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Quirks and Quarks Complete Show from CBC Radio


What science says about the risks of energy drinks; The Sherpas' super-power; and more

Fri, 26 May 2017 04:00:00 GMT

What science says about the risks of energy drinks; The Sherpas' super-power; When did whales get super-sized?; Do I look fat in this face?; Out of Africa, or maybe Europe?; Quirks & Questions: Are humans the only mammals with different blood types?

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The Puzzle of Pain, Orangutans babies know breast is best, NASA's big rocket is going nowhere, and more

Fri, 19 May 2017 04:00:00 GMT

The Puzzle of Pain; Orangutans babies know breast is best; NASA's big rocket is going nowhere; Diving deep for glass sponges; The late birds are missing the worm; Quirks Question of the Week: Is a lighter Sun changing the Earth's orbit?

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Neuro-Privacy, Money-puck, A Dinosaur goes Hollywood, and more

Fri, 12 May 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Protecting our neural privacy; Human sense of smell is better than we think; A Dinosaur goes Hollywood; Re-evaluating the Origins of Life; Money-puck - hockey Analytics; Quirks & Question: Why don't we use cadaver blood?

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Can marathoners break the magical two hour barrier?; 23andMe for Dogs; Killam Prize for engineering medical jello; and more

Fri, 05 May 2017 04:00:00 GMT

23andMe for Dogs; Can marathoners break the magical two hour barrier?; Exercise in a pill; The smallest race cars on the shortest racetrack; Killam Prize for engineering medical jello; Quirks & Question - Can cats really drink saltwater?

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'Let There Be Light'; Worms that eat plastic; Dolphin Sex; and more

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 04:00:00 GMT

'Let There Be Light'; Dolphin Sex; Worms that eat plastic; The mixed scientific legacy of Henrietta Lacks' HeLa cells; Oil sands emissions of volatile organic compounds are under-reported; Quirks Question - Hot and cold water sound different when poured

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March For Science Special

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Interviews and discussion focused on Saturday's March for Science in Washington'

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Is your building giving off bad vibes?, Pulling water out of thin air, Earliest evidence of right-handedness, and more

Thu, 13 Apr 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Is your building giving off bad vibes?, Pulling water out of thin air, Teeth scratches show earliest right-handedness, Time for a change to Canada's 'research ecosystem', 7,000 Methane Bubbles Beneath Siberia, Question: How can I fossilize when I die?

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The Curse of the Monkey God; Photographing a Black Hole; and more

Fri, 07 Apr 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Photographing a Black Hole; Lost City Of The Monkey God; The most Canadian scientific discovery of all time; There was an old badger who buried a cow; Instincts 'hardwired in the brain'; Quirks & Questions: Are birds evolving to avoid window collisions?

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Neurolaw and the changing landscape of crime and punishment; The climbing death toll of cheap consumer goods; and more

Fri, 31 Mar 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Neurolaw and crime and punishment; "I am an Arctic researcher. Donald Trump is deleting my citations."; Temperature made Mayans more violent; The climbing death toll of cheap consumer goods; There's a new kind of cloud in the shy; Question: Nervousness

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Can psychedelic drugs work magic on depression?, Piecing together Darwin's evolution, and more

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Stopping a pandemic before it starts; Can psychedelic drugs work magic on depression?; Piecing together Darwin's evolution; Prepping for the biotech onslaught; A star on the run for 500 years; Question: What is the Environmental Footprint of the internet?

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The mystery of the colossal statue discovered in Cairo; plus Particle physics - The Greatest Story Ever Told, So Far; and more

Fri, 17 Mar 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Colossal statue discovered in Cairo; The Greatest Story Ever Told, So Far; Biofuels could cut aviation pollution in half; Rhinos post 'poop emojis' on social sites; New technology safely reheats frozen tissue; Quirks Question - hiding in the asteroid belt

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Fukushima is a robot graveyard; Scientists stored an amazon gift card on DNA; and more

Fri, 10 Mar 2017 05:00:00 GMT

High intensity exercise; Fukushima Fukushima is a robot graveyard; Why are pandas black and white?; Scientists stored an amazon gift card on some DNA; Facial recognition at Canadian airports; Quirks Question: Why are those turkeys circling that dead cat?

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Dear Canada you are peeing in the pool way too much; Can we control computers with our dreams?, and more

Fri, 03 Mar 2017 05:00:00 GMT

A pain killer that could replace Fentanyl; Controlling computers with dreams; Canadians are peeing in the pool too much; A bee slam dunks a ball for a treat; Product of a "Holy Grail" experiment has...disappeared; Does my iPhone get heavier with music.

