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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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    • 4.5 • 150 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 with Luke O'Neill on Apple Podcasts and Spotify.

Download, listen and subscribe on the Newstalk App.  

You can also listen to Newstalk live on newstalk.com or on Alexa, by and asking: 'Alexa, play Newstalk'

    97. The Science of Wasps

    97. The Science of Wasps

    Let's face it, the bees get all the love, while the wasps are seen as a pest, a threat and an irritant. But are they the victims of much undeserved negative publicity? Luke delves into the science of wasps, which brings us into a realm of many species making a lot of hidden contributions to our natural world.

    • 9 min
    96. The Science of Eggs

    96. The Science of Eggs

    Ever wondered how much cholesterol an egg has or the benefits of eating them for your health. This week Luke O'Neil explains why eggs were one of his favourite foods growing up and the benefits eggs have on one's diet.

    • 12 min
    95. The Science of Death

    95. The Science of Death

    Every wondered about the odds of getting stung by a bee and surviving. This week Luke O'Neil dives deep into different causes of death and how to live your life as best you can!

    • 14 min
    94. The Science of Sepsis

    94. The Science of Sepsis

    Ever wondered what Sepsis is? Or how it is caught? Listen this week as Luke analyses the disease and potential artificial intelligence that could be used to spot other diseases. Luke explains how complex the immune system and how different treatments and therapies are used to treat the disease.

    • 12 min
    93. The Science of The Ocean

    93. The Science of The Ocean

    Ever wondered about the deep depths of the ocean and what creatures lie beneath the mysterious deep blue?? This week Luke explores the science of the ocean and the incredible creatures that have been discovered as a result of scientists testing the limits and reaching the furthest depths a human has ever been before.

    • 13 min
    92. The Science of Ghosts

    92. The Science of Ghosts

    Do you believe in ghosts? Are stories of apparitions and hauntings verifiable truths, or fanciful falsehoods? This week Luke explores the science behind ghosts, hauntings and all things spooky, looking at some examples from the modern day and famous incidents in the past to try to help us understand a little more - and to explain why horror can be good for your health.

    • 13 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
150 Ratings

150 Ratings

dyslexiagolfer ,

Knowing your stuff

I once went to a lecture by atom splitting scientist Earnest Walton. I was in the last year of secondary school and he explained splitting the atom in detail but also in everyday terms. It came to question time and he answered all questions simply and effortlessly. The teachers then asked questions and one tried to impress by couching everything in scientific terms. Walton asked him to simplify his question but he still used technical terms. Walton turned to us all and said if anyone really “knows his stuff” he can explain it to a twelve year old but if he hides behind technical mumbo jumbo he doesn’t!
Luke you are an example of someone WHO REALLY KNOWS HIS STUFF.
Please keep the podcasts coming!!! They are great. Martin

Slimmer me 😀 ,

So informative - great podcast platform.

Great podcast platform with information in an straight forward easy to understand way. Keep them coming Luke 👍

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

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