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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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Kamikaze ants blow themselves up and cover their victims with killer slime

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 13:59:30 EDT

Explosive ant blows itself up for the good of the colony


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/quirksaio-Oq4dv8pI-20180420.mp3




A scientific history of chemical weapons

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 13:57:30 EDT

Scientific chemical weapons context for Syria’s latest alleged attack


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/quirksaio-NLz43Wkg-20180420.mp3




Deep-diving ‘sea nomads‘ have evolved an internal scuba tank

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 13:59:00 EDT

Human "Sea Nomads" have evolved to free-dive for long periods of time


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/quirksaio-D6uRKfti-20180420.mp3







One of the most venomous fish in the ocean also has switchblade eyes

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 14:02:30 EDT

The already dangerous stonefish now found to carry switchblades


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/quirksaio-Rw45fuXl-20180420.mp3




Why doesn't life continue to spontaneously occur around hydrothermal vents in the ocean?

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 14:04:00 EDT

One evolution of life is underway, it is impossible to re-evolve life.


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/quirksaio-UYtGXufY-20180420.mp3







Why humans ditched the mono brow, for two eyebrows

Fri, 13 Apr 2018 14:54:00 EDT

Eyebrows played a key role in how we evolved social communication


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/quirksaio-gUVaFCtv-20180413.mp3




Chasing Captain America explores the science behind the ‘super soldier serum’

Fri, 13 Apr 2018 14:55:30 EDT

A plausible scientific explanation for Captain America’s ‘super soldier serum’


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/quirksaio-cUfB2vmC-20180413.mp3




Hummingbirds 'sing' with their tail feathers to impress the females

Fri, 13 Apr 2018 14:57:00 EDT

Costa’s hummingbird males play a ‘birdsong’ with his feathers to impress females


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/quirksaio-wxQKi49F-20180413.mp3




Catch-22: polluting aerosols cool the Earth, removing them warms it

Fri, 13 Apr 2018 14:58:30 EDT

A classic no-win situation - cleaning up polluting aerosols increases global warming


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/quirksaio-RCjqOqos-20180413.mp3




Can we make veggies winter hardy like daffodil plants?

Fri, 13 Apr 2018 15:00:00 EDT

This week's question - Can we make veggies winter hardy like daffodil plants?


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/quirksaio-KTEojBCQ-20180413.mp3




Scientists worry microplastics found on farmers’ fields could end up in our food

Fri, 06 Apr 2018 14:44:30 EDT

Microplastic contamination found in compost destined for farmers fields


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/quirksaio-I7XcMElb-20180406.mp3




Why a lizard from 49 million years ago had four eyes

Fri, 06 Apr 2018 14:46:30 EDT

Two extra eyes helped this lizard with navigation and seasonal cycles


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/quirksaio-aIzMboI9-20180406.mp3







Wake ‘n’ bake - what coffee and cannabis have in common

Fri, 06 Apr 2018 14:50:00 EDT

Coffee and cannabis pull neurotransmitters in different directions


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/quirksaio-Pr7VZ9u0-20180406.mp3




How you can use the science of luck to change your fortunes

Fri, 06 Apr 2018 14:51:30 EDT

How Luck Happens is the title of a new book by Janice Kaplan


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/quirksaio-dCgz4vKS-20180406.mp3




Nature retracts CRISPR ‘bull in a China shop’ paper about gene editing

Fri, 06 Apr 2018 14:53:00 EDT

CRISPR ‘bull in a China shop’ paper about off-target effects is retracted


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/quirksaio-HfLlgszT-20180406.mp3




Do trees radiate heat?

Fri, 06 Apr 2018 14:54:30 EDT

This week's question, and the answer is yes, trees radiate heat.


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/quirksaio-lerWWeUT-20180406.mp3




Time to re-think human anatomy, a new ‘organ’ has been found

Thu, 29 Mar 2018 15:31:00 EDT

The interstitium, a newfound human organ has been hiding in plain sight


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/quirksaio-9dF48uDF-20180329.mp3




Brain scans reveal why the 'Iceman' can withstand insanely cold temperatures

Thu, 29 Mar 2018 15:32:30 EDT

Why doesn’t the ‘Iceman’ freeze? Understanding extreme cold tolerance


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/quirksaio-QyprzaFf-20180329.mp3







On a hunt for North America's indigenous crops

Thu, 29 Mar 2018 15:35:00 EDT

Recovering lost knowledge about indigenous North American food


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/quirksaio-ZVbhWbzP-20180329.mp3




Using tailpipe tech to make smoked bacon safer to eat

Thu, 29 Mar 2018 15:36:30 EDT

Finally, healthy bacon! Taking the toxins out of smoked foods


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/quirksaio-QVfe0U4e-20180329.mp3




Why do fingers and toes wrinkle when they are in the water for a long time?

Thu, 29 Mar 2018 15:38:30 EDT

Fingers and toes wrinkle when they are in the water for a long time to privide tread-like traction.


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/quirksaio-9HqI0Wn2-20180329.mp3




Alien-looking skeleton revealed as human that lost the genetic lottery

Fri, 23 Mar 2018 15:32:00 EDT

A bizarre skeleton that looks alien is actually a human with a lot of bone mutations


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/quirksaio-UpoDDl95-20180323.mp3







The death of a rhino symbolizes the catastrophe of the “sixth extinction”

Fri, 23 Mar 2018 15:35:00 EDT

Samba the rhino is just one example of the species humans are wiping out


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/quirksaio-WzzPDpxk-20180323.mp3




Novichok and the science of assassination with chemical weapons

Fri, 23 Mar 2018 15:36:30 EDT

The science behind the deadly chemical weapon attack in the UK


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/quirksaio-tpvbb1OC-20180323.mp3




Bats teach other bats what a good meal sounds like

Fri, 23 Mar 2018 15:38:00 EDT

Bats learn how to find food from other species


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/quirksaio-9sYLCUDB-20180323.mp3




Why does ear hair grow as men age?

