Why do planes leave trails in the sky?11/21/14
We begin a new series of radio pieces dedicated to one of the four elements of Fire, Earth, Water and Air. It's with thanks to the Environmental Protection Agency.
The scientist behind the chemistry on Breaking Bad
We speak to Organic Chemist Dr Donna Nelson who was the Chemistry adviser to the makers of Breaking Bad
Astronaut Greg Johnson-This week's Futureproof
We were delighted to have former NASA Astronaut Greg Johnson in studio to talk about life in 'zero-gravity'. Plus the man who has hacked his hearing aid to hear Wi-Fi.
D-Day for Rosetta Mission-This week's Futureproof
On Wednesday the European Space Agency will attempt to put the Rosetta space probe on the surface of a comet. We catch up with Matt Taylor, Rosetta Mission scientist.
Musical Savant-This week's Futureproof
We speak to Derek Amato who suffered a head injury and found that he could then play the piano like a professional. We also hear about the hidden 'Maths' in the Simpsons.
The science of Ghosts-This week's Futureproof
We speak to Dr Christopher French who is an Anomalistic Psychologist which means he looks at the psychology of the paranormal. Plus we discuss the science of blood.
The Baby Show-This Week's Futureproof
Jonathan is off having a baby; well his wife is having the baby. So this week on Futureproof we’ve put together a special show all about the science of babies!
Life after Death-This week's Futureproof
In the largest ever study of 'Life after Death' experiences Dr Sam Parnia presents startling evidence of life continuing after death.
The Truth about the Truth about Vaccines
This week on the show we speak to Dr Adam Finn about Vaccines and set the record straight about their safety. We also look at the 'illusion' of Free Will
This is a great interview from our archives with Jim Fallon. Jim is a scientist who was researching the brains of psychopaths and discovered his was one too.
The Future’s bright for Irish Science
We speak to the three Cork teenagers who have just won the top prize at the Google Science Fair 2014 in California. Here's Ciara Judge, Emer Hickey and Sophie Healy-Thow
Stopping a nosebleed with pork-This week's Futureproof
We speak to Marc Abrams from the Ignoble awards that honour unusual science that get the public thinking. We also talk 'robots with personality' and spotting pyschopaths
This week's Futureproof
This week on the show we look at the grizzly science of the murder of Richard III. There's also news of a new blood test to diagnose depression and lots more.
The Milgram Experiment-Game of Death
This week on the show we revisit the Milgram experiment where volunteers were asked to administer electric shocks to participants. Here's something from our archive
Awake During Surgery
It sounds like the stuff of nightmares but every year people report the strange experience of being awake while under general anaesthesia. Prof Jaideep Pandit explains
Staring at the Sun-This week's Futureproof
This week we discuss the incredible science of the sun with solar scientist Pal Brekke. We also look at the scary experience of being awake during surgery and lots more.
Futureproof at the Electric Picnic
This week we bring you the show we recorded live at Electric Picnic. It was a blast as guests had their senses completely turned upside down. Enjoy, we did.
We speak to lecturer in forensic science,Dr Aodhmar Cadogan, who teaches at Sligo IT and dispel some of those 'CSI myths'.
Born Clever? This week's Futureproof
This week we look at how much of our intelligence we get from our genes; turns out that it's quite a lot. Plus bio-polar octopuses and all the week's science news.
One woman's mission to go to Space.
Dr Niamh Shaw has always wanted to go to Space. Her new show next month at the Science Gallery looks at why and how we leave the earth's orbit. It's called 'To Space'
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