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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: June 23, 2021

Dear Science w/ Allan Blackman: June 23, 2021 Dear Science w/ Allan Blackman: June 23, 2021, 26.43 MB
Wed 23 Jun 2021

This week on Dear Science, Allan takes us through a whirlwind of science, touching on nobel prize winners, potential cancer-causing drugs and lead in London air from petrol.

Allan takes on a journey of the careers of Ei-ichi Negishi and Richard R. Ernst, both shemists who have contributed to the scientific world.

James learns about a scientific paper which said a drug called ranitidine created carcinogens in patients, which has now been retracted.

Allan warns us of the impacts of lead in the air and explains why there is still lead in the air from when petrol contained lead.

Dear Science w/ Marcus Jones: June 16, 2021

Dear Science w/ Marcus Jones: June 16, 2021 Dear Science w/ Marcus Jones: June 16, 2021, 25.11 MB
Wed 16 Jun 2021

This week Marcus discusses with James everyting from space exploration to natural disasters.

Marcus starts off by telling us about the latest space missions to be announced, which will be heading to explore Venus. With the conditions far harsher than Mars, different challenges are at the forefront.

Next, Marcus explains a dilemma occuring between experts around COVID-19 variants, children, and whether thry need to be vaccinated straight away. Differing opinions mean some say children are not at risk, while others say they are holding grounds for new variants to grow.

To finish everything up, Marcus talks about a landslide which pccured in India at the start of the year and some of the statistics around the slide.

Dear Science w/ Allan Blackman: June 09, 2021

Dear Science w/ Allan Blackman: June 09, 2021 Dear Science w/ Allan Blackman: June 09, 2021, 26.95 MB
Wed 9 Jun 2021

This week on Dear Science, James discusses with Allan maths, old reproducing organisms, and a new alzheimer's drug.

Dear Science w/ Marcus Jones: June 2, 2021

Dear Science w/ Marcus Jones: June 2, 2021 Dear Science w/ Marcus Jones: June 2, 2021, 22.96 MB
Wed 2 Jun 2021

This week on Dear Science Marcus brings us some COVID-19 news as well as some info about a map of the universe.

Marcus explains how mass vaccinations can change how impactful COVID-19 is, doe to experiment being done in Brazil.

Marcus also talks about how suring lockdown air pollution decreased, however now with travel increasing again, it's all coming back.

Finally Marcus explains how a 3D map of the universe has been made, and what it means for research,

Dear Science w/ Allan Blackman: May 26, 2021

Dear Science w/ Allan Blackman: May 26, 2021 Dear Science w/ Allan Blackman: May 26, 2021, 32.01 MB
Wed 26 May 2021

This week Aneeka and Allan create a nickname (AA battery) before chatting science.

Allan the chemist discusses the credability of social sciences and they need to repeat experiments to solidify reliability.

James asks about COVID-19 detector dogs who can sniff out the virus in less than a second with high levels of accuracy.

Dear Science finishes off with noise sensitivity, and how chewing noises can potentially drive people to violence.

Dear Science w/ Marcus Jones: May 19, 2021

Dear Science w/ Marcus Jones: May 19, 2021 Dear Science w/ Marcus Jones: May 19, 2021, 31.19 MB
Wed 19 May 2021

The week Marcus brings us mind boggling topics, which hurt the heads of both hosts and listeners alike.

Marcus starts off with seabed particles from potential supernova or neutron star colissions, and explain how this can teach us more about the universe.

James tries to learn about quasicrystals, which have patterns which aren't patterns. Marcus explains how nuclear bombs coming into play with this confusing topic.

The show finishes off with a quick chat about how human tissue from 1918 has taught us more about epidemics and pandemics.

Dear Science w/ Allan Blackman: May 12, 2021

Dear Science w/ Allan Blackman: May 12, 2021 Dear Science w/ Allan Blackman: May 12, 2021, 25.29 MB
Wed 12 May 2021

This week on Dear Science the bants were truely flowing between Allan, James and Aneeka as they discuss science.

This week starts off with a bang, as they talk about Chernobyl and how it could be continuing to cause problems.

Allan educates us on Dorothy Hodgkin, a science pioneer who would've turned 111.

The segment finishes off with a chat about super duper strong laser beams developed in Korea.

Dear Science w/ Marcus Jones: May 5, 2021

Dear Science w/ Marcus Jones: May 5, 2021 Dear Science w/ Marcus Jones: May 5, 2021, 25.57 MB
Wed 5 May 2021

This week on Dear Science Marcus once again blows everyone's minds with science which pushes the boundaries.

Dear Science starts off with a chat about Mayflies and lamps and how unnatural light is killing our insect populations.

Next Marcus and James talk about ancient superhighways in Australia which have been mapped using supercomputers.

To finish up this week Marcus gives us an update on how the COVID-19 vaccines impact transmission rates.

Dear Science w/ Allan Blackman: April 28, 2021

Dear Science w/ Allan Blackman: April 28, 2021 Dear Science w/ Allan Blackman: April 28, 2021, 14.57 MB
Wed 28 Apr 2021

This week Dear Science is a little bit shorter, but that doesn't make it any worse!

This week Allan talks to James and Aneeka about anti-matter and anti-matter stars and some of the complication which come with them.

Allan also dishes out the info on a new plastic in the U.S which has enzymes intergrated into plastic so it can decompose withour producing microplastics.

Dear Science w/ Marcus Jones: April 21, 2021

Dear Science w/ Marcus Jones: April 21, 2021 Dear Science w/ Marcus Jones: April 21, 2021, 27.51 MB
Wed 21 Apr 2021

This week we talk to Marcus Jones about NASA's mars helicopter, How many Tyrannasaurus-rex used to roam the earth and human-monkey embryos.