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Mindfulness Breathing

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 05:00:00 GMT

The author of the new book, "Breathe: The simple, revolutionary 14-day program to improve your mental and physical health" talks about the importance of breathing to meditation in this web-extra segment.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20170114_17159.mp3




Headspace Meditation App

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 05:00:00 GMT

Chief Medical Officer of Headspace, talks about the most popular mediation app out there.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20170114_68507.mp3




Mindfulness Science Assessment

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 05:00:00 GMT

Dr. Goyal assesses claims made by scientific papers regarding mindfulness.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20170114_69310.mp3




The Science and Potential of Meditation

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 05:00:00 GMT

A panel discussion about the potential effects on the brain of meditation.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20170114_18793.mp3




Mindfulness Brain Scan and Analysis

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 05:00:00 GMT

Bob's brain is scanned then the results are analyzed.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20170114_50236.mp3




Cosmic Blasts From a Galaxy Far, Far Away

Fri, 06 Jan 2017 05:00:00 GMT

The origin of at least one Fast Radio Burst has been identified.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20170107_72039.mp3




An Emotional Hangover Boosts Memory

Fri, 06 Jan 2017 05:00:00 GMT

Nuetral memories are better remembered if they follow an emotional experience.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20170107_72298.mp3




Slow Hatching Dino Eggs Helped Speed Up Their Extinction

Fri, 06 Jan 2017 05:00:00 GMT

The slow growth rate of dino embryos, may have contributed to their extinction.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20170107_26401.mp3




Slime Mold Can Teach and Learn Without a Brain

Fri, 06 Jan 2017 05:00:00 GMT

Brainless slime mold can learn to avoid salt, and pass the information to others.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20170107_98127.mp3




Unique Visual Processing Allows Hummingbirds to Hover

Fri, 06 Jan 2017 05:00:00 GMT

Hummingbird visual processing helps them with their unique hovering and darting flight style.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20170107_12828.mp3




Driverless Car, Meet Self Repairing Road

Fri, 06 Jan 2017 05:00:00 GMT

A Canadian scientist is working on a type of concrete that can heal itself.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20170107_59344.mp3




Top Science Stories of 2016

Fri, 30 Dec 2016 05:00:00 GMT

The top 5 stories of the year - the new gene-editing tool, CRISPR/Cas9, the possibility we're living inside a Matrix-like computer simulation, driverless cars, Zika virus, and #1 gravitational waves.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20161231_19962.mp3




The Glass Universe: How the Ladies of the Harvard Observatory Took the Measure of the Stars

Fri, 30 Dec 2016 05:00:00 GMT

The achievements of women astronomers at Harvard are chronicled in this new book.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20161231_60876.mp3




Fish Pee Helps Corals Grow

Fri, 30 Dec 2016 05:00:00 GMT

Recylcing of the nutrients phosphorous and nitrogen in fish urine helps corals grow and stay healthy.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20161231_34573.mp3




Beyond Earth - Our Path To A New Home In The Planets

Fri, 30 Dec 2016 05:00:00 GMT

The book Beyond Earth suggests that we should focus on colonizing Titan rather than Mars.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20161231_44980.mp3




The Earth In Human Hands: Shaping Our Planet's Future

Fri, 23 Dec 2016 05:00:00 GMT

The author suggests we may be better off accepting our planet altering role.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20161224_48936.mp3




Driverless: Intelligent Cars And The Road Ahead

Fri, 23 Dec 2016 05:00:00 GMT

We have the technology to make driverless cars, but there are risks that come with the benefits.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20161224_55469.mp3




All These Worlds Are Yours: The Scientific Search For Alien Life

Fri, 23 Dec 2016 05:00:00 GMT

The author suggests the five most plausible places that alien or microbial life could be found outside the Earth.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20161224_90072.mp3




US Lab Weed Is Weak and It's a Research Problem

Fri, 16 Dec 2016 05:00:00 GMT

The THC level in lab weed is nowhere near as high as what is really being smoked.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20161217_77311.mp3




The Pot Breathalyzer is Just Down the Road

Fri, 16 Dec 2016 05:00:00 GMT

A Vancouver company and U of Florida are working on a breathalyzer than can identify the molecular pattern of THC.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20161217_79193.mp3




How to Convince a Climate Change Sceptic

Fri, 16 Dec 2016 05:00:00 GMT

To convince a person with conservative political views that climate change is real, change the way you deliver the message.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20161217_80643.mp3




