The Wednesday 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.
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Dear Science w/ Marcus Jones: November 18, 2020
On Dear Science with Marcus Jones we’re talking about covid vaccines, quantum computers and disappointment in the search for life on venus.
Dear Science w/ Allan Blackman: November 11, 2020
On Dear Science with Allan Blackman this week Felix and Bronnie hear about about the decline in average body temperature, a new energy saving windows and platypuses/platypi(???) glowing in ultraviolet light.
Dear Science w/ Marcus Jones: November 4, 2020
On Dear Science this week, Marcus tells Bronwyn and Felix about the study of gravitational waves in space, the probability of schools being breeding grounds for COVID-19, and a surprising discovery about the soft surfaces of comets.
Dear Science w/ Allan Blackman: October 28, 2020
This week on Dear Science, Allan tells Bronnie about the life of James Randi, a new organ found in the human throat and the shortest interval of time ever recorded - a zeptosecond.
Dear Science w/ Marcus Jones: October 21, 2020
On Dear Science this week, Marcus Jones talks about the first ever room-temperature superconductor, a new NASA mission which will lightly graze up against an asteroid and the mystery of why adding salt to sweet foods makes them taste even sweeter
Dear Science w/ Allan Blackmans: October 14, 2020
This week on Dear Science, Allan and Bronwyn follow up on last week's discussion of nobel prizes by talking about the prize in chemistry. This was awarded to Jennifer Doudna and Emmanuelle Charpentier for the discovery of CRISPR, a method for gene-editing. They also speak about kiwi scientist Professor Roy Kerr who was a contemporary of Nobel prize winning Roger Penrose, who would have also been a worthy nominee.