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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.
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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.
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    Tips On Coping With This Winter Lockdown With Luke O'Neill

    Tips On Coping With This Winter Lockdown With Luke O'Neill

    Professor Luke O'Neill joined Pat with advice on coping with this winter lockdown.
     
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    12. The Science of Alien Life

    12. The Science of Alien Life

    Are we alone? It's a question that has intrigued philosophers and scientists alike for centuries and this week Luke brings us the science behind the hunt for extraterrestrial life, from early expedition beyond our own world to today's plans to reach out to anyone who might be listening in the vast beyond of outer space.
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    • 14 min
    2. The science of music

    2. The science of music

    Why do we love music? Is music essential to human life? Do animals love music? Does it have a biological function?
    This week Professor Luke O'Neill explores the science of music and delves into everything from The Simpsons theme tune, why music helps during surgery, the health benefits of choirs and, of course, Elephant orchestras.
    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.
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    • 16 min
    3. The science of humour

    3. The science of humour

    Why do humans laugh? What is it about jokes that make us laugh? Why is laughing as good as a good exercise? And can laughing making you live longer? This week Luke explores the science of humour and explains all that tickles our funny bone.
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    • 14 min
    4. The Science of Sleep

    4. The Science of Sleep

    Keeping us safe, sane and in a fine mood - sleep dictates our lives and can be our best friend if we get right, our own downfall if we get it wrong.
    This week Luke explores the science behind our sleep, including the hidden benefits behind it, what happens while we're under and what happens when we don't get our required hours each night.
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    • 17 min
    5. The Science of Diets

    5. The Science of Diets

    Is our weight defined solely by what we eat, or are our genetics playing a bigger role than we think?
    Why does the idea of what is the ideal body change over time? What are some of the strangest diets used over the years? And out of thousands of diets examined by scientists, which two (yes, just two) are proven to work?
    This week Luke delves into the world of diets and explains the science behind why we put on weight, how we can lose it and why really we all need to be a little kinder to ourselves.
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    • 21 min

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