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Quirks and Quarks Segmented Show from CBC Radio



CBC Radio's Quirks and Quarks covers the quirks of the expanding universe to the quarks within a single atom... and everything in between.



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Corruption, bribery and cover-ups - is the sugar story too sweet?

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 14:19:00 EST

Is our sugar problem really due to corruption and bribery in science?


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/quirksaio-Vku3PYoj-20180216.mp3




Ants treat battleground wounded during termite wars

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 14:19:30 EST

Ants successfully treat wounds of their injured comrades


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/quirksaio-tHCbHpkE-20180216.mp3




Scientist use nanorobots to attack and kill cancer in mice

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 14:20:00 EST

Nano robots attack cancer and leave healthy cells intact


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/quirksaio-HPrDt2EZ-20180216.mp3







NASA is designing a sub to explore Titan’s methane oceans

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 14:20:30 EST

The challenges of designing a sub to send to explore Titan’s seas


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/quirksaio-Zgg3f8fa-20180216.mp3




Do offshore wind turbines generate noise that is harmful to marine life?

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 14:21:00 EST

Offshore wind turbine construction makes disruptive noise, but new regulations will help.


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/quirksaio-60UcwutQ-20180216.mp3




Take the quiz that shows the universal qualities of music

Fri, 09 Feb 2018 14:30:00 EST

Music is universal to reflect our shared experiences


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/quirksaio-w2w3fnfB-20180209.mp3







Turning off anxiety could be as easy as flicking on a light in your brain

Fri, 09 Feb 2018 13:28:00 EST

How blasting your brain with light could control anxiety


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/quirksaio-wH5RNJk5-20180209.mp3




The secret to female attraction could be a tiny molecule

Fri, 09 Feb 2018 13:23:00 EST

Kisspeptin may be how the female brain controls sexual behaviour


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/quirksaio-teTXQPpf-20180209.mp3




Lego and video games STEM the gender divide

Fri, 09 Feb 2018 13:21:00 EST

Lego and video games can train the brain to visualize in 3D


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/quirksaio-RaiWBoUw-20180209.mp3




Do bears actually hibernate in caves?

Fri, 09 Feb 2018 13:19:00 EST

Are there enough places for hibernating bears to sleep?


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/quirksaio-jl3IY3Ak-20180209.mp3




Would you take this new blood test that can screen for Alzheimer’s?

Fri, 02 Feb 2018 15:18:00 EST

This new blood test will revolutionize how we screen for Alzheimer’s


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/quirksaio-M6xWLLwOVeBGf4U.mp3




Why do some non-evergreens keep their leaves in winter?

Fri, 02 Feb 2018 17:52:30 EST

Some oak and beech species do not drop their leaves in autumn


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/quirksaio-TSOMN68AjeejN3C.mp3







Canadian beetles are shrinking because of climate change

Fri, 02 Feb 2018 17:49:00 EST

Beetles are shrinking because of climate change


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/quirksaio-2jsq1h3kEZczp7u.mp3







Friends share more than interests, their brains are similar too

Fri, 02 Feb 2018 17:46:00 EST

Scientists can predict who your friends are by scanning your brain


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/quirksaio-SLmmXaCIUONZUlo.mp3




Would you take this new blood test that can screen for Alzheimer’s?

Fri, 02 Feb 2018 17:43:30 EST

This new blood test will revolutionize how we screen for Alzheimer’s


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/quirksaio-okMiJuBIzWCezYr.mp3




Why do some non-evergreens keep their leaves in winter?

Fri, 02 Feb 2018 15:35:00 EST

Some species like oak and beech keep their leaves longer over winter in order to provide nutrients and trap water


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/quirksaio-0DdV9b3CXtxTIVQ.mp3




‘There is a lot of tension’: why efforts to monitor Ontario wolves face opposition

Fri, 02 Feb 2018 15:33:00 EST

There is conflict between conservationists and hunters and trappers over how to protect this population in Ontario.


