Why do my fingernails grow faster when I’ve been drinking? Why do I always sneeze five times in a row – never four, never six? Dr Karl answers these questions and more, on triple j mornings with Tyrone Pynor.
4/14/202239 minutes, 32 seconds
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Double yolkers, common cold, tiredness

Where do double yolkers come from? Why is it so hard to shake the common cold? Why does tiredness effect our perception of time and speed? Dr Karl answers these questions and more on triple j Mornings with Lucy Smith.
4/8/202241 minutes, 37 seconds
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Manufactured ozone, microwaved food, life advice

Why can't we just make ozone in a lab to replenish what has been lost due to climate change? Is it okay to microwave food twice? What's the best life advice Dr Karl has been given? Dr Karl answers these questions and more on triple j Mornings with Lucy Smith.
3/31/202238 minutes, 56 seconds
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The multiverse, alien existence and fit astronauts

Today Dr Lucy and Dr Karl are joined by special guest astrophysicist Professor Geraint Lewis to answer all your questions from around the cosmos. Can you get moonburnt? Could we ever move at the speed of light? How did the big bang happen? What's on the other side of the universe? Dr Karl and Professor Geraint Lewis answer these questions and more on triple j Mornings with Lucy Smith.
3/24/202238 minutes, 54 seconds
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Salt water, smells, money

It's the most triggering question for your local finance bro - why can't we just print more money? How does our brain know when to kick in and smell things? And why doesn't salt water freeze? Dr Karl answers these questions and more on triple j Mornings with Lucy Smith.
3/17/202237 minutes, 46 seconds
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Infinite mushrooms, eating spiders, onion tears

Are some mushrooms infinite? Why does chopping onions make us cry? What would happen if you ate a venomous spider? Dr Karl answers these questions and more on triple j Mornings with Lucy Smith.
3/10/202240 minutes, 54 seconds
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Ear wiggles, tides, cracking joints

Is there a difference between a raised heart rate from an energy drink compared to excercise? If we didn't have high tides or low tides, what effect would that have on Earth? Why can some people wiggle their ears without touching them? Dr Karl answers these questions and more on triple j Mornings with Lucy Smith.
3/3/202235 minutes, 33 seconds
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Skim milk vs full cream, diet fads, gluten

Skim milk vs full cream? Is a Keto diet sustainable for your body? Can being pregnant eliminate a gluten intolerance? Dr Karl & Lucy Smith are joined by Professor of nutrition and dietetics, Clare Collins to answers these questions and more, on triple j Mornings.
2/24/202237 minutes, 28 seconds
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Bruise colour, DNA tests and Lightning

How does glue work? Does the ocean evaporate? Is there an everlasting supply of lava? Dr Karl answers these questions and more, on triple j Mornings with Lucy Smith.
2/17/202238 minutes, 21 seconds
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Sink holes, rewiring the brain and spontaneous orgasms

How do clouds work? Will carrots turn you orange? Do our hair and nails keep growing after we die? Dr Karl answers these questions and more, on triple j Mornings.
2/10/202239 minutes, 49 seconds
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Ice cubes, showers, urine

Why do ice cubes taste different to water? Do men have worse smelling urine than women? Is showering too often bad for your skin? Dr Karl answers these questions and more, on triple j Mornings.
2/3/202234 minutes, 57 seconds
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Sleep paralysis, disappearing sneezes, carnivorous plants

What can you do to prevent sleep paralysis? When a sneeze disappears, where does it go? Why do carnivorous plants exist? Dr Karl answers these questions and more, on triple j Mornings with Lucy Smith.
1/27/202237 minutes, 24 seconds
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Freezing bread, lightyears, energy drinks

When is the best time to freeze bread? How do we measure lightyears? Are sugar-free energy drinks worse for you than their sugary counterparts? Dr Karl answers these questions and more, on triple j Mornings with Lucy Smith.
1/20/202237 minutes, 34 seconds
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Squirrel survival, testosterone, lightning trees

Why does the gym make me gassy? Do bugs have blood types? Does sound travel further at the beach? Dr Karl answers these questions and more, on triple j Mornings with Lucy Smith.
1/13/202239 minutes, 9 seconds
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Bonus Episode: Giant asteroids, end of the world, aliens

What would we do if a giant comet was hurdling towards Earth?
12/17/202114 minutes, 38 seconds
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Global warming, Double yolked eggs and Maggots

Is it possible to be too healthy? What happens if we're busting to wee and hold it? Do men get sleepier than women after sex? Dr Karl answers these questions and more, on triple j mornings with Lucy Smith.
12/9/202139 minutes, 20 seconds
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Sunset, sweet cravings, ice cubes

How do they predict sunrise and sunset so accurately? Why do people often crave sweet things after dinner? Does hot water actually freeze quicker than cold? Dr Karl answers these questions and more, on triple j mornings with Lucy Smith.
12/2/202137 minutes, 56 seconds
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Big noses, hot showers, sleep debt

Do people with bigger noses have a better sense of smell? Why do we like hot showers so much? Do you need to pay back a sleep debt if you stay up late and wake up early? Dr Karl answers these questions and more, on triple j mornings with Lucy Smith.
11/25/202139 minutes, 30 seconds
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Food cravings, giraffe tongues, white holes

Why do we crave certain foods even if it's been years since we last ate them? Why do giraffe's have blue tongues? We know black holes exist, but do are there also white holes? Dr Karl answers these questions and more, on triple j mornings with Lucy Smith.
11/18/202136 minutes, 41 seconds
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Rainbows, breath mints, handwriting

Why do rainbows form in perfect arcs across the sky? Why does drinking water after eating a mint make the water feel so much colder in your mouth? Is handwriting hereditary? Dr Karl answers these questions and more, on triple j mornings with Lucy Smith.
11/11/202137 minutes, 24 seconds
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Happy tears, immortal trees, reflections

Why do we sometimes cry when we're happy? Can trees live forever? How do reflections actually work? Dr Karl answers these questions and more, on triple j mornings with Lucy Smith.
11/4/202138 minutes
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Egg heads, Vitamin D and time as we know it

How are seedless fruits grown? Why are peanuts the most common allergen? Can painkillers target specific parts of the body? Dr Karl answers your science questions on triple j mornings with Lucy Smith.
10/28/202137 minutes, 20 seconds
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Extra limbs, bald daddies and undies in the wash

How can you keep coffee hotter for longer? What's the purpose of fingernails? Can birds get struck by lighting? Dr Karl answers your science questions on triple j mornings with Lucy Smith.
10/21/202137 minutes, 51 seconds
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Probiotics, stinky farts and red, red wine

