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!
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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 ...
88. The Science of Cheerfulness
Feeling Cheerful or wanting to feel cheerful? Ever wondered why upbeat music makes you smile? In this weeks episode we discover why we are social creatures and learn some literary references to cheerfulness including some iconic tales from Shakespeare. We ...
76. The Science of Modified Mosquitos
Can the humble mosquito be genetically altered to become not a spreader of disease, but rather something far more beneficial to the environment? This week Luke delves into the science behind mosquito modification and explains why life on earth could ...
47. The Science of Psychedelics
From mysterious mushrooms to synthetic, mind-altering substances, humans have long used psychedelic drugs, leading to bouts of brilliant creativity and also dangerous delusional hallucinations. Science is exploring why they work, what they do to our brains, and why the potential ...