Great Moments In Science

Great Moments In Science

ABC Radio

From the ground breaking and life saving to the wacky and implausible, Dr Karl Kruszelnicki reveals some of the best moments in science.

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Given the right (or wrong) circumstances, the humble potato packs a punch.  It contains a chemical that could kill if ingested in large amounts. The catch-22? That chemical is exactly why potatoes taste so good.  In this archive episode of Great Moments, Dr Karl digs into the science.

Previous episodes

  • 651 - Potentially poisonous potato no small fry 
    Tue, 21 Mar 2023
  • 650 - Of Mice and Milk 
    Tue, 14 Mar 2023 - 0h
  • 649 - Avalanche under the sea 
    Tue, 07 Mar 2023 - 0h
  • 648 - A slip of the tongue 
    Tue, 28 Feb 2023
  • 647 - Athlete deaths—and COVID vaccines 
    Tue, 14 Feb 2023
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