Is it better for the environment to burp or fart?  Why am I hungrier when I eat more regularly? Can you overcome a food gag reflex? Dr Karl & Professor Clare Collins answer your questions on nutrition, dietetics and science on triple j mornings with Lucy Smith.
10/14/202138 minutes, 23 seconds
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Seeing stars, sleep talking magpies, random memories

Do magpies talk in their sleep? Can the moon get earthquakes? Is technology stunting our evolution? Dr Karl answers your science questions on triple j mornings with Lucy Smith.
10/7/202136 minutes, 7 seconds
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Spider thoughts, biting cats, anxious dogs

What do spiders think about when they're sitting in their web awaiting their prey? How can you help your dog if it has separation anxiety? You have a cat that won't stop biting you. Why? And what can you do to stop it?  This week we hone in on all your questions about pets and animals. Veterinary specialist and animal behaviour expert Dr Kersti Seksel joins Dr Karl on triple j mornings with Lucy Smith.
9/30/202128 minutes, 19 seconds
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Fingerprints, wombat poo, earthquakes

Why is wombat poo shaped like a cube? Does breakfast actually kickstart your metabolism? How much does your DNA determine your intelligence?  Dr Karl answers your science questions on triple j mornings with Lucy Smith.
9/23/202138 minutes, 42 seconds
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Ivermectin, spicy chilli, post-pandemic life

Is there any proof that Ivermectin combats COVID-19? Will life ever be the way it was before the pandemic? If the whole world was sprayed with disinfectant, would that kill off COVID-19? Host of Coronacast, Tegan Taylor joins Dr Karl to answer your COVID-19 questions on top of your regular science questions on triple j mornings with Lucy Smith.
9/16/202138 minutes, 21 seconds
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Desires, vaping, cremation

Is vaping less damaging than cigarettes? When you hurt yourself, does 'rubbing it better' actually do anything to help? What's better for the environment? Being cremated or buried?  Dr Karl answers these questions and more, on triple j mornings with Lucy Smith.
9/9/202139 minutes, 51 seconds
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Ear candles, mullets, nose training

What would happen if we woke up one morning and the earth was spinning the other way? Can human beings improve their sense of smell? Do ear candles actually work?  Dr Karl answers these questions and more, on triple j mornings with Lucy Smith.
9/2/202138 minutes, 43 seconds
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Forgetting memories, hydrogen fuel, wet trampolines

Can we train our brains to forget things? Why do some people float in water and others sink? Do you jump higher on a wet trampoline? Dr Karl answers these questions and more, on triple j mornings with Lucy Smith.
8/26/202140 minutes, 18 seconds
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Eating boogers, moon mining, changing flavours

Why do we shudder after we yawn? Why do some humans feel compelled to eat their boogers? Why does hot water clean things better than cold water?   Dr Karl answers these questions and more, on triple j mornings with Lucy Smith.
8/19/202139 minutes, 49 seconds
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Dad bods, taste buds, hydrogen water

Can you catch a yawn from a dog? Is Hydrogen charged water just a fad? Do animals get dad bods once they find a mate?  Dr Karl answers these questions and more, on triple j mornings with Lucy Smith.
8/12/202136 minutes, 31 seconds
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Vaccines, fingernails, static electricity

How did scientists create COVID-19 vaccines so quickly? Why can't we control the beat of our hearts like we can control the breath in our lungs? How do the rings of a tree tell us its age? Dr Karl answers these questions and more, on triple j mornings with Lucy Smith
8/5/202136 minutes, 4 seconds
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Bionic humans, floaters, eye transplants

Why do bones stop growing? Why does having to pee take over all your thoughts? What would happen if you microwaved a human being? Dr Karl answers these questions and more, on triple j mornings with guest host Tyrone Pynor.
7/29/202137 minutes, 26 seconds
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Black holes, blue tongues and gagging

How realistic are alternate realities? Why does sleeping with a quilt on make us have bad dreams? Could we survive on a desert island with only corn to eat? Dr Karl answers these questions and more, on triple j mornings with host Lucy Smith.
7/22/202138 minutes, 22 seconds
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Diamonds, inbred animals, climate change

Why hasn't any other being evolved to have human-level intelligence and consciousness? Why do your teeth move during pregnancy? Is climate change effecting the temperature of the core of earth? Dr Karl answers these questions and more, on triple j mornings with host Lucy Smith.
7/15/202138 minutes, 17 seconds
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Brain freeze, ocean fire, fingers

Do birds recognise humans? What is brain freeze? How do we find dinosaur bones? Dr Karl answers these questions and more, on triple j mornings with host Lucy Smith.
7/8/202141 minutes, 35 seconds
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Science of movies special!

Dr Karl takes on your movie science questions on triple j mornings, with host Lucy Smith and science communicator Petr Lebedev. Spoiler alert for the following films; Tenet, Interstellar, Inception, Pulp Fiction, Star Wars, Jurassic Park, Donnie Darko, The Wolverine, & the concept of zombies.
7/1/202139 minutes, 12 seconds
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Space junk, pain, jump scares

Do flavours "get to know each other" when cooking? Why do tattoos survive cell regeneration? What's the science behind grief? Dr Karl answers these questions and more, on triple j mornings with host Joe Khan.
6/24/202134 minutes, 52 seconds
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Dog dreams, break-ups, manifestation

When do babies get nightmares? What would the world be like without The Industrial Revolution? Why is the last sip of coffee always cold? Dr Karl answers these questions and more, on triple j mornings with host Joe Khan.
6/17/202137 minutes, 45 seconds
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Intergenerational trauma, adult circumcision and walking on cold floor

Why does hair retain the smell of smoke? How does intermittent fasting work? Why do we speed up when overtaking? Dr Karl answers these questions and more, on triple j mornings with host Lucy Smith.
6/10/202135 minutes, 2 seconds
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Indigenous astronomy, monstrous burps, animal milk

Do chickens have feelings? Can you make custard from platypus milk? Where did Indigenous people get their calcium before cows? Dr Karl answers these questions and more, on triple j mornings with Corey Tutt from Deadly Science, Karlie Noon from Sydney Observatory and host Lucy Smith.
6/3/202139 minutes, 9 seconds
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Solar flares, sailors delight, planes in rain

Are "dog years" a scientific fact? Is it more efficient to walk up stairs two at a time? Why do my hands tingle after using my sander? Dr Karl answers these questions and more, on triple j mornings with host Lucy Smith.
5/27/202135 minutes, 13 seconds
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Megalodons, cat allergies, hazel eyes

