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

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It’s complicated: The sex life of coral

GREAT MOMENTS IN SCIENCE: Stuck in one spot, waiting for the full moon to pass and the perfect temperature to arrive, and your choice of mate left to the tide: when you’re coral, reproduction is mind-bogglingly complicated, writes Dr Karl.

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Cyber crime on a global scale

GREAT MOMENTS IN SCIENCE: Cyber space is a new domain in warfare – and it’s not just a lone wolf wearing tracky-daks and a hoodie you need to be worried about, reports Dr Karl.

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