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CBC Radio's Quirks and Quarks covers the quirks of the expanding universe to the quarks within a single atom... and everything in between.



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Do lobsters feel pain?; Fighting cocaine addiction; Monkey fight club for peace; Moon Express, Extinct animals fought with their tails; Our brain vs. a computer

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 16:00:30 EST

Do lobsters feel pain when we boil them alive?; Hacking the immune system to fight cocaine addiction; Monkey fight club helps animals to learn to live together peacefully; Canadian entrepreneur wants to send the first private lander to to the moon; Why extinct creatures fought with their tails, while today animals use their heads; How much RAM and hard drive space does a human brain have?


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Science explains when to visit the hospital, answer emails, and deliver bad news; Psychiatrist's new warning that Trump's mental state ‘is a national and international security risk; Tiny robots inserted in pigs are making tissue grow inside the body.

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 00:00:00 EST

Why you shouldn’t make major decisions in the afternoon; Trump's mental state; Robotic implants help grow tissue inside living pigs; CRISPR genome editing; Ibuprofen pain killers mess with men's testosterone; Whose DNA is present in a donor heart?


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/quirksaio_20180113_25092.mp3




Whose DNA is present in a donor heart?

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 00:00:00 EST

What happens to the DNA of an organ donor inside the body of the recipient?


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20180113_81590.mp3




Ibuprofen triggers infertility-linked testosterone problems in young men

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 00:00:00 EST

Why taking ibuprofen pain relievers every day may impair fertility in men


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20180113_70030.mp3







Tiny robots inserted in pigs are making tissue grow inside the body

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 00:00:00 EST

How robotic implants help grow tissue inside living pigs


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20180113_59679.mp3







Science explains when to visit the hospital, answer emails, and deliver bad news

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 00:00:00 EST

Why you shouldn’t do your mental heavy lifting in the afternoon


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20180113_16782.mp3




How an oddly large beetle penis is inspiring new medical technology; Doctors say blueberries can help chemotherapy kill cervical cancer; Vessels as small as kayaks can impact endangered killer whale behavior; and more

Fri, 05 Jan 2018 00:00:00 EST

Sugar additive worsens superbug epidemics; Keep a distance from whales says US regulations; Beetle penis inspires medical catheter design; Blueberries improve cancer treatment; Sense of touch is tested; Hidden cost of pollution; Snow and electricity.


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/quirksaio_20180106_83956.mp3




Water conducts electricity. Can snow?

Fri, 05 Jan 2018 00:00:00 EST

Snow is not a good conductor of electricity because the ions cannot move


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20180106_19865.mp3




Low level air pollution costs the economy billions of dollars in lost productivity

Fri, 05 Jan 2018 00:00:00 EST

Modest air pollution can cost billions in lost productivity


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20180106_66443.mp3







Doctors say blueberries can help radiation kill cervical cancer

Fri, 05 Jan 2018 00:00:00 EST

Blueberries are helpful in cervical cancer treatment


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20180106_71320.mp3




How an oddly large beetle penis could inspire new medical technology

Fri, 05 Jan 2018 00:00:00 EST

Beetle penis may inspire new medical catheter design


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20180106_90257.mp3







This food additive is hard to avoid and it could make hospital superbugs more deadly

Fri, 05 Jan 2018 00:00:00 EST

Why scientists think a sugar additive fed a killer superbug


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20180106_42332.mp3




1st ever gene-edited human embryo raises ethical concerns

Fri, 29 Dec 2017 00:00:00 EST

The safety and ethics of editing a human embryo


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20171230_47974.mp3




'For the first time ever, we have a piece of another star system,' astronomer announces

Fri, 29 Dec 2017 00:00:00 EST

In a first, astronomers spot 'piece of another star system' in ours


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20171230_91316.mp3




'Shockingly successful' artificial womb could save thousands of infant lives

Fri, 29 Dec 2017 00:00:00 EST

Why preterm infants could benefit from lambs in artificial womb


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20171230_10852.mp3




Mysterious empty chamber found in the Great Pyramid of Giza

Fri, 29 Dec 2017 00:00:00 EST

A mysterious empty chamber found in the Great Pyramid of Giza


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20171230_59666.mp3




Meteorites could be the reason we walk the Earth today

Fri, 29 Dec 2017 00:00:00 EST

Meteorites provided the building blocks for life on Earth according to new theory