Why do hazel eyes change colour? Does hot water freeze faster than cold water? Why am I allergic to certain cats? Dr Karl answers these questions and more, on triple j mornings with host Lucy Smith.
5/20/202139 minutes, 17 seconds
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Spanish Flu, earworms, motion sickness

What makes hair go curly? How can you stop wrinkles? Do shorter people use more energy then tall people? Dr Karl answers these questions and more, on triple j mornings with host Lucy Smith.
5/13/202135 minutes, 2 seconds
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Headaches, bungee cords, beards

Why does coffee effect people differently? Can you train your pain thresholds?  Why do my legs twitch when I sleep? Dr Karl answers these questions and more, on triple j mornings with host Lucy Smith.
5/6/202137 minutes, 21 seconds
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Cheese dreams, fasting, strong bones

Is any multi-vitamin juice good for you? Does drinking milk gives you acne? Does eating cheese give some people nightmares? Dr Karl answers these questions and more, on triple j mornings with Clare Collins, Laureate Professor in Nutrition & Dietetics at the University of Newcastle, and host Tyrone Pynor.
4/29/202142 minutes, 26 seconds
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Earworms, Christmas Lights and Itches

Are dogs mouths cleaner than ours? What are we looking at when we look at a planet? And what is actually going on at 'Magnetic Hill'? Dr Karl answers these questions and more, on triple j mornings with host Abby Butler.
4/22/202138 minutes, 15 seconds
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The fourth dimension, rogue hairs, wild vegetables

What is a stitch? Why do we grow random long hairs? Can we eat boogers? Dr Karl answers these questions and more, on triple j mornings with host Abby Butler.
4/15/202138 minutes, 34 seconds
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Doppelgängers, daylight savings, eye colour

How long could we live without the sun? Why do my veins swell in the heat? When will Mars settlers be called Martians? Dr Karl answers these questions and more, on triple j mornings with host Lucy Smith.
4/8/202138 minutes, 47 seconds
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Nose yoga, ice cubes, time travel

Why don't plastic containers dry properly? Do ball sacks have tastebuds? Why did my glass door explode? Dr Karl answers these questions and more, on triple j mornings with host Lucy Smith.
4/1/202138 minutes, 54 seconds
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Flood water, shopping trollies, cat purring

Will Australia be underwater in the future? Could you cook a chicken with body heat? Why are electric kettles so loud? Dr Karl answers these questions and more, on triple j mornings with host Lucy Smith.
3/25/202139 minutes, 2 seconds
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Ducks, body clocks, dinosaurs

How does the brain deal with anxiety? Do ducks like the rain? Could you scream in space? Dr Karl answers these questions and more, on triple j mornings with host Lucy Smith.
3/18/202138 minutes, 39 seconds
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Methane, artificial intelligence, pre-made meals

Are there any new deserts? Why does being sick make me feel better? Does Autumn change the worlds oxygen levels? Dr Karl answers these questions and more, on triple j mornings with host Lucy Smith.
3/11/202138 minutes, 41 seconds
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Overnight shifts, spider clouds, spit

Do crystals absorb energy? Why does some poop float? Can a broken heart hurt you physically? Dr Karl answers these questions and more, on triple j mornings with host Lucy Smith.
3/4/202140 minutes, 39 seconds
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Electric vehicles, body temperature, mowing

Why does anxiety make my hands tingle? Why doesn't corn digest properly? Could we ever shift the axis of the earth? Dr Karl answers these questions and more, on triple j mornings with host Lucy Smith.
2/25/202140 minutes, 56 seconds
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Public toilets, naked flames, tattoo pain

What's the frame rate of our eyes? Does gut bacteria cause depression? What would happen if mosquitos became extinct? Dr Karl answers these questions and more, on triple j mornings with host Lucy Smith.
2/18/202139 minutes, 52 seconds
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Birth control, sea urchins, auras

Does a spoon keep champagne bubbly? Why do I cough when using an earbud? Why do animals sense disasters? Dr Karl answers these questions and more, on triple j mornings with host Lucy Smith.
2/11/202140 minutes, 57 seconds
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Fog, weight training, artificial suns

Why don't humans hibernate? What's the best way to hang washing? Why am I attracted to dark haired people? Dr Karl answers these questions and more, on triple j mornings with host Lucy Smith.
2/4/202139 minutes, 29 seconds
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Rusty sunscreen, anti-depressant yawns, road bubbles

Could one side of my mouth be dominant? What makes chilis so hot? Why do little bubbles form on the road after rain? Dr Karl answers these questions and more, on triple j mornings with host Lucy Smith.
1/28/202134 minutes, 43 seconds
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Rainforests, grey hairs, tastebuds

Could nightmares be genetic? Why does the weather affect my asthma? Can I outrun a giraffe? Dr Karl answers these questions and more, on triple j mornings with host Lucy Smith.
1/21/202138 minutes, 21 seconds
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Penguins, orgasms, flat earth

Is the Earth flat? Why do penguins wobble when they have knees? What is the biological function of the female orgasm? Dr Karl answers these questions and more, on triple j mornings with host Lucy Smith.
12/17/202041 minutes, 32 seconds
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Space magnets, asteroids, coral sex

Do magnets work in outer space? What would happen if you opened a jar from space on Earth? Do germs have the ability to move on their own? Dr Karl is joined by Professor Geraint Lewis from The University of Sydney this week! answering all these questions and more, on triple j mornings with Lucy Smith.
12/10/202037 minutes, 20 seconds
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Twins, tapeworms, water divining

How much force does it take to bite off a finger? Why is salt water so buoyant? Why do I get pleasure from cracking knuckles? Dr Karl answers these questions and more, on triple j mornings with host Lucy Smith.
12/3/202042 minutes, 7 seconds
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Male nipples, climaxing, wrinkly fingers

Do dogs have personalities? Can you compost vegan poop? Why do lizard tails wiggle after falling off? Dr Karl answers these questions and more, on triple j mornings with host Lucy Smith.
11/26/202037 minutes, 41 seconds
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Eye floaters, rescue bees, drinking blood

Why do I always hiccup and burp at the same time? Do birds recognise their own reflection? Why does my dog steal my socks? Dr Karl answers these questions and more, on triple j mornings with host Lucy Smith.
11/19/202037 minutes, 39 seconds
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Science with Dr Karl: 2020 NAIDOC week special

What is Mars's role in Indigenous astronomy? Why are snail trails shiny? How do extinct animals come back? Dr Karl answers these questions and more, on triple j mornings with Corey Tutt from Deadly Science, Karlie Noon from Sydney Observatory and host Lucy Smith.
11/12/202040 minutes, 39 seconds
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Moles, superstitions, saliva