Fake News And Your Brain

Fri, 16 Dec 2016 05:00:00 GMT

A neurological look at the phenomenon of fake news.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20161217_85709.mp3




Calcite May Make Solar Geoengineering Less Risky

Fri, 16 Dec 2016 05:00:00 GMT

controversial solar geoengineering has been made less risky by dispersing calcite particles into the stratosphere.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20161217_95232.mp3




Canadian Creates Nanotech to Make Head Transplants Less Risky

Fri, 16 Dec 2016 05:00:00 GMT

A new nanotechnology tool could help fuse the spinal cords of a head to its new body.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20161217_38656.mp3




Drug resistant "superbug" gene found on pig farm

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 05:00:00 GMT

Scientists worry that this resistant bacteria could eventually make its way into the food chain.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20161210_78042.mp3




Check out this 99-million year old dino feather

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 05:00:00 GMT

A 99 million year old dinosaur feather has turned up in amber in a market in Myanmar


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20161210_35920.mp3




VR Helps Reduce Phantom Limb Pain

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 05:00:00 GMT

A novel therapy for treating phantom limb pain includes the use of technology like virtual reality.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20161210_44420.mp3




Bay of Bengal is home to newest 'dead zone'

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 05:00:00 GMT

A new found dead zone in the Bay of Bengal still contains puzzling trace amounts of oxygen.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20161210_30221.mp3




Thunderstorms rain mercury pollution

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 05:00:00 GMT

Because thunderstorms originate higher up than other storms, they bring more atmospheric pollutants like mercury to the ground.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20161210_78529.mp3




Chernobyl's New Confinement Structure a Feat of Engineering - 2016/12/03

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 05:00:00 GMT

Further radioactive material will be prevented from leaking into the environment at Chernobyl for 100 years.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20161203_77042.mp3




Eelegant Strategy Used to Design New Flu Vaccine - 2016/12/03

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 05:00:00 GMT

A safe and effective one-shot flu vaccine is being developed.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20161203_69567.mp3




Religious Fervour Changes Your Brain - 2016/12/03

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 05:00:00 GMT

Brain circuits similar to those activated by exercise or gambling are associated with deep religious belief.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20161203_94782.mp3




NASA Looks For A Better Way To Poop In Space - 2016/12/03

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 05:00:00 GMT

NASA has offered a challenge for someone to invent a better way to poop in a space suit.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20161203_25838.mp3




Migrating sparrows are poor navigators - 2016/12/03

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 05:00:00 GMT

Sparrows can navigate north-south when they migrate, but not east west when they get displaced.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20161203_24645.mp3




Inside a Fentanyl High, Withdrawl and Overdose - 2016/11/26

Fri, 25 Nov 2016 05:00:00 GMT

Fentanyl addiction affects people from all walks of life, two people tell their story.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20161126_92500.mp3




Mercury's Giant Valley Dwarfs The Grand Canyon - 2016/11/26

Fri, 25 Nov 2016 05:00:00 GMT

A giant valley recently found on Mercury was formed as the planet cools, and contracts, or shrinks.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20161126_11105.mp3




Westworld's Artificial Intelligence: Separating Fact From Fiction - 2016/11/26

Fri, 25 Nov 2016 05:00:00 GMT

The series, Westworld, revolves around a futuristic theme park -- populated by artificially intelligent human-like robots.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20161126_11087.mp3




AI Helps The Brain Overcome Fear - 2016/11/26

Fri, 25 Nov 2016 05:00:00 GMT

Fear memories in the brain can be decoded using AI then replaced with positive memories.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20161126_78981.mp3




Deep Earth Minerals Hold an Ocean of Water - 2016/11/26

Fri, 25 Nov 2016 05:00:00 GMT

The mineral brucite stores water deeper in the Earth than previously thought.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20161126_32849.mp3













Scientists To PM: Limited, Biased Science Threatens Canadians - 2016/11/19

Fri, 18 Nov 2016 05:00:00 GMT

Young scientists urge Trudeau to put more science in environmental assessments.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20161119_26832.mp3




Catastrophic Disease Changed Aboriginal Genome - 2016/11/19

Fri, 18 Nov 2016 05:00:00 GMT

The devastating effect of European colonization on the North American native population is recorded in their genes.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20161119_26133.mp3




