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.
Dr Neil deGrasse Tyson
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.
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?
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?
The gay gene
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?
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?
Pornography has been blamed for destroying our minds and our sex lives. Some even say porn is addictive. But, what does the science say?
Two thumbs up from this scientist
I have listened to a lot of music episodes at this point, and I love this podcast. It’s a fun, accessible, factual podcast in which they present the data on subjects.
I’m a scientist professionally and this is literally my favorite science podcast. So much of academia is inaccessible to the general public and this podcast really transcends that inaccessibility. I also find that the translation of scientific research gets sensationalized or is just wrong in a lot of popular science writing, including missing context and important nuances. So far, this podcast has done an outstanding job with translating complex science to lay people!
Thank you to the team at Science Vs and screw the bad reviews I’ve seen about this podcast that are wrong and projecting their heavily agenda driven and anti-science _opinions_.
All of this is cherry picked, also a copy of the original.
Awesome Wendy sucker man is great at hosting science vs so well thanks Wendy