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

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 05:00:00 GMT

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


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

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 05:00:00 GMT

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


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

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 05:00:00 GMT

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


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What exactly is chronic pain?

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 05:00:00 GMT

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


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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 05:00:00 GMT

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


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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 05:00:00 GMT

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


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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 05:00:00 GMT

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


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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 05:00:00 GMT

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


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

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 05:00:00 GMT

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


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

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 05:00:00 GMT

Sugar causes pain when nerves are exposed through thinning enamel.


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

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 05:00:00 GMT

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


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Canadian engineers built a road to withstand Arctic climate change

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 05:00:00 GMT

Engineers construct Inuvik to Tuktoyaktuk highway on top permafrost


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

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 05:00:00 GMT

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


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

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 05:00:00 GMT

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


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

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 05:00:00 GMT

Belief in conspiracy theories based in ‘illusory pattern perception’


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

Fri, 10 Nov 2017 05:00:00 GMT

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


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

Fri, 10 Nov 2017 05:00:00 GMT

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


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

Fri, 10 Nov 2017 05:00:00 GMT

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


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Meet the human guinea pig who hacked his own DNA

Fri, 10 Nov 2017 05:00:00 GMT

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


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Can sound be used to predict earthquakes?

Fri, 03 Nov 2017 04:00:00 GMT

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


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Doctors show that blood flow can spread Alzheimer’s disease

Fri, 03 Nov 2017 04:00:00 GMT

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


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Bats say ‘move it’ in different dialects

Fri, 03 Nov 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Bats in different caves have their own dialect


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LISTEN: These artists turned a breakaway iceberg into music

Fri, 03 Nov 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Artist turns seismic readings of an ice sheet breaking into soundscape


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

Fri, 03 Nov 2017 04:00:00 GMT

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


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

Fri, 27 Oct 2017 04:00:00 GMT

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


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Scientists aim to eradicate pneumonia with better vaccine

Fri, 27 Oct 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Pneumonia vaccine offers broadest protection to date in animal models.


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How volcanoes helped the Romans destroy Egyptian rule

Fri, 27 Oct 2017 04:00:00 GMT

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


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

Fri, 27 Oct 2017 04:00:00 GMT

A temperature rise of 1 degree significantly impacts marine organisms


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Spooky Arctic jellyfish surprises scientists in viral video

Fri, 27 Oct 2017 04:00:00 GMT

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


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

Fri, 27 Oct 2017 04:00:00 GMT

A special fungus cleans up petrochemicals and helps grow tomatoes


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

Fri, 27 Oct 2017 04:00:00 GMT

What happens to a mountain after 6 underground nuclear tests?


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How many mutant genes does a person have? Quirks Question

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 04:00:00 GMT

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


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Sorry Harvey Weinstein, sex addiction isn't real

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 04:00:00 GMT

No strong scientific evidence that proves sex addiction treatment works


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The behind the scenes hunt for the neutron star collision

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 04:00:00 GMT

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


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Fishing tackle kills a shocking number of loons

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 04:00:00 GMT

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


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

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 04:00:00 GMT

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


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Can large underwater volcanoes increase ocean temperatures?

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 04:00:00 GMT

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


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How Zika mutated and became a terrifying plague

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 04:00:00 GMT

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


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

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 04:00:00 GMT

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


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Japan just mined the ocean floor and people want answers

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 04:00:00 GMT

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


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Genetics is the reason divorce runs in families

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 04:00:00 GMT

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


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Could zapping your brain with electricity make you smarter?

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Zapping your brain with electricity can enhance your brain function.


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What’s up with grey or colourless rainbows?

Fri, 06 Oct 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Water droplets in fog are not large enough to reflect and refract sunlight in the same way as rain drops.


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How a Nobel prize winner almost messed up his award winning experiment

Fri, 06 Oct 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Dr. Rainer Weiss from MIT shared the Nobel Prize in physics for his work on gravitational wave detection


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Found: The ancient primate we can blame for genital herpes

Fri, 06 Oct 2017 04:00:00 GMT

The 'Nutcracker Man' was in the right place at the right time be the culprit


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Scientists doing a dry run for a catastrophic asteroid collision with Earth

Fri, 06 Oct 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Simulation Impact Exercise Includes Real Asteroid Headed For Earth


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Your dreams are disappearing in a cloud of pot smoke and it’s a problem

Fri, 06 Oct 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Getting quality REM sleep is important when it comes to processing memories


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NRA lobbying has suppressed gun violence research

Fri, 06 Oct 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Since the 90's the US Congress has barred funding for gun violence research


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How do scientists record the sound of Saturn’s rings with no air in space?