Why can I predict the rain? When's everything going back to normal? How did we draw maps before satellites?  Dr Karl answers these questions and more, on triple j mornings with host Lucy Smith.
11/5/202040 minutes, 39 seconds
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Lactose, acid reflux, plunger coffee

Can i change my tastebuds? Can i overcome my food intolerance? Does eating affect my mood? Dr Karl answers these questions and more on triple j Mornings, with host Lucy Smith and Professor Clare Collins from the University of Newcastle.
10/29/202033 minutes, 30 seconds
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Vacuums, toothbrushes, funny bones

How does weather affect our mood? Can a chicken produce a fertile egg without a rooster? How do some people grow out of their allergies? Dr Karl answers these questions and more, on triple j mornings with host Lucy Smith.
10/22/202039 minutes, 48 seconds
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Heartbeats, pheromones, brain orgasms

Why does seeing babies make me want to have babies? Do you start looking like your partner? Can I fall in love via smell? Dr Karl answers these questions and more, on triple j mornings with host Lucy Smith.
10/15/202043 minutes, 11 seconds
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Hydroxychloroquine, contact tracing, vaccines

A special COVID edition of Science with Dr Karl this week. We answer all your questions with the host of the ABC's Coronacast Tegan Taylor & Professor Marc Pellegrini - joint head of infectious diseases and immune defence at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute in Melbourne.
10/8/202038 minutes, 31 seconds
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Phantom pain, octopuses, staring

Why do we want to squeeze cute things? Do birds feel G-Force when changing direction? Will my semen trigger my partners allergies? Dr Karl answers these questions and more, on triple j mornings with host Lucy Smith
10/1/202038 minutes, 35 seconds
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Kookaburras, sign language, trypophobia

Should you soap your genitals? Do ducklings ever change their order? Can muscle memory be hereditary? Dr Karl answers these questions and more on triple j Mornings, with host Lucy Smith.
9/24/202040 minutes, 13 seconds
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Tenet, eyebrows, biotics

Which came first; the chicken or the egg? Why does cutting onions make me cry? Does my pee always come out in the same direction? Dr Karl answers these questions and more on triple j Mornings, with host Bryce Mills.
9/17/202038 minutes, 52 seconds
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Pet psychology, bruises, the sky

Why is the sky Blue? Why do boiled eggs explode in the microwave? Why are some planets called 'Gas Giants'? Dr Karl answers these questions and more on triple j Mornings, with host Lucy Smith.
9/10/202039 minutes, 42 seconds
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Colliding black holes, burritos, birds

How do we create blood? Do animals have a sense of humour? Do birds like flying? Dr Karl answers these questions and more on triple j Mornings, with host Lucy Smith.
9/3/202038 minutes, 55 seconds
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Comets, coffee, covid

Can you catch a ride on a comet? Why does coffee work some mornings and not others? How do trees produce Oxygen? Dr Karl answers these questions and more on triple j Mornings, with host Lucy Smith.
8/27/202039 minutes, 35 seconds
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Nosebleeds, yabbies, boiled eggs

What's the difference between a virus and bacteria? Do ants feel hot water? What would happen if everyone started eating a plant based diet? Dr Karl answers these questions and more on triple j Mornings, with host Lucy Smith.
8/20/202039 minutes, 13 seconds
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Sunsets, escalators, bees

When you lose weight, where does it go? Why does the shower steam when the water isn't boiling? Are bees loyal to one hive? Dr Karl answers these questions and more on triple j Mornings, with host Lucy Smith.
8/13/202039 minutes, 13 seconds
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A legit astronaut joins Dr Karl to answer your questions!

Former NASA astronaut & deep sea explorer Kathryn Sullivan is our special guest today, answering all your space/ocean questions with Dr Karl.
8/6/202036 minutes, 48 seconds
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Time, alchemy, running

Has the ocean always been salty? Can we turn lead to gold? Is there any science behind star signs? Dr Karl answers these questions and more on triple j Mornings, with host Lucy Smith.
7/30/202038 minutes, 26 seconds
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Spacesuits, dust, 5 second rule

Where does dust come from ? Have we measured the speed of thought? Is there science behind the 5 second rule ? Dr Karl answers these questions and more on triple j Mornings, with host Lucy Smith.
7/23/202038 minutes, 13 seconds
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Cheese dreams, choccy milk, body odour

Is choccy milk the best post-workout beverage? Why aren't we disgusted by our own body odour? If someone is blind from birth, can they dream? Dr Karl answers these questions and more on triple j Mornings, with host Lucy Smith.
7/16/202041 minutes, 2 seconds
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Chewing, soy, protein

Could you last on a deserted island, Tom Hanks style? Are bananas actually healthy? Is my vegetarian diet affecting my PCOS? Dr Karl answers these questions and more on triple j Mornings, with host Lucy Smith and Professor Clare Collins from the University of Newcastle
7/9/202039 minutes, 28 seconds
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Period nosebleeds, brains, simulations

What happens if I fall into the deepest hole on earth? Could my dog get COVID-19? How does Dr Karl's brain work? Dr Karl answers these questions and more on triple j Mornings, with host Lucy Smith.
7/2/202038 minutes, 46 seconds
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Vaping, Sleep talking, CBD Oil

Would Superman outrun COVID-19? Why do I pee more when I'm camping? Do oranges actually help at half-time? Dr Karl answers these questions and more on triple j Mornings, with host Lucy Smith.
6/25/202037 minutes, 18 seconds
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Decapitation, shocks, micro-dosing

What happens when we run out of oil? How long does the human brain last? How do anaesthetics knock us out? Dr Karl answers these questions and more on triple j Mornings, with host Lucy Smith.
6/18/202038 minutes, 21 seconds
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Love at first sight, killer rabbits, pig orgasms

Why do dead people still get goosebumps? What happens if two black holes collide? Why do you feel worse after a long nap? Dr Karl answers these questions and more on triple j Mornings, with host Lucy Smith.
6/11/202039 minutes, 23 seconds
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Nail clippings, boobs, spicy food

Do you hear the voice in your head or do you think you think it? why does eating chilli make you feel good? does the sun rotate? Dr Karl answers these questions and more on triple j Mornings, with host Lucy Smith.
6/4/202039 minutes, 57 seconds
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Sleep-talkers, exploded stars, resistance

Has the weather been impacted by the Coronavirus? Can you smell when someone is on their period? Was COVID-19 created in a lab? Dr Karl answers these questions and more on triple j Mornings, with host Lucy Smith and Science reporter Olivia Willis from ABC News.
5/28/202037 minutes, 40 seconds
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Crocodiles, beards, indoor plants

