20. The Science of Super Animals Image

20. The Science of Super Animals

22 April - 17 mins
Podcast Series Show Me the Science with Luke O'Neill

From the shrimp that can lift 3000 times its own weight (and lives in a world more colourful than we can imagine), to the giraffe's power pumping heart, and the all-seeing power of a seal's whiskers - there's super powers in the animal kingdom. Luke explores it all as he looks at the science of super animals.

Show me the Science is with thanks to B Braun.

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17 mins

Series Episodes

23. The Science of Blood

23. The Science of Blood

Bacteria battling clots, mysterious platelets and Dracula - this week Luke explores the science of blood and investigates how it works, and the fascinating scientific journey that continues to unfurl and teach us more about what runs through our veins. Show me the Science is with thanks to B Braun

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22. The Science of Risk

22. The Science of Risk

We live with some element of risk every day of our lives, but for most of us we try to minimise it. But do we really know why we do make the decisions we do to avoid risk, or if we're acting on gut against all the evidence? This week Luke explores the science of risk, and has some very interesting stats on life's riskiest activities. Show me the Science is with thanks to B Braun. 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'.

15 mins

5 May Finished

21. The Science of Allergies

21. The Science of Allergies

Sneezing, sniffling, scratching - they're the curse of allergy sufferers everywhere and the end point of a lot of science on this week's episode. From the causes to the cures, Luke explores what makes our body react so forcefully to certain substances, whether hey be from plants, food or animals. Show me the Science is with thanks to B Braun. 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'.

16 mins

28 April Finished

19. The Science of Pain

19. The Science of Pain

From migraines to phantom pains, this week Luke explores the science of pain and explains everything from the family who feel no pain, to why new scientific discoveries could switch off some pains forever. Show me the Science is with thanks to B Braun. 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'.

20 mins

14 April Finished

18. Science of Artificial Intelligence

18. Science of Artificial Intelligence

From voice recognition software to computers that can far outstrip even the world's greatest human thinkers, artificial intelligence is evolving to master tasks once far beyond the realms of machines, but how far can it go? How will AI change our lives? And will the robots one day take over? This week Luke explores the science of artificial intelligence Show me the Science is with thanks to B Braun. 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'.

18 mins

7 April Finished

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