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20171230_63129.mp3




How recreating horsepox in a lab could lead to cancer cures

Fri, 29 Dec 2017 00:00:00 EST

Re-engineering an extinct poxvirus for medical applications


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20171230_90260.mp3




2017's most incredible science stories we almost missed

Fri, 29 Dec 2017 00:00:00 EST

The 6 most incredible science stories we didn’t get to cover


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/quirksaio_20171230_16364.mp3




Great Science Reads For The Holidays

Fri, 22 Dec 2017 00:00:00 EST

Behave: The Biology of Humans at Our Best and Worst by Dr. Robert Sapolsky; Frankenstein: How A monster Became An Icon by Dr. Sidney Perkowitz; Testosterone Rex: Myths of Sex, Science, and Society by Dr. Cordelia Fine.


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/quirksaio_20171223_65974.mp3




Why our brains take metaphors literally with deadly results

Fri, 22 Dec 2017 00:00:00 EST

Author Dr. Robert Sapolsky talks about the human brain's capacity to handle metaphors of violence.


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20171223_48031.mp3




Frankenstein has lessons about artificial intelligence, child psychology and more

Fri, 22 Dec 2017 00:00:00 EST

What can we learn from Frankenstein after 200 years by Dr. Sidney Perkowitz.


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20171223_57537.mp3




Rethinking testosterone, the scientific case that undermines male power

Fri, 22 Dec 2017 00:00:00 EST

A new book challenges the notion that boys will be boys as the competitive risk takers, and that girls play it safe, as the nurturers.


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20171223_86980.mp3




Trump vows that the US will go back to the moon, but how?; The Grinch’s growing heart and Rudolph’s red nose explained by science; Scientists one up Spiderman by feeding spiders an atomic super liquid; and more

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 00:00:00 EST

Trump promises the moon; Christmas science; Zombie parasite; Spiders spin webs as strong as bullet proof Kevlar; Psychological legacy of mining coal; Making eye contact with your baby can synchronize your brainwaves; Space rainbows.


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/quirksaio_20171216_37153.mp3




Are there rainbows in deep space?

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 00:00:00 EST

What kind of rainbow would I see if I were floating by Enceladus’ geysers?


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20171216_16695.mp3




Making eye contact with your baby can synchronize your brainwaves

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 00:00:00 EST

Eye contact helps sync brain waves between mother and baby


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20171216_80296.mp3




Coal mining left entire populations psychologically damaged and the impact continues today

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 00:00:00 EST

The Industrial Revolution is responsible for personality traits that exist in people today


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20171216_82049.mp3




Scientists one up Spiderman by feeding spiders an atomic super liquid

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 00:00:00 EST

Scientists produce ‘bionic silk’ by feeding graphene nanotubes to spiders


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20171216_48694.mp3




Parasite turns mice into mindless cat fighting zombies by hijacking immune cells

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 00:00:00 EST

Scientists figure out how a mind-controlling parasite hijacks mice’s immune system


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20171216_90877.mp3




The Grinch’s growing heart and Rudolph’s red nose explained by science

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 00:00:00 EST

A scientific look at the Grinch’s growing heart and Rudolph’s red nose


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20171216_93570.mp3




Trump vows that the US will go back to the moon, but how?

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 00:00:00 EST

Trump's plan to return to the moon leaves many questions unanswered.


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20171216_19915.mp3




US military invests in genetic extinction technology; Yeti Explained; The incredible scientific potential of story telling; and more

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 00:00:00 EST

Weaponized gene drive; DNA analysis of 'Yeti' samples points to Asian bears; Stories that serve a purpose in our evolution and brains; New dinosaur had duck legs, a swan neck and penguin flippers; Could we use rising sea water to flood desert regions?


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/quirksaio_20171209_47550.mp3




Could we use rising seawater to flood desert regions?

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 00:00:00 EST

It would not be practical to flood deserts to help alleviate rising sea levels.


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20171209_93638.mp3




New dinosaur had duck legs, a swan neck and penguin flippers

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 00:00:00 EST

Halszkaraptor had an unusual array of features, but was also rare in that it was a water living dinosaur.


