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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 w/ Joel Rindelaub: January 24, 2023

Dear Science w/ Joel Rindelaub: January 24, 2023 Dear Science w/ Joel Rindelaub: January 24, 2023, 27.35 MB
Tue 24 Jan 2023

Today on Dear Science, Milly and Casper join an overseas Dr. Joel Rindelaub to recap the HUGE science of 2022! From volcanoes, to nuclear fission discoveries, all the way to outer space with the James Webb telescope, they're covering off what was a great year for science and ramping up for a 2023 of science discoveries. 

Dear Science w/ Allan Blackman: January 17, 2023

Dear Science w/ Allan Blackman: January 17, 2023 Dear Science w/ Allan Blackman: January 17, 2023, 35.38 MB
Tue 17 Jan 2023

On the first Dear Science of the year Allan Blackman joins us to talk all things anti-ageing with some alarming evidence that we can reverse and speed up ageing. We also discuss the science of silky smooth chocolate, and the war in Ukraine's impact on atomic findings. 

Dear Science w/ Allan Blackman: December 6, 2022

Dear Science w/ Allan Blackman: December 6, 2022 Dear Science w/ Allan Blackman: December 6, 2022, 33.1 MB
Tue 6 Dec 2022

Today on Dear Science, Casper and Milly spoke to Allan about life on Venus, how learning instruments can boost your brain, and how AI is writing science papers that are not necessarily true. 

Dear Science w/ Joel Rindelaub: November 29, 2022

Dear Science w/ Joel Rindelaub: November 29, 2022 Dear Science w/ Joel Rindelaub: November 29, 2022, 25.21 MB
Tue 29 Nov 2022

Today on Dear Science Milly spoke to Joel regarding strategy board game fun with AI, Homo Erectus cooking fish earlier than thought and all things floating feces.
 

Dear Science w/ Allan Blackman: November 22, 2022

Dear Science w/ Allan Blackman: November 22, 2022 Dear Science w/ Allan Blackman: November 22, 2022, 29.51 MB
Tue 22 Nov 2022

Today on Dear Science Casper and Milly talked with Allan Blackman about an Australian legal case where genetic mutations might have a huge role to play, new scientific prefixes, some statistics for football fanatics and our new award winning status. 

Christina's last Dear Science! w/ Joel Rindelaub: November 15, 2022

Christina's last Dear Science! w/ Joel Rindelaub: November 15, 2022 Christina's last Dear Science! w/ Joel Rindelaub: November 15, 2022, 31.94 MB
Tue 15 Nov 2022

To celebrate Christina's last Dear Science, Joel Rindelaub and Christina decided on an unofficial theme of beer and the end of the world for a rather morbid segment. This week, they discussed how beer hops could help cure Alzheimer's, the amount of emissions released by billionaires compared to us regular folk, and how scientists solved the mystery of a mass extinction event way back in the day.

Dear Science w/ Allan Blackman: November 8, 2022

Dear Science w/ Allan Blackman: November 8, 2022 Dear Science w/ Allan Blackman: November 8, 2022, 32.55 MB
Tue 8 Nov 2022

This week on Dear Science, Allan Blackman joined Casper and Christina in studio to chat compostable plastics, how very low frequencies can make you a better (or just more aggressive) dancer, and the anniversary of the X-ray being discovered.

Dear Science Halloween Special w/ Joel Rindelaub: November 1, 2022

Dear Science Halloween Special w/ Joel Rindelaub: November 1, 2022 Dear Science Halloween Special w/ Joel Rindelaub: November 1, 2022, 30.48 MB
Tue 1 Nov 2022

In true Halloween spirit, this week's Dear Science topics are a real monster mash-up of frightening topics. Dr Joel Rindelaub phoned in from Invercargill to discuss zombie ants, the very real possibility of being scared to death, and something truly terrifying: whether we're living in a simulation. Spooky yet educational - whakorongo mai nei!

Dear Science w/ Allan Blackman: October 25, 2022

Dear Science w/ Allan Blackman: October 25, 2022 Dear Science w/ Allan Blackman: October 25, 2022, 32.62 MB
Tue 25 Oct 2022

This week on Dear Science Allan Blackman spoke to Casper and Christina about immunity genes for the black death increasing rates of crohn's disease, the smells that make some people mosquito magnets, and the sucess of Nasa's asteroid diversion experiment.

Dear Science w/ Joel Rindelaub: October 18, 2022

Dear Science w/ Joel Rindelaub: October 18, 2022 Dear Science w/ Joel Rindelaub: October 18, 2022, 23.99 MB
Tue 18 Oct 2022

This week on Dear Science, Joel chatted with Casper and Christina about the mental health benefits of birdsong, scientists teaching a brain they made to play pong, and the mysterious mass death of frogs 45 million years ago, because you know we can't resist orgy talk.