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Skeptic Success with Claire Klingenberg (324)
25:49"Alternative facts" ? Claire Klingenberg is an expert at debunking such things. In Europe she engages, listens and changes hardened conspiracy and "woo" theorists. She is the Chair of the European Council of Skeptical Organisations and shares her wisdom with Dr Karl. @ClaireAccendit Drkarl.com
Synthetic Biology with Professor Claudia Vickers (323)
28:32AI is hardware-based. It runs on electrons. Synthetic biology is where Biotech meets IT. It will revolutionise manufacturing & automation. Is a simultaneous Green & IT revolution on its way? Professor Claudia Vickers tells us more. drkarl.com
Museum Science with Dr. Barker (322)
30:58Is fair pay for workers a modern idea? How about sustainable agriculture ? A Sydney museum has artifacts to show these are ancient concepts from far away. Should they be sent home? Dr Karl discusses the merits of archaeological repatriation with Dr. Barker. sydney.edu.au/museum drkarl.com
Galactic Archaeology with professor Lewis (085) RPT
24:40Prof Geraint Lewis takes you back to the birth of our stars. He uses Optic fibres, Robotic observations, Grisms, Hermes and Galah. It all happens at the AAT using 2DF. All these terms are explained wonderfully. This is the art of looking at what's not there. (Warning this podcast may contain Backronyms).
60,000 years of stargazing with Kirsten Banks (107) RPT
24:51Kirsten Banks recently graduated from Sydney University. She has a deep passion for space and astronomy and writes on her twitter page "I won't be the next Brian Cox, I will be the first Kirsten Banks proud wirajuri woman ". Discover an entirely different view of the heavens from an Indigenous Australian. @astrokirsten
Eat your way to Happiness with Professor Collins (145) RPT
16:55Research is showing that "Happy" meals are real. Not only do you feel better at the dinner table, those feelings are long lasting. Also you can amplify the good effects by how you dine. Spoiler Alert - fast food is not the answer. http://healthyeatingquiz.com.au/