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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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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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    82. The Science of Exercise and Mental Health

    82. The Science of Exercise and Mental Health

    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.

    • 9 min
    81. The Science of Drones

    81. The Science of Drones

    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.

    • 12 min
    80. The Science of Curry

    80. The Science of Curry

    It's a culinary favourite for many of us, but could curry hold the secret to health? This week Luke explores the science behind a particular spice at the heart of curries, and explains why it could continue serving us long after dinner is done.

    • 8 min
    79. The Science of IBS

    79. The Science of IBS

    Irritable bowel syndrome or IBS, is an affliction that comes in several forms and impacts a lot of us. This week Luke explores what we know about crohn's and colitis, how treatments have evolved over time and why a new breakthrough may be able to offer far more insight for doctors, and better outcomes for patients, in the near future.

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    • 14 min
    78. The Science of Dopamine

    78. The Science of Dopamine

    It's called the "motivation molecule" and it is a central factor why we do what we do every day. This week Luke explores the science of dopamine, explains why certain activities cause it to spike and fall, and how we can better handle it to avoid dramatic swings in our dopamine levels, and coach our bodies to better handle it.

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    • 16 min
    77. The Science of Enceladus

    77. The Science of Enceladus

    Enceladus is a moon of Saturn, and it perhaps offers the best chance of finding life beyond Earth
    Scientists have been exploring and probing Enceladus for decades, and discovering more about the mysteries contained within. And now new findings, and one in particular, has some people excited that we could be closer than ever to discovering extra terrestrial life.
    This week Luke takes us through the story of how we have come to know Enceladus and what this new discovery could mean.
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    • 14 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
147 Ratings

147 Ratings

dyslexiagolfer ,

Knowing your stuff

I once went to a lecture by atom splitting scientist Earnest Walton. I was in the last year of secondary school and he explained splitting the atom in detail but also in everyday terms. It came to question time and he answered all questions simply and effortlessly. The teachers then asked questions and one tried to impress by couching everything in scientific terms. Walton asked him to simplify his question but he still used technical terms. Walton turned to us all and said if anyone really “knows his stuff” he can explain it to a twelve year old but if he hides behind technical mumbo jumbo he doesn’t!
Luke you are an example of someone WHO REALLY KNOWS HIS STUFF.
Please keep the podcasts coming!!! They are great. Martin

Slimmer me 😀 ,

So informative - great podcast platform.

Great podcast platform with information in an straight forward easy to understand way. Keep them coming Luke 👍

Aaron Browne ,

Excellent and Insightful

I first heard Luke O Neil talking about the COVID pandemic and he quickly became the voice of reason on the subject.
I have started listening to his Show Me The Science podcast and it’s absolutely brilliant and entertaining
Can’t recommend highly enough

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