Fri, 29 Sep 2017 04:00:00 GMT

There is no sound in space, what you are hearing from space is data represented as sound.


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Your rooftop could be sprinkled with cosmic star dust

Fri, 29 Sep 2017 04:00:00 GMT

A jazz musician moonlighting as an amateur scientist discovered cosmic dust falls all around us


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Marine invaders ride tsunami garbage from Asia to the Americas

Fri, 29 Sep 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Living marine organisms hitch a ride to North America on Japanese tsunami debris


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Losing sleep might help you lose your depression

Fri, 29 Sep 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Sleep deprivation can bring relief for clinical depression


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New giant rat species could crack coconuts with its jaws

Fri, 29 Sep 2017 04:00:00 GMT

New giant rat species lives like a monkey and eats coconuts


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Meet Canada’s new Chief Science Adviser

Fri, 29 Sep 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Dr. Mona Nemer is Canada’s new Chief Science Adviser.


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Can we blast the eye of a hurricane to break it up? Quirks question

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 04:00:00 GMT

In theory it can be done, but the danger is making the hurricane worse.


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Vandals steal 6 million year old footprints

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Fossil footprints possibly made by a human ancestor 5.7 million years ago stolen from the archaeological site.


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Scientists discover jellyfish need sleep too

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Scientists say discovering jellyfish also doze off emphasizes how important sleep is for our neurons.


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Wildfires are torching our forests and we need to change tactics

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 04:00:00 GMT

BC. wildfires are evidence that climate change is increasing the number and size of forest fires.


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“No evidence at all” that power posing will get you a job

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Scientists trying to replicate the original studies' findings on "Power Poses" found no behavioural effect.


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Watch this “batman” echolocate around campus

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Some blind people have learned to produce sonar clicks to 'see' the world.


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Why did the eclipse go west to east when the sun goes east to west? Quirks Question

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 04:00:00 GMT

The eclipse started on the west coast, and ended on the east coast - why?


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Three ways Neanderthals made glue from birch bark

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Experimental archaeologists recreate Neanderthal glue made 200,000 years ago


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No amount of hurricane destruction can change some views on climate change

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Neither Harvey nor Irma are likely to change America's climate change attitudes


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Recipes for survival in a world with superintelligent artificial intelligence

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 04:00:00 GMT

The author talks about his book 'Being human in the age of Artificial Intelligence'.


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How bacteria help cancer tumours fight chemotherapy

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Cancer resists chemotherapy - with help from bacteria.


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Explainer: North Korea’s nukes, missiles and nuclear winter

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 04:00:00 GMT

North Korean nuclear threat could lead to long term climatic consequences


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Why don’t dogs that bark so much get laryngitis?

Fri, 08 Sep 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Dogs do not get laryngitis from barking, but can get the inflammation from strain, infection and even tumours.


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Voyager at 40: Space exploration that just keeps on going

Fri, 08 Sep 2017 04:00:00 GMT

After 40 years, the Voyager spacecraft still sends daily updates to NASA.


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Cassini’s Grand Finale - ‘like a Jules Verne adventure come true.'

Fri, 08 Sep 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Cassini in the conclusion of the most comprehensive exploration of a remote planetary system ever undertaken.


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Will you have to become a cyborg for your job?

Fri, 08 Sep 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Technology may literally become a part of us in the future working world.


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Quirks Question: Why does my tummy hurt when I’m nervous?

Fri, 01 Sep 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Dr. Maria Ines Pinto Sanchez from McMaster University answer's 'Why does my tummy hurt when I'm nervous or scared?'


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One minute of exercise a day can keep you healthy

Fri, 01 Sep 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Repeat episode from earlier this season on Quirks.