Can dogs be left or right handed? Where does the wax go when you burn a candle? How many coffees are too many coffees? Dr Karl answers these questions and more on triple j Mornings, with host Lucy Smith.
5/21/202039 minutes, 59 seconds
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Waterbeds, barking, sticky floors

Has evolution made our farts louder? Do rabbits see colour? How do I survive a plane crash? Dr Karl answers these questions and more on triple j Mornings, with host Lucy Smith.
5/14/202035 minutes, 18 seconds
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Meteors, sleep twitching, feeling vibes

Can Wearing a hat make you go bald? Can you physically feel a vibe or someone’s energy? Is it possible to crush someone’s head Game of Thrones-style? Dr Karl answers these questions and more on triple j Mornings, with host Karla Ranby, filling in for Lucy Smith.
5/7/202035 minutes, 28 seconds
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Festivals, curves, core-gasms

When can we go to music festivals again? Can you store a fart in a jar? Can exercising make you orgasm? Dr Karl answers these questions and more on triple j Mornings, with host Lucy Smith and Dr Norman Swan from the ABC's Coronacast podcast,
4/30/202036 minutes, 57 seconds
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Time travel, fart temperature, eating your own hair

Will the bushfires around Chernobyl release nuclear smoke into the air? What is Coronavirus doing for climate change? Why are my farts warm? Dr Karl answers these questions and more on triple j Mornings, with host Lucy Smith and Science reporter Olivia Willis from ABC News.
4/23/202038 minutes, 9 seconds
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Hand washing, active cases, hot chooks

How long does an asymptomatic person stay asymptomatic? Should we be worried about the fumes from hand sanitizer? How long can I eat my hot chicken leftovers for? Dr Karl answers these questions and more on triple j Mornings, with host Lucy Smith and Science reporter Olivia Willis from ABC News.
4/16/202037 minutes, 43 seconds
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Face masks, dreadlocks, thoughts

Can you get COVID-19 from patting dogs? When should we be using face masks in public? Can Coronavirus be transmitted through animal meat? Dr Karl answers these questions and more on triple j Mornings, with host Lucy Smith and Olivia Willis from ABC News.
4/9/202036 minutes, 23 seconds
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Vaccines, receipts, 5G

Can you be immune to COVID-19? Can it live on receipt paper? How do you test a vaccine? Dr Karl answers these questions and more on triple j Mornings, with host Lucy Smith and Olivia Willis from ABC News.
4/2/202037 minutes, 13 seconds
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Surfing, disinfecting phones, petrol pumps

Can you catch the Corona virus from a fart? What about a petrol pump? What about from surfing? Dr Karl answers these questions and more on triple j Mornings, with host Lucy Smith and Tegan Taylor from the ABC's Coronacast.
3/26/202035 minutes, 2 seconds
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Holding in farts, magnets, face masks

Why does drinking red cordial cure my hiccups? Why do I eat more in the winter? Can I touch my face with gloves on? Dr Karl answers these questions and more on triple j Mornings, with host Lucy Smith
3/19/202041 minutes, 22 seconds
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Life on Mars, space welds, menstrual moon cycles

Are we still seeing light from The Big Bang? Does space end? Is a earthquake on Mars called a Mars-quake? Dr Karl answers this question and more on triple j Mornings, with Professor Don Kurtz and host Lucy Smith.
3/12/202035 minutes, 11 seconds
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Panic-buying, human extinction, hand washing

What's the science behind all this toilet paper buying bullshit? Dr Karl answers this question and more on triple j Mornings, with host Lucy Smith.
3/5/202035 minutes, 50 seconds
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Moon landing, fat birds, brighter LEDs

Why don't birds have fat legs? Why are LED lights brighter then ever? Was the moon landing real? Dr Karl answers these questions and more on triple j Mornings with host Lucy Smith.
2/27/202039 minutes, 1 second
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Protein powder, brain-freeze, carnivore diets

Is protein powder a waste of money? Do men poo more then women? Why does my fried keep getting brain-freeze? Dr Karl answers these questions and more on triple j Mornings, with host Lucy Smith & special guest dietician Professor Clare Collins!
2/20/202039 minutes, 22 seconds
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Boogers, corn, coffee aroma

How does a dog recognise the opposite sex if they can't smell their butt? Is it healthy to eat your own boogers? Plus, is it possible to inter-breed species?
2/13/202039 minutes
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Watery eyes, snake venom, coronavirus

Do your eyes water when you're getting a wax?
2/6/202036 minutes, 56 seconds
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Lunchbox discoveries, Coronavirus, tastebud balls

In this episode Dr Karl makes a brand new, ground breaking, mind blowing discovery that has changed his life. 
1/30/202042 minutes, 30 seconds
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Climate change, bushfires, phantom phone vibrations

How scientists know what the temperature was in the years before records began? What role does cattle have on the impact of climate change? And how have the current bushfires affected carbon levels?
1/23/202038 minutes, 55 seconds
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calories, catchy songs, sweat

Why do we feel like vomiting after rigorous exercise? Does distance or speed burn more calories? Plus, the movement of air pollution.
1/16/202034 minutes, 52 seconds
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Bush life regeneration, fire prevention, benefits of smoke and soil

Does smoke benefit the soil? Plus, what can we expect to see in the future for fire prevention?
1/9/202037 minutes, 40 seconds
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Decision making, Dogs howling to Rüfüs Du Sol, space explosions

Linda Marigliano and Dr Karl take your questions for one last time together.
12/13/201939 minutes, 6 seconds
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Coconut oil, inhaling smoke, tiredness

Coconut oil, inhaling smoke and why you might feel tired when you're doing nothing?
12/5/201938 minutes, 44 seconds
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Iced coffee, flies, static electricity

Chernobyl Exclusion Zone, what is dark matter and what would happen if flies don't exist?
11/28/201937 minutes, 10 seconds
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Clitoris, mosquitos, genetics

How much information can your brain hold? How do genetics work and does the clitoris have multiple purposes?
11/21/201937 minutes, 15 seconds
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Male mammal nipples, music genes, fruit flies

Why do male mammals have nipples? Do we have a music taste gene? Plus a fruit fly experiment.
11/14/201937 minutes, 32 seconds
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Evil crows, bird funerals, swooping magpies

Ever wondered whether birds are evil? Plus do birds have funerals like humans do?
11/7/201931 minutes, 51 seconds
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Exotic animals, unlocking the human brain and sleeping

Do you get squeamish at the sight of blood? Plus operating on fish and pollution in your lungs.
10/31/201936 minutes, 52 seconds
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Floating tips, sound in space & aburpia

