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Why don’t whales get the bends?

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Whales can dive over 1000 meters and have special adaptations for not getting decompression sickness.


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20170624_98381.mp3




Scaredy-cat cougars frightened into killing more prey

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Cougars' fear of humans forces them to kill more deer.


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20170624_56111.mp3




Your pancake breakfast could be making you cranky

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 04:00:00 GMT

A high-carb breakfast makes you more likely to punish those who treat you unfairly


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20170624_86296.mp3




When you get your DNA scanned is your genetic privacy safe?

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Sharing your genetic data with companies like 23andMe is great for science, but could be risky for your privacy


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20170624_72091.mp3




Iron Man takes his first steps - an exoskeleton that learns to walk

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 04:00:00 GMT

A wearable, personalized robotic exoskeleton makes walking easier.


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20170624_56188.mp3




Mass drownings of wildebeest nourish Serengeti river ecosystem

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 04:00:00 GMT

When migrating wildebeest drown en masse, it enriches an iconic river in the Serengeti.


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20170624_95360.mp3




Bees are disappearing - can pollinating flies pick up the slack?

Fri, 16 Jun 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Flies do pollinate, but they are not as efficient as bees, so they cannot pick up the slack.


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20170617_22287.mp3




Illiterate adults can rewire their brains by learning to read

Fri, 16 Jun 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Learning to read as an adult profoundly reorganizes the brain


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20170617_49382.mp3




For Father’s Day: Can animals can teach you how to be a better Dad?

Fri, 16 Jun 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Animal parents have lessons to teach us about raising our kids.


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20170617_97683.mp3




Brainy elk become bulletproof by outsmarting hunters

Fri, 16 Jun 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Wise, older elk can learn to outsmart human hunters in Alberta.


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20170617_33111.mp3




Newly discovered fish are being eaten by voracious invasive predator

Fri, 16 Jun 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Invasive Lionfish are eating rare species of goby before scientists can discover them.


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20170617_16968.mp3




An iceberg the size of PEI is about to break off of Antarctica

Fri, 16 Jun 2017 04:00:00 GMT

The Larsen C ice shelf is about to break off Antarctica, and is a sign of what’s to come.


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20170617_57571.mp3




What's with all those red-bearded hockey players?

Fri, 09 Jun 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Dark hair with a red beard is the result of a genetic process called incomplete dominance.


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20170610_25686.mp3




This autism prediction breakthrough could help with early treatment

Fri, 09 Jun 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Machine learning could be used to predict autism in 6-month-old babies.


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20170610_74338.mp3




Your baby can recognize the shape of faces before it’s even born

Fri, 09 Jun 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Scientists can now decipher the neural signals in the brain that codes for faces.


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20170610_60034.mp3




Cannibal insects are getting hungrier in a warming climate

Fri, 09 Jun 2017 04:00:00 GMT

As the climate warms, damselflies have an increasing appetite for other damselflies.


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20170610_13680.mp3




Hear the tune that explains the deep space mystery of Trappist-1

Fri, 09 Jun 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Astronomers make music, inspired by the gravitational dance of planets.


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20170610_49317.mp3




Bacteria turns poop blue when you’re sick

Fri, 09 Jun 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Engineered bacteria in mice signal inflammation when their poop turns blue.


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20170610_29916.mp3




We’ve found 50 genes for intelligence. Could that lead to discrimination?

Fri, 02 Jun 2017 04:00:00 GMT

The discovery of a large number of genes for intelligence means being smart is more complicated than we thought.


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20170603_13877.mp3




A bend in its skull helps a blind fish find its way

Fri, 02 Jun 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Asymmetry is rare in nature, but a bent skull helps Mexican blind cavefish thrive


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20170603_13136.mp3




Scientists using CRISPR discover hundreds of unintended mutations

Fri, 02 Jun 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Unintended mutations could lead to undesirable side-effects.


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20170603_72448.mp3




Trump ignores most of the world and all of the science

Fri, 02 Jun 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Scientists publish official rebutall to the main talking point among powerful climate change skeptics about satellite data.


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20170603_40947.mp3




Quirks & Questions: Are humans the only mammals with different blood types?

Fri, 26 May 2017 04:00:00 GMT

The answer is no, dogs, cats, horses, cows and primates have different blood types as well.


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20170527_30176.mp3




Out of Africa, or maybe Europe?

Fri, 26 May 2017 04:00:00 GMT

A fossilized tooth and jawbone point to Europe, not Africa, for the emergence of human ancestors.


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20170527_42578.mp3




Do I look fat in this face?

Fri, 26 May 2017 04:00:00 GMT

An experiment shows that people systematically think their faces look fatter than they really are.


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20170527_57899.mp3




When did whales get super-sized?

Fri, 26 May 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Why some whales became monster-sized was a mystery. New research has solved it.


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20170527_66219.mp3




The Sherpas' super-power

Fri, 26 May 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Genetic changes have made it possible for Sherpas to excel at living and climbing in high altitudes.


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20170527_51405.mp3




What science says about the risks of energy drinks

Fri, 26 May 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Energy drinks could result in giving you more than just wings


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20170527_27984.mp3




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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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20170520_70978.mp3




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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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20170520_27659.mp3




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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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20170520_40730.mp3




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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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20170520_54861.mp3




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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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20170520_77842.mp3




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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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20170520_37721.mp3




Quirks & Question

Mon, 15 May 2017 04:00:00 GMT

Why Don't we harvest cadaver blood?


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20170513_28522.mp3




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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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20170513_55584.mp3




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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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20170513_72192.mp3




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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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20170513_23572.mp3




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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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20170422_68742.mp3




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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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20170415_12100.mp3




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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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20170415_36835.mp3




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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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20170401_76266.mp3




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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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20170401_68121.mp3




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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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20170401_45501.mp3




"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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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20170401_59625.mp3




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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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20170325_75763.mp3




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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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20170325_71700.mp3




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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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20170325_53061.mp3




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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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20170325_15915.mp3




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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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20170325_43464.mp3




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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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.


Media Files:
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.


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20170304_81306.mp3




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


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20170304_71254.mp3




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.


Media Files:
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.


Media Files:
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.


Media Files:
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.


Media Files:
https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20170225_78643.mp3