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Why Do Cats Insist On Sitting In Squares?

8 May - 36 mins
Podcast Series Futureproof with Jonathan McCrea

On this week's Futureproof with Jonathan McCrea he asks 'Why Do Cats Insist On Sitting In Squares? Gabriella Smith - MA in the Animal Behavior and Conservation Program at Hunter College, New York has the answer.

Also on the show Jonathan is joined by Dr Shane Bergin of UCD and Dr Susan Kelleher of DCU to look at the science news stories of the week.

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36 mins

Series Episodes

The Science and History of Hypothermia

The Science and History of Hypothermia

On this week's Futureproof with Jonathan McCrea he looks at the science and history of hypothermia with Philip Jaekl - Cognitive Neuroscientist, science writer and author of ‘Out Cold: A Chilling Descent Into the Macabre, Controversial, Lifesaving History of Hypothermia’ Also on the show Jonathan is joined by Dr Lara Dungan and Dr Shane Bergin of UCD 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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What The Hell Are Vitamins Anyway?

What The Hell Are Vitamins Anyway?

On this week's Futureproof with Jonathan McCrea he asks 'What The Hell Are Vitamins Anyway? ' with Catherine Price - Science writer and author of How to Break Up With Your Phone & Vitamania.  Also on the show Jonathan is joined by Shane Bergin - Physicist & Assistant Prof in science education at UCD  and Dr. Ruth Freeman from the Science Foundation Ireland. 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'.

55 mins

5 June Finished

Breaking Boundaries with Prof Johan Rockström

Breaking Boundaries with Prof Johan Rockström

Out planet is in a delicate balance that is in danger of tipping over. A new documentary, narrated by David Attenborough called 'Breaking Boundaries: The Science of Our Planet' looks at the work of climate scientist Johan Rockström, who is trying to understand the various earth-systems that keep us in the 'goldilocks' zone - from C02, to fresh water, and nutrients. Johan Rockström, Professor in Earth System Science at the University of Potsdam, Director of The Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research 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'.

12 mins

5 June Finished

Face Blindness & Super Recognition

Face Blindness & Super Recognition

On this week's Futureproof with Jonathan McCrea it is all about Faces. This is a special episode on “Face Blindness & Super Recognition" with Professor Fiona Newell - Professor of Experimental Psychology at the Trinity Institute of Neurosciences and Meike Ramon - Cognitive neuroscientist and Assistant Professor at the University of Fribourg Also on the show Jonathan is joined by Dr Lara Dungan and Dr Shane Bergin of UCD 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'.

46 mins

29 May Finished

Do Brain Implants Change Your Personality?

Do Brain Implants Change Your Personality?

On this week's Futureproof with Jonathan McCrea, he is joined by Dr Frederic Gilbert - Senior Lecturer in Ethics in the School of Humanities at the University of Tasmania who asks 'Do Brain Implants Change Your Personality?' Also on the show Jonathan is joined by Dr Susan Kelleher from DCU and Dr Shane Bergin of UCD 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'.

46 mins

22 May Finished

Futureproof Extra: Full Spectrum

Futureproof Extra: Full Spectrum

The world around is a pretty incredible place and over time we have developed a number of ways to interpret what's going on. But reality and perception are two different thing so how we see things may not be exactly as things really are. So how do we make sense of it all? Adam Rogers, Senior Correspondent with 'Wired' and author ‘Full Spectrum: How The Science Of Color Made Us Modern’ 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

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