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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/ Marcus Jones: May 31, 2022

Dear Science w/ Marcus Jones: May 31, 2022 Dear Science w/ Marcus Jones: May 31, 2022, 37.55 MB
Tue 31 May 2022

This week on Dear Science, Christina was joined live in studio by AUT professor Marcus Jones. They discussed gun violence research in the United States, questions surrounding monkeypox, and why the science behind why yawning is contagious.

Dear Science w/ Marcus Jones: May 17, 2022

Dear Science w/ Marcus Jones: May 17, 2022 Dear Science w/ Marcus Jones: May 17, 2022, 31.08 MB
Tue 17 May 2022

This week on Dear Science, AUT Professor Marcus Jones joined Christina live in studio. They discussed the first image of the black hole at the centre of our galaxy, how naming species may be contributing to a gender bias, and coronavirus "ghosts", which can linger in our gut long after catching COVID-19.

Dear Science w/ Allan Blackman: May 10, 2022

Dear Science w/ Allan Blackman: May 10, 2022 Dear Science w/ Allan Blackman: May 10, 2022, 32.48 MB
Tue 10 May 2022

Feening for Dear Science? You're in luck! This week on The Tuesday Wire, Christina and AUT Professor Allan Blackman spoke about magnets being used to treat cancer, Tasmania achieving carbon-negative status, and Canada's attempt to stamp out crime on the Moon.

Whakarongo mai!

Dear Science w/ Marcus Jones: May 3, 2022

Dear Science w/ Marcus Jones: May 3, 2022 Dear Science w/ Marcus Jones: May 3, 2022, 45.37 MB
Tue 3 May 2022

Your regular dose of Dear Science with AUT Professor Marcus Jones! This week Christina and Marcus discussed how climate change can cause disease outbreaks in animals, the detection of evidence of a sound tunnel, and the mysterious persistence of CFCs in the atmosphere despite them being banned. 

Dear Science w/ Marcus Jones: April 19, 2022

Dear Science w/ Marcus Jones: April 19, 2022 Dear Science w/ Marcus Jones: April 19, 2022, 39.53 MB
Tue 19 Apr 2022

Christina had her regular catch up with AUT Professor Marcus Jones for Dear Science. This week, they discussed a new thermal battery that could efficiently store renewable energy, the search for Earth 2.0, and how monkeys can sense their own heartbeat.

Dear Science w/ Allan Blackman: 12th April 2022

Dear Science w/ Allan Blackman: 12th April 2022 Dear Science w/ Allan Blackman: 12th April 2022, 33.41 MB
Tue 12 Apr 2022

This week on Dear Science, Christina caught up with AUT Professor Allan Blackman. They talked about the anniversay of Russian Cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin heading up to space (being the first ever person to do so), Researchers finally completing the genomic sequence for the first time, and a confounding physics puzzle that has the potential to change how we understand the universe. 

Dear Science w/ Marcus Jones: April 5, 2022

Dear Science w/Marcus Jones: April 5, 2022 Dear Science w/Marcus Jones: April 5, 2022, 28.11 MB
Tue 5 Apr 2022

This week on Dear Science, Christina caught up with AUT Professor Marcus Jones. They talked about the increased risk of developing diabetes after recovering from Covid, a new type of painkiller free of opioids, and how fish are able to learn basic maths. 

Dear Science w/ Allan Blackman: March 29, 2022

Dear Science w/ Allan Blackman: March 29, 2022 Dear Science w/ Allan Blackman: March 29, 2022, 32.09 MB
Tue 29 Mar 2022

This week on Dear Science, Christina caught up with AUT Professor Allan Blackman. They talked about how the war in Ukraine has caused a helium shortage, the materials that make up the crust of Mercury, and why we find certain people boring.

Dear Science w/ Marcus Jones: March 22, 2022

Dear Science w/ Marcus Jones: March 22, 2022 Dear Science w/ Marcus Jones: March 22, 2022, 37.17 MB
Tue 22 Mar 2022

This week on Dear Science, Christina caught up with AUT Professor Marcus Jones. They talked about Russian and Ukrainian geopolitics reaching the International Space Station, an electrical circuit board that can learn on its own, and the implications of mapping the genome of an IVF embryo.

Dear Science w/ Allan Blackman: March 15, 2022

Dear Science w/ Allan Blackman: March 15, 2022 Dear Science w/ Allan Blackman: March 15, 2022, 34.26 MB
Tue 15 Mar 2022

On today's Dear Science, Christina caught up with AUT Professor Allan Blackman. Today, they discussed the link between gut biomes and mood, the impact of lead exposure on the brain, as well as New Zealand science icon William Pickering.