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Preview: Dr Karl on triplej

Dr Karl on triplej



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



Published: Thu, 29 Mar 2012 13:58:00 +1000

Copyright: Copyright Australian Broadcasting Corporation.
 



Before dinosaurs, sense of direction, migraines

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 09:00:00 +1100

Does baby oil amplify the sun's rays and give you worse sunburn? What's outside the circle of the universe? Does your internal sense of direction change between the southern and northern hemispheres?


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/science/podcast/scienceontriplej/scienceontriplej20171123.mp3




Animal camouflage, artificial organs, blocked noses

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 09:00:00 +1100

What happens to your brain when you're dizzy? Why do I get goosebumps when I need to poo? Why does it feel weird when you lay on the opposite side of the bed?


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/science/podcast/scienceontriplej/scienceontriplej20171116.mp3




Bitcoin mining, AI algorithms, data diamonds

Thu, 09 Nov 2017 09:00:00 +1100

Professor David Reilly joins Dr Karl to answer your questions about quantum computing, AI and nanoscience.


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/science/podcast/scienceontriplej/scienceontriplej20171109.mp3




Being ticklish, alcohol flushes, crossed eyes

Thu, 02 Nov 2017 09:00:00 +1100

Why am I so ticklish? Why is the human eye attracted to sparkly things? How come you can remember the start of a word but not the full one?


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/science/podcast/scienceontriplej/scienceontriplej20171102.mp3




Tip of your tongue, cry faces, shower wees

Wed, 25 Oct 2017 09:00:00 +1100

Why do you need to wee when you're in the shower? What happens when there's something on the 'tip of your tongue'?' Why do we pull faces when we cry?


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/science/podcast/scienceontriplej/scienceontriplej20171026.mp3




Random itches, snake venom, black clothes attracting heat

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 09:00:00 +1100

Can snakes poison themselves with their own venom? Why do tattoos change colour after getting out of the shower? Does wearing black clothing attract more heat?


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/science/podcast/scienceontriplej/scienceontriplej20171019.mp3




Professor Clare Collins joins Dr Karl and answers your food science questions

Thu, 12 Oct 2017 09:00:00 +1100

Dietitian Professor Clare Collins joins Dr Karl and Zan to answer all your food science related questions. Is naturally occurring sugar in fruit the same as processed sugar? Why do some people hate coriander? What are ketones and what role do they play in the diet?


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/triplej/scienceontriplej/scienceontriplej20171012.mp3




Bill Nye joins Dr Karl to answer your science questions

Thu, 05 Oct 2017 09:00:00 +1100

Bill Nye joins Dr Karl and Zan to answer your burning science questions like: what would happen to the Earth if it stopped spinning? How does the vacuum of space exist? Why is beach sand hard or soft?


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/science/podcast/scienceontriplej/scienceontriplej20171005.mp3




Earwax taste, losing sneezes, bloody noses

Thu, 31 Aug 2017 09:00:00 +1100

Why does earwax taste so bitter? Why does food in our mouth always go to our most dominant side? What are memories physically made from?


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/science/podcast/scienceontriplej/scienceontriplej20170831.mp3




Solar eclipse staring, money germs, birthmarks

Thu, 24 Aug 2017 09:00:00 +1100

Is staring at a solar eclipse damaging? How does one dog year equate to 7 dog years? Why does it physically feel so good to turn your alarm off and go back to sleep?


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/science/podcast/scienceontriplej/scienceontriplej20170824.mp3




Wombat poo, maggot wound cleaning, apocalyptic cockroaches

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 09:00:00 +1100

Special guests Dr Bryan Lessard from the CSIRO and Dr Rebecca Johnson from the Australian Museum join Dr Karl and Zan to answer your science questions.


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/science/podcast/scienceontriplej/scienceontriplej20170817.mp3




Synasethesia, multiple moons, safe AI

Thu, 10 Aug 2017 09:00:00 +1100

What is happening in the brain when someone experiences synasethesia? What would happen if we had more than one moon? How fast would you need to travel to keep up with the sun?


