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Science Vs is the show that takes on fads, trends, and the opinionated mob to find out what’s fact, what’s not, and what’s somewhere in between.

With Americans heading to the voting booth next week, there are lots of opinions and hot-button issues. We’ve updated some of our favorite episodes to keep you up-to-date on where the science stands.


Guns

The gun lobby says firearms keep us safe by protecting us against bad guys and reducing the crime rate. But, what does science say? We find out how many times a year guns are used in self-defense, how many times they’re used to murder someone, and what impact guns have on the overall crime rate. Check out the transcript, with all the citations, here.

Abortion

Abortion is so taboo. People don’t talk about abortions they’ve had. Doctors don’t talk about abortions they’ve given. But it's happening a lot. So, what actually happens in an abortion, can the fetus feel pain and what are the risks? This episode is not about being pro-choice or pro-life, but pro-facts. Check out the transcript, with all the citations, here.

Climate Change

About half of Americans think climate change is caused by humans, but scientists are sure about it. So, how do they know that humans are to blame? We also look into the climate change crystal ball to figure out are we doomed? Is the apocalypse nigh? Check out the transcript, with all the citations, here.

Immigration

We head to a farm in Alabama to find out what happened after thousands of immigrants left the state. Did it create more jobs for Americans and what happened to the crime rate? Check out the transcript, with all the citations, here.