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

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 05:00:00 GMT

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


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20170225_57221.mp3




New Zealand considering using gene drives in war on predators

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 05:00:00 GMT

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


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20170225_74664.mp3




These cave crystals contain 50-thousand year old life

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 05:00:00 GMT

Scientists reanimate microbial form of 'super life.'


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20170225_14570.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:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20170225_78643.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:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20170225_90495.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:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20170225_29870.mp3




Sound Rage is Caused by Brain Overdrive

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 05:00:00 GMT

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


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20170218_62950.mp3




The NHL and the legal Fight On Its Hands

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 05:00:00 GMT

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


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20170218_44026.mp3




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

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 05:00:00 GMT

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


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20170218_33683.mp3




Rocket Launches Deadly Bug Into Space

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 05:00:00 GMT

Doesn't sound the least bit scary.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20170218_74780.mp3




Seagrass is Vital to Marine Life and Human Health

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 05:00:00 GMT

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


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20170218_69825.mp3




Quirks & Question: Mining The Moon

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 05:00:00 GMT

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


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20170218_15114.mp3




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

Fri, 10 Feb 2017 05:00:00 GMT

Sleep isn't just down time for the brain.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20170211_53968.mp3




Reversible Saliva and Rolling Eyes Help Frogs Grab a Meal

Fri, 10 Feb 2017 05:00:00 GMT

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


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20170211_74133.mp3




'Radiation Clouds' may be a Hazard for Frequent Flyers

Fri, 10 Feb 2017 05:00:00 GMT

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


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20170211_56365.mp3




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

Fri, 10 Feb 2017 05:00:00 GMT

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


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20170211_37777.mp3




Pioneering Lithium ion Battery Scientist Wins Herzberg Gold Medal

Fri, 10 Feb 2017 05:00:00 GMT

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


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20170211_28864.mp3




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

Fri, 10 Feb 2017 05:00:00 GMT

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


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20170211_42988.mp3




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

Fri, 03 Feb 2017 05:00:00 GMT

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


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20170204_21945.mp3




Early Modern Human Artists Connected The Dots

Fri, 03 Feb 2017 05:00:00 GMT

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


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20170204_89135.mp3




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

Fri, 03 Feb 2017 05:00:00 GMT

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


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20170204_13075.mp3




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

Fri, 03 Feb 2017 05:00:00 GMT

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


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http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20170204_24998.mp3




Metallic Hydrogen. Did it Finally Happen?

Fri, 03 Feb 2017 05:00:00 GMT

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


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20170204_48116.mp3




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

Fri, 03 Feb 2017 05:00:00 GMT

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


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20170204_60516.mp3




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

Fri, 27 Jan 2017 05:00:00 GMT

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


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20170128_70835.mp3




Carl Sagan saw the Future

Fri, 27 Jan 2017 05:00:00 GMT

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


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20170128_46293.mp3




Chimps, War and the "Cuddle Hormone"

Fri, 27 Jan 2017 05:00:00 GMT

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


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20170128_83421.mp3




Tales From The Parasitic Crypt

Fri, 27 Jan 2017 05:00:00 GMT

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


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20170128_41633.mp3




Make Tomatoes Great Again!

Fri, 27 Jan 2017 05:00:00 GMT

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


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20170128_54374.mp3




Inside 'biology Twitter' with #BestCarcass

Fri, 27 Jan 2017 05:00:00 GMT

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


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20170128_63815.mp3




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

Fri, 27 Jan 2017 05:00:00 GMT

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


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20170128_45281.mp3




Evacuation from the Antarctic

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 05:00:00 GMT

A huge crack in the ice forces researchers' early departure.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20170121_65956.mp3




Science Has A One-Hit-Wonder Problem

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 05:00:00 GMT

A new manifesto takes aim at a growing problem - research results that can't be replicated.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20170121_95924.mp3




Scientists Have Turned Mice Into Tiny Efficient Predators

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 05:00:00 GMT

By firing a laser into a mouse's brain, scientists flipped its kill-switch - and put the mouse into predator mode.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20170121_26425.mp3




Monarchs Come From Far and Wide

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 05:00:00 GMT

Tracking monarch migration over 40 years.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20170121_40331.mp3




1816: New England's Mackerel Year

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 05:00:00 GMT

The year after the Tambora eruption, the New England fishery changed forever.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20170121_17307.mp3




Quirks Question - Mysterious Light Pillars

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 05:00:00 GMT

The mystery of light pillars in Winter at night is explained.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20170121_28053.mp3




MH370 Search Suspended Despite Scientific Breakthrough

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 05:00:00 GMT

The search for MH370 is suspended even though they are close to finding it.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20170121_96280.mp3




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