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/science/podcast/scienceontriplej/scienceontriplej20170810.mp3




Death by farts, alien messages, tongue ulcers

Thu, 03 Aug 2017 09:00:00 +1100

How many farts would it take to kill someone in an enclosed space? Have we ever got any replies from out messages to space? Why do people rock when they're anxious?


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/science/podcast/scienceontriplej/scienceontriplej20170803.mp3




Morning breath, scent memory, baby hiccups

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 09:00:00 +1100

What's the deal with morning breath? Why do babies get hiccups when they laugh? How is scent linked to memory?


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/science/podcast/scienceontriplej/scienceontriplej20170727.mp3




Sun mirror, essentials oils, vinyl records

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 09:00:00 +1100

How do you get music out of a vinyl record? What would happen if you reflected the sun's light back at it? Would ants survive without their colony?


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/science/podcast/scienceontriplej/scienceontriplej20170720.mp3




Underwater volcanoes, dog yawns, immortality

Thu, 13 Jul 2017 09:00:00 +1100

Why don't your teeth grow, like nails or hair? What is the smallest particle and what is it made up of? How does natural instinct work?


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/science/podcast/scienceontriplej/scienceontriplej20170713.mp3




Quantum mechanics, interstellar travel, suspending light

Thu, 06 Jul 2017 09:00:00 +1100

Professor Stephen Bartlett joins Dr Karl and Zan to answer all of your Quantum mechanics questions.


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/science/podcast/scienceontriplej/scienceontriplej20170706.mp3




Penguin knees, ear pimples, magnetic fields

Thu, 29 Jun 2017 09:00:00 +1100

What would happen if the earth stopped rotating? Can you stick coins to your forehead, through your own magnetic field? Do penguins have knees?


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/science/podcast/scienceontriplej/scienceontriplej20170629.mp3




Itching, faraday cages, mermaids

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 09:00:00 +1100

Is there a way i can prove the earth is spinning? Where would a helium balloon go in space? Can you eat spider venom?


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/science/podcast/scienceontriplej/scienceontriplej20170622.mp3




Stomach butterflies, baby hair, making gold

Thu, 15 Jun 2017 09:00:00 +1100

Why does my dog like to eat its own hair? What's actually happening when we get butterflies in our stomach? Are there any parts of the human body that are inedible?


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/science/podcast/scienceontriplej/scienceontriplej20170615.mp3




Faster than light speed, screaming in pain, Earth mass

Thu, 08 Jun 2017 09:00:00 +1100

Where does all the poo in the world go? Why do we scream when we're in pain? What would happen if something went faster than light speed?


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/science/podcast/scienceontriplej/scienceontriplej20170608.mp3




3D movie sickness, natural crystals, melting wood

Thu, 01 Jun 2017 09:00:00 +1100

Why can birds stand of electrical wires, without getting shocked? Why do I get sick from video games and 3D movies? Can you melt wood?


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/science/podcast/scienceontriplej/scienceontriplej20170601.mp3




Armpit smells, blurry headstands, homing pigeons

Thu, 25 May 2017 09:00:00 +1100

Does shaving your armpits make them less smelly? Why can we eat mouldy cheese, but not mouldy bread? How do homing pigeons know where to fly home to?


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/triplej/scienceontriplej/scienceontriplej20170525.mp3




Doggie memories, laughing fits, fish energy

Thu, 18 May 2017 09:00:00 +1100

How do dogs remember, or learn, that they've misbehaved? Why doesn't rainwater collected from a roof go bad? When sucking air out of a bottle, why does it form a vaccum?


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/science/podcast/scienceontriplej/scienceontriplej20170518.mp3




Why we fear, the speed of smell, moon crash

Thu, 11 May 2017 09:00:00 +1100

What is the evolutionary purpose of having a facial reaction when seeing others in pain? Why doesn't the moon crash into the Earth? Can you measure the speed of smell?


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/science/podcast/scienceontriplej/scienceontriplej20170511.mp3




Morning pee, twinkling stars, sunset colours

Thu, 04 May 2017 09:00:00 +1100

Why do you have to pee every morning when you wake up? Why are sunsets different colours on different days? Can personality traits be genetic?


