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Every Wednesday Professor Luke O'Neill tackles another topic from the world of science. Whether it's the make up of DNA or the science behind Beatlemania, there is no topic left untouched!

Every Wednesday Professor Luke O'Neill tackles another topic from the world of science. Whether it's the make up of DNA or the science behind Beatlemania, there is no topic left untouched!
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Ireland

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Every Wednesday Professor Luke O'Neill tackles another topic from the world of science. Whether it's the make up of DNA or the science behind Beatlemania, there is no topic left untouched!

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English


Episodes

Food cravings - Is there any science behind them?

8/7/2019
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Food cravings hit us all at various points in our lives. Whether your tired, hungover, or pregnant, we've all had a hankering for a bar of chocolate or a greasy burger. But, what is the science behind these feelings? Luke O'Neill our science expert joined us and explained.

Duration:00:10:00

The science behind the Chernobyl disaster

7/31/2019
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Luke O'Neill told us all about the science behind the Chernobyl disaster and the impact of the radiation on the area. As well as on those people, plants and animals who called it home.

Duration:00:08:09

Science: 50 years ago, this month, mankind made history

7/10/2019
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As the 50th anniversary of the first Apollo landing approaches, a host of countries are undertaking lunar missions. What’s behind the new space race? Professor of Biochemistry at Trinity College Dublin Luke O'Neill tells us.

Duration:00:14:40

Science: Your gut health

7/3/2019
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What exactly are probiotics and how do they work? Scientist Luke O'Neill explained all about the good, and the bad of our gut bacteria.

Duration:00:10:40

Science with Luke: The latest scientific breakthroughs

6/27/2019
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Professor Luke O’Neill, chair of Biochemistry at Trinity College Dublin is back. Up for discussion today, a new test for chronic fatigue syndrome, how the brain blocks out distractions, how supermassive blank holes might have helped at the beginning of life and why Luke envies MIT.

Duration:00:11:26

What causes motion sickness?

6/12/2019
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Why do we get motion sickness and how can we treat it? Our science expert Luke O'Neill joins us to explain.

Duration:00:10:23

Using animal organs in humans transplants

5/29/2019
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Luke O’Neill, Professor of Biochemistry at TCD discusses using animal organs in humans.

Duration:00:07:58

Science with Luke: Why are we angry?

5/23/2019
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Luke O’Neill, Professor of Biochemistry at TCD gives us a lesson on the science of anger.

Duration:00:09:36

Boys vs Girls in the battle of the books

4/17/2019
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Luke O’ Neill, Professor of Biochemistry at Trinity College Dublin, joins the programme to discuss why boys perform worse in school than girls.

Duration:00:10:59

Why do some people have better direction than others?

4/10/2019
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Did you ever notice how some people have a great sense of direction or wonder how some creatures like pigeons are especially good at navigation? Professor of Biochemistry at Trinity College Dublin Luke O’ Neill explains all.

Duration:00:10:55

Why do some people crave sweet food?

5/11/2017
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What controls our appetite, our desire for different types of food and why are some people obese? Well, it turns out that it's down to hormones

Duration:00:14:20

What science can we trust?

8/18/2016
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We were joined by Luke O'Neill in studio today to discuss what science we can actually trust when we read about it in the media.

Duration:00:09:14

Is your food what it says on the tin? Food fraud

4/6/2016
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Are you being fooled by food fraud? Have you ever wondered if the food you buy on a regular basis is not what it says it is? Dr Luke O'Neill talks to us about food fraud.

Duration:00:09:25

Mysteries, myths and wonders of the Moon

3/31/2016
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Made of cheese? Staged landings directed by Stanley Kubrick? Home to a mystery man? Dr Luke O'Neill brings us through the myths, mysteries and wonders of the Moon.

Duration:00:12:51