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Dear Science

The Tuesday Wire's weekly dive into the wide world of science.

Featuring a rotating cast of smart people including AUT Chemistry professor Allan Blackman and Senior Lecturer Marcus Jones. 

Thanks to MOTAT, the museum inspiring the innovators of tomorrow.

Dear Science - Nobel Prize Special w/ Joel Rindelaub: October 4, 2022

Dear Science - Nobel Prize Special w/ Dr Joel Rindelaub: October 4, 2022 Dear Science - Nobel Prize Special w/ Dr Joel Rindelaub: October 4, 2022, 47.4 MB
Tue 4 Oct 2022

With the Nobel Prizes being handed out this week, Dr Joel Rindelaub dropped into the studio for Dear Science to discuss historic Nobel Prize snubs through the years with a common theme - they were all women. Joel and Christina had a kōrero about Rosalind Franklin, Jocelyn Bell Burnell, Chien-Shiung Wu, Lise Meitner and Donna DeEtte Elbert about the work they did in their fields and the men who took credit for it.

Dear Science w/ Allan Blackman: September 27, 2022

Dear Science w/ Allan Blackman: September 27, 2022 Dear Science w/ Allan Blackman: September 27, 2022, 30.19 MB
Tue 27 Sep 2022

This week on Dear Science Allan Blackman chatted with Casper and Christina about NASA's asteroid defence test, the Nobel Prize Winners, and a study on babies' food preferences in the womb.

Dear Science w/ Joel Rindelaub: September 20, 2022

Dear Science w/ Dr Joel Rindelaub: September 20, 2022 Dear Science w/ Dr Joel Rindelaub: September 20, 2022, 39.58 MB
Tue 20 Sep 2022

This week on Dear Science, Dr Joel Rindelaub from UoA dropped into the studio to chat about the weird and wacky world of science. On this episode, Joel, Casper and Christina had a yarn about ants and the Cheerio effect, listening to music to test cognitive decline and the prevalence of microplastics all throughout the food chain. Listen back!

Dear Science w/ Allan Blackman: September 13, 2022

Dear Science w/ Allan Blackman: September 13, 2022 Dear Science w/ Allan Blackman: September 13, 2022, 31.71 MB
Tue 13 Sep 2022

This week on Dear Science Allan chatted with Casper about detecting Parkinson's disease by smell, a plastic that destroys viruses, and the purple on Alahambra's ceiling.

Dear Science w/ Joel Rindelaub: September 6, 2022

Dear Science w/ Joel Rindelaub: September 6, 2022 Dear Science w/ Joel Rindelaub: September 6, 2022, 40.34 MB
Tue 6 Sep 2022

On Dear Science this week we introduced a very special new co-host: Dr Joel Rindelaub from the University of Auckland, who is taking the reins from Marcus Jones.

This week Joel chatted to Christina and Emily about air pollution and gut health, diamond rain on icy planets, and the complex social structures that dolphins can form, which can apparently get quite freaky!

Dear Science w/ Allan Blackman: August 30, 2022

Dear Science w/ Alan Blackman: August 30, 2022 Dear Science w/ Alan Blackman: August 30, 2022, 19.07 MB
Tue 30 Aug 2022

Today on Dear Science, co-hosts Jessica Hopkins and Joe Wickins take over for the birthday of New Zealand physicist Ernest Rutherford. Alan Blackman talks about the career of the 1908 Nobel Prize in Chemistry winner.

They also discuss some questionable research about smell and sexual desire and bloody mozzies.

Dear Science w/ Dr. Allan Blackman: July 19, 2022

Dear Science w/ Dr. Allan Blackman: July 19, 2022 Allan Blackman: July 19, 2022, 37.24 MB
Tue 19 Jul 2022

This week on Dear Science Casper had a chat with Allan Blackman about Gregor Mendel's 200th birthday, using scientific techniques to determine the authorship of Josquin's compositions, and scientists changing the bonds between atoms for the first time.

Dear Science w/ Marcus Jones: June 28, 2022

Dear Science w/ Marcus Jones: July 28, 2022 Dear Science w/ Marcus Jones: July 28, 2022, 28.71 MB
Tue 28 Jun 2022

Marcus Jones joins Aneeka and Christina in the studio for Dear Science to discuss the latest science news.

Dear Science w/ Allan Blackman: June 21, 2022

Dear Science w/ Allan Blackman: June 21, 2022 Dear Science w/ Allan Blackman: June 21, 2022, 26.7 MB
Tue 21 Jun 2022

This week on Dear Science, Christina and AUT Professor Allan Blackman discussed light therapy as a cancer treatment, the origin of the Black Death, and carbon and nitrogen levels in the sun, as well as a quick detour into astrology and marmots.

Dear Science w/ Marcus Jones: June 14, 2022

Dear Science w/ Marcus Jones: June 14, 2022 Dear Science w/ Marcus Jones: June 14, 2022, 26.13 MB
Tue 14 Jun 2022

Marcus Jones joined Christina live in studio for Dear Science! This week, Marcus and Christina discussed the potential end of particle physics research and why the Tonga volcanic eruption was so explosive.