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New ideas and insights about the world around us. From RTÉ in co-operation with Irish universities and the Irish Research Council.

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    • Society & Culture

New ideas and insights about the world around us. From RTÉ in co-operation with Irish universities and the Irish Research Council.

    The science that makes chocolate so addictive | RTÉ Brainstorm

    The science that makes chocolate so addictive | RTÉ Brainstorm

    How the chocolate industry relies on the right scientific recipe to keep customers happy

    • 8 min
    Covid-19: when panic, conspiracy theories and quack cures collide | RTÉ Brainstorm

    Covid-19: when panic, conspiracy theories and quack cures collide | RTÉ Brainstorm

    As the 1832 "Day of the Straws" demonstrates, Ireland was not immune to fake news and quack cures during previous pandemics

    • 7 min
    Why have petrol prices fallen at the pumps? | RTÉ Brainstorm

    Why have petrol prices fallen at the pumps? | RTÉ Brainstorm

    It's down to a bitter price war between the world's biggest oil producing nations rather than the coronavirus outbreak

    • 5 min
    How Netflix changed what we watch on our screens | RTÉ Brainstorm

    How Netflix changed what we watch on our screens | RTÉ Brainstorm

    Netflix has revolutionised film and television viewing but its distribution model and system of recommendations bear closer scrutiny.

    • 12 min
    Coronavirus: Living through history - Documenting 2020's pandemic

    Coronavirus: Living through history - Documenting 2020's pandemic

    What should we be observing, recording, noting and collecting in the coming weeks which will be of help to future historians?

    • 5 min
    Coronavirus: 5 tips to mind your mental health during the lockdown

    Coronavirus: 5 tips to mind your mental health during the lockdown

    How to deal with such unprecedented events as self-isolation, social distancing and a national lockdown

    • 5 min

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