For years Brainstorm has brought you some of the most interesting topics to you online and now it has it's own TV show!

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In this episode Donal Fallon seeks to answer questions like, who was the greatest snooker player of all time and what are the benefits of living with a dog?

Check out some clips from the show and get the full analysis here. These are great conversation starters for school projects and much more!

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The physical and emotional health benefits of living with a dog

Analysis: our four-legged friends teach us patience, understanding, generosity and kindness

Human–canine bonding is the special relationship that exists between dogs and people. For centuries, dogs have been labelled as a 'man's best friend,' offering unconditional love and loyalty to their human companions.

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Why hay fever is going to get worse because of climate change

Analysis: Pollen release is heavily dependent on weather patterns and some worrying trends have started to appear thanks to climate change.

You might think it's a little early to be talking about pollen. We generally associate high pollen counts and hay fever with warm temperatures and good weather. "Hay fever" even gets its name from an old-time belief that the smell of hay during summer could irritate the body. The truth is pollen shows up a lot earlier than you might think, and it could be the cause of the "cold" you keep getting.

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The story behind Michael Collins' wolf slippers

Analysis: they're a well-worn pair of size 9, bright blue wool slippers with a wolf's head stitched on the toe caps

Most museums only have space to display a tiny fraction of their collection at any given time. The rest languish in storage, thousands of objects hidden in boxes and cupboards, awaiting a turn when fashion or interest dictates.

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Who is the greatest snooker player of all time?

Analysis: researchers have crunched 53 years of data from 47,710 matches to find out the answer.

"On his day Ronnie O'Sullivan is unplayable", "Steve Davis' record in the World Championship speaks for itself", "Hendry was a winning machine, he just didn't miss". If you’ve ever found yourself in the company of two people debating who owns the title of snooker’s all-time greatest player, you’ve heard phrases just like the above (with their favourite player appropriately substituted).

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Tune in this evening at 8.30pm on RTÉ One and RTÉ Player for the next episode!