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Quirks Question of the Week

Fri, 19 May 2017 04:00:00 GMT

If the Sun is burning its fuel up, is it getting lighter, and will the Earth's orbit change as a result?


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Diving deep for glass sponges

Fri, 19 May 2017 04:00:00 GMT

A mission to explore a unique ecosystem off the B.C. coast.


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NASA's big rocket is going nowhere

Fri, 19 May 2017 04:00:00 GMT

NASA's big new rocket, won't make a first flight with astronauts, despite the Trump administration's request.


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The late birds are missing the worm

Fri, 19 May 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Climate change is shifting the times when songbirds should fly north.


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Orangutans babies know breast is best

Fri, 19 May 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Orangutan teeth indicate a nursing period of eight or nine years.


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The Puzzle of Pain

Fri, 19 May 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Pain is incredibly complex to understand and to treat.


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Quirks & Question

Mon, 15 May 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Why Don't we harvest cadaver blood?


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Money-puck

Mon, 15 May 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Analytics in hockey is the focus of a conference in Ottawa.


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Re-evaluating the origins of life

Mon, 15 May 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Life likely existed in Australia three and one-half billion years ago.


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A dinosaur goes Hollywood

Mon, 15 May 2017 04:00:00 GMT

The Royal Ontario Museum unveiled anklyosaur, nicknamed zuul from Ghostbusters.


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Human's Smell

Mon, 15 May 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Human sense of smell is better than we think.


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20170513_21559.mp3




Neuro-privacy

Mon, 15 May 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Protecting our neuro-privacy in a future of brain computer interfaces.


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20170513_94247.mp3




Quirks & Questions: Can cats really drink saltwater?

Fri, 05 May 2017 04:00:00 GMT

This urban myth turns out to be true and related to their ability to concentrate their urine.


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20170506_83056.mp3




Killam Prize for engineering medical jello

Fri, 05 May 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Dr. Molly Shoichet from the U of T has received this year`s Prize for for her work on tissue engineering.


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20170506_95410.mp3




The smallest cars ever compete on the world's shortest racetrack

Fri, 05 May 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Nanocars - microscopic, molecular vehicles made by chemists - raced around a microscopic racetrack last month.


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20170506_49925.mp3




Exercise in a pill

Fri, 05 May 2017 04:00:00 GMT

A simple drug in pill form could boost endurance in mice enormously.


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20170506_51986.mp3




Can marathoners break the magical two hour barrier?

Fri, 05 May 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Elite runners are getting a bit of help from science in attempting to go under two hours.


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20170506_34706.mp3




23andMe for Dogs

Fri, 05 May 2017 04:00:00 GMT

A new family tree for dogs reveals some surprises.


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20170506_97003.mp3




Quirks & Question - Why do hot and cold water sound different when poured?

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Hot water does in fact sound different from cold water when they are poured due to surface tension, size of droplets when heated and auditory perception.


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20170429_19254.mp3




Oil sands emissions under-reported

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Researchers discover oil sands' emissions are 2 - 4.5 times greater than reported.


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20170429_53676.mp3




'Let There Be Light'

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 04:00:00 GMT

A documentary compares the massive scale ITER approach to fusion with the much smaller approach by a Canadian company.


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20170429_51936.mp3




The mixed scientific legacy of Henrietta Lacks' HeLa cells

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 04:00:00 GMT

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks' is about a woman whose cancer cells became the human cells that could be tested in a lab.


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20170429_16096.mp3




Worms that eat plastic

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Waxworms have been found to be able to break down polyethelene in a similar way to how they break down beeswax.


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20170429_49449.mp3




Inflating Penises and Silicone Vaginas. It's not what you think

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 04:00:00 GMT

That's how one researcher figured out the reproductive anatomy of dolphins


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20170429_11995.mp3




Bill Nye on Marching for Science: 'Science is political!'

Thu, 20 Apr 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Bill Nye says the thing to keep in mind when it comes to climate change is that 'we're all in this together.'


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20170422_20433.mp3




Global perspective climate change panel

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Perspective on climate change from the United States, China and Indian in a panel discussion


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20170422_37267.mp3




Jane Goodall activist

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Jane Goodall talks about her decision to embrace activism.


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Quirks & Question: How can I become a fossil when I die?

Thu, 13 Apr 2017 04:00:00 GMT

The science behind how fossils are created is answered in this week's question.


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20170415_59548.mp3




7,000 Methane Bubbles Beneath Siberia

Thu, 13 Apr 2017 04:00:00 GMT

The permafrost in Siberia is melting, giving up methane and eventually forming lakes.


