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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Pancreatic and colorectal cancer are two of the most deadly forms of the disease, and science has struggled to ever come t grips with them. However a new breakthrough in treatment could mark the beginning of the turning of the tide, and impact cancer treatment of all kinds. Luke looks at the good news and explains why it could prove to be a landmark moment.
14 July Finished
Did you ever meet an optimistic pig? This week Luke looks at the cleverest of animals, from piggy of a sunny outlook, to birds who have taken up tools, and the bees who Luke wants to turn into the world’s greatest (bee) football team.
7 July Finished
It can feel like a lifeline in the morning, or when you need a boost during a long day, but could our daily coffee be doing far more for us that just that caffeine kick? Luke explores the findings of a major new study that has made some startling findings about the powers of the coffee bean, and how just two cups a day can have a staggering impact on your life, for the better. There’s also good news for those people who enjoy a late night coffee, but avoid it for fear it might disrupt sleep.
30 June Finished
IT will come as no revelation that exercise is good for us, and good for our mental health. But the reality is science does not fully understand why it is so good for us. This week Luke delves into the factors behind the benefits of fitness, including the chemical BNDF, and why it is crucial to the link between exercise and our mental health, from battling depression to PTSD.
23 June Finished
While most of us might associate the rise of drones as the world of hobbyists, or tools used for photography, in many parts of the world they are being utilised in creative ways to bring emergency medical care to people beyond the reaches of more traditional delivery methods. this week Luke explores the science of drones, and the revolutionary impact they are having on the world of medicine.
16 June Finished