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/quirksaio-xcWCS2kvwWUjoL3.mp3




Friends share more than interests, their brains are similar too

Fri, 02 Feb 2018 15:29:30 EST

Scientists can predict who your friends are by scanning your brain


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/quirksaio-Qtoc7k7DYMEvxT3.mp3




Are junk clearing lasers the first step towards weaponizing space?

Fri, 02 Feb 2018 15:29:00 EST

Could lasers be the solution to all the junk cluttering up space


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/quirksaio-F6mYENSPtXMyHZu.mp3




Canadian beetles are shrinking because of climate change

Fri, 02 Feb 2018 15:26:30 EST

Beetles are shrinking because of climate change


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/quirksaio-uAEHE7hIhKKdHjS.mp3




Flu breath - sick people can spread the flu virus just by breathing

Fri, 26 Jan 2018 15:45:30 EST

According to a new study, it's not just coughing and sneezing. Sick people can spread the flu virus just by breathing as tiny particles containing flu virus are expelled from the lungs.


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/quirksaio-lD7Wi7CVXu2aWXM.mp3




Geoengineering could hold back climate warming - but what if the dam bursts?

Fri, 26 Jan 2018 15:45:30 EST

Slowing climate warming by geoengineering - creating reflective clouds high in the atmosphere - might work. But if we ever stop the geoengineering process then all the climate change it prevents will happen suddenly, which could be a disaster for ecosystems.


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/quirksaio-Fcr5n1z19f1ifnO.mp3




Your eardrums are pointing where your eyes are looking

Fri, 26 Jan 2018 15:45:30 EST

Scientists have discovered that our eardrums move slightly within our head in response to signals from the visual system.


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/quirksaio-5c5NkGvlxjSOVf2.mp3




When our magnetic field flips, say goodbye to modern life

Fri, 26 Jan 2018 15:45:30 EST

A new book by Canadian science writer Alana Mitchell called "Spinning Magnets" looks at the science of the Earth's magnetic field, and the disaster that could strike when the magnetic field spontaneously and naturally flips upside down.


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/quirksaio-As3P0QorzDRzA86.mp3




Animal super-athletes race for life and death on the Serengeti

Fri, 26 Jan 2018 15:45:30 EST

On the African savannah, Cheetahs chase impala and lions chase zebra, and researchers have been breaking down these chases to understand just what kind of athletic demands are being made in this race for life.


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/quirksaio-svQsSJNrC7yMAtK.mp3




How do ducks keep their feet from freezing in cold water?

Fri, 26 Jan 2018 15:45:30 EST

Quirks Question of the week. Feathers keep a duck's body warm, but what happens to it's bare and unprotected feet?


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/quirksaio-pRpYVIyZ6hslX0s.mp3




Whose DNA is present in a donor heart?

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 00:00:00 EST

What happens to the DNA of an organ donor inside the body of the recipient?


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20180113_81590.mp3




Ibuprofen triggers infertility-linked testosterone problems in young men

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 00:00:00 EST

Why taking ibuprofen pain relievers every day may impair fertility in men


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20180113_70030.mp3







Tiny robots inserted in pigs are making tissue grow inside the body

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 00:00:00 EST

How robotic implants help grow tissue inside living pigs


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20180113_59679.mp3







Science explains when to visit the hospital, answer emails, and deliver bad news

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 00:00:00 EST

Why you shouldn’t do your mental heavy lifting in the afternoon


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20180113_16782.mp3




Water conducts electricity. Can snow?

Fri, 05 Jan 2018 00:00:00 EST

Snow is not a good conductor of electricity because the ions cannot move


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20180106_19865.mp3




Low level air pollution costs the economy billions of dollars in lost productivity

Fri, 05 Jan 2018 00:00:00 EST

Modest air pollution can cost billions in lost productivity


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20180106_66443.mp3







Doctors say blueberries can help radiation kill cervical cancer

Fri, 05 Jan 2018 00:00:00 EST

Blueberries are helpful in cervical cancer treatment


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20180106_71320.mp3




How an oddly large beetle penis could inspire new medical technology

Fri, 05 Jan 2018 00:00:00 EST

Beetle penis may inspire new medical catheter design


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20180106_90257.mp3







This food additive is hard to avoid and it could make hospital superbugs more deadly

