Dr Karl Kruszelnicki tackles some food cons including A2 Milk and the Alkaline Diet, how Big Brother is always listening to us, how come elephants get much less cancer than they should, how birds can fly for eight days and cover 11,000 km without sleeping or eating, and why wombat poo is 90 little cubes every night. Plus a little update on the coronavirus.
Date: Wednesday 6 May 2020
Time: 12pm – 12:45pm AEST
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Dr Karl Kruszelnicki just loves science to pieces. His media career spans more than 30 years, talking about Science in radio, TV, podcasts, newspapers, and books – 45 to date with more on the way.
His accolades range from the Ig Nobel Prize from Harvard University for his groundbreaking research into belly button fluff and why it is almost always blue, to being one of Australia’s 100 National Living Treasures.
In 2019 the United Nations awarded Dr Karl the UNESCO Kalinga Prize for the Popularisation of Science. The prize is global recognition of Dr Karl’s gift for communication. He is the first Australian to win the prize.
A lifetime student, Dr Karl has degrees in Physics and Mathematics, Biomedical Engineering, Medicine and Surgery. He has worked as a physicist, labourer, roadie for bands, car mechanic, filmmaker, biomedical engineer, TV weatherman, and medical doctor at The Children’s Hospital in Sydney. Since 1995, he has been the Julius Sumner Miller Fellow at the University of Sydney, where his ‘mission’ is to spread the good word about science and its benefits.