Science Vs

There are a lot of fads, blogs and strong opinions, but then there’s SCIENCE. Science Vs is the show from Gimlet Media that finds out what’s fact, what’s not, and what’s somewhere in between. We do the hard work of sifting through all the science so you don't have to. This season we tackle alcohol, fasting diets, DNA tests, race and the fertility cliff.

https://gimletmedia.com/science-vs/

Eine durchschnittliche Folge dieses Podcasts dauert 36m. Bisher sind 91 Folge(n) erschienen. Jede Woche gibt es eine neue Folge dieses Podcasts
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 31 August 2017  2m
 
 

Science Vs Presents: I Want That Purple Stuff


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 28 September 2017  26m
 
 

episode 1: Detoxing & Cleanses - Do They Work?


Juice cleanses, fancy foods, sweat, charcoal, and colonics-- is there a scientifically proven way to ‘clean out’ your system? This week, we dig in deep to the science of detox and turn ourselves into guinea pigs for a juicing experiment. We talk to a passionate proctologist named Prof. Graham Newstead, as well as nutrition researcher Prof. Stella Volpe and toxicologist Dr. Susanne Ramm.

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 07 September 2017  37m
 
 

episode 2: Vaccines - Are They Safe?


Autism, seizures, and overloaded immune systems. Could these really be side effects of vaccines? This week, we dive  into the science to find out how safe vaccines really are. We also talk to public health researchers Prof. Dan Salmon and Prof. Amy Kalkbrenner and neurologist Prof. Ingrid Scheffer. Sign up to our newsletter >>here<< so you get the full transcript of the show with all of the footnotes and links to the science...


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 14 September 2017  39m
 
 

episode 3: The Rise of Anti-Vaxxers


Last week we explored the science behind vaccine safety. This week we try to understand where these fears came from, and why they persist. We speak to three historians: Prof. Nadja Durbach, Prof. Elena Conis, and Prof. Robert Johnston. And a concerned mom named Noelle. Sign up to our newsletter >>here<< so you get the full transcript of the show with all of the footnotes and links to the science...


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 21 September 2017  37m
 
 

episode 4: 100% Renewable Energy - Can We Do It?


We need to ditch fossil fuels. Can America go 100% renewable by 2050? Does the technology already exist? We speak to Prof. Mark Delucchi, Prof. Christopher Clack, and Prof. David Connolly.

UPDATE: Since this episode was published, Tesla have unveiled a prototype of a electric semi truck.

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This episode has been produced by Wendy Zukerman, Heather Rogers and Shruti Ravindran. Production help from Rose Rimler...


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 05 October 2017  40m
 
 

episode 5: Bigfoot


All over the world people report sightings of big, hairy, human-like beasts, so could Bigfoot really be out there... somewhere? We ask Dr. Jeff Meldrum, Prof. Bryan Sykes, Prof. Todd Disotell, and the Round Rock, Texas, Department of Parks and Recreation.

CORRECTION: In a previous version of this podcast we said Dr Meldrum works at the University of Idaho. He actually works at Idaho State University. We've updated this episode with his correct title...


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 12 October 2017  35m
 
 

episode 6: Vitamins & Supplements - Are They Worth It?


Americans spend billions of dollars on vitamins and supplements, but are they worth it? We look at the science behind some of the most popular supplements with nutritional epidemiologist Prof. Katherine Tucker, neuroscientist Dr. Simon Dyall, and medical researcher Dr. Mark Bolland.

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 19 October 2017  38m
 
 

episode 7: The Bee-pocalypse


What is killing the bees? And will we have enough food to eat if the bee-pocalypse becomes worse? We speak to Dave Goulson, Professor of Biology and Bumblebee ecologist at the University of Sussex, Judy Wu-Smart, Research Entomologist at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and Steve Ellis, a beekeeper in Barrett, Minnesota.
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 02 November 2017  34m
 
 

episode 8: Balding - What Actually Works?


So... you’re losing your hair. Is there anything that can be done about it? And are the treatments dangerous -- for your or your penis? We talk to geneticist Prof. Stefanie Heilmann-Heimbach  and dermatologists Dr. Wilma Bergfeld and Dr. Robert Bernstein.

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 09 November 2017  36m
 
 
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