Published: Thu, 29 Mar 2012 13:58:00 +1000Copyright: Copyright Australian Broadcasting Corporation.
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Thu, 18 Aug 2016 09:00:00 +1100Biochemist, science communicator and spider fan Dr Maggie Hardy joins Dr Karl to answer your questions about spiders!
Thu, 11 Aug 2016 09:00:00 +1100How are hybrid vegetables created? Is going commando bad for testicular cancer? Why does phone reception improve at night?
Thu, 04 Aug 2016 09:00:00 +1100Physicist Brian Cox joins Dr Karl to help answer all your questions about space and astrophysics.
Thu, 28 Jul 2016 09:00:00 +1100Why can the same meal cause different levels of flatulence? Is it better to go vegan or eat meat? What's the validity of the Paleolithic diet?
Thu, 21 Jul 2016 09:00:00 +1100Can you stretch your bladder by holding pee in? Is there a sound that can kill you? What would happen if the moon was destroyed?
Thu, 14 Jul 2016 09:00:00 +1100What causes shrinkage? How does a dowsing stick find water? How does muscle memory work?
Fri, 08 Jul 2016 09:00:00 +1100Why do women have less body hair than men? Are foods like oyster really an aphrodisiac? What causes an itch?
Thu, 30 Jun 2016 09:00:00 +1100Is it possible to terraform a planet? Why does spicy food burn on they way out? Could you freeze someone, then re-animate then?
Thu, 23 Jun 2016 09:00:00 +1100Can cockroaches survive a nuclear blast? Why do kids sometimes write letters backwards? Is it better to wash dishes with hot water?
Thu, 16 Jun 2016 09:00:00 +1100Do animals laugh? Why are some people fussy eaters? Are we living in a simulation?
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Thu, 19 May 2016 09:00:00 +1100Are we still taking plants to outer space? Would the earth clean itself, if humanity left the planet? Can you cultivate a pimple in a particular spot?
Thu, 12 May 2016 09:00:00 +1100Special guest Warwick Holmes (formerly with the European Space Agency) helps Dr Karl answer your science questions!
Thu, 05 May 2016 09:00:00 +1100Why do birds always fly in front of cars at the last second? If the polar caps melt will the Earth move off its axis? Do artificial lights mess up our diets?
Thu, 28 Apr 2016 09:00:00 +1100What's on the edge of space? Is sleep talking hereditary? Is there any difference to your body weight after you fart?
Thu, 21 Apr 2016 09:00:00 +1100Why does water expands when it freezes? Can artificial sweeteners cause an insulin spike? Why do sneezes smell? Can you be frozen and unfrozen like Austin Powers?
Thu, 14 Apr 2016 09:00:00 +1100Why do we constantly yawn? Do blind and vision impaired people have better hearing? Does the tide have an impact on speed of the earth's rotation?
Thu, 07 Apr 2016 09:00:00 +1100Why do men's eyes get bloodshot after sex? Why do humans get hiccups? Why does cheese taste better melted?
Thu, 31 Mar 2016 09:00:00 +1100Why do earphones get so tangled? Do mozzies prefer vegans, and can they get drunk from humans? Can you smell things better when you're hungry?
Thu, 20 Aug 2015 09:00:00 +1100It's a Marine Science Special! Professor Emma Johnson joins Dr Karl and Zan Rowe to help answer your ocean-based science questions.
Thu, 13 Aug 2015 09:00:00 +1100Why do op shops all smell the same? Why can't we use 3D printers to print organs? Is there any benefit to avoiding gluten?
Thu, 06 Aug 2015 09:00:00 +1100Does forcing a smile really make you happier? Why do certain notes or chords have emotional responses? Is urine good for helping lemon trees grow?
Thu, 30 Jul 2015 09:00:00 +1100How does addiction work? Why were dinosaurs so big? Does stress shorten your life?
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Thu, 29 Mar 2012 13:24:00 +1000Why 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?
Thu, 22 Mar 2012 13:09:00 +1000Why 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?
Thu, 08 Mar 2012 13:46:00 +1000Why 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?
Thu, 01 Mar 2012 13:12:00 +1000What happens if you swallow chewing gum? Plus: can a woman's tastebuds change during and after pregnancy?; and can drinking milk cause osteoporosis?
Thu, 23 Feb 2012 12:48:00 +1000Why 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.
Thu, 16 Feb 2012 12:34:00 +1000As 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.
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Thu, 24 Nov 2011 13:20:00 +1000Previous '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.
Thu, 17 Nov 2011 13:20:00 +1000In 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.
Thu, 10 Nov 2011 13:01:00 +1000Does 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?
Thu, 03 Nov 2011 12:48:00 +1000Do 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?
Thu, 27 Oct 2011 13:51:00 +1000Why do some mobile phones ring when they are switched off? And why do many women crave chocolate just before their periods?
Thu, 20 Oct 2011 12:37:00 +1000Why 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?
Thu, 13 Oct 2011 12:53:00 +1000Do microwave ovens block mobile phone reception? Will vinegar sooth sunburn? How can you 'pop' a yawn?
Thu, 22 Sep 2011 12:53:00 +1000Can 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?
Thu, 15 Sep 2011 13:44:00 +1000What 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?
Thu, 01 Sep 2011 12:39:00 +1000Why 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?
Thu, 25 Aug 2011 12:59:00 +1000How 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?
Thu, 18 Aug 2011 12:20:00 +1000Why 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?
Thu, 11 Aug 2011 12:30:00 +1000Why 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?
Thu, 04 Aug 2011 12:40:00 +1000What's it like to live in space for 183 days? NASA astronaut Dr Gregory Chamitoff joins Dr Karl to answer all your space questions.
Thu, 28 Jul 2011 13:06:00 +1000Why 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?
Thu, 21 Jul 2011 13:05:00 +1000Why 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?
Thu, 14 Jul 2011 12:17:00 +1000Why 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?
Thu, 07 Jul 2011 13:30:00 +1000Why 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?