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Sean Duke is a science journalist based in Dublin. This podcast features his weekly science news round-up slot on East Coast FM's Morning Show with Declan Meehan.

The Cool Scientist Sean Duke, Science Journalist

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Sean Duke is a science journalist based in Dublin. This podcast features his weekly science news round-up slot on East Coast FM's Morning Show with Declan Meehan.

    Cows potty-trained in bid to tackle global warming; Vegan men fart more; Chances of alien life 'much more likely than first thought'

    Cows potty-trained in bid to tackle global warming; Vegan men fart more; Chances of alien life 'much more likely than first thought'

    Science news round-up 16/09/2021

    Cows potty-trained in bid to tackle global warming 

    Vegan men fart more 

    Changes of alien life 'more likely than first thought' 

    • 6 min
    Dogs can figure out human intentions; Space Station facing irreparable failures; Female octopuses throw shells at males annoying them; Stuttering due to brain wiring

    Dogs can figure out human intentions; Space Station facing irreparable failures; Female octopuses throw shells at males annoying them; Stuttering due to brain wiring

    Science News Round-Up 02/09/21

    Dogs may be able to figure out human intentions

    https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2021/sep/01/german-scientists-find-fresh-evidence-of-canine-intelligence

    Space Station facing irreparable failures

    https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-58408911

    Female Octopuses through shells at males annoying them

    https://www.independent.co.uk/climate-change/news/female-octopus-shells-target-male-b1910682.html

    Stuttering is caused by brain wiring, not personality

    https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/stuttering-stems-from-problems-in-brain-wiring-not-personalities/

    • 11 min
    SpaceX Starship lands then explodes; Procrastinating? Blame the pandemic; Obesity Risks for Covid-19; Why Some People Can't Shut Up;

    SpaceX Starship lands then explodes; Procrastinating? Blame the pandemic; Obesity Risks for Covid-19; Why Some People Can't Shut Up;

    Science News, 4th March 


    SpaceX Starship lands then explodes
    Procrastinating? Blame the pandemic
    Obesity risks for Covid-19 
    Why some people can't shut up 

    • 7 min
    Science seek dementia answers in cases of 'terminal lucidity'; Covid-19 Vaccine trials in children set to begin; Irish-built micro-gravity instrument launched to International Space Station

    Science seek dementia answers in cases of 'terminal lucidity'; Covid-19 Vaccine trials in children set to begin; Irish-built micro-gravity instrument launched to International Space Station

    Science news - 25th Feb' '21 


    Scientists seek dementia answers in 'terminal lucidity' 
    Doctors stress need to vaccinate kids for Covid-19 
    Irish-built space instrument launched to the I.S.S. 

    • 7 min
    Robotic 'noses' to sniff out cancers; Quantum computers to solve 'unsolvable' problems; Mars rover to begin its search for life; Texas snowstorms due to polar warming

    Robotic 'noses' to sniff out cancers; Quantum computers to solve 'unsolvable' problems; Mars rover to begin its search for life; Texas snowstorms due to polar warming

    Science News - 18th Feb '21


    Robotic 'noses' to sniff out cancers
    Quantum computers to solve 'unsolvable' problems
    Mars rover to begin its search for life
    Texas snowstorms due to polar warming, scientists believe

    • 8 min
    Reducing Covid-19 deaths; Anti-Obesity Drug; Women Better at 'Mind Reading'

    Reducing Covid-19 deaths; Anti-Obesity Drug; Women Better at 'Mind Reading'

    Science news - 11th Feb' '21


    An anti-arthritis drug reduces deaths from Covid-19 and speeds recovery times. 
    Women have been found to be better at 'mind reading'. 
    An anti-obesity drug reduces obese people's weight by 15%. 

    • 7 min

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