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Quirks and Quarks Complete Show from CBC Radio


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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This Is Your Brain On Fentanyl, plus, How Close Are We To Westworld's AI? Deleting Scary Memories, and more - 2016/11/26

Fri, 25 Nov 2016 05:00:00 GMT

Inside a fentanyl high, withdrawl and overdose, Mercury's Giant Valley Dwarfs The Grand Canyon, Westworld's artificial intelligence: separating fact from fiction, AI Helps The Brain Overcome Fear, Deep Earth Minerals Hold an Ocean of Water.

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Scientists to PM: Limited, Biased Science Threatens Canadians, plus, Being A Dog, How Carbon Came To Earth, and more - 2016/11/19

Fri, 18 Nov 2016 05:00:00 GMT

Scientists Say Environmental Assessments Are Not Good Enough, European Contact With First Nations shows Up In DNA, Being a Dog, Moving Onto Land Was A Balancing Act, A Planetary Mash-up May Explain Carbon on Earth.

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What Will A Trump Presidency Mean For Science, plus Talking To Aliens, A Blood Test For Concussions, and more - 2016/11/12

Thu, 10 Nov 2016 05:00:00 GMT

A Trump Presidency And Science, How Ebola Became More Contagious, Talking To Aliens, Chicken Bones Reveal Rich Cultural History, Why Did The Chicken Cross The World, Small Brained Birds More Likely To Get Shot, A Game-changing Blood Test For Concussions.

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Canada And The Paris Agreement on Climate Change, plus How Teeth Brushing Triggers Orgasm, Spinach Plants Detect Landmines, and more - 2016/11/05

Fri, 04 Nov 2016 04:00:00 GMT

The Paris Climate Agreement And Canada: Can Canada Fulfill Its Commitment?, The Key To Orgasm Is In The Rhythm, Spinach Plants Could Detect Landmines, Your Brain On Placebos, Sharks Recycle Toxic Ammonia To Keep Their Skin Moist.

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Shattering The Myth Of Patient Zero and H.I.V., plus, Prosthetics With a Sense of Touch, A Fossilized Dinosaur Brain, and more - 2016/10/29

Fri, 28 Oct 2016 04:00:00 GMT

Shattering The Myth Of Patient Zero and HIV, A Bionic Hand Might Finally Be Here, The First Fossilized Dinosaur Brain, The Slippery Slope From Tiny Fibs To Big Fat Lies, Enticing Wolverines With A High-Tech Skunk Scent.

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Lose Your Reading Glasses? Try This, plus The Top 5 Things You Need To Survive On Mars, Fishy Robots, and more - 2016/10/22

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 04:00:00 GMT

Read The Fine Print Without Glasses, Comet Outbursts Likely Due To Avalanches, Sperm Whales Move Into A New Neighbourhood, Mice Can Feel Each Others Pain, Fishy Robots, The Top 5 Things You Need To Survive on Mars.

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Travel To Mars May Cause 'Space Brain', plus, Clam Shells Were Good For B.C. Forests, Venomous Animals May Save Your Life, and more - 2016/10/15

Fri, 14 Oct 2016 04:00:00 GMT

Cosmic Rays May Cause 'Space Brain' on Trips To Mars, Clam Shells Resulted In Thicker B.C. Trees, Comet Strike Could Have Caused Warming, Berries Make Yellow-shafted Flickers Turn Red, Venomous: How Earth's Deadliest Creatures Mastered Biochemistry.

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A Nobel For Nanotechnology, plus, Theory Of Mind In Apes, Finch Eggs Get The Latest Weather From Their Parents, and more - 2016/10/08

Fri, 07 Oct 2016 04:00:00 GMT

Nobel Prize In Chemistry For Molecular Machines, Apes' Theory Of Mind, Algae Make Themselves Sink To Find Nutrients, Zebra Finches Chirp Weather Report To Unhatched Chicks, A Bug-eating Plant Digests Gluten Better Than Us.

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Marsquakes Could Point To Life On The Red Planet, plus, One Bacteria's Unusual Crop Protection, Here's To 500 Years Of Yeast In Your Beer, and more - 2016/10/01

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 04:00:00 GMT

The Origins Of A good Beer, Powerful Microbe Fights A Crop Fungus, Marsquakes Key To Finding Life 'In' The Red Planet, Distantly Related Trees Come Up With Same Cold Weather Plan, It's A Microbial world And We're Just Living In It.

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Teleporting Information At The Speed Of Light, plus, Unravelling The Secrets of Ancient Scrolls, Bacteria Delivers Chemotherapy Drugs to Tumours, and more - 2016/09/24

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 04:00:00 GMT

Quantum Teleportation Takes A Giant Leap, Virtually Unwrapping An Ancient Dead Sea Scroll, Nature's Drug Delivery Service, What Otzi The Iceman Was Wearing, Trees Talk To Each Other Using a Fungal Network.

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