Fri, 23 Mar 2018 15:40:00 EDT

Why ear hair grows as men age is due to rising testosterone levels.


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/quirksaio-SCRwIhJT-20180323.mp3




Hawking’s science, thoughts on God, and the formula for his tombstone

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 14:16:30 EDT

Remembering Professor Stephen Hawking with a commentary and an interview


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/quirksaio-nvu6qG2o-20180316.mp3




How DIY radiation sleuths are holding Japan’s government accountable

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 14:18:30 EDT

In the wake of the Fukushima meltdown, citizens with radiation detectors so they can collect their own data


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/quirksaio-Jz8Msuy8-20180316.mp3




Far out visions for the future of humanity from Michio Kaku

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 14:20:30 EDT

Physicist and futurist Dr. Michio Kaku talks about his new book "The Future of Humanity."


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/quirksaio-zpKZE7hp-20180316.mp3




Something unusual is happening with our planet's magnetic field

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 14:22:30 EDT

A disturbance in the Earth's core is weakening our magnetic field.


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/quirksaio-NjwTFqiY-20180316.mp3




How do archaeological sites become covered in the first place?

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 14:25:00 EDT

Natural causes and human factors cover over sites for archaeologists to find


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/quirksaio-cUqSHN6j-20180316.mp3




Planet-sized cyclones just one highlight of Juno’s views of Jupiter

Fri, 09 Mar 2018 16:07:00 EST

Views of Jupiter we’ve never seen before - results from the Juno mission


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/quirksaio-1rOavXuv-20180309.mp3




We can’t blame violent video games for mass shootings. Here’s the science

Fri, 09 Mar 2018 16:16:30 EST

Playing violent video games does not make people more violent


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/quirksaio-TtH2Eowu-20180309.mp3




‘Gates of Hell’ ritual sacrifices were a deadly geological magic trick

Fri, 09 Mar 2018 16:11:30 EST

Supernatural animal sacrifices in Ancient Rome were a geological trick


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/quirksaio-5hTNsMmG-20180309.mp3




Looking inside our brains to reconstruct images and communicate with those who can’t

Fri, 09 Mar 2018 16:13:00 EST

Reading brain activity could help us communicate with the severely disabled


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/quirksaio-qB2XqhtA-20180309.mp3




A 127 million year old baby bird fossil sheds new light on avian evolution

Fri, 09 Mar 2018 16:15:00 EST

An ancient baby bird fossil reveals early avian evolution


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/quirksaio-8wBIkHot-20180309.mp3




How do cell phone towers affect birds that nest on them?

Fri, 09 Mar 2018 16:16:30 EST

Birds may have fewer offspring and have problems navigating


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/quirksaio-7wSGPaJw-20180309.mp3




The universe’s dark age ended with the first stars - and we’ve found them

Fri, 02 Mar 2018 12:12:00 EST

Astronomers glimpse signs of the universe's first stars


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/quirksaio-ICCpk0ao-20180302.mp3




The vampire molecule: scientists discover why young blood helps reverse ageing

Fri, 02 Mar 2018 12:13:30 EST

Can blood from young people really reverse ageing in the brain?


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/quirksaio-GVs5BRB9-20180302.mp3




‘Acoustic tweezer’ tractor beam could replace invasive surgeries

Fri, 02 Mar 2018 12:20:00 EST

Sculpting sound to create tractor beam to levitate objects


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/quirksaio-2wWBsDD6-20180302.mp3







The secret to finding life on Mars begins in Chile's Atacama Desert

Fri, 02 Mar 2018 12:23:30 EST

Scientists find dormant life in Mars-like desert on Earth


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/quirksaio-2Xhf6aEZ-20180302.mp3




Why do we have wax in our ears?

Fri, 02 Mar 2018 12:25:30 EST

Ear wax serves many important functions


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/quirksaio-S34DQQRN-20180302.mp3




These paintings prove Neanderthals weren't so brutish after all

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 14:14:00 EST

Cave art in Europe created by Neanderthals suggests they were creative and capable of abstract thought


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/quirksaio-Eel1dDmr-20180223.mp3




From dresses to space travel graphene could do just about anything

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 14:17:00 EST

A new book describes the many potential uses of this miracle material and how it might change our technology - and our world.


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/quirksaio-ZUvJwzRJ-20180223.mp3




This online game could be a ‘psychological vaccine’ against fake news

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 14:19:00 EST

An online game allows you to pretend to be a purveyor of fake news, and helps educate people on the techniques of disseminating misinformation.


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/quirksaio-U6SZm5R3-20180223.mp3




Could we stop flu outbreaks with UV light bulbs?

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 14:20:30 EST

Far UVC light, which is harmless to humans, but kills microbes, could be used in public lighting to stop the spread of airborne disease


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/quirksaio-UwUxTE3L-20180223.mp3




Over-medicated seniors are an ‘unseen epidemic’

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 14:23:00 EST

Doctors are thinking about "deprescribing" for seniors who are taking too much and too many medications for too long.


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/quirksaio-Ky8xI3OD-20180223.mp3




How much oil have we taken out of the ground?

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 14:24:00 EST

Our weekly listener question asks how much oil have we extracted and what happens when it's taken out of the ground


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https://podcast-a.akamaihd.net/mp3/podcasts/quirksaio-pspOyOWb-20180223.mp3




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