Fri, 05 Jan 2018 00:00:00 EST

Why scientists think a sugar additive fed a killer superbug


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20180106_42332.mp3




1st ever gene-edited human embryo raises ethical concerns

Fri, 29 Dec 2017 00:00:00 EST

The safety and ethics of editing a human embryo


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20171230_47974.mp3




'For the first time ever, we have a piece of another star system,' astronomer announces

Fri, 29 Dec 2017 00:00:00 EST

In a first, astronomers spot 'piece of another star system' in ours


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20171230_91316.mp3




'Shockingly successful' artificial womb could save thousands of infant lives

Fri, 29 Dec 2017 00:00:00 EST

Why preterm infants could benefit from lambs in artificial womb


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20171230_10852.mp3




Mysterious empty chamber found in the Great Pyramid of Giza

Fri, 29 Dec 2017 00:00:00 EST

A mysterious empty chamber found in the Great Pyramid of Giza


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20171230_59666.mp3




Meteorites could be the reason we walk the Earth today

Fri, 29 Dec 2017 00:00:00 EST

Meteorites provided the building blocks for life on Earth according to new theory


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20171230_63129.mp3




How recreating horsepox in a lab could lead to cancer cures

Fri, 29 Dec 2017 00:00:00 EST

Re-engineering an extinct poxvirus for medical applications


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20171230_90260.mp3




Why our brains take metaphors literally with deadly results

Fri, 22 Dec 2017 00:00:00 EST

Author Dr. Robert Sapolsky talks about the human brain's capacity to handle metaphors of violence.


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20171223_48031.mp3




Frankenstein has lessons about artificial intelligence, child psychology and more

Fri, 22 Dec 2017 00:00:00 EST

What can we learn from Frankenstein after 200 years by Dr. Sidney Perkowitz.


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20171223_57537.mp3




Rethinking testosterone, the scientific case that undermines male power

Fri, 22 Dec 2017 00:00:00 EST

A new book challenges the notion that boys will be boys as the competitive risk takers, and that girls play it safe, as the nurturers.


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20171223_86980.mp3




Are there rainbows in deep space?

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 00:00:00 EST

What kind of rainbow would I see if I were floating by Enceladus’ geysers?


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20171216_16695.mp3




Making eye contact with your baby can synchronize your brainwaves

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 00:00:00 EST

Eye contact helps sync brain waves between mother and baby


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20171216_80296.mp3




Coal mining left entire populations psychologically damaged and the impact continues today

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 00:00:00 EST

The Industrial Revolution is responsible for personality traits that exist in people today


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20171216_82049.mp3




Scientists one up Spiderman by feeding spiders an atomic super liquid

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 00:00:00 EST

Scientists produce ‘bionic silk’ by feeding graphene nanotubes to spiders


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20171216_48694.mp3




Parasite turns mice into mindless cat fighting zombies by hijacking immune cells

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 00:00:00 EST

Scientists figure out how a mind-controlling parasite hijacks mice’s immune system


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20171216_90877.mp3




The Grinch’s growing heart and Rudolph’s red nose explained by science

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 00:00:00 EST

A scientific look at the Grinch’s growing heart and Rudolph’s red nose


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20171216_93570.mp3




Trump vows that the US will go back to the moon, but how?

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 00:00:00 EST

Trump's plan to return to the moon leaves many questions unanswered.


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20171216_19915.mp3




Could we use rising seawater to flood desert regions?

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 00:00:00 EST

It would not be practical to flood deserts to help alleviate rising sea levels.


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20171209_93638.mp3




New dinosaur had duck legs, a swan neck and penguin flippers

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 00:00:00 EST

Halszkaraptor had an unusual array of features, but was also rare in that it was a water living dinosaur.


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20171209_62970.mp3







Abominable Snowman's true identity unmasked

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 00:00:00 EST

DNA analysis shows Abominable Snowman is actually a bear


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20171209_99241.mp3




Gene drive research could wipe out disease, or a species. Why the U.S. military funds it

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 00:00:00 EST

Controversial gene drive tool that can wipe out a species scrutinized by scientists, critics


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20171209_39587.mp3




Why are mosquitoes attracted to some people more than others?

