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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




No New Podcasts For This Summer

Thu, 30 Jun 2016 04:00:00 GMT

There are no new podcasts for the Summer, programs are rebroadcasts from earlier this season.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20160630_60888.mp3




Aphantasia: When The Mental Image Is Missing - 2016/06/25 - Pt. 1

Fri, 24 Jun 2016 04:00:00 GMT

Special report about the condition in which people are not able to conjure mental images.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20160625_73788.mp3




Juno Arrives At Jupiter - 2016/06/25 - Pt. 2

Fri, 24 Jun 2016 04:00:00 GMT

After 5 years, NASA's Juno mission arrives at Jupiter.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20160625_55854.mp3




Floating Poop Reveals Secrets Of Whale Evolution - 2016/06/25 - Pt. 3

Fri, 24 Jun 2016 04:00:00 GMT

The evolution of whale diet and digestion is found in their poop.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20160625_21747.mp3




Mammoths Were Promiscuous Pachyderms - 2016/06/25 - Pt. 4

Fri, 24 Jun 2016 04:00:00 GMT

Different Species of Mammoth Interbred Freely according to their DNA.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20160625_39249.mp3




Hot, Young Planet Snuggles Up To A Star - 2016/06/25 - Pt. 5

Fri, 24 Jun 2016 04:00:00 GMT

A planet known as a Hot Jupiter migrates very close to its equally young host star.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20160625_38498.mp3




Ocean Plastic Is Fake Food For Baby Fish - 2016/06/18 - Pt. 1

Fri, 17 Jun 2016 04:00:00 GMT

Juvenile fish prefer eating dangerous plastic to their usual diet of zooplankton.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20160618_73562.mp3




Boreal Forest May Find Safety in Quebec - 2016/06/18 - Pt. 2

Fri, 17 Jun 2016 04:00:00 GMT

A wetter Quebec may help the boreal forests there survive in the future.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20160618_23096.mp3




Rabbitfish Pairs Coordinate Lookout Behaviour - 2016/06/18 - Pt. 3

Fri, 17 Jun 2016 04:00:00 GMT

One rabbitfish feeds in the coral, while the other keep a lookout for predators.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20160618_19347.mp3




For Many The Milky Way Is Out Of Sight - 2016/06/18 - Pt. 4

Fri, 17 Jun 2016 04:00:00 GMT

Most people on Earth can no longer see the Milky Way because of light pollution.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20160618_61609.mp3




Candid Creatures - Science From Animal Selfies - 2016/06/18 - Pt. 5

Fri, 17 Jun 2016 04:00:00 GMT

A new book 'Candid Creatures, How Camera Traps Reveal The Mysteries Of Nature' is featured.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20160618_61912.mp3




Electric Eels Leap To Make Shocking Attacks - 2016/06/11 - Pt. 1

Fri, 10 Jun 2016 04:00:00 GMT

Electric eels actually emerge from the water to increase the voltage of their shock.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20160611_25832.mp3




Fish Can Recognize Human Faces - 2016/06/11 - Pt. 2

Fri, 10 Jun 2016 04:00:00 GMT

Even with small, simple brain, fish can be trained to recognize human faces.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20160611_21020.mp3




Peublo People Lugged Logs For Leagues - 2016/06/11 - Pt. 3

Fri, 10 Jun 2016 04:00:00 GMT

The source of the logs in the Peublo Chaco Canyon in New Mexico has been identified.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20160611_51931.mp3




LISA Pathfinder Holds Space Very Still - 2016/06/11 - Pt. 4

Fri, 10 Jun 2016 04:00:00 GMT

The ESA's LISA Pathfinder mission creates the quietest environment in the galaxy.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20160611_86264.mp3




The Nature Of Sex - 2016/06/11 - Pt. 5

Fri, 10 Jun 2016 04:00:00 GMT

The new book 'The Nature Of Sex' explores animal procreation and copulation.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20160611_20611.mp3




Keeping Off The Rain with A Cardboard Roof - 2016/06/04 - Pt. 1

Fri, 03 Jun 2016 04:00:00 GMT

An additive can make cardboard suitable for roofing in poorer nations like India.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20160604_13838.mp3




Arctic Fox Turns Stark Tundra Into Green Space - 2016/06/04 - Pt. 2

Fri, 03 Jun 2016 04:00:00 GMT

Urine and defecation around fox dens adds nutrients to the soil, which promotes vegetation.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20160604_32343.mp3




