Science Vs



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

    22/06/2015 Duração: 14min

    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.

  • Happiness

    21/06/2015 Duração: 19min

    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

    21/06/2015 Duração: 19min

    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

    20/06/2015 Duração: 19min

    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?

  • E-cigarettes

    19/06/2015 Duração: 17min

    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

    18/06/2015 Duração: 21min

    Pornography has been blamed for destroying our minds and our sex lives. Some even say porn is addictive. But, what does the science say?

  • Medical marijuana

    17/06/2015 Duração: 14min

    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?

  • Sugar free diet

    16/06/2015 Duração: 17min

    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?

  • The female brain

    15/06/2015 Duração: 14min

    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?