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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: April 14, 2021

Dear Science w/ Allan Blackman: April 14, 2021 Dear Science w/ Allan Blackman: April 14, 2021, 34.68 MB
Wed 14 Apr 2021

Aaaaaaahhhhh another week of Dear Science! Thisweek James and Aneeka discuss the AstraVeneca COVID-19 vaccine & probability, changing the laws of physics and Yuri Gagarin going into orbit 60 years ago.

Dear Science w/ Marcus Jones: April 7, 2021

Dear Science w/ Marcus Jones: April 7, 2021 Dear Science w/ Marcus Jones: April 7, 2021, 27.32 MB
Wed 7 Apr 2021

This week Marcus teaches us about looking COVID-19 vaccine side effects, the asteroid that hit the Amazon region and ghost particles underneath the sea.

Dear Science w/ Allan Blackman: March 31, 2021

Dear Science w/ Allan Blackman: March 31, 2021 Dear Science w/ Allan Blackman: March 31, 2021, 31.14 MB
Wed 31 Mar 2021

This week Allan is in studio with James and Aneeka to discuss some good ol physics, along woth chats about peanut butter and celery at the start of the show.

Dear Science starts of by talking about the second and how long it actually is, becuase as James and Aneeka find out, it can get pretty damn accurate.

Allan then heads onto the next physics topic for the day, gravity. While there are lots of forces, Allan explains how some scientists have measured the gravitational pull of small golden balls.

This week finishes off with a bit of history in realtion to last week and the NASA helicopter. Allan talks about how the Wright brothers weren't the first to fly, instead it was Richard Pearce, a kiwi down south.

Dear Science w/ Marcus Jones: March 24, 2021

Dear Science w/ Marcus Jones: March 24, 2021 Dear Science w/ Marcus Jones: March 24, 2021, 24 MB
Wed 24 Mar 2021

This week Marcus chats with James and Aneeka about a range of topics to get your mind turning.

James starts off by asking about COVID-19 and Marcus explains what the future might look like.

Dear Science finishes off with a talk about how you can go out and find your own species using this map

Dear Science w/ Allan Blackman: March 17, 2021

Dear Science w/ Allan Blackman: March 17, 2021 Dear Science w/ Allan Blackman: March 17, 2021, 29.48 MB
Wed 17 Mar 2021

This week on Dear Science, Allan joins James and Aneeka in studio for the first time in a while.

Dear Science starts of with a chat about Ebola and how it can remain dormant for multiple years.

Allan then discusses fingerprints and a study which explored how sensitive they are.

The show wraps up with a conversation about cannabis farms in the US and their carbon emissions.

Dear Science w/ Marcus Jones: March 10, 2021

Dear Science w/ Marcus Jones: March 10, 2021 Dear Science w/ Marcus Jones: March 10, 2021, 31.18 MB
Wed 10 Mar 2021

This week James and Aneeka talk to Marcus via Skype with level 2 in place, however nonetheless had fun learning about science.

Marcus starts off talking about the effects of COVID-19 on those going through pregnancy and what the research has shown so far.

Marcus then discusses with James nuclear energys history and future.

Dear Science finishes off with Aneeka talking to Marcus about the history of earth and ow much water has been present.

Dear Science w/ Allan Blackman: March 3, 2021

Dear Science w/ Allan Blackman: March 3, 2021 Dear Science w/ Allan Blackman: March 3, 2021, 32.31 MB
Wed 3 Mar 2021

This week on Dear Science, James and Allan talk via Skype due to the levle 3 lockdown.

Allan talks about electric cars and how they compare against cars running on fossil fuels. If you want to read more, click here.

James and Allan also talk about the relationship between wasps, caterpillars and tomatoes and all they chemicals which are used in plant warfare. Click here to read more about it.

Dear Science finishes off with a chat about birds micking the sounds of predators so they can trick the other birds to mate with them. Learn more here.

Dear Science w/ Marcus Jones: February 24, 2021

Dear Science w/ Marcus Jones: February 24, 2021 Dear Science w/ Marcus Jones: February 24, 2021, 26.22 MB
Wed 24 Feb 2021

On Dear Science with Marcus we talk about the Perseverence rover, magnetic fields, and "Planet Nine" (hint: not Pluto)

Dear Science w/ Allan Blackman: February 17, 2021

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Wed 17 Feb 2021

This week on Dear Science Felix chats to Allan about fruit juice, superheavy elements, and ways to reduce hunting among domestic cats

Dear Science w/ Allan Blackman: February 17, 2021

Dear Science w/ Allan Blackman: February 17, 2021 Dear Science w/ Allan Blackman: February 17, 2021, 41.02 MB
Wed 17 Feb 2021

On Dear Science Felix talks to Allan Blackman about fruit juice, superheavy elements, and ways to reduce hunting among domestic cats.