Squid and Octopus Thrive In Changing Oceans - 2016/06/04 - Pt. 3

Fri, 03 Jun 2016 04:00:00 GMT

Cephalopods have biological traits that make them adaptable to changing oceans.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20160604_29007.mp3




The Antarctic Did Not Escape The Mass Extinction - 2016/06/04 - Pt. 4

Fri, 03 Jun 2016 04:00:00 GMT

Fossil evidence suggests the mass extinction was just as rapid and severe in the Antarctic as everywhere else.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20160604_68353.mp3




Exercise Can Impair Your Eyesight - 2016/06/04 - Pt. 5

Fri, 03 Jun 2016 04:00:00 GMT

Exercise can slow eyesight function.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20160604_27602.mp3




Moths Tell Bats They Taste Nasty - 2016/06/04 - Pt. 6

Fri, 03 Jun 2016 04:00:00 GMT

Tiger moths make a noise for bats to hear in order to warm them they taste nasty.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20160604_85315.mp3




Meerkats Eat To Compete In Survival Of Fattest - 2016/05/28 - Pt. 1

Fri, 27 May 2016 04:00:00 GMT

Meerkats understand that their size is related to their hierarchy.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20160528_64490.mp3




Purple Martins Keep Invasive Fire Ants In Check - 2016/05/28 - Pt. 2

Fri, 27 May 2016 04:00:00 GMT

The invasive red fire ants in the southern US is gobbled up in the billion by the Purple Martin.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20160528_23898.mp3




Helpless Babies Make For Smart Parents - 2016/05/28 - Pt. 3

Fri, 27 May 2016 04:00:00 GMT

A link has been found between helplessness in infants and intelligence in parents.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20160528_79354.mp3




Arctic Warming Is Shrinking The Red Knot Shorebird - 2016/05/28 - Pt. 4

Fri, 27 May 2016 04:00:00 GMT

The red knot has become 15% smaller over the past 30 years because of a warmer Arctic.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20160528_53239.mp3




Specatcular Horned Dinosaur Joins The Club - 2016/05/28 - Pt. 5

Fri, 27 May 2016 04:00:00 GMT

A new species of horned dinosaur found in Montana.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20160528_91335.mp3




Supernovae Sharpnel Hits Our Solar System - 2016/05/28 - Pt. 6

Fri, 27 May 2016 04:00:00 GMT

Particles from a fairly recent supernovae have been captured by a NASA satellite.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20160528_10527.mp3




Robot Surgeon Does Suturing Better Than Humans - 2016/05/21 - Pt. 1

Fri, 20 May 2016 04:00:00 GMT

A robotic surgical assistant makes perfect stitches.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20160521_79799.mp3




Underwater Archaeology Confirms Early Humans in Americas - 2016/05/21 - Pt. 2

Fri, 20 May 2016 04:00:00 GMT

Human activity has been identified in pre-Clovis America 14,500 years ago.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20160521_77331.mp3




Plankton Drunk On Algae Take Life Threatening Risks - 2016/05/21 - Pt. 3

Fri, 20 May 2016 04:00:00 GMT

Plankton behave strangely after consuming toxic algae in algal blooms.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20160521_85163.mp3




Giraffe Genome Tells A Tale Tale - 2016/05/21 - Pt. 4

Fri, 20 May 2016 04:00:00 GMT

The giraffe genome includes genetic changes but few innovations.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20160521_16891.mp3




The Sting Of The Wild - 2016/05/21 - Pt. 5

Fri, 20 May 2016 04:00:00 GMT

In the book 'The Sting Of The Wild' Dr. Justin Schmidt experiences the stings of ants, wasps and bees for his personal pain scale.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20160521_67808.mp3




Kepler Confirms A Thousand Planets - 2016/05/14 - Pt. 1

Fri, 13 May 2016 04:00:00 GMT

Kepler has confirmed nearly 1300 planets, many in the habitable zone.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20160514_35874.mp3




Invasive Earthworms Threaten Forest Diversity - 2016/05/14 - Pt. 2

Fri, 13 May 2016 04:00:00 GMT

Earthworms are eating and moving seeds around resulting in a lack of diversity in some forest areas.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20160514_36413.mp3




