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 22nd February 2017
    10:00 am - 10:30 am

  • Dr Karl joins Phil Staley on ABC FNQ Mornings

    Wednesday 22nd February 2017
    10:00 am - 10:30 am

  • Dr Karl joins Paula Tapiolas on ABC Townsville

    Wednesday 8th March 2017
    10:00 am - 10:30 am

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From the Blog

Misnomer: The naked mole rat is not naked, is not a mole, and is not a rat (Source: Roman Klementschitz/Wikimedia Commons)

The animal that never gets cancer

GREAT MOMENTS IN SCIENCE: The naked mole rat may not be pretty, but it doesn’t feel pain, get dementia, osteoporosis, or cancer. Dr Karl gets under the skin of this very special animal.

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How on Earth do planes fly?

GREAT MOMENTS IN SCIENCE: Seeing a plane get off the ground is an amazing sight! Dr Karl investigates the science of flying planes.

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Did arsenic poisoning make gods limp?

GREAT MOMENTS IN SCIENCE: The Roman god of fire, Vulcan, was impressively built, but walked with a limp. He may have had a case of the first known industrial disease: arsenic poisoning, says Dr Karl.

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