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20171209_62970.mp3







Abominable Snowman's true identity unmasked

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 00:00:00 EST

DNA analysis shows Abominable Snowman is actually a bear


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20171209_99241.mp3




Gene drive research could wipe out disease, or a species. Why the U.S. military funds it

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 00:00:00 EST

Controversial gene drive tool that can wipe out a species scrutinized by scientists, critics


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20171209_39587.mp3




Move over Gluten, there's a new food villain in town; What ailed Goya, Lincoln and Florence Nightingale?; Where does the brain end, and the mind begin?; and more

Fri, 01 Dec 2017 00:00:00 EST

You and everyone you know will probably go Fructan-free; How modern medical techniques help diagnose the dead; Fried foods are creating fat clouds in London; Where does the brain end, and the mind begin?; Why are mosquitoes more attracted to some people?


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/quirksaio_20171202_95233.mp3




Why are mosquitoes attracted to some people more than others?

Fri, 01 Dec 2017 00:00:00 EST

Mosquitoes go for specific odours on our body.


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20171202_74393.mp3




How consciousness could live in your brain cells

Fri, 01 Dec 2017 00:00:00 EST

Where does the brain end, and the mind begin?


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20171202_19737.mp3




Fried foods are creating fat clouds in London

Fri, 01 Dec 2017 00:00:00 EST

Why fried food cooks up clouds


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20171202_95014.mp3




Diagnosing the dead: what killed Goya and made Florence Nightingale suffer?

Fri, 01 Dec 2017 00:00:00 EST

How modern medical techniques help diagnose the dead


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20171202_89935.mp3




Your gluten intolerance could have nothing to do with gluten

Fri, 01 Dec 2017 00:00:00 EST

You and everyone you know will probably go Fructan-free


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20171202_72475.mp3




Quirks & Quarks 2017 Question Road Show

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 00:00:00 EST

Scientists answer 10 questions including chemistry in a gin and tonic, colour and emotion, time travel and technology, the emerald ash borer, hairless homo sapiens, formation of the sun, chronic pain, the last ice age, blind dreams, EV carbon emissions.


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/quirksaio_20171125_50630.mp3




How can electric cars be without carbon emissions if the source of the electricity is a carbon source?

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 00:00:00 EST

Electric cars are powered by sources that emit carbon, so are not truly free of such emissions.


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20171125_29432.mp3




What and how does someone who has been blind from birth dream?

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 00:00:00 EST

People who are blind from birth dream in other senses such as sound, touch and taste.


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20171125_72976.mp3




How did we go from melting out of the last ice age, to present day global warming?

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 00:00:00 EST

A cooling cycle from 21 thousand years ago was halted by recent global warming.


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20171125_51180.mp3




What exactly is chronic pain?

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 00:00:00 EST

Chronic pain persists unlike regular pain, is difficult to treat, and increases with age.


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20171125_24950.mp3




How is it possible in the vastness of space that our Sun ever had the density of gasses needed to form a star?

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 00:00:00 EST

Gravity played a big role in bringing enough matter together to form the Sun.


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20171125_11561.mp3







What happens to the emerald ash borer when it doesn't have any more trees to attack? Can the ash trees ever come back?

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 00:00:00 EST

The EAB will move on to other species when there are no more ash trees to attack.


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20171125_57694.mp3




If a time traveller left a 2017 cell phone in 1967, how much could 1967 technical know how be able to retrieve from the phone?

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 00:00:00 EST

1967 technology could retrieve some, but not all information from a 2017 cell phone.


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20171125_17776.mp3




Why is it that we associate some colours with specific emotions, and does that come from our brain or through our culture?

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 00:00:00 EST

The association of colour and emotion begins early in life, so it is both cultural and neural as we retain the connection into adulthood.


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20171125_86241.mp3




Why do the lemon pips continually rise up and fall down in my gin and tonic?

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 00:00:00 EST

Carbonated bubbles attach to the pips and make them rise, then fall as the same bubbles burst.


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20171125_18550.mp3




Conspiracy theories, Rat brain organoids, Road to Tuktoyaktuk, Passenger pigeons, Berlin patient, Sweet Tooth

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 00:00:00 EST

Conspiracy theories, Rat brain organoids, Road to Tuktoyaktuk, Passenger pigeons, Berlin patient, Sweet tooth


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/quirksaio_20171118_97764.mp3




Why does sugar cause pain when it comes in contact with a tooth cavity?

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 00:00:00 EST

Sugar causes pain when nerves are exposed through thinning enamel.


