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Show Me the Science with Luke O'Neill

Podcast Series Show Me the Science with Luke O'Neill

Have you ever wondered why we laugh or if you can really die of a broken heart? Join Professor Luke O'Neill on ‘Show Me the Science’ as he tackles a different issue each week; from the serious to the silly, all explained through science. This Newstalk production will open the world of science to people of all ages. New episodes every Thursday. Show me the Science is with thanks to B Braun.

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Series Episodes

46. The Science of Shoemaker's Comet

46. The Science of Shoemaker's Comet

This week Luke brings us the story of a comet, or more precisely the story of the woman the comet was named after, the incredible Carolyn Shoemaker, who began her astronomy work later in life but left a huge mark on the world of science. Listen and subscribe to Show Me the Science on Apple Podcasts ,Google 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'.  

11 mins

21 October Finished

45. The Science of Touch

45. The Science of Touch

Humans rely on our bodies' sense to survive and explore our world, but while we know a lot about some sense - like smell, hearing and vision - we know a lot less about others. This week Luke explains how they year's Nobel Prize winners made some fascinating discoveries about the body's sense of touch. Listen and subscribe to Show Me the Science on Apple Podcasts ,Google 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'.

13 mins

14 October Finished

44. The Science of Big Machines

44. The Science of Big Machines

This week Luke looks at the biggest machines ever built, and explains why they are not only a testament to humanity's never ending curiosity and ambition, but also how they could soon change how we understand the universe and life itself. Listen and subscribe to Show Me the Science on Apple Podcasts ,Google 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'.

17 mins

7 October Finished

43. The Science of Woolly Mammoths

43. The Science of Woolly Mammoths

This week's episode might sound like it's pulled from a Hollywood screenplay - the rapidly moving plan for a resurrection of the long extinct Wooly Mammoth. This week Luke tells us about a fascinating scientific project underway to bring the animal back, and why it's being done in the name of fighting climate change. Listen and subscribe to Show Me the Science on Apple Podcasts ,Google 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'.

9 mins

30 September Finished

42. The Science of Ig Nobel prizes

42. The Science of Ig Nobel prizes

The Ig Nobel awards are the silliest prizes in science, with experiments on everything from the power of beards to protect a face, to the best ways to kill a cockroach on a submarine. This week Luke looks at this year's winners and asks what the science behind the silliness might one day teach us about our world. Listen and subscribe to Show Me the Science on Apple Podcasts ,Google 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

23 September Finished

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