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#11 Antidepressants

Do antidepressants work? There’s an intriguing body of research that suggests the power of antidepressants doesn’t come from chemicals in the drugs, but from the power of placebo.

October 28, 2016

#10 DNA and the Smell of Death

To explore the cutting edge of forensic science, we look at two famous court cases — the Amanda Knox and Casey Anthony murder trials.

October 20, 2016

#9 Forensic Science

Get out your tweezers and magnifying glass – this week, we’re investigating forensic science.

October 7, 2016

#8 Zika

This year was the first time that many people heard about the Zika virus. And it’s clear that it’s spreading. Since 2015 there have been Zika outbreaks reported in sixty countries. So, where did Zika come from? What happens when you get infected? How worried should you be? And why has Zika has become such a…
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September 30, 2016

#7 Hypnosis

What is hypnosis? Is it mind control, are people faking, or is hypnosis something more? This week, we explore the science of hypnosis, and take Science Vs to the edge of consciousness. In the service of journalism, Wendy tries to get hypnotized at a comedy club  and in a doctor’s office. We talk to comedian…
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September 22, 2016

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Wendy Zukerman

Wendy is the creator and host of Science Vs. She is a science journalist, who previously worked at the Australian Broadcasting Corporation and New Scientist Magazine.

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