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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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    41. The Science of Leisure Time

    41. The Science of Leisure Time

    We all want more free time, more time to do what we want with our lives - from hobbies to simply sitting around with our feet up. But can we have too much down-time? Is there a point where relaxation becomes detrimental to us?
    And what does science tell us is the way to get the most bang for our buck from our previous few hours away from it all?
    This week Luke explores the science of leisure time and lets us know how the data can steer us towards making the most of our next break.
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    • 11 min
    40. The Science of Sound

    40. The Science of Sound

    Whether deep in our oceans, stretching across our deserts, or even lurking in suburban neighbourhoods, there remain mysterious sounds even science cannot yet explain. This week Luke explores some of the noises that continue to leave even the experts baffled, as well as some of the loudest noises ever produced by humans, machine or the natural world.
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    • 16 min
    39. The Science of Pi

    39. The Science of Pi

    It is the most famous number of them all, and key to so much of what makes our lives tick - but what is Pi and why is it so central to our lives?
    This week Luke delves into the story behind the seemingly never-ending number, and he even has pi jokes too (if you can believe that).
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    • 11 min
    38. The Science of Private Space Flight

    38. The Science of Private Space Flight

    What was once the dreams of world leaders has now become the plaything of the super-rich, as space flight has very recently opened up to billionaires and their paying customers for the first time.
    This week Luke explores the science of private space flight, and the people behind it.
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    • 13 min
    37. The Science of Tattoos

    37. The Science of Tattoos

    Humans have been indelibly marking their skin with ink for thousands of years, but why did we start to tattoo ourselves and how does it work?
    As always science has the answers, and this week Luke has been delving into the research and experiments to bring us the most fascinating knowledge - including why getting a tattoo can have a positive impact on your mental health, and why our own immune systems is the reason behind how tattoos work.
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    • 12 min
    36. The Science of Grandmothers

    36. The Science of Grandmothers

    This week it’s all about celebrating grandmothers. Luke explores the science that explains how grandmothers are the secret to humanity’s success, and why genetics may be at play in a grandmother's care for her grandchildren.
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