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Ideal setting for alien life; NASA Poop Challenge winner; Fort Mac rebounds; and more

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 05:00:00 GMT

Solar system with 7 earth-size planets; New Zealand wants to use gene drives in war on predators; Cave crystals contain 50,000-year-old life; Somebody won NASA's spacesuit toilet contest; Fort Mac forests on the rebound; Why did my jello freeze like this?

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Why Chewing Food Triggers 'Sound Rage'; NHL vs Concussion Science; Cockeyed Squid; and more

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 05:00:00 GMT

Sound rage caused by brain overdrive; The NHL and the legal fight on its hands; Cockeyed squid's wonky eyes; Rocket launches deadly bug into space; Seagrass is Vital to Marine Life and Human Health; Quirks & Question: Mining The Moon.

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Why Do We Sleep? What Happens If We Don't?, The Environmental Impact of Trump's Wall, and more

Fri, 10 Feb 2017 05:00:00 GMT

Why Do We Sleep? What If We Don't?; Reversible saliva helps frogs eat; Radiation clouds a hazard for frequent flyers; Trump's wall more likely to stop wildlife than people; Lithium ion battery scientist wins Herzberg Gold; Why Isn't Jupiter Solid?

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Twin Studies on Earth and in Space a Window into Nature vs Nurture; Human Pig Chimera; 38 Thousand Year Old Engraving, and more

Fri, 03 Feb 2017 05:00:00 GMT

Twin Studies on Earth, and in Space - Nature vs Nurture; Early Human Artists Connected The Dots; Part human, part pig chimera; Evidence Torture doesn't work; Metallic Hydrogen-Did it Finally Happen?; Quirks & Question: Is Earth's Weight Changing?

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U.S. Scientists Call Canada For Help; Chimps, War and the Cuddle Hormone; Carl Sagan Saw The Future, and more

Fri, 27 Jan 2017 05:00:00 GMT

US scientists call Canada on how to deal with being muzzled; Carl Sagan saw the future; Chimps, war and the "cuddle hormone"; Tales From The Parasitic Crypt; What gives a tomato its flavour; Death and decay are part of life; Quirks & Questions - Moons.

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Antarctic Evacuation; Science Has A One-Hit-Wonder Problem; Frankenstein, Turner and Climate Change

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 05:00:00 GMT

Evacuation from the Antarctic; Science has a one hit wonder problem, Mice turned into tiny efficient predators; Monarch migration over 40 years; New England's Mackerel Year; Quirks Question-Light Pillars; MH370 Search Suspended Despite Breakthrough.

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The Science of Mindfulness

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 05:00:00 GMT

An in depth exploration of Mindfulness, including the science, the industry and its claims, as well as an actual scan of Bob's brain to see the changes mindfulness can bring.

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Mysterious Radio Waves, plus Emotional Hangovers, The Return of The Slime Mold, and more

Fri, 06 Jan 2017 05:00:00 GMT

Cosmic blasts from a galaxy far away; Emotional hangovers boost memory; Slow hatching dino eggs sped up extinction; Brainless slime can learn; Unique visuals allow hummingbirds to hover; Driverless car, meet self repairing road.

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Top Science Stories of 2016, plus The Glass Universe, Fish Pee Helps Corals Grow, and more

Fri, 30 Dec 2016 05:00:00 GMT

Top Five Science Stories of 2016, The Glass Universe, Fish Pee Helps Corals Grow, Beyond Earth.

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The Annual Quirks & Quarks Holiday Book Show

Fri, 23 Dec 2016 05:00:00 GMT

The Earth In Human Hands: Shaping Our Planet's Future, Driverless: Intelligent Cars And The Road Ahead, All These Worlds Are Yours: The Scientific Search For Alien Life.

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Weed: The pot breathalyzer, plus the problem with pot research, fake news and your brain, the head transplant, and more

Fri, 16 Dec 2016 05:00:00 GMT

US lab weed is weak and a research problem, A pot breathalyzer is just down the road, How to convince a climate change skeptic, Fake news and your brain, Calcite makes solar geoengineering less risky, Canadian nanotech makes head transplant less risky.

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Is Factory Farming Spreading Drug Resistant Super Bugs?, plus Phantom Pain - Virtual Reality, 100 Million Year Old Dinosaur Tail in Amber, and more

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 05:00:00 GMT

Drug resistant "superbug" gene found on pig farm, Check out this 99-million year old dino feather, VR Helps Reduce Phantom Limb Pain, Bay of Bengal is home to newest 'dead zone', Thunderstorms rain mercury pollution.

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Chernobyl Sealed, plus How Religious Fervour Changes Your Brain, Some Birds Have A Compass Not A Map, and more - 2016/12/03

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 05:00:00 GMT

Chernobyl's new confinement structure a feat of engineering, Chinese scientists use 'elegant strategy' to design new flu vaccine, Religious Fervour changes your brain, NASA Asks You For A Better Way To Poop In Space, Migrating sparrows are poor navigators

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