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To save endangered caribou, shoot a moose

Fri, 01 Sep 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Threatened woodland caribou can be protected from wolves by removing invasive moose from their habitat


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Whales are learning to dodge deafening military sonar

Fri, 01 Sep 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Cuvier's beaked whales change their behaviour when they hear sonar


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A flooded Houston weather forecaster, on the future of his city

Fri, 01 Sep 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Eric Berger, a space journalist and meteorologist, reports on the inundation of his home city


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Is Canada prepared for a Hurricane Harvey disaster?

Fri, 01 Sep 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Warming temperatures could allow hurricanes to hit Canada at full force.


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Harvey reminds cities their wetlands are worth money too

Fri, 01 Sep 2017 04:00:00 GMT

In protecting against hurricanes like Harvey, wetlands tend to be gravely undervalued


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Quirks Question - How is melatonin regulated in people who are blind?

Fri, 25 Aug 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Dr. Parveen Bhatti answers this week's Quirks Question about how melatonin is regulated in blind individuals.


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The Lost City of The Monkey God

Fri, 25 Aug 2017 04:00:00 GMT

LIDAR technology is used to find this mythical, lost and cursed city in Central America.


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Sea snake adapts to pollution by turning black

Fri, 25 Aug 2017 04:00:00 GMT

The turtle headed sea snake has become jet black as an evolutionary adaptation to deal with pollution.


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Mysterious disappearance of a civil war sub solved

Fri, 25 Aug 2017 04:00:00 GMT

What happened to a civil war submarine, which dissappeared after becoming the first to sink another ship in combat.


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Pro fighters help scientists understand evolution of concussions

Fri, 25 Aug 2017 04:00:00 GMT

A long term study of hundreds of professional fighters is developing a comprehensive picture of what combat sports do to brains


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Did you hear that voice? It could be your brain looking for patterns

Fri, 25 Aug 2017 04:00:00 GMT

People who experience auditory hallucination could be better at hearing voiced hidden in noise.


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Can whales smell through their blowholes? Quirks Question

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 04:00:00 GMT

This week a scientist answers a question about whales capacity to smell through their blowhole.


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Skeletons say arthritis isn’t about aging - it’s about activity

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Osteoarthritis has doubled in prevalence in recent times due to lack of physical activity.


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More bad news for bees from neonicotinoid pesticides

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Neonics compromise the queens' ability to start hives and lay eggs for the next generation


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Baseball researcher finds “the zone” in brain wave experiment

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 04:00:00 GMT

By looking at the brainwaves of batters, scientists were able to identify which frequency compares to being in the zone.


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What scientists will be watching during this total eclipse

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Total solar eclipses provide special conditions that are available at no other time.


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Bob McDonald is on the road to the total eclipse

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Bob McDonald’s watching the eclipse - here’s what he’ll see


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Eclipse experiment draws in ham radio buffs

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Scientist and ham radio operator Nathaniell Frissell will probe changes in the Earth's atmosphere during the eclipse.


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Why does scar tissue persist when cells renew?

Fri, 11 Aug 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Dr. Saeid Amini-Nik answers this week's Quirks Question.


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Lab weed is weak and it's a research problem

Fri, 11 Aug 2017 04:00:00 GMT

The THC content of weed bought in stores or on the street is higher than lab weed and researchers think lab studies don't reflect reality.


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20170812_53856.mp3




A super-supernova could happen in our neighborhood

Fri, 11 Aug 2017 04:00:00 GMT

A new study shows that a kind of super bright supernova can happen in galaxies similar to our own.


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20170812_27618.mp3




This armoured and spiky dinosaur still had to hide from predators

Fri, 11 Aug 2017 04:00:00 GMT

A newly discovered dinosaur is so well preserved that scientists have been able to tell that it had a kind of camouflage.


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20170812_46456.mp3




Mass grave from ancient Athens could be executed rebels

Fri, 11 Aug 2017 04:00:00 GMT

For almost 2500 years the grave sites of Cylon's army has been a mystery.


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20170812_22207.mp3




Massive ice sheets weirdly warmed us up

Fri, 11 Aug 2017 04:00:00 GMT

A new study finds that glaciers might have their own feedback system.


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20170812_17714.mp3




Puppies that get tough love succeed as guide dogs

Fri, 11 Aug 2017 04:00:00 GMT

A study shows that more neglectful dogs make more resilient pups


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20170812_23595.mp3