Why do we float horizontally in water? Why do some adults develop anaphylaxis? Is soda water good for you?
10/24/201936 minutes, 39 seconds
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Itchy mouths, floating poo and stomach memory

Can you overcome gluten intolerance? Is toasted bread good for you? Should your poo sink or float?
10/17/201939 minutes, 13 seconds
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Floating tanks, day light savings and holding in farts

What happens if you microwave a human? Is there anything wetter than water? What are the benefits of floating tanks?
10/10/201935 minutes, 38 seconds
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Hungry galaxies, climate change and sleeping with eyes open

How will the galaxy Andromeda be feeding on our galaxy The Milky Way? Plus climate change, a positive future and sleeping with your eyes open.
10/3/201937 minutes
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Evolving dogs, coffee shakes and webbed toes

Have the planets ever lined up in the solar system? Why can some people whistle in tune, but not sing in tune? Can you water plants using hot water?
9/26/201936 minutes, 35 seconds
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Rising sea levels, brain's exploding and evolution

Is a Googleplex the biggest single number? Are rising sea levels only caused by ice melting? Why do we get blocked noses?
9/19/201938 minutes, 32 seconds
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Bone density, inflammation and bionic eyes

Why do we have toe nails? Can we dry our clothes by freezing them? Why are sunrises and sunsets different colours?
9/12/201936 minutes, 48 seconds
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Tongue flaps, pressure points and seal knees

Why do we need to pee when we get into water? How long would humans last on earth if the sun disappeared? Where do false memories come from?
9/5/201936 minutes, 11 seconds
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Snake bites, popcorn and nuclear devices

Why do we get dizzy when we get up really quickly? Why does hot water sound different to cold water when it comes out of the tap? Why do cold and flu symptoms always feel worse in the morning and at night?
8/29/201936 minutes, 54 seconds
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5G, MSG and solar panels

Why are storm clouds black? How does the burning of the Amazon effect the world? Why are some people more likely to get static shocks than others?
8/22/201933 minutes, 45 seconds
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Decomposition, rigor mortis and coffins

Why do some people get hungry when around a dead body? Is your brain still active after you die?  How long does it take for a body to decompose in a coffin? 
8/15/201933 minutes, 41 seconds
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Bubbles, bushfires and back burning

Why do fires burn faster uphill rather than down? Can you cook a chicken by slapping it? What are the affects of bushfires on trees?
8/8/201927 minutes, 44 seconds
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Life on another planet, dusk masks and solar sailing

How do we better our memories? What do people who were born blind dream about? How much material is used to make one screw? 
8/1/201932 minutes, 32 seconds
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Exploding stars, dark matter and meteor's

Can cats land on their feet in space? Why are planets round? What would happen to the earth if the sun moved closer?
7/25/201937 minutes, 13 seconds
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Swallowing flem, blue light glasses and fruit flies

Why does your dog rub itself in dirt right after you bath it? Do reverse cycle air conditioners have an impact on global warming? Why do you need to pee when it gets cold?
7/18/201933 minutes, 1 second
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Terraforming, moon wind and getting lost in space

Are we terraforming the earth? Why was the American Flag flapping in Apollo 11 footage and what would happen if you were lost in space?
7/11/201937 minutes
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Dry hands, nervous weeing and resetting your sense of smell

Do you have a fear of belly buttons? Why does your tummy grumble when you're hungry? If human's didn't interact with each other, would we walk like monkeys?
7/4/201934 minutes, 46 seconds
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Jealously, falling off escalators and wobbly pens

Does fruit taste sweeter in the fridge? Are seagulls telepathic? Can indoor plants help with our air quality?
6/27/201936 minutes, 43 seconds
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Hungry sneezing, remarkable redheads and the Tay Tay debate

What would happen if the whole world farted at once? Why do we hear our own voice differently to how others hear us? Can you scare someone better?
6/20/201936 minutes, 58 seconds
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Period syncing, lip fillers and magic mushrooms

Why does coffee change taste as it cools down? Why do we get goosebumps? Do women's periods really sync up?
6/13/201934 minutes, 55 seconds
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Car napping, stinging pineapple and your IQ

Can you change your own genetics? Does cold weather cause you to catch a cold? Why does my head throb when jumping on a trampoline?
6/6/201934 minutes, 45 seconds
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Generic faces, slushie beers and 5G

Does spraying deodorant in your pits effect your health? Why don't I dream? How can I tell if I'm a loud chewer?
5/30/20190
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Sympathy spews, chubby rain and full-moon craziness

Could you make off milk drinkable by boiling it? Are you heavier after taking a shower? Can computer viruses become real life viruses?
5/23/20190
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Beard hairballs, purring pussies and green boogers

Do bees know they'll die if they sting someone? Why do I feel hungry after eating fruit? What material makes the best reusable coffee cup?
5/16/201938 minutes, 11 seconds
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Muscle memory, buttery sweat and our robot overlords

Where does the wind come from? Can we affect other peoples dreams? Why do some people smell like butter when they sweat?
5/9/201934 minutes, 32 seconds
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Asapargus wee, sweating underwater and an infinite cycle of yawning

Can we outgrow our allergies? Is it possible to tell if we're sweating underwater? Why does our stomach look much smaller when we wake up in the morning?
5/2/201941 minutes, 6 seconds
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Hot and cold breath, tilting dog heads and an infuriating itch

Why shouldn't we eat our own poo? Why do bruises change colour? And the lady who literally picked her brain
4/17/201938 minutes, 19 seconds
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A whole lotta black holes, rubbish eating volcanoes and weeing in the ocean

It's a big black hole celebration! Could one create a new universe? How can we take a photo of one? What would happen to your body if you entered one?
4/10/201939 minutes, 36 seconds
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Headphone earwax, poisonous spiders and sticky things

Can different bird species communicate with each other? Why am I so sweaty? Why do animals have an even number of limbs?
4/3/201941 minutes, 30 seconds
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Hacking driverless cars, killer blackheads and the earth's heartbeat

Do dogs have their own personalities? Can I reset myself to become a morning person? Can we use volcanoes to get rid of the worlds rubbish?
3/27/201935 minutes, 21 seconds
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Submarines in space, lupis and nostril hairs

Can animals be allergic to humans? Why do people always go on holidays near water? Why do I sleep talk?
3/20/201937 minutes, 1 second
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Static shocks, amputees and glow-in-the-dark chicken.