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20170415_67722.mp3




Time for a change to Canada's 'research ecosystem'

Thu, 13 Apr 2017 04:00:00 GMT

A major report signals that we've got to support our scientists where it counts.


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20170415_49779.mp3




Pulling water out of thin air

Thu, 13 Apr 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Harvesting water out of thin air with a new device powered only by sunlight.


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20170415_77609.mp3




Is your building giving off bad vibes?

Thu, 13 Apr 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Study will look at solutions to health issues caused by swaying office towers and vibrating floors.


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Teeth scratches show earliest evidence of right-handedness

Thu, 13 Apr 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Fossil teeth from 1.8 million years ago indicate right-handedness in one Homo habilis.


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Quirks & Questions: Are birds evolving to avoid window collisions?

Fri, 07 Apr 2017 04:00:00 GMT

A 30 year study on cliff swallows shows the evolution of shorter wings are better for avoiding cars.


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20170408_41000.mp3




What instincts being 'hardwired in the brain' could really mean

Fri, 07 Apr 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Epigenetics controls how our DNA is expressed. That might be the key to developing instincts.


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20170408_45426.mp3




There was an old badger who buried a cow

Fri, 07 Apr 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Camera trap footage reveals never-before-seen animal smarts, a badger burying a cow.


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20170408_83892.mp3




The most Canadian scientific discovery of all time

Fri, 07 Apr 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Maple Syrup might be for more than just pancakes, it might enhance the potency of antibiotics.


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20170408_21763.mp3




The Curse of the Monkey God

Fri, 07 Apr 2017 04:00:00 GMT

The book 'The Lost City Of The Monkey God' chronicles finding the mythical 'White City' in Honduras.


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20170408_69257.mp3




Photographing a Black Hole

Fri, 07 Apr 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Turning our planet into a giant telescope to get a photo of a black hole.


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20170408_51226.mp3




Question: Why do our hands shake and voices crack whe we are really nervous?

Fri, 31 Mar 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Dr. Tamara Franklin from Dalhousie says it is related to our fight or flight response.


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There's a new kind of cloud in the sky

Fri, 31 Mar 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Asperitas is now recognised as a new cloud in the International Cloud Atlas.


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The climbing death toll of cheap consumer goods

Fri, 31 Mar 2017 04:00:00 GMT

A new study tallies pollution-related deaths that result from our relentless need to consume


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20170401_24224.mp3




Killer heat, how temperature made Mayans more violent

Fri, 31 Mar 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Many studies show a link between hot weather and violence. Turns out the same was true a thousand years ago.


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"I am an Arctic researcher. Donald Trump is deleting my citations."

Fri, 31 Mar 2017 04:00:00 GMT

A researcher says there is an ongoing deletion of climate related information by the Trump administration


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Neurolaw and the changing landscape of crime and punishment

Fri, 31 Mar 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Neuroscience can identify abnormalities in the brain that link to criminal behaviour, which in turn changes how the law perceives criminal acts.


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20170401_85846.mp3




Quirks Question: What is the environmental footprint of the internet?

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 04:00:00 GMT

The environmental footprint of the internet is difficult to measure, but like its power consumption, measures 2 to 8% of the world's total.


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Searching for a lost star that's been on the run for 500 years

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 04:00:00 GMT

A star that went missing from the skies has finally been located after 500 years.


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Prepping for the biotech onslaught

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 04:00:00 GMT

The list of biotech products is growing, but so too may the health risks.


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Piecing together Darwin's evolution

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 04:00:00 GMT

A project to piece together thousands of fragments of Darwin's work is underway at the American Museum of Natural History.


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Can psychedelic drugs work magic on depression?

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Cutting edge research into psychedelic drugs and their potential to treat psychiatric conditions.


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Stopping a pandemic before it starts

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 04:00:00 GMT

New research has pinpointed a genetic marker that could help identify which viruses can make that jump from birds to humans.


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20170325_80962.mp3




Quirks Question: Could an alien ship hide in the asteroid belt?

Fri, 17 Mar 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Dr. Jaymie Matthews says yes, because it may not be the best place to hide in the Solar System.


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20170318_98412.mp3




Nanotechnology to reheat cryogenically preserved tissues

Fri, 17 Mar 2017 04:00:00 GMT

New technology tried to freeze organs and tissue for longer periods, without damaging the tissue.


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20170318_51395.mp3




White rhinos post 'poop emojis' to convey social information

Fri, 17 Mar 2017 04:00:00 GMT

White rhino use communal dung sites to communicate with each other.


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20170318_84196.mp3




Biofuels could cut jet engine pollution in half

Fri, 17 Mar 2017 04:00:00 GMT

A 50/50 blend of jet fuel and biofuel reduces jet engine pollution by fifty percent.


