Dr Karl

About Karl

When NASA classified Karl as non-astronaut material in 1981 he walked straight into ABC Radio station Double J and offered to talk about the Space shuttle launch. They said ‘Okay’ and his radio career took off from there. ‘Great Moments In Science’ ran on Double J while Karl moonlighted as a medical student. read full bio

Where is Karl?

You can catch Karl all over the airwaves, check out his upcoming time slots.

  • Dr Karl joins Paula Tapiolas on ABC Townsville

    Wednesday 25th January 2017
    10:00 am - 10:30 am

  • Dr Karl joins Phil Staley on ABC FNQ Mornings

    Wednesday 25th January 2017
    10:00 am - 10:30 am

  • Dr Karl joins Robbie Brechin ABC Adelaide

    Wednesday 25th January 2017
    11:00 am - 11:30 am

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From the Blog

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The collective intelligence of animals

GREAT MOMENTS IN SCIENCE: The collective intelligence of a flock helps protect and save energy, keep them on track when migrating and share food discoveries, as Dr Karl explains.

Famous but not the first: Ellen DeGeneres' selfie at the 2014 Academy Awards (Source: @theellenshow/Twitter)

A brief history of the selfie

GREAT MOMENTS IN SCIENCE: Ellen’s Hollywood selfie may be famous, but the word itself has much humbler origins, if we don’t say so ourselves, on an ABC Science forum hosted by Dr Karl.

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