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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/ Allan Blackman: November 24, 2021

Dear Science w/ Allan Blackman: November 24, 2021 Dear Science w/ Allan Blackman: November 24, 2021, 12.28 MB
Wed 24 Nov 2021

This week on Dear Science, Christina was joined by AUT professor Allan Blackman. They chatted about a chemical emitted by babies that can affect our behaviour, a spacecraft that can deflect an asteroid (Armageddon style?), and a brand new particle accelerator that can help us better understand atoms.

Dear Science w/ Marcus Jones: November 17, 2021

Dear Science w/ Marcus Jones: November 17, 2021 Dear Science w/ Marcus Jones: November 17, 2021, 12.75 MB
Wed 17 Nov 2021

This week on Dear Science, Christina Huang was joined by AUT Professor Marcus Jones. This week, they discuss a new Pfizer antiviral to fight Covid-19, the recent Glasgow Climate Pact, and how nonsense words can make us think of specific shapes.

Dear Science w/ Allan Blackman: November 10, 2021

Dear Science w/ Allan Blackman: November 10, 2021 Dear Science w/ Allan Blackman: November 10, 2021, 38.82 MB
Wed 10 Nov 2021

On this week's segment of Dear Science, Zazi was joined by AUT Professor Allan Blackman. They spoke about making aircraft fuel from sunlight and air, fungus that uses chemicals to trick male flies into mating with infected dead females, and cracking the code of unbreakable phone screens.

Dear Science w/ Marcus Jones: November 3, 2021

Dear Science w/ Marcus Jones: November 3, 2021 Dear Science w/ Marcus Jones: November 3, 2021, 35.09 MB
Wed 3 Nov 2021

This week on Dear Science, Zazi was joined by AUT Professor Marcus Jones, chatting all things COVID! Marcus talks about the current search for people who never get COVID, what COVID vaccines for young kids could mean for the pandemic, as well as the common antidepressant that slashes the risk of COVID-19 deaths.

Dear Science w/ Allan Blackman: October 27, 2021

Dear Science w/ Allan Blackman: October 27, 2021 Dear Science w/ Allan Blackman: October 27, 2021, 11.87 MB
Wed 27 Oct 2021

On this week's segment of Dear Science Frances was joined by AUT Professor Allan Blackman. They spoke about the exciting discovery of ammonia synthesis in a ball mill, one thousand year old vikings in North America and what happened in the world of synthetic fibres on October 27th in 1938…

Dear Science w/ Marcus Jones: October 20, 2021

Dear Science w/ Marcus Jones: October 20, 2021 Dear Science w/ Marcus Jones: October 20, 2021, 33.28 MB
Wed 20 Oct 2021

This week on Dear Science, Frances was joined by AUT Professor Marcus Jones where they spoke about the pandemic puzzle of COVID ‘super-immunity’, the first mission to asteroids near Jupiter that might reveal solar system origins, and the question of whether we learn better reading from a screen or from paper.

As promised, here is the link to the asteroid animation for any of you curious listeners out there... science rocks! 

https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-021-02807-w

Dear Science w/ Marcus Jones: October 6, 2021

Dear Science w/ Marcus Jones: October 6, 2021 Dear Science w/ Marcus Jones: October 6, 2021, 21.48 MB
Wed 6 Oct 2021

This week on Dear Science Frances Wright spoke with AUT Professor Marcus Jones about the Nobel Prize in physiology and medicine for how skin perceives heat, cold, and pressure, and in physics for work on complex systems. They also talk about the the highly topical COVID vaccine and its Delta variant effectiveness.

Dear Science w/ Allan Blackman: 29 September, 2021

Dear Science w/ Allan Blackman: 29 September, 2021 Dear Science w/ Allan Blackman: 29 September, 2021, 25.17 MB
Wed 29 Sep 2021

This week on Dear Science Frances Wright spoke with AUT Professor Allan Blackman about infectious music, a cautionary tale from the Soviet Era’s deadliest scientist and the incredible story of American astronomer Carolyn Shoemaker. 

Dear Science w/ Marcus Jones: September 22, 2021

Dear Science w/ Marcus Jones: September 22, 2021 Dear Science w/ Marcus Jones: September 22, 2021, 27.09 MB
Wed 22 Sep 2021

This week on Dear Science, Frances Wright was joined by AUT Professor Marcus Jones, talking about zero-COVID countries, amateur astronauts in space and protein synthesis anti-aging research.

Dear Science w/ Allan Blackman: September 15, 2021

Dear Science w/ Allan Blackman: September 15, 2021 Dear Science w/ Allan Blackman: September 15, 2021, 25.68 MB
Wed 15 Sep 2021

On this week's Dear Science, Frances Wright was joined by AUT Professor Allan Blackman. They began by talking about the serious but hilarious Ig Nobel Prizes and then moved onto research on toilet training cows from the University of Auckland. They finished up by talking about the food scientists who have found the key to perfectly smooth chocolate.