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20170318_52334.mp3




The Greatest Story Ever Told, So Far

Fri, 17 Mar 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Laurence Krauss' new book about particle physics 'The Greatest Story Ever Told, So Far'.


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20170318_87780.mp3




The mystery of the colossal statue discovered in Cairo

Fri, 17 Mar 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Archaeologists finally id the 26-foot tall statue pulled from a muddy ditch in Cairo - Pharaoh Psamtek.


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20170318_28114.mp3




Quirks Question: Why are those turkeys circling that dead cat?

Fri, 10 Mar 2017 05:00:00 GMT

Wild turkeys circle dead cat in bizarre follow the leader type behaviour.


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20170311_23737.mp3




Facial recognition at Canadian airports

Fri, 10 Mar 2017 05:00:00 GMT

Coming soon to an airport near you: facial recognition technology.


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20170311_37432.mp3




Scientists stored an amazon gift card on some DNA

Fri, 10 Mar 2017 05:00:00 GMT

DNA is nature's ultimate biological storage medium and can now be used for other types of data.


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20170311_26533.mp3




Why are pandas black and white?

Fri, 10 Mar 2017 05:00:00 GMT

Pandas are black and white for camouflage in winter snow and summer shade.


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20170311_87433.mp3




Fukushima is a robot graveyard

Fri, 10 Mar 2017 05:00:00 GMT

At least seven robots have met their demise inside Fukushima's nuclear reactors


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20170311_52623.mp3




One minute is all you need to stay young and healthy

Fri, 10 Mar 2017 05:00:00 GMT

A new study explains why high intensity interval training (HIIT) reverses ageing.


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20170311_12379.mp3




Does my iPhone get heavier when it's filled up with music?

Fri, 03 Mar 2017 05:00:00 GMT

Quirks Question - your iPhone does not get heavier as data is added because the bits are already in place.


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20170304_71455.mp3




Product of a "Holy Grail" physics experiment has... disappeared

Fri, 03 Mar 2017 05:00:00 GMT

The first ever metallic hydrogen sample is nowhere to be found.


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20170304_36161.mp3




Watch this bee slam dunk a ball for a sweet treat

Fri, 03 Mar 2017 05:00:00 GMT

Bees can be trained to behave out of their normal routine and roll a ball into a goal for food.


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20170304_65228.mp3




Dear Canada you are peeing in the pool way too much

Fri, 03 Mar 2017 05:00:00 GMT

An artificial sweetener is used as the measure to determine the amount of urine in pools and hot tubs.


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Can we control computers with our dreams?

Fri, 03 Mar 2017 05:00:00 GMT

Lucid dreaming is the ability to realize you're dreaming then take control of that dream


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Non addictive pain killer could replace Fentanyl

Fri, 03 Mar 2017 05:00:00 GMT

The new opioid has no side effects because it only targets inflamed areas.


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20170304_54290.mp3




Quirks Question: Why did my jello freeze like this?

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 05:00:00 GMT

Quirks Question: Why did my jello freeze like this? A food science expert explains.


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20170225_29870.mp3




Fort McMurray forests are on the rebound

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 05:00:00 GMT

Boreal forest torched by fire could look normal in twelve years.


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20170225_90495.mp3




Somebody won NASA's space suit toilet contest

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 05:00:00 GMT

It involves, tubes, an airlock, and nature's call.


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These cave crystals contain 50-thousand year old life

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 05:00:00 GMT

Scientists reanimate microbial form of 'super life.'


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20170225_14570.mp3




New Zealand considering using gene drives in war on predators

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 05:00:00 GMT

Invasive predators pose a threat to New Zealand wildlife so the country hopes to go predator free by 2050.


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20170225_74664.mp3




A solar system with 7 Earth-size planets: will there be life?

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 05:00:00 GMT

Scientists find 7 Earth-size planets around a type of star nobody had ever thought to check before.


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20170225_57221.mp3




Quirks & Question: Mining The Moon

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 05:00:00 GMT

The question this week is about mining the moon to determine how much of an effect it would have on Earth's tides.


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20170218_15114.mp3




Seagrass is Vital to Marine Life and Human Health

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 05:00:00 GMT

Seagrass meadows remove up to 50% of bacteria that are pathogenic to humans.


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20170218_69825.mp3




Rocket Launches Deadly Bug Into Space

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 05:00:00 GMT

Doesn't sound the least bit scary.


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20170218_74780.mp3




Cockeyed Squid's Wonky Eyes Adapted For Life in 'The Twilight Zone'

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 05:00:00 GMT

This squid's eyes are for looking up and down in differing light values.


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20170218_33683.mp3




The NHL and the legal Fight On Its Hands

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 05:00:00 GMT

It centres on the science of concussions and the link to CTE.


