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In case you missed it, Futureproof Extra gives you the chance to catch up on the latest interviews from last Saturday's show.

Latest Episodes

Treating cancer as a chronic disease

What if we managed cancer treatment like a chronic disease? Bob A. Gatenby, chairman of the Department of Radiology at H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Co-Director of the Cancer Biology and Evolution Program is on the program to discuss his work and a different approach to treating cancer.

14 MINAUG 7
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Treating cancer as a chronic disease

Futureproof Extra: Whats So Great About Humans?

-1 sAPR 18
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Futureproof Extra: Whats So Great About Humans?

The Brain's Navigation System

Jonathan speaks to Jacob Bellmund - Cognitive Neuroscientist at the Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences - about how the brain's navigation system works. We're also joined by Dr Shane Bergin and Dr Susan Kelleher for all the latest science stories for Newsround, plus Jonathan responds to all your texts and tweets.

-1 sAPR 18
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The Brain's Navigation System

Explaining The Quantum World... Sort of

How can something be in two places at once? How can objects in completely different locations affect each other instantaneously? These are just some of the questions that quantum physicists must try to answer? And indeed, many have tried! So what conclusions have they arrived at? Jonathan asks Visiting Fellow in Astronomy at the University of Sussex and Author of Six Impossible Things, John Gribbin for some answers.

-1 sAPR 6
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Explaining The Quantum World... Sort of

Futureproof Extra: The Monarch Butterfly

Medical science is one of our greatest accomplishments as a species. The ability to fight disease and infection is perhaps one of the primary reasons we have managed not just to survive but to flourish. But what if the ability to combat disease was not just one we humans had? What if insects could do the same? Jonathan is joined by Jaap de Roode, Associate Professor of Biology at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia to discuss his work on Monarch butterflies and what we can learn from these small but fascinating creatures.

-1 sAPR 3
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Futureproof Extra: The Monarch Butterfly

Venom

Humans have an instinctive fear of large cats, or bears, or crocodiles, essentially anything big enough to maul us to death. It makes sense. But why are we afraid of spiders, snakes or insects? It almost certainly comes down to one of evolution’s great levellers. Venom. So what exactly is Venom? How does it work and how can we turn it to our advantage? Jonathan is joined by John Dunbar from the School of Natural Sciences at the Ryan Institute in NUI Galway

-1 sMAR 14
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Venom

Futureproof Extra: LOFAR, Blazars, & Mapping New Galaxies

When you think of a telescope you might picture a long tube with lenses, mirrors and a tripod picking up the light that is visible to us. But there are actually several different types that pick up other wavelengths we can’t see. Dotted across Europe, the The Low Frequency Array (LOFAR) radio telescope network is attempting to map the entire night sky, and one of them located right here in Ireland. Sean Mooney, PhD student at UCD School of Physics and member of the LOFAR Surveys Key Science Project joins Jonathan in studio to discuss.

-1 sMAR 6
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Futureproof Extra: LOFAR, Blazars, & Mapping New Galaxies

Futureproof Extra: In the Midst of Gorillas

Dr Michael Leach, full time wildlife author and photographer, joins Jonathan to discuss his time living with the mountain gorillas of Rwanda.

-1 sFEB 22
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Futureproof Extra: In the Midst of Gorillas

Futureproof Extra: Endoterrestrials

-1 sFEB 19
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Futureproof Extra: Endoterrestrials

Futureproof Extra: Gum Disease, Bacteria and Reported Links to Alzheimer's

Jonathan discusses recent developments in Alzheimer's Disease research where a bacteria linked to gum disease could lead to results in treating the disease.

-1 sFEB 19
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Futureproof Extra: Gum Disease, Bacteria and Reported Links to Alzheimer's

Latest Episodes

Treating cancer as a chronic disease

What if we managed cancer treatment like a chronic disease? Bob A. Gatenby, chairman of the Department of Radiology at H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Co-Director of the Cancer Biology and Evolution Program is on the program to discuss his work and a different approach to treating cancer.

14 MINAUG 7
Comments
Treating cancer as a chronic disease

Futureproof Extra: Whats So Great About Humans?

-1 sAPR 18
Comments
Futureproof Extra: Whats So Great About Humans?

The Brain's Navigation System

Jonathan speaks to Jacob Bellmund - Cognitive Neuroscientist at the Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences - about how the brain's navigation system works. We're also joined by Dr Shane Bergin and Dr Susan Kelleher for all the latest science stories for Newsround, plus Jonathan responds to all your texts and tweets.

-1 sAPR 18
Comments
The Brain's Navigation System

Explaining The Quantum World... Sort of

How can something be in two places at once? How can objects in completely different locations affect each other instantaneously? These are just some of the questions that quantum physicists must try to answer? And indeed, many have tried! So what conclusions have they arrived at? Jonathan asks Visiting Fellow in Astronomy at the University of Sussex and Author of Six Impossible Things, John Gribbin for some answers.

-1 sAPR 6
Comments
Explaining The Quantum World... Sort of

Futureproof Extra: The Monarch Butterfly

Medical science is one of our greatest accomplishments as a species. The ability to fight disease and infection is perhaps one of the primary reasons we have managed not just to survive but to flourish. But what if the ability to combat disease was not just one we humans had? What if insects could do the same? Jonathan is joined by Jaap de Roode, Associate Professor of Biology at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia to discuss his work on Monarch butterflies and what we can learn from these small but fascinating creatures.

-1 sAPR 3
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Futureproof Extra: The Monarch Butterfly

Venom

Humans have an instinctive fear of large cats, or bears, or crocodiles, essentially anything big enough to maul us to death. It makes sense. But why are we afraid of spiders, snakes or insects? It almost certainly comes down to one of evolution’s great levellers. Venom. So what exactly is Venom? How does it work and how can we turn it to our advantage? Jonathan is joined by John Dunbar from the School of Natural Sciences at the Ryan Institute in NUI Galway

-1 sMAR 14
Comments
Venom

Futureproof Extra: LOFAR, Blazars, & Mapping New Galaxies

When you think of a telescope you might picture a long tube with lenses, mirrors and a tripod picking up the light that is visible to us. But there are actually several different types that pick up other wavelengths we can’t see. Dotted across Europe, the The Low Frequency Array (LOFAR) radio telescope network is attempting to map the entire night sky, and one of them located right here in Ireland. Sean Mooney, PhD student at UCD School of Physics and member of the LOFAR Surveys Key Science Project joins Jonathan in studio to discuss.

-1 sMAR 6
Comments
Futureproof Extra: LOFAR, Blazars, & Mapping New Galaxies

Futureproof Extra: In the Midst of Gorillas

Dr Michael Leach, full time wildlife author and photographer, joins Jonathan to discuss his time living with the mountain gorillas of Rwanda.

-1 sFEB 22
Comments
Futureproof Extra: In the Midst of Gorillas

Futureproof Extra: Endoterrestrials

-1 sFEB 19
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Futureproof Extra: Endoterrestrials

Futureproof Extra: Gum Disease, Bacteria and Reported Links to Alzheimer's

Jonathan discusses recent developments in Alzheimer's Disease research where a bacteria linked to gum disease could lead to results in treating the disease.

-1 sFEB 19
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Futureproof Extra: Gum Disease, Bacteria and Reported Links to Alzheimer's

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