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/science/podcast/scienceontriplej/scienceontriplej20170504.mp3




Period syncing, bum wiping, photographic memories

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 09:00:00 +1100

Do women's periods sync up when they live together? Is there any evidence for someone having a truly photographic memory? Why does your face go red when you drink alcohol?


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/science/podcast/scienceontriplej/scienceontriplej20170427.mp3




Hot batteries, space corpses, helium voices

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 09:00:00 +1100

Is there a link between migraines and De Ja Vu? Why does lightning strike before thunder? Would a full hard drive weigh more than an empty hard drive?


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/science/podcast/scienceontriplej/scienceontriplej20170420.mp3




Rollercoasters, space water, the Southern Cross

Thu, 13 Apr 2017 09:00:00 +1100

Why do I sweat more than my friend? How many names and faces is it possible for a person to remember? Why do people with Tourette syndrome swear in their outbursts?


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/science/podcast/scienceontriplej/scienceontriplej20170413.mp3




Human superpowers, remembering dreams, asteroids

Thu, 06 Apr 2017 09:00:00 +1100

Is it possible for humans to have superpowers? Should we just let asteroids hit the earth so we can make use of the precious elements they contain? Why do I always wake up before reaching my destination?


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/science/podcast/scienceontriplej/scienceontriplej20170406.mp3




Multiverses, string theory, global consciousness

Thu, 30 Mar 2017 09:00:00 +1100

Professor Brian Greene, Theoretical Physicist and String Theorist from Columbia University joins Dr Karl and Zan to answer all your multiverse and string theory questions.


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/science/podcast/scienceontriplej/scienceontriplej20170330.mp3




Seeing the same colours, downward bubbles, space elevators

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 09:00:00 +1100

Dr Karl and Zan are joined by Bubble Physicist Dr Helen Czersky to answer your questions like: why stout bubbles go down, whether or not we'll ever see space elevators and whether we all see the same colours.


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/science/podcast/scienceontriplej/scienceontriplej20170323.mp3




Spaghettification, multiverses, the end of space

Thu, 16 Mar 2017 09:00:00 +1100

Dr Karl and Zan are joined by Astrophysicist Professor Lisa Harvey-Smith to answer your star based questions like: Where does space end? Is it possible there are multiple universes? What is Spaghettification?


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/science/podcast/scienceontriplej/scienceontriplej20170316.mp3




Double rainbows, tidal waves and lightning strikes

Thu, 09 Mar 2017 09:00:00 +1100

Dr Karl and Zan are joined by Meteorologist Nate Byrne to answer your weather based questions like why injuries flare up when it rains, what keeps clouds in the sky and whether you could survive a tidal wave.


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/science/podcast/scienceontriplej/scienceontriplej20170309.mp3




Soul weight, head eggs, e-cigarettes

Thu, 02 Mar 2017 09:00:00 +1100

Why do you get an egg on your head when it gets hit? How much does a soul weigh? Why do you wake up with a song stuck in your head?


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/science/podcast/scienceontriplej/scienceontriplej20170302.mp3




Space babies, empathetic pain, clean coal

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 09:00:00 +1100

Can you conceive a child in space? How far away are we from teleportation? Is there such a thing as clean coal?


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/science/podcast/scienceontriplej/scienceontriplej20170223.mp3




Feeling tingly, tree lifespan, migraine

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 09:00:00 +1100

Can you talk yourself out of a migraine? Why do we cry? Can a tree live forever? What causes the tingly feeling you get when you get excited, or inspired?


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/science/podcast/scienceontriplej/scienceontriplej20170216.mp3




Nutrition Professor Clare Collins

Thu, 09 Feb 2017 09:00:00 +1100

Professor Claire Collins answers: What happens if you cut out all sugar? Would diabetics benefit from a vegan diet? Why does fruit give you the runs?