Dung Beetles Diversified By Dining On Dinosaur Droppings - 2016/05/14 - Pt. 3

Fri, 13 May 2016 04:00:00 GMT

Flowering plants provided dung beetles with more nutrition in the form of dinosaur poop.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20160514_61090.mp3




Humans Get Lousy Mileage Compared To Apes - 2016/05/14 - Pt. 4

Fri, 13 May 2016 04:00:00 GMT

Humans have greater energy needs and higher metabolism than apes.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20160514_18591.mp3




African Frogs Facing Fatal Fungal Infection - 2016/05/14 - Pt. 5

Fri, 13 May 2016 04:00:00 GMT

Chytrid fungus may have turned up in Africa.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20160514_44397.mp3




Early Modern Humans In Europe Had A Rocky Road - 2016/05/14 - Pt. 6

Fri, 13 May 2016 04:00:00 GMT

Early modern humans in Europe were displaced several times.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20160514_63027.mp3




Fort McMurray And The Future of Fire - 2016/05/07 - Pt. 1

Fri, 06 May 2016 04:00:00 GMT

A Canadian expert thinks wildfires, like Fort McMurray, are a taste of things to come.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20160507_77466.mp3




Labrador Retriever's Obesity is Genetic - 2016/05/07 - Pt. 2

Fri, 06 May 2016 04:00:00 GMT

Labrador and Flat Coat retrievers have genetic mutation that results in extreme food motivation, and sometimes obesity.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20160507_69597.mp3




Ritual Holes Cut In Human Skulls 6,000 Years Ago - 2016/05/07 - Pt. 3

Fri, 06 May 2016 04:00:00 GMT

Skulls found in Russia have holes surgically cut in the back as part of a mysterious ritual from 6,000 years ago.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20160507_24210.mp3




Tiny Star Has Triplet Planets - 2016/05/07 - Pt. 4

Fri, 06 May 2016 04:00:00 GMT

A solar system like ours, with tiny planets has been identified and is close by.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20160507_72523.mp3




Are We Smart Enough To Know How Smart Animals Are? - 2016/05/07 - Pt. 5

Fri, 06 May 2016 04:00:00 GMT

A new book asks 'Are we smart enough to know how smart animals are?'


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20160507_65874.mp3




Amazon River Hiding A Massive Reef Ecosystem - 2016/04/30 - Pt. 1

Fri, 29 Apr 2016 04:00:00 GMT

One of the world's largest reef ecosystems has been found in the mouth of the Amazon River.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20160430_87962.mp3




Tiny Titanosaur With Perfect Proportions - 2016/04/30 - Pt. 2

Fri, 29 Apr 2016 04:00:00 GMT

An infant Rapetosaurus was a perfectly proportioned copy of the adult.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20160430_89390.mp3




The Peacock Makes Eye Contact With Its Tail - 2016/04/30 - Pt. 3

Fri, 29 Apr 2016 04:00:00 GMT

The peacock uses vibration to move its feathers, but keep the eyespots still in order to mesmerize the peahen.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20160430_33550.mp3




Priests and Traders Collected Climate Data 600 Years Ago - 2016/04/30 - Pt. 4

Fri, 29 Apr 2016 04:00:00 GMT

Accurate recording of climate change found from 600 years ago.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20160430_64632.mp3




Plant Bleeds Nectar To Recruit Ant Bodyguards - 2016/04/30 - Pt. 5

Fri, 29 Apr 2016 04:00:00 GMT

The nightshade plants secretes nectar so ants will come and fend off the beetles and slugs that are eating it.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20160430_83968.mp3




Coral Catastrophe On Christmas Island Reefs - 2016/04/23 - Pt. 1

Fri, 22 Apr 2016 04:00:00 GMT

El Nino has resulted in most of the coral on Christmas Island dying.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20160423_39151.mp3




Seeds Saved Dinosaur Birds From Mass Extinction - 2016/04/23 - Pt. 2

Fri, 22 Apr 2016 04:00:00 GMT

Dinosaur birds with beaks survived the mass extinction because they could eat seeds, which also survived.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20160423_60362.mp3




BC Trees Regaining Carbon Sink Role - 2016/04/23 - Pt. 3

Fri, 22 Apr 2016 04:00:00 GMT

BC trees once again take as much carbon from the atmosphere as they did before the pine beetle devastation.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20160423_86018.mp3




