Science Vs

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Science journalist Wendy Zukerman dissects the latest fad framing itself as scientific fact, wading through the mass of information so you don't have to.

Episode Date
Dr Neil deGrasse Tyson
14:30
Dr Neil deGrasse Tyson is the director of the Hayden Planetarium at the American Museum of Natural History. But, most know him as the host of the documentary series Cosmos and podcast StarTalk. Neil gained infamy as the killer of Pluto.
Jun 22, 2015
Science
19:06
Science is supposed to be an unbiased way to uncover nature’s secrets. Through blinded experiments, rigorous peer review and replication—we’ve been told that by using the scientific method we’ll find trustworthy facts. But, with many scientific findings largely regarded as ‘wrong’, is science broken?
Jun 21, 2015
Happiness
19:14
We are often told that we can be happy, if we try hard enough. By shifting our mindset, changing our lifestyles, or even writing a gratitude journal – happiness is waiting for all of us! But, what does science say?
Jun 21, 2015
The gay gene
19:30
Are some of us born gay? People have argued that sexuality is determined before birth, while others believe the environment has a role to play here. So, what does the science say?
Jun 20, 2015
E-cigarettes
17:15
Electronic Cigarettes have been hailed by some as a breakthrough in the battle to help people quit smoking, while others say these devices are creating a new generation of nicotine addicts. So, what does the science say?
Jun 19, 2015
Pornography
21:54
Pornography has been blamed for destroying our minds and our sex lives. Some even say porn is addictive. But, what does the science say?
Jun 18, 2015
Medical marijuana
14:19
Medical marijuana has been called a miracle drug — rumoured to cure an array of ailments, from cramps to cancer. But, what does the science say?
Jun 17, 2015
Sugar free diet
17:30
Sugar is no longer the sweet stuff you put in cakes. These days, some claim it's deadly, toxic and as addictive as hard drugs. But, is sugar really that bad for your health?
Jun 16, 2015
The female brain
14:19
We've been told that in the battle of the sexes there are important differences between the brains of women and men. But, are our brains really that different?
Jun 15, 2015