019 - Faux Pas: Should Scientists Study Controversial Topics like Race, Sexual Identity, Violence, and Intelligence?

 

In this week's episode of the Beta Sandwich Science Podcast Christian and the team discuss whether or not scientists should study controversial topics such as, race, sexuality, violence, and intelligence. In 'Science Blast' we discuss: How new treatments could help women who've gone into early menopause have a child; how a "fecal pill" could help people with poor intestinal flora become more healthy; how juvenile mice shed pheromones in their tears to thwart sexual advances from adult males; and how Cadbury has shown that the shape of you food can greatly affect its taste..  In "The Back of the Box" Scott explains how the poison ricin, which has become popular because of the TV show Breaking Bad, actually kills you (hint: slow, painful, and fascinating).