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Dear Science

The Wednesday 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. 

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Dear Science w/ Marcus Jones: July 8, 2020

Dear Science w/ Marcus Jones: July 8, 2020 Dear Science w/ Marcus Jones: July 8, 2020, 28.47 MB
Wed 8 Jul 2020

On Dear Science today with Marcus Jones we touch back on some coronavirus news, we also hear about some concerns being raised about scientists collecting DNA in China, and lastly, scientists are moving to strip offensive names and terms from reports and prizes.

Dear Science w/ Allan Blackman: July 1, 2020

Dear Science w/ Allan Blackman: July 1, 2020 Dear Science w/ Allan Blackman: July 1, 2020, 27.63 MB
Wed 1 Jul 2020

Allan Blackman talks to first-time segment host Felix Walton (how novel!) about the news that the world's second largest Ebola outbreak is finally over, the doctor who pioneered hand-washing, and possible evidence that deep red light could improve declining eyesight.

Dear Science w/ Marcus Jones: June 24, 2020

Dear Science w/ Marcus Jones: June 24, 2020 Dear Science w/ Marcus Jones: June 24, 2020, 28.55 MB
Wed 24 Jun 2020

On Dear Science today with Marcus Jones, we are talking about dark matter, an even larger hadron collider, and finally Twitter's saddest two weeks ever.

Dear Science w/ Allan Blackman: June 17, 2020

Dear Science w/ Allan Blackman: June 17, 2020 Dear Science w/ Allan Blackman: June 17, 2020, 24.43 MB
Wed 17 Jun 2020

On Dear Science today with Allan Blackman, we revisit the hydroxychloroquine issue yet again! Also on the menu: electricity being created from shadows?! Plus, there might be 36 civilisations out in space we could contact... What a show!

Dear Science w/ Marcus Jones: June 10, 2020

Dear Science w/ Marcus Jones: June 10, 2020 Dear Science w/ Marcus Jones: June 10, 2020, 24.37 MB
Wed 10 Jun 2020

On Dear Science with Marcus Jones we're talking about tracing the source of coronavirus and a mysterious nearby star that's sending out radio signals.

Dear Science w/ Allan Blackman: June 3, 2020

Dear Science w/ Allan Blackman: June 3, 2020 Dear Science w/ Allan Blackman: June 3, 2020, 27.88 MB
Wed 3 Jun 2020

On Dear Science with Allan Blackman today, we are talking about the ozone layer, hydroxychloroquine and cicada’s!

Dear Science w/ Allan Blackman: May 20, 2020

Dear Science w/ Allan Blackman: May 20, 2020 Dear Science w/ Allan Blackman: May 20, 2020, 27.19 MB
Wed 20 May 2020

On Dear Science with Allan Blackman we talk about how moisture damages paintings, how the North magnetic pole is moving, and just how runny liquid can get...

Dear Science w/ Allan Blackman: May 6, 2020

Dear Science w/ Allan Blackman: May 6, 2020 Dear Science w/ Allan Blackman: May 6, 2020, 35.49 MB
Wed 6 May 2020

On Dear Science this week Allan talks us through the science (or lack of) in regards to face masks, we find out where Koala's get their water from and we say a happy 30th birthday to the Hubble Telescope - teaching us incredible things since ages ago.