On todays Dear Science segment, AUT's very own Allan Blackman joins us to talk about how having a canine companion may make us happier. We get into the nitty gritty of recent studies claiming to have performed head transplants on humans (SPOILER ALERT: They are already dead). And finally we talk about how Chuck Norris is sueing the big pharma companies behind gadolinium, a contrasting agent for MRI scans after he claims it effected his wifes health.
Professor Alan Blackman joins us again this Wednesday to discuss a new sunscreen harnessing the power of DNA; the effectiveness of baking soda as a pesticide detergent and a case of scientific disagreement that lead to court.
Professor Alan Blackman joins us in studio again to discuss studies happening on DNA editing. This day in history Ivy Mike was detonated and we discuss the difference between nuclear and thermonuclear bombs. Finally we discuss a study conducted at Stanford saying those who smoke dope regularly have more sex.
Today on Dear Science with AUT's Allan Blackman we talk about how Tui may fight other males with a better song than them. We talk about dogs who can smell fear and we discuss more falsified evidence of links between vaccines and autism.
AUT's Professor Allan Blackman joins us again this week to discuss a recent chemistry Nobel prize winner, how once again the world is predicted to end, and how scientists claimed to have partially awoken a man from a vegetative state, but neglected to report his death in the subsequent report published.
Our resident Super Science guy, AUT’s Allan Blackman, discusses another case of a false cure for cancer, ponders whether the types of music you listen to might make you a psychopath, and delves into this years nobel prize winner for Medicine.
This week AUT's Allan Blackman joins us again to discuss this year's Ig Nobel prizes, how scientists are hoping to create a new periodic element and the death of Stanislav Petrov, they man who saved us all from nuclear war.
On Dear Science this week, AUT’s Allan Blackman discusses the Cassini probe nearing its death, a key example of why big pharma gets a bad name and a case of self-prescribing apricot kernels as a cancer treatment leading to cyanide poisoning.