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Migration In The Animal Kingdom

13 February - 36 mins
Podcast Series Futureproof with Jonathan McCrea

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.

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36 mins

Series Episodes

Countdown: The Human Race's Troubling Decline in Fertility

Countdown: The Human Race's Troubling Decline in Fertility

COUNTDOWN: THE HUMAN RACE’S TROUBLING DECLINE IN FERTILITY- On this week's Futureproof podcast with Jonathan McCrea, he meets Dr Shanna H. Swan, Ph.D.Professor of Environmental Medicine and Public Health at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York City & author of ‘Count Down: How Our Modern World Is Threatening Sperm Counts, Altering Male and Female Reproductive Development’, and ‘Imperiling the Future of the Human Race’ - about the worrying trend in the decline of fertility across the world. Also on the show Jonathan was joined by Dr Shane Bergin of UCD and Dr Jessamyn Fairfield of NUI Galway 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'.

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Futureproof Extra: Vomiting Bumblebees

Futureproof Extra: Vomiting Bumblebees

For those of us in the Northern hemisphere it has been a long, and arduous winter.  But just take a look outside and you’ll see the first green shoots of spring as the Daffodils and Tulips bring some much needed colour to the landscape. They also bring with them the nectar which supports countless species too - chief among them of course being the humble bumblebee. But is one nectar better than another? And how do bees know which plant is best? Dr. Jonathan Pattrick, from the Department of Zoology at the Oxford University 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'.

14 mins

4 April Finished

The Future Of Medicine

The Future Of Medicine

THE FUTURE OF MEDICINE  - On this week's Futureproof podcast with Jonathan McCrea, he looks at the future of medicine with James Temperton - Digital editor at WIRED UK and author of ‘The Future of Medicine (WIRED Guides): How We Will Enjoy Longer, Healthier Lives’.  Also on the show Jonathan was joined by Dr Shane Bergin of UCD and  Dr Susan Kelleher of DCU 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'.

34 mins

3 April Finished

Generational Memory

Generational Memory

GENERATIONAL MEMORY  - On this week's Futureproof podcast with Jonathan McCrea, he asks Dr Brian Dias - Neuroscientist & Assistant Professor at USC Keck School of Medicine at Children's Hospital Los Angeles - if you can pass on trauma through your genes? Also on the show Jonathan was joined by Professor Shane Bergin and Dr Lara Dungan 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'.

41 mins

27 March Finished

Futureproof Extra: The Evolution of Deliciousness

Futureproof Extra: The Evolution of Deliciousness

Some flavour preferences seem to be with us from when we were kids, others develop over time as our palette changes, and then there are some foods, flavours, and tastes that have near universal appeal. But why did our sophisticated taste receptors first evolve in the first place and what impact could that have had on the course of our evolutionary journey as a whole? Dr Rob Dunn, Professor of Applied Ecology at North Carolina State University and co-author of ‘Delicious: The Evolution of Flavor and How It Made Us Human’ 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'.

21 mins

27 March Finished

Futureproof Extra: The Eight-Sided Robin's Egg

Futureproof Extra: The Eight-Sided Robin's Egg

In the natural world, mimicry can be a very useful trait - one that might serve any number of purposes. It is so ubiquitous, and seen in so many species, that animals have to be quite discerning when trying to weed out a pretender. But it can be pretty hard even for animals who are constantly targeted - like Robins, and their beautiful blue eggs. But how sensitive are they to foreign invaders?  Dr Mark Hauber, Professor of Host-Parasite Interactions in the Department of Evolution, Ecology, and Behavior; University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign joins 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'.

14 mins

19 March Finished

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