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20170218_44026.mp3




Sound Rage is Caused by Brain Overdrive

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 05:00:00 GMT

Flying into a rage on hearing chewing, slurping or even pen-clicking is the result of brain connection activity.


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20170218_62950.mp3




Quirks & Questions: Why isn't Jupiter a Solid Rock Planet?

Fri, 10 Feb 2017 05:00:00 GMT

Jupiter didn't solidify because it is made of hydrogen and helium.


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20170211_42988.mp3




Pioneering Lithium ion Battery Scientist Wins Herzberg Gold Medal

Fri, 10 Feb 2017 05:00:00 GMT

The winner of this year's Herzberg Gold Medal is Dr. Jeff Dahn, a pioneer in the lithium-ion battery field, from Dalhousie University.


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20170211_28864.mp3




Trump's Border 'Wall' More Likely to Stop Wildlife Than People

Fri, 10 Feb 2017 05:00:00 GMT

Biologists worry Trump's 'wall' along the Mexico border could further endanger wildlife.


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20170211_37777.mp3




'Radiation Clouds' may be a Hazard for Frequent Flyers

Fri, 10 Feb 2017 05:00:00 GMT

Inflight radiation doubles when a plane flies through a 'radiation cloud.'


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20170211_56365.mp3




Reversible Saliva and Rolling Eyes Help Frogs Grab a Meal

Fri, 10 Feb 2017 05:00:00 GMT

Frogs can change the viscosity of their saliva to help secure an insect on their tongue.


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20170211_74133.mp3




Why Do We Sleep? What Happens When We Don't?

Fri, 10 Feb 2017 05:00:00 GMT

Sleep isn't just down time for the brain.


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20170211_53968.mp3




Quirks & Question: Is the Earth's Weight Changing?

Fri, 03 Feb 2017 05:00:00 GMT

The Earth loses and gains mass, so overall the weight of the planet remains fairly constant.


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20170204_60516.mp3




Metallic Hydrogen. Did it Finally Happen?

Fri, 03 Feb 2017 05:00:00 GMT

Turning hydrogen into a solid metal is the holy grail in high-pressure physics, but some doubt it is possible.


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20170204_48116.mp3




Torture Doesn't Work and Here's the Scientific Evidence

Fri, 03 Feb 2017 05:00:00 GMT

Donald Trump says torture works; His generals disagree. So, does it work or doesn't it?


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20170204_24998.mp3




No Longer a Myth: a Part Human, Part Pig Chimera

Fri, 03 Feb 2017 05:00:00 GMT

Scientists hope to be able to grow human organs inside pigs to address the global organ shortage.


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20170204_13075.mp3




Early Modern Human Artists Connected The Dots

Fri, 03 Feb 2017 05:00:00 GMT

A 38 thousand year old engraving of a wild cow was made using dots in limestone.


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20170204_89135.mp3




Twins Studies on Earth and in Space a Window into Nature vs Nurture

Fri, 03 Feb 2017 05:00:00 GMT

Twins studies have played a role in determining how much of our nature comes from genes versus environment.


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20170204_21945.mp3




Quirks & Questions: Diversity of Moons in The Outer Solar System

Fri, 27 Jan 2017 05:00:00 GMT

The question answered this week is about the diversity of moons in the outer solar system.


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20170128_45281.mp3




Inside 'biology Twitter' with #BestCarcass

Fri, 27 Jan 2017 05:00:00 GMT

Scientists share pictures of carnivore carcasses in various states of decay.


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20170128_63815.mp3




Make Tomatoes Great Again!

Fri, 27 Jan 2017 05:00:00 GMT

The flavour genes of a tomatoes can be identified and re-inserted into factory grown varieties.


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20170128_54374.mp3




Tales From The Parasitic Crypt

Fri, 27 Jan 2017 05:00:00 GMT

A parasitic wasp parasitizes another wasp in a rare display of hypermutualism.


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20170128_41633.mp3




Chimps, War and the "Cuddle Hormone"

Fri, 27 Jan 2017 05:00:00 GMT

Oxytocin levels in chimps spike when they go to war and scientists think it bonds groups together in an "us vs them" dynamic.


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20170128_83421.mp3




Carl Sagan saw the Future

Fri, 27 Jan 2017 05:00:00 GMT

Nick Sagan talks a bout a passage from his father's book that eerily predicted 'today' from 1995.


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20170128_46293.mp3




U.S. Scientists Call Canada For Help About Being Muzzled

Fri, 27 Jan 2017 05:00:00 GMT

U.S. scientists organize quickly as they saw what happened in Canada under Stephen Harper.


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20170128_70835.mp3