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 football concussions, heartbreak, 5G networks, sleep, free healthcare, police use of force, asteroids and more.

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

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Let's...science...AGAIN!


Science Vs is back September 19th. Fact you next week.


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 2019-09-12  1m
 
 

episode 1: The Dinosaur Explosion


Why are there so many new, weird dinosaurs? Friend of the show Joel Werner goes down the rabbit hole, and finds a surprising answer. He speaks to paleontologists Dr. Steve Brusatte and Dr. Jonathan Tennant. Listen to Joel’s podcast The Sum Of All Parts here:  https://ab.co/2YujtzU. 

Science Vs will be back in September with a brand new season!

Credits: This story came from the podcast the Sum of All Parts which is produced and hosted by Joel Werner...


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 2019-08-08  22m
 
 

episode 1: Exercise: Fat Buster or Belly Flop?


Lots of people hit the gym to shed unwanted pounds, but they don’t always see results on the scale. This week, we tackle the power of exercise and why you should bother. We speak with obesity expert Dr. Yoni Freedhoff, psychiatrist Dr. Gary Cooney, neuroscientist Prof. Wendy Suzuki and urologist Dr. Stacey Kenfield.

Check out the full transcript here: http://bit...


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 2019-09-19  34m
 
 

episode 2: Football: Should We Cancel It?


America’s favorite pastime seems to be plagued by tragedy. Former NFL players have come forward to say they’re suffering from a serious brain disease. Others have ended their lives. So we wanted to know: how risky is playing football? Neuroscientist Dr. Kevin Bieniek, neurosurgeon Prof. Bob Cantu, and neurologist Dr. Ira Casson weigh in.

Check out the full transcript here: http://bit...


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 2019-09-27  31m
 
 

episode 3: Heartbreak: Why does it hurt so bad?


We’ve all been dumped, but some of us have felt physically sick from a heartbreak -- sometimes really sick. Neuroscientist Prof. Lucy Brown explains how pangs from a heartache might not just be in our heads.

Check out the full transcript here: http://bit.ly/2OhEIi9

Selected references: 

  • Lucy’s FMRI study of the rejected in-love college students: http://bit.ly/355Xz5B 
  • The social/physical pain overlap in the brain: https://bit...


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 2019-10-04  19m
 
 

episode 4: PANDEMIC!!!


If a pandemic ripped across the world, how bad would it really get? You’ve heard the horror stories, but you’ve never heard one like this. Dr. Anthony Fauci, who advises the President on emerging infectious diseases, helps us out.
Check out the full transcript here: http://bit.ly/2M4Tlnt 
Selected references: 

  • The CDC’s history of the 1918 Pandemic: http://bit.ly/2AXiGJP 
  • Time-lapse tracking the transmission and evolution of H7N9: http://bit...


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 2019-10-11  39m
 
 

episode 5: Vaping: What the Hell is Going On?!


Vaping is all the rage in the U.S., but young people are turning up at hospitals barely able to breathe. Over a thousand vapers have gotten sick⁠—34 are dead⁠—and no one knows why. We investigated the case of the mysterious vaping disease with help from Geri Sullivan, pulmonologist Dr. Louella Amos, lab director Iniobong Afia, inhalation toxicologist Prof. Ilona Jaspers and researcher Dr. Jamie Hartmann-Boyce.  Check out the full transcript here: http://bit...


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 2019-10-25  37m
 
 

episode 7: 5G: Welcome to the Revolution?


How should we feel about 5G? Is it a breakthrough technology that will revolutionize our world, or in a bid to get new gadgets, are we risking our health? To find out, we spoke with electrical engineer Prof. Jeff Andrews, biologist Prof. Henrik Mouritsen, radiology safety expert Prof. Chris Collins, and psychologist Prof. Rodney Croft.  Check out the full transcript here: http://bit.ly/2qd2MIR  Selected references:  Jeff’s paper on the future of 5G: http://bit...


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 2019-11-01  39m
 
 

episode 7: Sleepy? Science to the Rescue!


Not sleeping enough turning you into a monster? Cutting-edge science helps us understand why. And we sort through the fads to find out, what really works to get more ZZZs. We speak with lab coordinator Pam De Young, sleep researcher Dr. Brady Reidner, and circadian scientist Prof. Russell Foster.  Check out the full transcript here: http://bit.ly/2Ns26Zt  Selected references:  Consensus on the optimal amount of sleep: http://bit.ly/2Nu33Rc  Local sleep review: http://bit...


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 2019-11-08  36m
 
 

episode 8: When a Hospital becomes The Butcher Shop


A group of teenagers and college kids were fed up with the lousy healthcare in their neighborhood. So they decided to fight the system head on—a fight that still resonates today. Sid Davidoff, Mickey Melendez, and Cleo Silvers share their story.  Check out the full transcript here: http://bit.ly/33QhYKX Selected references:  Mickey Melendez's Book: http://bit.ly/34Ww1ik  Interview with Cleo Silvers: http://bit.ly/2Xcg58S  Article about lead testing in the 1970s: http://bit...


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 2019-11-15  39m
 
 
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