Microbes on the New York City Subway03/28/15
Dr. Chris Mason spent 18 months swabbing the New York City Subway to find just what type of DNA lurks on the public transport used by 5.5 million passengers daily.
The Evolution of Camouflage
Dr. Martin Stevens tells us about the fascinating strategies that animals use in order to avoid predators.
28th March 2015:Camouflage,Floppy Robots & Subway Germs
On the show this week: The evolution of camouflage, soft robotics that will change medicine & we discover just what types of germs are lurking on the New York Subway.
21st March 2015: Eclipse, Young Blood & is breast best?
Listen back to Futureproof, Saturday 21st March: We talked breastfeeding, discovered the powers of young blood & hitched a ride with the Irish Air Corps to Eclipse 2015
Could the blood of the young rejuvenate the body's of the old? Megan Scudellari explains how young blood may cure Alzheimer's, organ disease and aging.
Eclipse 2015: A special report from 13,000ft
Eclipse 2015 coverage from the ground and sky. Crowds at Trinity College watch through breaks in the clouds, while Jonathan flies directly into the path of totality.
Sat 14th March: Animals Inside Out, Homeopathy & Rhythm
This week we covered Homeopathy, Animals Inside Out, the science behind rhythm and what if the sun disappeared for good?
Animals Inside Out
Dr. Angela Whalley brings us on an intimate tour of this extraordinary exhibition at the Ambassador Theatre,for an unusual look at some of nature’s most impressive beasts
It's all about that beat
Elizabeth Marguilis explains the science behind earworms.
How to Buy a Dinosaur-This Week's Futureproof
This week on the show we look at the growing black market trade of fake dinosaur fossils with Dr David Hone. We also ask why we sniff our hands after handshakes!
A New Theory of Life
We speak to MIT physicist Jeremy England whose new theory of how life came about is making waves in science and in religious debates.
Is Medicine Safe in America? This week's Futureproof
On this week's show we speak to the New York Journalism Professor who has uncovered some worrying details about how medicines make it onto the shelves in America.
That Blue Dress-The best explanation yet!
This morning on the show Dr Shane Bergin from Trinity College Dublin explained why the dress was causing such debate and how the brain processes colour.
Mars One Special
As the Mars One Mission selects its final 100 applicants we speak to Mars One Founder Bas Landsdorp plus 2 of the potential astronauts.
Founder of Mars One calls MIT work Sloppy
This morning CEO of Mars One claimed that the recent study by MIT about Mars One was actually carried out by undergraduate students and couldn't be taken too seriously
Locked-In Syndrome- This week's Futureproof
This week we speak to the man who is changing our understanding of locked-in syndrome and trying to give a voice to those with the condition. Plus dinosaurs taking drugs
Should Chimps Be Classed as 'People'?
On this week's Futureproof we speak to the Lawyer who is seeking personhood for chimpanzees. We hear why Jupiter is the new Mars and some strange news for runners.
How to 'Unboil' an Egg-This week's Futureproof
Researchers in America have figured out a way to Unboil and egg. Strange as it sounds it could help the cost of cancer treatments. Plus all the week's science news
The Climate Change Wars-This Week's Futureproof
We speak to Climatologist Michael Mann who helped publish the infamous 'Hockey Stick Graph' for Climate Change. Plus there's all the week's science news.
Why Torture Never Works-This Week's Futureproof
This week we speak to Dr Shane O'Mara about the utter ineffectiveness of torture according to science. We hear about the slightly happy ending for Beagle 2 and lots more.
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