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Futureproof Extra: The Evolution of Crocodiles

20 February - 13 mins
Podcast Series Futureproof with Jonathan McCrea

Evolution is one of, if not the key ingredient to life on this planet surviving.

Our ability to adapt and change make us, and the animals and plants we share this planet with, so successful.

But we don’t all evolve at the same rate and some of us don’t seem to evolve very much at all.

So, how is it that the likes of crocodiles are so successful? 

Max Stockdale, Teaching Associate in the School of Geographical Sciences at Bristol University joined Jonathan to disuss.

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36 mins

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Migration In The Animal Kingdom

Migration In The Animal Kingdom

On this week's Futureproof podcast with Jonathan McCrea, he talks to Dr Lucy Hawkes - Senior Lecturer in Physiological Ecology at the University of Exeter - about the wonders of migration in the animal kingdom.  Also on the show Jonathan was joined by Professor Shane Bergin and Dr Susan Kelleher to look at the science news stories of the week. Listen and subscribe to Futureproof with Jonathan McCrea on Apple Podcasts and Spotify.    Download, listen and subscribe on the Newstalk App.     You can also listen to Newstalk live on newstalk.com or on Alexa, by adding the Newstalk skill and asking: 'Alexa, play Newstalk'.      

36 mins

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Futureproof Extra: Solar Thermal Propulsion

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In 2012 the Voyager 1 probe became the first man-made object to enter interstellar space, traveling "further than anyone, or anything, in history". This is an astonishing feat and one that took 35 years to achieve. But if we are ever to get to go beyond the reaches of the heliosphere again we can’t really wait that long again. So, how might we get there? Jason Benkoski, a Materials Scientist specializing in Planetary research at John Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory joined Jonathan to discuss. Listen and subscribe to Futureproof with Jonathan McCrea on Apple Podcasts and Spotify.    Download, listen and subscribe on the Newstalk App.    You can also listen to Newstalk live on newstalk.com or on Alexa, by adding the Newstalk skill and asking: 'Alexa, play Newstalk'.

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