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/science/podcast/scienceontriplej/scienceontriplej20170209.mp3




The sneeze smell, hologram universe, pack animal behaviour

Thu, 02 Feb 2017 09:00:00 +1100

Is the universe a hologram? Why do adolescent men act more like pack animals? Why does a bee come in and out of my house and land in the exact spot each time?


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/science/podcast/scienceontriplej/scienceontriplej20170202.mp3




Un-poppable popcorn, the colour of lightning, tickling

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 09:00:00 +1100

Why are we ticklish? Why do some pop-corns never pop in a saucepan, or microwave? If you're drunk and you have a blood transfusion, would you become sober?


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/science/podcast/scienceontriplej/scienceontriplej20170119.mp3




Itchy skin, moths and lights, touch screen and cold fingers

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 09:00:00 +1100

Why are moths attracted to lights? What exactly is happening on my skin when I feel itchy? Why does my cold finger not work as well on a phone touch-screen?


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/science/podcast/scienceontriplej/scienceontriplej20170112.mp3




Wanting to hurt cute things, stomach grumbles, lost voices

Thu, 15 Dec 2016 09:00:00 +1100

Why do I want to hurt cute things? Why does a stomach grumble when it's hungry? What physically happens when you lose your voice?


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/science/podcast/scienceontriplej/scienceontriplej20161215.mp3




Underwater farts, cosmic strings, snake knots

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 09:00:00 +1100

Does a fart smell worse if it happens underwater? Would a snake be able to untie itself from a knot? What are cosmic strings?


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/science/podcast/scienceontriplej/scienceontriplej20161208.mp3




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

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 09:00:00 +1100

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


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/science/podcast/scienceontriplej/scienceontriplej20161201.mp3




Deep sea climate change, enviro bags, over-fishing

Thu, 20 Aug 2015 09:00:00 +1100

It's a Marine Science Special! Professor Emma Johnson joins Dr Karl and Zan Rowe to help answer your ocean-based science questions.


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/science/podcast/scienceontriplej/scienceontriplej20150820.mp3




3D printed organs, muscle memory, that op shop smell

Thu, 13 Aug 2015 09:00:00 +1100

Why do op shops all smell the same? Why can't we use 3D printers to print organs? Is there any benefit to avoiding gluten?


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/science/podcast/scienceontriplej/scienceontriplej20150813.mp3




Emotional chords, hungover libido, forced smiles

Thu, 06 Aug 2015 09:00:00 +1100

Does forcing a smile really make you happier? Why do certain notes or chords have emotional responses? Is urine good for helping lemon trees grow?


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/science/podcast/scienceontriplej/scienceontriplej20150806.mp3




Big dinosaurs, sun flames, four seasons in one day

Thu, 30 Jul 2015 09:00:00 +1100

How does addiction work? Why were dinosaurs so big? Does stress shorten your life?


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/science/podcast/scienceontriplej/scienceontriplej20150730.mp3




Runny noses after eating? Why is urine yellow? Could space be a sphere?

Thu, 23 Jul 2015 09:00:00 +1100

Why does my partner get a runny nose, after eating a hot dinner? Why is urine actually yellow? Could space possibly be a sphere?


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/science/podcast/scienceontriplej/scienceontriplej20150723.mp3




The science of driving

Thu, 29 Mar 2012 13:24:00 +1000

Why do people get tired when driving? Is it possible to drive a fast car upside-down in a long, circular tunnel? Are your chances of surviving a car accident better if you are asleep and you're body is limp?


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/science/podcast/scienceontriplej/scienceontriplej20120329.mp3




Rocking during sleep, morning sickness and coloured cat fur

Thu, 22 Mar 2012 13:09:00 +1000

Why do people rock from side-to-side when they sleep? Plus: are humans the only mammal that suffers morning sickness during pregnancy?; and why can cat fur have different colours along the length of each strand of hair?


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/science/podcast/scienceontriplej/scienceontriplej20120322.mp3




Peeing on lemon trees, hereditary birth marks and yellow sunglasses

Thu, 08 Mar 2012 13:46:00 +1000

Why is it considered a good thing to urinate on lemon trees? Plus: can birth marks be hereditary?; and why do yellow sunglasses make daylight appear brighter?


