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Dear Science

Science that makes sense, with various smart people, including AUT Chemistry professor Allan Blackman.

Dear Science: music for babies, flat earthers and what's wrong with psychology experiments

Dear Science: music for babies, flat earthers and what's wrong with psychology experiments Dear Science: music for babies, flat earthers and what's wrong with psychology experiments, 31.62 MB
Wed 20 Jun 2018

 

Today on Dear Science, your favorite AUT Professor Allan Blackman discusses why playing Mozart to babies in the womb is the most stimulating option (although we don't know the extent of stimulation or even if it's beneficial) - and how, oddly enough, Shakira and Adele don't seem to have any impact of foetuses. 

We also prove - yet again - to flat earthers that their theory is dated, since a Greek physicist already made it clear in 240BC that the earth is, indeed, round. 

Finally, we delve into murky waters as Allan hints psychology research experiments are flawed - in the light of new revelations on the infamous Stanford Prison Experiment of 1971. 

Dear Science: water from air, Margaret Brimble & ancient aliens?

Dear Science: water from air, Margaret Brimble & ancient aliens? Dear Science: water from air, Margaret Brimble & ancient aliens?, 13.63 MB
Wed 13 Jun 2018

On todays Dear Science with AUT's Allan Blackman, we discuss the discovery of organic molecules found on Mars, a device that can pull water from desert air and the admission of Professor Margaret Brimble to the Royal Society of London.

Dear Science: Glasses, Cancer, and a run away Moon

Dear Science: Glasses, Cancer, and a run away Moon Dear Science: Glasses, Cancer, and a run away Moon, 27.23 MB
Wed 6 Jun 2018

On todays Dear Science with AUT's Allan Blackman, we discuss a study that finds a correlation between wearing glasses and being more intelligent (Allan is more than excited about this one). We prove that science is awesome when talking about a new cancer treatment that has concluded with remarkable results. And finally Allan scares us by telling us how the days are getting longer due to the moon slowly edging away from Earth. Maybe its scared of us, who knows, find out on the show.

Dear Science: science quizzes, prime ministers and changing histories

Dear Science: science quizzes, prime ministers and changing histories Dear Science: science quizzes, prime ministers and changing histories, 34.18 MB
Wed 30 May 2018

Our favorite AUT professor Allan Blackman chats with host Lillian and producers Darashpreet Johal and Lisa Boudet about science quizzes, prime ministers and changing histories (and ethics, but shush).

Dear Science: Enantiomers, asteroids and hot hot water

Dear Science: Enantiomers, asteroids and hot hot water Dear Science: Enantiomers, asteroids and hot hot water, 14.68 MB
Wed 23 May 2018

On Dear Science with AUT’s Allan Blackman today we talk enantiomers and magnets with potentially nobel prize winning research, plus interstellar asteroid and really really hot water being shot with x ray lasers. The future is here!

Dear Science: May 23, 2018

Dear Science: May 23, 2018 Dear Science: May 23, 2018, 29.26 MB
Wed 23 May 2018

Dear Science: science in court rooms, water on Europa and Richard Feynman

Dear Science Dear Science, 29.54 MB
Wed 16 May 2018

Allan talks to us about jurors making unqualified decisions around the chemistry of certain drugs, the existence of water on Europa - one of Jupiter's moons, and the 100th birthday of Richard Feynman

 

Photo credit: NASA

Dear Science: May 16, 2018

Dear Science: May 16, 2018 Dear Science: May 16, 2018, 29.54 MB
Wed 16 May 2018

Dear Science: Vaccines, Straight Lines and Thylacines

Dear Science: Vaccines, Straight Lines and Thylacines Dear Science: Vaccines, Straight Lines and Thylacines, 54.87 MB
Wed 9 May 2018

On todays dear science with AUT's Allan Blackman, we talk about the amount of New Zealand medical proffessions who oppose vaccines, we talk about how mathematicians have worked out the straightest lines you can sail and drive in, and finally we talk about a chance to bring back the Tasmanian Tiger!

Dear Science: May 9, 2018

Dear Science: May 9, 2018 Dear Science: May 9, 2018, 54.87 MB
Wed 9 May 2018