This Author Tried to Learn to Sniff Like a Dog - 2016/11/19

Fri, 18 Nov 2016 05:00:00 GMT

In her new book, "Being a Dog," Dr. Alexandra Horowitz explores what make dogs such great smellers, then ties it herself.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20161119_38077.mp3




Part Of Your Ear Is Millions Of Years Old - 2016/11/19

Fri, 18 Nov 2016 05:00:00 GMT

One of the two ways sensory signals about how we balance is an evolutionary remnant from 300 million years ago.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20161119_44210.mp3




Billion Year Old Carbon Mystery Solved - 2016/11/19

Fri, 18 Nov 2016 05:00:00 GMT

A theory suggests a collision with a planet like Mercury brought life-giving carbon to Earth.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20161119_68080.mp3




What Will A Trump Presidency Mean For Science? 2016/11/12 - Pt. 1

Thu, 10 Nov 2016 05:00:00 GMT

Trump's future with respect to climate change and the Paris agreement are discussed.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20161112_72234.mp3




How Ebola Became More Contagious In Humans - 2016/11/12 - Pt. 2

Thu, 10 Nov 2016 05:00:00 GMT

Research into the ebola virus finds how it mutated and became better at infecting humans.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20161112_27147.mp3




Talking To Aliens - 2016/11/12 - Pt. 3

Thu, 10 Nov 2016 05:00:00 GMT

If aliens came to visit, how would we communicate with them.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20161112_48506.mp3




Chicken Bones Reveal A Rich Cultural History - 2016/11/12 - Pt. 4

Thu, 10 Nov 2016 05:00:00 GMT

Chicken bones fill in the story of the history of the bird's history, plus a book about how we can to eat chicken all over the world.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20161112_81665.mp3




Birds With Small Brains More Likely To Be Shot By Hunters - 2016/11/12 - Pt. 5

Thu, 10 Nov 2016 05:00:00 GMT

Taxidermist study finds birds with smaller brains are more commonly shot.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20161112_63884.mp3




A Game-changing Blood Test For Concussion Diagnosis - 2016/11/12 - Pt. 6

Thu, 10 Nov 2016 05:00:00 GMT

Matabolite patterns in blood can be an indication of concussion.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20161112_75673.mp3




The Paris Climate Agreement And Canada - 2016/11/05 - Pt. 1

Fri, 04 Nov 2016 04:00:00 GMT

A panel discussion about the Paris Climate Agreement and Canada's commitment.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20161105_39227.mp3




The Key To Orgasm Is In The Rhythm - 2016/11/05 - Pt. 2

Fri, 04 Nov 2016 04:00:00 GMT

An orgasm from teeth brushing was the clue to unlocking the understanding of climax.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20161105_81346.mp3




Spinach Plants Could Detect Landmines - 2016/11/05 - Pt. 3

Fri, 04 Nov 2016 04:00:00 GMT

Spinach plants are re-engineered with carbon nano-tubes in order to detect chemical compounds in the soil.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20161105_37726.mp3




Your Brain On Placebos - 2016/11/05 - Pt. 4

Fri, 04 Nov 2016 04:00:00 GMT

Scientists identify how placebos work in the brain.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20161105_24060.mp3




Sharks Recycle Toxic Ammonia To Keep Their Skin Moist - 2016/11/05 - Pt. 5

Fri, 04 Nov 2016 04:00:00 GMT

Dogfish sharks use toxic ammonia in the ocean to extract nitrogen and retain water for moist skin.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20161105_71151.mp3




Shattering The Myth Of Patient Zero and H.I.V. - 2016/10/29 - Pt. 1

Fri, 28 Oct 2016 04:00:00 GMT

The myth of the man blamed for the spread of the Aids virus is debunked.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20161029_28319.mp3




A Bionic Hand Might Finally Be Here - 2016/10/29 - Pt. 2

Fri, 28 Oct 2016 04:00:00 GMT

Tapping into the neural network can restore amputees sense of touch.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20161029_13516.mp3




The First Fossilized Dinosaur Brain Tissue Identified - 2016/10/29 - Pt. 3

Fri, 28 Oct 2016 04:00:00 GMT

The soft tissue of a dinosaur brain has been identified in a fossilized state for the first time.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20161029_65039.mp3