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/science/podcast/scienceontriplej/scienceontriplej20120308.mp3




Swallowing chewing gum, taste buds and drinking milk

Thu, 01 Mar 2012 13:12:00 +1000

What happens if you swallow chewing gum? Plus: can a woman's tastebuds change during and after pregnancy?; and can drinking milk cause osteoporosis?


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/science/podcast/scienceontriplej/scienceontriplej20120301.mp3




Exploding crockery, furry male allergies and female ejaculation test results

Thu, 23 Feb 2012 12:48:00 +1000

Why does crockery seem to randomly explode? Plus: Is it possible to be allergic to only male furry animals?; and a caller reports the results of his and his partner's female ejaculation tests.


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/science/podcast/scienceontriplej/scienceontriplej20120223.mp3




Sex, multiple orgasms and curing a morning glory

Thu, 16 Feb 2012 12:34:00 +1000

As part of triplej's 'sex week', Dr Karl and Zan Rowe take talkback questions ranging from female 'squirting' to male morning glories and having sex during pregnancy.


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/science/podcast/scienceontriplej/scienceontriplej20120216.mp3




Earbud headphones, jet-lag and funny trivial things

Thu, 08 Dec 2011 13:06:00 +1000

When using earbud-style headphones, why does the music's pitch seem lower when they're removed? Is there a way to reduce the effects of jet-lag?Why is it when you are extremely tired that trivial things seem very funny?


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/science/podcast/scienceontriplej/scienceontriplej20111208.mp3




Head spins, granite cookware and bullets fired in the air

Thu, 01 Dec 2011 13:16:00 +1000

Why does your head seem to spin when you lie down if drunk? What are the differences between various cookwares and are any types dangerous? What happens to bullets that are fired into the air?


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/science/podcast/scienceontriplej/scienceontriplej20111201.mp3




Celebrating 30 years of science talkback with Dr Karl

Thu, 24 Nov 2011 13:20:00 +1000

Previous 'Mornings' presenters drop by to share their favourite Dr Karl moments from the last 30 years on triplej. Plus: Karl's favourite organ; his first comments on radio re-enacted; and the five most-common science questions asked by listeners.


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/science/podcast/scienceontriplej/scienceontriplej20111124.mp3




Cannabis use and psychosis, with Dr Matthew Large

Thu, 17 Nov 2011 13:20:00 +1000

In a special triplej listener talkback, Zan Rowe and Dr Karl discuss the link between mental illness and marijuana use with psychiatrist Dr Matthew Large, from the University of New South Wales.


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/science/podcast/scienceontriplej/scienceontriplej20111117.mp3




Bad apples and the strange sounds our body can make

Thu, 10 Nov 2011 13:01:00 +1000

Does cold storage affect how food metabolises and germinates? Plus: why do some people's eyes squeak when they rub them?; and why can some people make their ears 'crack' when they press them?


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/science/podcast/scienceontriplej/scienceontriplej20111110.mp3




Do snipers consider the Coriolis effect?

Thu, 03 Nov 2011 12:48:00 +1000

Do snipers need to take in to account the Coriolis effect when taking a shot? Plus: what happens if you pee on an electric fence?; and can babies breathe underwater?


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/science/podcast/scienceontriplej/scienceontriplej20111103.mp3




Poltergeist phones and period cravings

Thu, 27 Oct 2011 13:51:00 +1000

Why do some mobile phones ring when they are switched off? And why do many women crave chocolate just before their periods?


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/science/podcast/scienceontriplej/scienceontriplej20111027.mp3




Frozen wasps, projecting black and foggy windscreens

Thu, 20 Oct 2011 12:37:00 +1000

Why do wasps survive being frozen? If black is a shade of light, then how does a projector recreate it? Why does cold air clear a foggy windscreen better than warm air?


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/science/podcast/scienceontriplej/scienceontriplej20111020.mp3




Blocking phone signals, vinegar-soothed sunburn and popping a yawn

Thu, 13 Oct 2011 12:53:00 +1000

Do microwave ovens block mobile phone reception? Will vinegar sooth sunburn? How can you 'pop' a yawn?


