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We’re taking a break… Back soon!
We’re taking a break from Eureka for the time being. We love making the show and we’re hoping to resume soon - so keep your eyes peeled for a new season. In the meantime, please enjoy our back catalogue, there are about sixty episodes ready for you to get stuck into. We’ll see you soon! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Will we ever use nuclear fusion power?
It’s easy to get very excited about nuclear fusion - but are we all getting ahead of ourselves? This week, Michael explains the basics of nuclear fusion, why the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER) has been disastrous and what we’ve actually managed to achieve with nuclear fusion so far. We also take a look at whether nuclear fusion is a wise investment and we consider whether our money could be better spent on other energy sources! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Where do irrational obsessions come from?
This week we’re on a mission to understand phobias, manias and obsessions! We look at where our phobias come from, how people use obsessions as a coping mechanism and how you define a phobia. We also find out about a fascinating case of ‘dancing mania’, we consider the evolutionary purpose behind phobias and we look at how our fears have changed over time.Special thanks to today's expert, Kate Summerscale. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Why do we need leaders?
With the coronation just around the corner, we’ve decided to dig into the science behind leadership. We examine the history of leadership and how events like WWI have had an impact on our relationship with leaders. We also look at what personality traits make a good leader and we find out whether society is evolving beyond the need for leadership…Special thanks to today’s expert, Professor André Spicer. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Will we ever understand consciousness?
Prepare to get your head in a spin this week, as we have a go at cracking one of science’s greatest enigmas: consciousness. We delve into the complexities of what it means to be conscious, we explore the history of our understanding of consciousness and we look at some mind-blowing ways that it can be manipulated!Special thanks to today’s expert, Professor Anil Seth. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Welcome to Eureka!, the show that gets under the skin of science with questions that really matter! Join science enthusiast Rick Edwards and actual real-life scientist Dr Michael Brooks every week as they dissect some of the universe’s most puzzling questions with the help of the world’s leading experts. From alien invasions and AI robot takeovers, to face transplants and talking animals, Rick and Michael are getting to the bottom of it all! Subscribe to ensure you never miss an episode.