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Bob McDonald is on the road to the total eclipse, What scientists will be watching during this total eclipse, Baseball researcher finds “the zone” in brain wave experiment, and more

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Bob McDonald on the road to the eclipse, What scientists will see, Eclipse draws ham radio buffs, Baseball researcher finds “the zone” in brain waves, Bad news for bees from neonicotinoids, Skeletons say arthritis isn’t about aging, Quirks Question.


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/quirksaio_20170819_40855.mp3




Good mothers=bad guide dogs, glaciers warming the world, Greek Mass grave, armoured dinosaur, super-supernova

Fri, 11 Aug 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Tough love means good guide dogs; Massive ice sheets weirdly warmed us up; Mass grave could be executed rebels; Armoured dinosaur still had to hide from predators; A super-supernova could happen in our neighborhood; Why does scar tissue persist?


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/quirksaio_20170812_12129.mp3




Hearing plants, awkward bees, arctic gems, spying of fish, and chicken bones

Fri, 04 Aug 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Scientist discovers plants can hear; Socially awkward honeybees may give clues about autism; Listening in on fish conversations; Searching for jewels in the Arctic; Chicken bone reveals a rich backstory; Why can't you remember when you get knocked out?


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/quirksaio_20170805_55350.mp3




How to kill everything; Stressed-out fish; Geoengineering; and more

Fri, 28 Jul 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Fighting mosquito-borne diseases with more mosquitoes; Who should be in charge of geoengineering?; Stressed fish less likely to get caught; How to wipe out all life on Earth; Your t-shirt could charge your phone; A blood test for concussions


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/quirksaio_20170729_32727.mp3




Dogs are happy mutants; Chocolate microbiome; How cancer spreads; and more

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Your dog’s mutant superpower is... love; Chocolate plants get fungus armour from their parents; Scientists unlock the key to why cancer spreads; Plants avoid sunburn by shivering away extra heat; Looking for aliens in all the right places;


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/quirksaio_20170722_62067.mp3




Brain training apps; Drumming birds; Future forest fires; and more

Fri, 14 Jul 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Brain training apps won't make you smarter; Cockatoos tap out a beat; Artificial tongue has a taste for good whiskey; Toxic ice may be cleaned up by bacteria; Future forest fires harder to control; Scouring Canada Zika; Potato shaped planets.


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/quirksaio_20170715_24380.mp3




The upside of cigarette butts in bird nests; Charging into wildfires; Strong chimps; and more

Fri, 07 Jul 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Birds use cigarette butts to ward off ticks; Flying into the heart of a wildfire; Why chimps are stronger than you; Working the graveyard shift may trigger cancer; Learning to sniff like a dog; Why are there no stars in the moon landing pictures?


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/quirksaio_20170708_70623.mp3




Canada 150 - Our Sesquicentennial in Science; Protecting Islam’s archaeological heritage against vandalism and development; and more

Fri, 30 Jun 2017 04:00:00 GMT

150 Glorious years of Canadian science; Walking Dead: zombie beetle edition; Protecting Islam’s archaeological heritage against vandalism and development.


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/quirksaio_20170701_57644.mp3




When you get your DNA scanned is your genetic privacy safe?; Iron Man takes his first steps - an exoskeleton that learns to walk; and more

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Drowned wildebeest nourish river ecosystem; Iron Man takes his first steps; When your DNA is scanned is genetic privacy safe?; Pancake breakfast may make you cranky; Scaredy-cat cougars frightened into killing more prey; Why don’t whales get the bends?


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/quirksaio_20170624_36404.mp3




An iceberg the size of PEI is about to break off of Antarctica; Brainy elk become bulletproof by outsmarting hunters; Illiterate adults can rewire their brains by learning to read; and more

Fri, 16 Jun 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Larsen C ice shelf is going, going…; Newly discovered fish eaten by invasive predator; Old elk outsmart hunters; Can animals teach you to be a better Dad? Learning to read as an adult restructures the brain; Bees are disappearing, can flies take over?


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/quirksaio_20170617_18321.mp3




Bacteria turns poop blue when you’re sick; Your baby can recognize the shape of faces before it’s even born; What's with all those red-bearded hockey players? and more

Fri, 09 Jun 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Bacteria turns poop blue when you’re sick; The tune from Trappist-1; Cannibal insects get hungrier as climate warms; Babies recognise faces before they're born; Autism detected early with hope for treatment; What's with all the red-bearded hockey players?


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/quirksaio_20170610_56214.mp3




Trump ignores most of the world and all of the science; We’ve found 50 genes for intelligence. Could that lead to discrimination?; and more

Fri, 02 Jun 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Trump ignores most of the world and all of the science, Scientists using CRISPR discover hundreds of unintended mutations, A bend in its skull helps a blind fish find its way; We’ve found 50 genes for intelligence. Could that lead to discrimination?


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/quirksaio_20170603_76372.mp3




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?


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/quirksaio_20170527_25190.mp3




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?


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/quirksaio_20170520_69347.mp3




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?


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/quirksaio_20170513_65375.mp3




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?


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/quirksaio_20170506_60690.mp3




'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


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/quirksaio_20170429_87933.mp3




March For Science Special

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 04:00:00 GMT

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


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/quirksaio_20170422_42117.mp3




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?


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/quirksaio_20170415_33516.mp3




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?


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/quirksaio_20170408_13395.mp3




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


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/quirksaio_20170401_71386.mp3




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?


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/quirksaio_20170325_97373.mp3




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


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/quirksaio_20170318_55784.mp3




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?


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/quirksaio_20170311_76326.mp3




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.


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/quirksaio_20170304_88956.mp3




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?


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/quirksaio_20170225_15407.mp3