The Slippery Slope From Tiny Fibs To Big, Fat Lies - 2016/10/29 - Pt. 4

Fri, 28 Oct 2016 04:00:00 GMT

It is easy to go from tiny fibs to big lies.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20161029_31214.mp3




Enticing Wolverines With A High-tech Skunk Scent - 2016/10/29 - Pt. 5

Fri, 28 Oct 2016 04:00:00 GMT

Studying shy wolverines is easier thanks to a high-tech skunk scent.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20161029_69100.mp3




Read The Fine Print Without Glasses - 2016/10/22 - Pt. 1

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 04:00:00 GMT

By tiring out one channel of information from the eye to the brain, the other channel can improve on fine detail information, like print.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20161022_77134.mp3




Comet Outbursts Likely Due To Avalanches - 2016/10/22 - Pt. 2

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 04:00:00 GMT

Bright outbursts of light from comets are likely caused by avalanches.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20161022_14488.mp3




Sperm Whales Move Into A New Neighbourhood - 2016/10/22 - Pt. 3

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 04:00:00 GMT

The Galapagos Island's population of sperm whales has completely turned over in recent years.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20161022_45899.mp3




Mice Can Feel Each Others Pain - 2016/10/22 - Pt. 4

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 04:00:00 GMT

Mice can transfer pain from one to another by way of scent.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20161022_89474.mp3




Fishy Robots - 2016/10/22 - Pt. 5

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 04:00:00 GMT

Robotic zebra fish could help scientists study human neurological conditions more efficiently,


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20161022_42961.mp3




The Top 5 Things You Need To Survive On Mars - 2016/10/22 - Pt. 6

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 04:00:00 GMT

A survival guide to surviving once you get to Mars.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20161022_64824.mp3




Cosmic Rays May Cause Space Brain On Trips To Mars - 2016/10/15 - Pt. 1

Fri, 14 Oct 2016 04:00:00 GMT

Cosmic rays may have a negative impact on travel to Mars.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20161015_54445.mp3




Clam Consumption Resulted in Thicker B.C. Trees - 2016/10/15 - Pt. 2

Fri, 14 Oct 2016 04:00:00 GMT

Clam shells discarded over 6,000 years have helped BC trees grow healthier.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20161015_25671.mp3




Comet Strike Could Have Caused Warming - 2016/10/15 - Pt. 3

Fri, 14 Oct 2016 04:00:00 GMT

The PETM 55 million years ago may have been the result of a meteorite impact.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20161015_47668.mp3




Berries Make Yellow-shafted Flickers Turn Red - 2016/10/15 - Pt. 4

Fri, 14 Oct 2016 04:00:00 GMT

Yellow-shafted flickers acquire red feathers from eating honeysuckle berries.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20161015_54940.mp3




Venomous: How Earth's Deadliest Creatures Mastered Biochemistry - 2016/10/15 - Pt. 5

Fri, 14 Oct 2016 04:00:00 GMT

A new book 'Venomous' explores the planets deadliest venoms may make useful pharmaceuticals one day.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20161015_38041.mp3




Nobel Prize in Chemistry For Molecular Machines - 2016/10/08 - Pt. 1

Fri, 07 Oct 2016 04:00:00 GMT

The Nobel Prize in Chemistry is awarded for nanotechnology molecular machines.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20161008_45498.mp3




Apes' Theory Of Mind - 2016/10/08 - Pt. 2

Fri, 07 Oct 2016 04:00:00 GMT

Experiments show that apes likely have 'theory of mind'.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20161008_79538.mp3




Algae Make Themselves Sink To Find Nutrients - 2016/10/08 - Pt. 3

Fri, 07 Oct 2016 04:00:00 GMT

Diatoms, a form of algae, alter their buoyancy so they can sink in search of nutrients.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20161008_18935.mp3




Zebra Finches Chirp Weather Report To Unhatched Chicks - 2016/10/08 - Pt. 4

Fri, 07 Oct 2016 04:00:00 GMT

Zebra Finch Parents prepare their offspring for extreme weather by chirping information to the egg.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20161008_75527.mp3




A Bug-eating Plant Digests Gluten Better Than We Do - 2016/10/08 - Pt. 5

Fri, 07 Oct 2016 04:00:00 GMT

A carnivorous plant has the capacity to digest gluten better than humans do.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20161008_46229.mp3




The Origins Of A Good Beer - 2016/10/01 - Pt. 1

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 04:00:00 GMT

Strains of yeast in many beers today date back 500 years.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20161001_76239.mp3