Why do people have different eye colours? Why don't plastic containers dry properly in the dishwasher? What is glow-in-the dark chicken? Dr Karl answers these questions and more, with host Linda Marigliano on triple j Mornings.
3/13/201937 minutes, 24 seconds
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Red beard hairs, living underwater and movies on airplanes

Why do I sweat more on one side? Can smart watches cause cancer? Why is it easier to see when squinting? Dr Karl answers these questions and more, with host Linda Marigliano on triple j Mornings.
3/6/201936 minutes, 26 seconds
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Cheek fillers, disappearing allergies and shower stinkies

Why do certain sounds give you goosebumps? Can drinking cows milk cause lots of health problems? Why does your body twitch as you're falling asleep? Dr Karl answers these questions and more, with host Linda Marigliano on triple j Mornings.
2/27/201933 minutes, 56 seconds
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Chemical happiness, attractive bees and hot feet

How do you test sewerage for drugs? Did a hash brownie bring back my sense of smell? Why can't I burp? These science questions get answered this week, by science journo Bianca Nogrady and Uni of Sydney researcher Dr Alice Motion.
2/20/201938 minutes, 9 seconds
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Live from Antarctica!

Your favourite scientist answers your icy cold questions, live from Casey Research station. With special guests Dr Ben Galton-Fenzi and Casey research station leader Chris MacMillian.
2/13/201938 minutes, 9 seconds
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Brown vs white rice, dairy acne and smelly food farts

Is brown rice actually better for you than white rice? When you eat ice cream does it leave your body as poo or wee? And how do different foods affect the smelliness of your farts? Dr Karl answers these questions and more, with host Linda Marigliano on triple j Mornings.
2/6/201938 minutes, 52 seconds
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Cement nails, beached whales and red hair changing colour

Does cement make your nails grow? Are the hiccups hereditary? Why is the sound of a plane flying so loud when you're outside it, but quiet when you're inside it? Dr Karl answers these questions and more, with host Linda Marigliano on triple j Mornings.
1/30/201937 minutes, 47 seconds
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Cement nails, beached whales and red hair changing colour

Does cement make your nails grow? Are the hiccups hereditary? Why is the sound of a plane flying so loud when you're outside it, but quiet when you're inside it? Dr Karl answers these questions and more, with host Linda Marigliano on triple j Mornings.
1/23/201937 minutes, 47 seconds
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Travelers constipation, freckles and dark energy

What is traveler's constipation? Why do I have freckles? How do black holes effect dark energy? Dr Karl answers these questions and more, with host Linda Marigliano on triple j Mornings.
1/16/201937 minutes, 35 seconds
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Eating after 6pm, sleep cycles, bird farts

Why do I get stitches when I drive a Bobcat? Why do we stick our tongues out when concentrating? Why does black absorb more heat than white. Dr Karl answers these questions and more, with host Linda Marigliano on triple j Mornings.
1/9/201938 minutes, 26 seconds
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Deja Vu, sleep sneezes and eating vegan

Why is the sky blue? Do people age slower in cold climates? Is my water bottle infecting me? Dr Karl answers these questions and more, with host Linda Marigliano on triple j Mornings.
12/12/201837 minutes, 44 seconds
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The perfect hot chocolate, body hair length, snorting

How do you make the perfect hot chocolate? Does snorting things destroy your sense of smell? What are the particles of atoms made of?
12/5/201837 minutes, 23 seconds
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Sleep paralysis, hallucinations and meeting aliens

Do you get sicker if you pick your nose? How do you know to breathe? Why doesn't plastic cheese burn?
11/28/201837 minutes, 31 seconds
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Brown rain, Chinese fusion and wax wraps

What causes bags under your eyes? Why does the sound of metal change when it's wet? Does classical music calm children? Dr Karl answers these questions and more, with guest host Karla Ranby on triple j Mornings.
11/21/201830 minutes, 55 seconds
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Flies in winter, seeing underwater and concussions from gigs

Why do drug addicts like chocolate milk? Does donating blood burn calories? Where did the English language come from?
11/14/201840 minutes, 54 seconds
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Musical Stockholm Syndrome, chip sweats, asthma itches

Comedian, actor and science enthusiast Bill Bailey helps Dr Karl answer these questions and more on triple j Mornings! Why do I get an itchy chin when I have asthma? Should we drive faster or slower when hitting a pothole? Can you develop Stockholm Syndrome for music genres?
11/7/201837 minutes, 4 seconds
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Apple burps, dogs on the phone, the munchies

Why do you get hungry when you smoke marijuana? Why cant my dog hear my voice over the phone? Why do I burp after I eat an apple.
11/1/201836 minutes, 38 seconds
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Chewing gum, tank water tea and plastic in fish

Have any frozen people been brought back to life? If we eat fish that has eaten plastic, how will that effect us? Why do my eyes keep changing colours?
10/24/201837 minutes, 15 seconds
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Old people smell, farts in water, teeth whitening

Special guests Science Journalist Binaca Nogrady and Dr Alice Williamson join Linda Marigliano to answer your science questions.
10/17/201838 minutes, 27 seconds
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Corn in poo, Keto diets and cancer causing meats

Why do some farts smell and some don't? What are so many people developing gluten intolerance? Can you ever be 100% healthy with food? In this food and nutrition special, Dr Karl answers these questions and more with special guests dietitian Dr Kyra Sim and USA nutrition expert Yvette d'Entremont.
10/10/201837 minutes, 7 seconds
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Inner monologues, curly hair and exploding in space

Do bees know they'll die if they sting you? Why is fire red? Why doesn't our moon rotate? Dr Karl answers these questions and more, with host Linda Marigliano on triple j Mornings.
10/3/201833 minutes, 34 seconds
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Heart beats, sex withdrawals and itchy thighs

Is there a set amount of water on planet earth? Why do I get itchy thighs when I exercise? What goes on inside your body when your heart 'beats out of your chest'? Can a loud noise impact the hearing of an unborn child? How long can you go without sex?
9/26/201836 minutes
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Puppies, Arnold Schwarzenegger and memory

Why is the world's population 50% male and 50% female? Is it softer to run on the road or the footpath? How does skin know to grow back?
9/19/201836 minutes, 36 seconds
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Essential oils, exploding eggs and upside down lightning

Is it better to pick up dog poo or let it fertilize? Do we lose our sense of taste as we get older? Why do I get itchy when I sneeze?
9/12/201838 minutes
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Black holes, quantum computing and oncoming doom

Could our universe be a hologram? Can colliding black holes create musical notes? Will our universe collapse in on itself? Dr Karl and Professor Patrick Hayden from Stanford University answers these questions and more.
9/5/201839 minutes, 45 seconds
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Talking dogs, DNA breakthroughs and mozzie bites