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20171118_46509.mp3




Mauritian monkeys could be the key to understanding Berlin patient's rare HIV cure

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 00:00:00 EST

Timothy Ray Brown's 'functional cure' from HIV now less of a mystery


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20171118_83738.mp3




Canadian engineers built a road to withstand Arctic climate change

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 00:00:00 EST

Engineers construct Inuvik to Tuktoyaktuk highway on top permafrost


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20171118_17029.mp3




Why scientists are growing tiny starter brains and implanting them in rats

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 00:00:00 EST

Human brain organoids implanted into rats to investigate vision loss, dementia and more


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20171118_92198.mp3




Why did the most abundant bird in the world go extinct in just 50 years?

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 00:00:00 EST

Hunting and lack of genetic diversity mean we don't see passenger pigeons blocking the sun today


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20171118_42123.mp3




Why Conspiracy theorists are more likely to see patterns in a painting like this

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 00:00:00 EST

Belief in conspiracy theories based in ‘illusory pattern perception’


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20171118_87658.mp3




Mail order CRISPR, Circadian injuries, Daydream Believers, One thing about science, Quark bomb

Fri, 10 Nov 2017 00:00:00 EST

Mail order CRISPR, Circadian injuries, Daydream Believers, One thing about science, Quark bomb


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/quirksaio_20171111_77396.mp3




Find out why scientists no longer fear a discovery that dwarfs the power of an H-bomb

Fri, 10 Nov 2017 00:00:00 EST

The fusion of bottom quarks results in a powerful, but not dangerous reaction.


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20171111_87409.mp3




Here’s the one thing scientists would like you to know about their work

Fri, 10 Nov 2017 00:00:00 EST

What's the one thing scientists want the world to know about their field in a single tweet.


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20171111_60050.mp3







If you’re going to get hurt, you’re better off doing it during the day

Fri, 10 Nov 2017 00:00:00 EST

If you’re going to get hurt, your immune system would prefer you do it in the day


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20171111_27607.mp3




Meet the human guinea pig who hacked his own DNA

Fri, 10 Nov 2017 00:00:00 EST

This doctor injected himself with DNA to hack his genes and increase muscle growth


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20171111_50462.mp3




Vaginal seeding, ice music, bat dialects, opioids making pain worse, Alzheimer’s origins, and more

Fri, 03 Nov 2017 00:00:00 EDT

Vaginal seeding, ice music, bat dialects, opioids making pain worse, Alzheimer’s origins, Earthquake prediction.


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/quirksaio_20171104_42445.mp3




Can sound be used to predict earthquakes?

Fri, 03 Nov 2017 00:00:00 EDT

Sound can be used to predict earthquakes, but it is still challenging despite new machine learning technology.


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20171104_35072.mp3




Doctors show that blood flow can spread Alzheimer’s disease

Fri, 03 Nov 2017 00:00:00 EDT

A study in mice shows that amyloid-beta can travel to the brain from other body parts via blood.


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20171104_54752.mp3







Bats say ‘move it’ in different dialects

Fri, 03 Nov 2017 00:00:00 EDT

Bats in different caves have their own dialect


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20171104_57958.mp3




LISTEN: These artists turned a breakaway iceberg into music

Fri, 03 Nov 2017 00:00:00 EDT

Artist turns seismic readings of an ice sheet breaking into soundscape


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20171104_95540.mp3




Doctors warn mothers to not ‘vaginally seed’ their C-section babies

Fri, 03 Nov 2017 00:00:00 EDT

New evidence links c-section associated illness in children to missing the mothers microbiome


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20171104_22689.mp3




North Korea's nuclear earthquakes, Tailings dandelion, How volcanoes helped the Romans destroy Egyptian rule, Warming the ocean floor, and more

Fri, 27 Oct 2017 00:00:00 EDT

North Korea's nuclear earthquakes, Tailings Dandelion, The chance discovery of an odd arctic jellyfish, Warming the ocean floor, How volcanoes helped the Romans destroy Egyptian rule, A more effective pneumonia vaccine, Abandoning the prairies - Question.


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/quirksaio_20171028_42014.mp3




What would happen to the prairies if we stopped farming them?

Fri, 27 Oct 2017 00:00:00 EDT

The prairies would likely revert to grassland if they were abandoned by farmers.


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20171028_14660.mp3




Scientists aim to eradicate pneumonia with better vaccine

Fri, 27 Oct 2017 00:00:00 EDT

Pneumonia vaccine offers broadest protection to date in animal models.


