We live in a universe of wonders. Every day, scientists are inching toward breakthroughs which can change our lives. Caroline Knight, Lindsay Sant, and Lino Saubolle are playing their small part in sharing these wonders with you, from a distinctly Catholic perspective. So, Let’s Science!
And for more from Caroline, Lindsay, and Lino on a variety of topics from an Australian Catholic perspective, check out their other show, The Catholics of Oz.
The Science of Christmas Food - Why do we feel so sleepy after eating that holiday meal of turkey? Caroline tells Lindsay and Lino that it's not as simple as tryptophan making you sleepy. Plus why that uniquely Australian and New Zealander dish of pavlova can be so fluffy, why peppermint candy canes make your mouth feel cold, and why flambé doesn't burn the pudding. The Space Rock From The Moon - That's no moon! Caroline tells Lindsay and Lino that astronomers have discovered a quasi-moon companion of Earth that may in fact be a piece of the Moon that broke off from it eons ago. Plus NASA's mission to defend our planet from killer space rocks. The Science of The Egg Drop - What can dropping an egg teach us about the forces acting on it? Caroline, Lindsay, and Lino are joined by Caroline's son Frankie to discuss his egg drop experiment as well as inertia, velocity, and gravity. China’s Moon Rocks - China's lunar rover has returned a payload of rocks from the Moon and Caroline tells Lindsay and Lino that the rocks are much younger than those retrieved by Apollo and reveal more about volcanic activity there, providing new answers about the history of the solar system. Earthquake! - The ground shook in Melbourne, Australia, recently with the largest recorded earthquake ever. Caroline, Lindsay, and Lino talk about their experiences during the tremor and then Caroline explains the what causes earthquakes and how the different layers in the ground beneath us contribute to them.