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/science/podcast/scienceontriplej/scienceontriplej20111013.mp3




Soft copper, blue tyres and compression pants

Thu, 22 Sep 2011 12:53:00 +1000

Can copper pipes be made hard again after they have been overheated then cooled? Why do new tyres sometimes leave a blue mark on the ground? Do sports compression shorts work?


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/science/podcast/scienceontriplej/scienceontriplej20110922.mp3




Farmer's tales, shaved-head hair, and quantum physics and God

Thu, 15 Sep 2011 13:44:00 +1000

What happens when fruit and vegetables cross-pollinate? Why does my hair appear to grow quicker now I shave my head? Does quantum physics imply the existence of a God?


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/science/podcast/scienceontriplej/scienceontriplej20110915.mp3




Clean scars, ear plugs and sobering exercise

Thu, 01 Sep 2011 12:39:00 +1000

Why don't scars get dirty the same way as the rest of your skin? Do noise-reducing ear plugs damage your ears if you wear them for too long? Can exercising after drinking alcohol help you sober up more quickly?


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/science/podcast/scienceontriplej/scienceontriplej20110901.mp3




Green tomatoes, vegans and static shock

Thu, 25 Aug 2011 12:59:00 +1000

How do you get green tomatoes to ripen quickly? Can people on a vegan diet receive the same amount of nutrients as meat-eaters? Can static shocks through headphones be dangerous?


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/science/podcast/scienceontriplej/scienceontriplej20110825.mp3




Itchy ankles, swelling cheeks and bellybutton fluff

Thu, 18 Aug 2011 12:20:00 +1000

Why do some people get itchy legs when they exercise? Plus: what causes some people's cheeks to swell and tingle while eating cheese? And why is bellybutton fluff always blue?


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/science/podcast/scienceontriplej/scienceontriplej20110818.mp3




Seeing spots, white rainbows and ghosts

Thu, 11 Aug 2011 12:30:00 +1000

Why do some people see thousands of tiny spots when they look up at the sky or a bright light? What causes a white rainbow? And is there any science to explain ghosts?


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/science/podcast/scienceontriplej/scienceontriplej20110811.mp3




Space special with NASA astronaut Dr Gregory Chamitoff

Thu, 04 Aug 2011 12:40:00 +1000

What's it like to live in space for 183 days? NASA astronaut Dr Gregory Chamitoff joins Dr Karl to answer all your space questions.


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/science/podcast/scienceontriplej/scienceontriplej20110804.mp3




Workout music and rumbling stomachs

Thu, 28 Jul 2011 13:06:00 +1000

Why do some people work harder at the gym when they listen to a favourite tune? Plus: why does your stomach rumble when you are hungry? And why do your hands tingle after an orgasm?


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/science/podcast/scienceontriplej/scienceontriplej20110728.mp3




Upset apples, brain capacity and caffeine sickness

Thu, 21 Jul 2011 13:05:00 +1000

Why does a bruised apple taste differently to an unbruised one? Plus: is it possible to evaluate the capacity of the brain in gigabytes? And why does caffeine make you feel sick in the stomach?


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/science/podcast/scienceontriplej/scienceontriplej20110721.mp3




Sunburnt nipples and global warming

Thu, 14 Jul 2011 12:17:00 +1000

Why doesn't the skin around nipples get sunburnt? Would global warming interrupt the Atlantic conveyer current and cause an ice age in the northern hemisphere?


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/science/podcast/scienceontriplej/scienceontriplej20110714.mp3




Unmoving escalators, circumnavigating ash clouds and orange oranges

Thu, 07 Jul 2011 13:30:00 +1000

Why does it feel unusual when walking on a stationary escalator? Plus: why did the recent Chilean volcano ash cloud travel in the opposite direction to the prevailing winds? And why are oranges orange?


Media Files:
http://mpegmedia.abc.net.au/science/podcast/scienceontriplej/scienceontriplej20110707.mp3