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26. The Myths of Science

2 June - 19 mins
Podcast Series Show Me the Science with Luke O'Neill

This week Luke heads for the junction of science and old wives' tales, and seeks to dispel some popular myths about our world, from the true memory of a goldfish to the luckiness, or otherwise, of the number 13.

Show me the Science is with thanks to B Braun.

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19 mins

Series Episodes

27. The Science of Milk

27. The Science of Milk

Its the bedrock of the immune system from birth and it's the fascinating, wonderous key to life of all mammals and one that only made its way into human life through a genetic oddity. This week Luke explores the science of milk, the complete food. 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

9 June Finished

25. The Science of Motion Sickness

25. The Science of Motion Sickness

Have you ever felt sick from reading in the car? Or felt queasy on a boat? When we move it can mess with our internal wiring if a few simple but important things aren't right, and this week Luke explores just why our bodies can get so revolted by a shaking of our balance, and why the science of motion sickness could help us figure out how to cure all sorts of tricky medical problems. 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

26 May Finished

24. The Science of Shift Work

24. The Science of Shift Work

Why are some of us morning larks and some night owls? And if you're born as one, what does it do to your body to try to live like the other? This week Luke answers a special request from a listener to delve into the science of shift work, and explores why our genes sets the rhythm of our body clock, and how we can realign our internal timing mechanism when it stutters. 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'.

17 mins

19 May Finished

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

16 mins

14 May Finished

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

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