Fri, 01 Dec 2017 00:00:00 EST

Mosquitoes go for specific odours on our body.


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20171202_74393.mp3




How consciousness could live in your brain cells

Fri, 01 Dec 2017 00:00:00 EST

Where does the brain end, and the mind begin?


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20171202_19737.mp3




Fried foods are creating fat clouds in London

Fri, 01 Dec 2017 00:00:00 EST

Why fried food cooks up clouds


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20171202_95014.mp3




Diagnosing the dead: what killed Goya and made Florence Nightingale suffer?

Fri, 01 Dec 2017 00:00:00 EST

How modern medical techniques help diagnose the dead


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20171202_89935.mp3




Your gluten intolerance could have nothing to do with gluten

Fri, 01 Dec 2017 00:00:00 EST

You and everyone you know will probably go Fructan-free


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20171202_72475.mp3




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

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 00:00:00 EST

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


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20171125_29432.mp3




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

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 00:00:00 EST

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


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20171125_72976.mp3




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

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 00:00:00 EST

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


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20171125_51180.mp3




What exactly is chronic pain?

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 00:00:00 EST

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


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20171125_24950.mp3




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 00:00:00 EST

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


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20171125_11561.mp3







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 00:00:00 EST

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


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20171125_57694.mp3




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 00:00:00 EST

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


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20171125_17776.mp3




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 00:00:00 EST

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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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20171125_86241.mp3




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

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 00:00:00 EST

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


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20171125_18550.mp3




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

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 00:00:00 EST

Sugar causes pain when nerves are exposed through thinning enamel.


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20171118_46509.mp3




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

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 00:00:00 EST

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


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20171118_83738.mp3




Canadian engineers built a road to withstand Arctic climate change

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 00:00:00 EST

Engineers construct Inuvik to Tuktoyaktuk highway on top permafrost


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20171118_17029.mp3




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

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 00:00:00 EST

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


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20171118_92198.mp3




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

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 00:00:00 EST

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


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20171118_42123.mp3




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

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 00:00:00 EST

Belief in conspiracy theories based in ‘illusory pattern perception’


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20171118_87658.mp3




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

Fri, 10 Nov 2017 00:00:00 EST

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


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20171111_87409.mp3




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

Fri, 10 Nov 2017 00:00:00 EST

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


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20171111_60050.mp3







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

Fri, 10 Nov 2017 00:00:00 EST

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


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20171111_27607.mp3




Meet the human guinea pig who hacked his own DNA

Fri, 10 Nov 2017 00:00:00 EST

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


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20171111_50462.mp3




Can sound be used to predict earthquakes?

Fri, 03 Nov 2017 00:00:00 EDT

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


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20171104_35072.mp3




Doctors show that blood flow can spread Alzheimer’s disease

Fri, 03 Nov 2017 00:00:00 EDT

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


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20171104_54752.mp3







Bats say ‘move it’ in different dialects

Fri, 03 Nov 2017 00:00:00 EDT

Bats in different caves have their own dialect


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20171104_57958.mp3




LISTEN: These artists turned a breakaway iceberg into music

Fri, 03 Nov 2017 00:00:00 EDT

Artist turns seismic readings of an ice sheet breaking into soundscape


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20171104_95540.mp3




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

Fri, 03 Nov 2017 00:00:00 EDT

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


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20171104_22689.mp3




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

Fri, 27 Oct 2017 00:00:00 EDT

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


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20171028_14660.mp3




Scientists aim to eradicate pneumonia with better vaccine

Fri, 27 Oct 2017 00:00:00 EDT

Pneumonia vaccine offers broadest protection to date in animal models.


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20171028_93629.mp3




How volcanoes helped the Romans destroy Egyptian rule

Fri, 27 Oct 2017 00:00:00 EDT

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


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20171028_86450.mp3




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

Fri, 27 Oct 2017 00:00:00 EDT

A temperature rise of 1 degree significantly impacts marine organisms


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20171028_82535.mp3