Powerful Microbe Fights A Crop Fungus - 2016/10/01 - Pt. 2

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 04:00:00 GMT

One bacteria has an unusual way of protecting its host from fungus.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20161001_38273.mp3




Marsquakes Key To Finding Life 'In' The Red Planet - 2016/10/01 - Pt. 3

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 04:00:00 GMT

Life-supporting hydrogen gas produced by Earthquakes, may also be present on Mars.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20161001_60026.mp3




Distantly Related Trees Have Same Cold Weather Plan - 2016/10/01 - Pt. 4

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 04:00:00 GMT

Lodgepole pine and interior spruce trees express the exact same genes to deal with the cold, despite having separate evolutions.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20161001_19609.mp3




It's A Microbial World And We're Just Living In It - 2016/10/01 - Pt. 5

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 04:00:00 GMT

Ed Yong's new book is a bout living in and among the microbes all around us.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20161001_12152.mp3




Quantum Teleportation Takes A Giant Leap - 2016/09/24 - Pt. 1

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 04:00:00 GMT

Encrypted quantum information is teleported 6 kilometres in a completely secure method.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20160924_36773.mp3







Nature's Drug Delivery Service - 2016/09/24 - Pt. 3

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 04:00:00 GMT

Bacteria is used to deliver chemotherapy drugs to tumours.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20160924_85782.mp3




The Secrets of Otzi The Iceman's Wardrobe - 2016/09/24 - Pt. 4

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 04:00:00 GMT

Clues to what Otzi the Iceman was wearing are explored.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20160924_15919.mp3




Trees Talk To Each Other Using A Fungal Network - 2016/09/24 - Pt. 5

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 04:00:00 GMT

Trees communicate with each other through an underground fungal network.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20160924_85220.mp3




Franklin's Long Lost Ship HMS Terror Is Found - 2016/09/17 - Pt. 1

Fri, 16 Sep 2016 04:00:00 GMT

Franklin's ship HMS Terror found in Terror Bay Nunavut.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20160917_19281.mp3




OSIRIS-REx's Rendezvous With An Asteroid - 2016/09/17 - Pt. 2

Fri, 16 Sep 2016 04:00:00 GMT

NASA's OSIRIS-REx spacecraft will rendezvous with an asteroid.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20160917_85419.mp3




How Lucy Died - 2016/09/17 - Pt. 3

Fri, 16 Sep 2016 04:00:00 GMT

Famous human relative - Lucy - may have died from a fall from a tree.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20160917_37978.mp3




Ice Free Corridor Theory Dis-proven - 2016/09/17 - Pt. 4

Fri, 16 Sep 2016 04:00:00 GMT

The ice-free corridor theory for travel from Siberia to North America 15,000 years ago has been dis-proven.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20160917_65400.mp3




Purple Algae Darkening And Melting Greenland Ice - 2016/09/17 - Pt. 5

Fri, 16 Sep 2016 04:00:00 GMT

Algae is causing Greenland's ice to darken and melt.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20160917_36214.mp3




No New Particle Found - 2016/09/17 - Pt. 6

Fri, 16 Sep 2016 04:00:00 GMT

The LHC did not find an anticipated new particle this Summer.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20160917_55928.mp3




Saskatchewan Lentils May Combat Arsenic Poisoning - 2016/09/10 - Pt. 1

Fri, 09 Sep 2016 04:00:00 GMT

Lentils from Saskatchewan help delete the body of arsenic that is poisoning many in Bangladesh.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20160910_89816.mp3




Giant Sitka Spruce May Be Genetically Different From Top To Bottom - 2016/09/10 - Pt. 2

Fri, 09 Sep 2016 04:00:00 GMT

Individual old growth sitka spruce may be different genetically at the top from the bottom as a way of dealing with climate change.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20160910_55524.mp3




The Marshall Islands Mix Beauty With Scientific Research - 2016/09/10 - Pt. 3

Fri, 09 Sep 2016 04:00:00 GMT

The numerous atolls and reefs make the Marshall Islands an import place to study the health of coral close to the equator.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20160910_52450.mp3




Forest Recovery, After The Fire - 2016/09/10 - Pt. 4

Fri, 09 Sep 2016 04:00:00 GMT

Understanding how forests recover after fires is becoming more important as fires themselves increase.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20160910_44689.mp3