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20171028_93629.mp3




How volcanoes helped the Romans destroy Egyptian rule

Fri, 27 Oct 2017 00:00:00 EDT

The Ptolomaic dynasty was undermined by volcanoes that short-circuited life-giving Nile floods


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20171028_86450.mp3




What happens when you warm the Antarctic seabed by 1 degree?

Fri, 27 Oct 2017 00:00:00 EDT

A temperature rise of 1 degree significantly impacts marine organisms


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20171028_82535.mp3




Spooky Arctic jellyfish surprises scientists in viral video

Fri, 27 Oct 2017 00:00:00 EDT

Rare footage of jellyfish's tentacle sweep reveals richness of Arctic environment


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20171028_36914.mp3




Incredible dandelions could hold the key to growing plants on the oil sands

Fri, 27 Oct 2017 00:00:00 EDT

A special fungus cleans up petrochemicals and helps grow tomatoes


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20171028_34901.mp3




Concern rises about radioactive pollution if North Korea conducts another nuclear test

Fri, 27 Oct 2017 00:00:00 EDT

What happens to a mountain after 6 underground nuclear tests?


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20171028_76264.mp3




AI learns without humans, Loon lead poisoning, Neutron star crash, Sex addiction, Gene Mutation

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 00:00:00 EDT

AI learns without humans, Loon lead poisoning, Neutron star crash, Sex addiction, Quirks Question Gene Mutation.


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/quirksaio_20171021_27878.mp3




How many mutant genes does a person have? Quirks Question

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 00:00:00 EDT

Every human has mutant genes, some scientists say about sixty, other suggest the number is around one-hundred.


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20171021_92488.mp3




Sorry Harvey Weinstein, sex addiction isn't real

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 00:00:00 EDT

No strong scientific evidence that proves sex addiction treatment works


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20171021_13478.mp3




The behind the scenes hunt for the neutron star collision

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 00:00:00 EDT

Astronomers track a neutron star collision to discover how gold came to Earth.


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20171021_82470.mp3




Fishing tackle kills a shocking number of loons

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 00:00:00 EDT

In New Hampshire 49% of all adult loon deaths are due to ingesting lead fishing tackle


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20171021_91586.mp3




A computer taught itself the toughest game on the planet. And it’s just getting started

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 00:00:00 EDT

Computers invent new ways to play the world's hardest game.


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20171021_83495.mp3




Zap your brain to get smarter, Divorce genetics, Deep-sea mining, War on coal and Energy East, Zika mutation and Volcanoes under water

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 00:00:00 EDT

Zap your brain to get smarter, Divorce is genetic, Deep-sea mining, War on coal and Energy East, Zika mutation and Quirks Question - Volcanoes under water.


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/quirksaio_20171014_81137.mp3




Can large underwater volcanoes increase ocean temperatures?

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 00:00:00 EDT

Volcanic eruptions on the ocean floor have a minimal effect on water temperature and are unlikely to contribute to global warming


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20171014_30535.mp3




How Zika mutated and became a terrifying plague

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 00:00:00 EDT

Researchers have identified new mutations in the Zika virus that led to the outbreak.


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20171014_67254.mp3




Trump is losing the “war on coal” to the free market

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 00:00:00 EDT

Coal's collapse in the US and the Energy East pipeline cancellation in Canada are mostly due to investors, not climate activism


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20171014_36426.mp3




Japan just mined the ocean floor and people want answers

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 00:00:00 EDT

Scientists warn that biodiversity loss from deep-sea mining will be unavoidable


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20171014_43411.mp3




Genetics is the reason divorce runs in families

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 00:00:00 EDT

Divorce can be transmitted across generations because of genetic personality traits like high levels of extroversion or neurosis.


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20171014_12330.mp3




Could zapping your brain with electricity make you smarter?

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 00:00:00 EDT

Zapping your brain with electricity can enhance your brain function.


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20171014_57408.mp3




Firearms knowledge gap, Our missing dreams, Asteroid impact drills, Herpes patient zero, Nobel prize in Physics and Grey rainbows

Fri, 06 Oct 2017 00:00:00 EDT

NRA has suppressed gun violence research; Your dreams are disappearing in a cloud of pot smoke; Dry run for an asteroid collision with Earth; The ancient primate we can blame for genital herpes; Nobel prize winner almost messed up his experiment; Fogbows.


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/quirksaio_20171007_77809.mp3