Can you teach your eyes to roll away from each other? Is it bad to cough on command? How do relaxation pods work? Dr Karl answers these questions and more, with host Linda Marigliano on triple j Mornings.
8/29/201838 minutes, 35 seconds
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Creating gold, clicking and skin flaps

Are there different species of humans? Is the earth getting heavier? Why can i put my dreams on hold? Dr Karl answers these questions and more, with guest host Karla Ranby on triple j Mornings.
8/22/201834 minutes, 35 seconds
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Remembering dreams, Bermuda triangle, immortal jellyfish

Do cucumbers feel pain? Do mozzies have a purpose in the world? How do you measure a black hole?
8/15/201836 minutes, 28 seconds
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Eating boogers, wasp stings, noise cancelling headphones

Dr Karl is back at it, answering all your science questions on triple j Mornings. Why do noise cancelling headphones cut out on the train? Why don't spiders get stung by wasps? Is eating boogers healthy?
8/8/201839 minutes, 11 seconds
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Dying suns, falling in love and earwax

What makes a planet a planet? Why haven't we gone back to the moon? What'll happen to the International space station when we're done with it? Dr Karl is away for the month, so science journalist Bianca Nogrady is stepping in to be your science sherpa on triple j. Joining her today was Professor Lisa Harvey-Smith, astrophysicist with the CSIRO!
8/2/201834 minutes, 53 seconds
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Poo shapes, floating poop, the three second rule.

Dr Karl is away for the month, so science journalist Bianca Nogrady is stepping in to be your science sherpa on triple j. And joining her today was Professor Clare Collins, Nutritionist at the University of Newcastle.
7/18/201837 minutes
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Observable universe, new elements and black holes

Dr Karl is away for the month, so science journalist Bianca Nogrady is stepping in to be your science sherpa on triple j. And joining her today was Dr Jess Bloom, astrophysicist from the University of Sydney.
7/11/201833 minutes, 42 seconds
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Cockroaches, bellybuttons and breastfeeding

Why do you always see dead cockroaches on their backs? Why is bellybutton fluff always dark blue? And could you get drunk from breast milk if the mother has been drinking?
7/4/201837 minutes, 10 seconds
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Visual snow, dripping taps, waking up grumpy

What's 'visual snow'? Why will a dripping tap wake you up but torrential rain won't? Why do some people wake up grumpy?
6/27/201835 minutes, 52 seconds
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Animal echolocation, salt and vinegar sweats, peeing when you get home.

How do animals that use echolocation travel in packs without it getting confusing? What's salt and vinegar chip-induced eyelid sweat about? Why do you need to go to the toilet when you get home, but not before?
6/20/201833 minutes, 48 seconds
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Free electricity, sweaty palms and lion allergies

If you wrapped a wire around the world would you generate electricity? How does my partner make her hands sweat on cue? And if I'm allergic to housecats, would I be allergic to a lion?
6/13/201834 minutes, 52 seconds
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Exploding beer, bath wrinkles, dog poop

Why did salt make my beer explode? Why doesn't your entire body wrinkle when you're in the bath? Why dont dogs poo and pee at the same time?
6/6/201836 minutes, 13 seconds
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Cheese dreams, poo fungus, seeing stars

Why does cheese make you dream funny? Why is my dog's poo growing fungus? Why do I see stars when I sneeze?
5/30/201836 minutes, 26 seconds
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Sneezing fits, pineapple juice and emotional smells

What causes a sneezing fit? Would your body dissolve in pineapple juice? Is your sense of smell related to your emotions?
5/23/201833 minutes, 40 seconds
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Can maths predict the future?

Can maths predict the future? What about lotto numbers? Plus, the question that stumped the nation!
5/16/201826 minutes, 42 seconds
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Hemp, nicotine and underwater spiders

Dr. Karl answers all your science questions, including; is coffee linked to cancer? Is there scientific proof of an afterlife? Why can't we control what we remember?
5/9/201838 minutes, 57 seconds
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Falling, fainting and ponies

Dr. Karl answers all your science questions, including; can you get cold sores from a water cooler? Why do we have fingernails and toenails? Is spinach more nutritious when steamed?
4/26/201838 minutes, 37 seconds
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Urine, missiles and extinction

Dr. Karl answers all your science questions, including; what happens during metamorphosis? How high do you have to be to see the curve of the Earth? What’s the point of shyness?
4/19/201835 minutes, 5 seconds
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Rainbows, sunburn, and space junk

Dr. Karl answers all your science questions, including; can you prevent sleepwalking? Why do people sing without accents? What will happen if Ben and Liam eat that 11 year old cheeseburger?
4/12/201837 minutes, 26 seconds
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Leaves, lava and wasps

Dr. Karl answers all your science questions, including; When will we have wind turbines for our homes? Does the full moon make you crazy? And the ever-important question – what came first, the chicken or the egg?
4/5/201836 minutes, 11 seconds
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Piercings, soft drinks and homeostasis

Dr. Karl answers all your science questions, including; do solar panels work inside cars? Why do some people get bitten by mozzies more often? Do we all see the same colours?
3/29/20180
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Vaccinations, yawns and regenerative limbs

Dr. Karl answers all your science questions, including; why does eye colour change? Is our perception of time Earth-centric? What's the best temperature to cook eggs?
3/22/201839 minutes, 7 seconds
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Food, farts and faeces

Dr. Karl answers all your science questions, including; what's the deal with fecal transplants? How do preservatives affect your body? Should a grown man eat his vegetables?
3/15/201838 minutes, 35 seconds
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Eggs, male PMS and the dark side of the moon

Dr. Karl answers all your science questions, including; can you breastfeed after being bitten by a snake? How do you create artificial gravity? How many nutrients are lost in frozen foods?
3/8/201837 minutes, 6 seconds
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Allergies, time machines, and the meaning of 0

Dr. Karl answers all your science questions, including; is gravity stronger underground? Is raspberry cordial good for your gut? Which way do toilets flush on the equator?
3/1/201836 minutes, 58 seconds
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Fasting, bluebottles and magnetic poles

Dr. Karl answers all your science questions, including; Is fasting good for you? How do bluebottles procreate? Are the magnetic poles changing places?
2/22/201835 minutes, 52 seconds
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Itching, morning sickness & tazers

Dr. Karl answers all your science questions, including; what's the point of hiccups? Should you floss after brushing? Does sound travel in space?
2/15/201837 minutes, 23 seconds
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Smells, The Pill & eclipses

Dr. Karl answers all your science questions, including; can you incubate eggs under your arm? Do all mammals yawn? How does music affect the brain?
2/1/201857 minutes