21 episodes

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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    • 4.5 • 124 Ratings

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.
Listen and subscribe to Show Me the Science on Apple Podcasts ,Google Podcasts and Spotify.
  
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    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.
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    • 20 min
    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.
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    • 18 min
    17. The Science of the Sun

    17. The Science of the Sun

    It warms us, energises us, it lights our way and it's the key to all life on earth, but what do we really know about the science of the sun? This week Luke explores everything from the colour spectrum to solar wind and the aurora borealis.
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    • 16 min
    16. The Science of Your Gut

    16. The Science of Your Gut

    This week Luke explores the science of the gut.
    As time goes on we learn more and more that what happens in our gut can have far reaching consequences, for better and worse. It's not always pretty, but the discoveries about the bacteria living inside us could have massive impacts on our lives.
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    • 19 min
    15. The Science of Extreme Weather

    15. The Science of Extreme Weather

    Hurricanes, floods, record rainfall. Our climate is getting more extreme, but what is the science behind our changing world? And can we reverse the trend? This week Luke explores the science of extreme weather.
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    • 15 min
    14. The Science of Social Media

    14. The Science of Social Media

    Likes, favourites, tweets, tags and trends - it's a long way from the earliest forms of what is today's internet, and it's been an incredible story between then and now.
    This week Luke goes right back to the beginning of networked computer power and explains the science that led from the world wide web to the global social media giants, and the science of how it is impacting us and our world.
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    • 20 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
124 Ratings

124 Ratings

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

keegs76 ,

Love this guy

I love Luke’s positivity towards what he does
He is a shinning light during these strange times

-50/ab11 ,

Great

The best thing to come out of COVID is Luke O’Neill becoming a public figure. Love his attitude to life. Makes science accessible to all!

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