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.
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.
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.
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.
Join Christina and AUT Professor Allan Blackman for your weekly fix of Dear Science! This week, Allan and Christina discussed the imperial system vs the metric system (and got a bit carried away!). They also discussed a super reactive chemical in the atmosphere that could alter how we do climate modelling, and a silk tag that could tell you whether your medications are safe or dodgy.
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.
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.
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.
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.