Difficult Childhood Makes Baboon Lives Briefer - 2016/04/23 - Pt. 4

Fri, 22 Apr 2016 04:00:00 GMT

Baboons with poor childhoods are more likely to live shorter lives.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20160423_93795.mp3




The Serengeti Rules - 2016/04/23 - Pt. 5

Fri, 22 Apr 2016 04:00:00 GMT

The new book 'The Serengeti Rules' explores the fundamental rule of biology and life.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20160423_81248.mp3




Neural Bypass Allows Paralysed Man To Move His Hand - 2016/04/16 - Pt. 1

Fri, 15 Apr 2016 04:00:00 GMT

Electronic neural bypass successfully sends signal from the brain to a hand in a quadriplegic.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20160416_69221.mp3




Mysterious Stone Jars May Have Held Human Remains - 2016/04/16 - Pt. 2

Fri, 15 Apr 2016 04:00:00 GMT

The Plain of Jars in Laos includes many stone vessels where dead bodies were decomposed.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20160416_16792.mp3




Not A Planet-Not A Star, So What Is It Really? - 2016/04/16 - Pt. 3

Fri, 15 Apr 2016 04:00:00 GMT

An object That is in between being a star and a planet has been studied.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20160416_80878.mp3




SpaceX Sticks The Landing-And Sticks It To The Competition - 2016/04/16 - Pt. 4

Fri, 15 Apr 2016 04:00:00 GMT

A successful landing for the SpaceX rocket may signal a new era in space travel.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20160416_78049.mp3




Human Sacrifice Helped Build Complex Civilizations - 2016/04/09 - Pt. 1

Fri, 08 Apr 2016 04:00:00 GMT

Ritual killings may have enhanced the power of rulers.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20160409_47305.mp3




Invasive Spiny Water Flea Comes With A Big Cost - 2016/04/09 - Pt. 2

Fri, 08 Apr 2016 04:00:00 GMT

The invasive spiny water flea comes with both an ecological and financial cost.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20160409_95224.mp3




Stone-age Humans Imported Deer To Remote Scottish Islands - 2016/04/09 - Pt. 3

Fri, 08 Apr 2016 04:00:00 GMT

Stone-age humans brought deer to the Orkney and Outer Hebrides Islands.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20160409_76537.mp3




A 305 Million-year-old Fossil Fills Gaps in Spider Evolution - 2016/04/09 - Pt. 4

Fri, 08 Apr 2016 04:00:00 GMT

An arachnid fossil helps tell the story of spider evolution.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20160409_45896.mp3




Arctic Permafrost Is Thawing Faster Than Expected - 2016/04/09 - Pt. 5

Fri, 08 Apr 2016 04:00:00 GMT

The permafrost is thawing and potentially releasing more CO2 into the atmosphere.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20160409_91265.mp3




Breaking Rocks With The Hot Sun - 2016-04-09 - Pt. 6

Fri, 08 Apr 2016 04:00:00 GMT

Summer heat could trigger rocks falls.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20160409_86311.mp3




"Hobbits" Were Older Than We Thought - 2016/04/02 - Pt. 1

Fri, 01 Apr 2016 04:00:00 GMT

The tiny, primitive humans dubbed 'hobbits' were older than previously thought.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20160402_97882.mp3




Female Beetles Use Anti-aphrodisiac To Turn Off The Sex - 2016/04/02 - Pt. 2

Fri, 01 Apr 2016 04:00:00 GMT

Female beetles use a pheromone that tells her partner that it's not time for sex.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20160402_10307.mp3




Adorable Prairie Dogs Become Serial Killers - 2016/04/02 - Pt. 3

Fri, 01 Apr 2016 04:00:00 GMT

Prairie dogs savagely kill their ground squirrel neighbours over access to food resources and overall fitness.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20160402_51492.mp3




Epic Ant Battles End In Sudden Truce - 2016/04/02 - Pt. 4

Fri, 01 Apr 2016 04:00:00 GMT

Acacia ant colonies aggressively battle then suddenly and mysteriously call a truce.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20160402_47286.mp3




Black Hole Blues - 2016/04/02 - Pt. 5

Fri, 01 Apr 2016 04:00:00 GMT

A new book 'Black Hole Blues' is about the discovery of gravitational waves.


Media Files:
http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/quirks_20160402_98588.mp3