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Quirks and Quarks Complete 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.

Lionfish are super digesters, Voyager 2 goes interstellar, carbon capture, AI reads scientific literature, fear, trauma and inheritance and animal heart attacks
2019-11-07 21:10:00
The lionfish is an Olympic athlete of digestion — and that's an ecological disaster; After a 42-year journey, Voyager 2 goes interstellar; 'We have to do everything:' Why capturing carbon shows real promise; AI is reviewing scientists' old work and discovering things they missed; Fear and trauma are useful for animals — can we learn from them how to live without it?; Do animals ever have heart attacks or is it just humans?
54 minutes, 11 seconds


Roadway pollution, fungus promotes pancreatic cancer, the bang in the Big Bang, infant eels magnetic migration and the pathway to Mars.
2019-11-01 09:00:00
Pollution sniffing investigators find air near roads is high in contaminants; A common fungus may drive tumour growth in pancreatic cancer; The universe was full of cold goop, then came the big bang; Infant eels use the moon and an internal compass to finish their trans-ocean migration; Pathway to Mars — what's the biggest challenge, money or technology?
54 minutes, 11 seconds


World's loudest bird, a six-fingered lemur, a microbrewery in your gut, earthworms and the climate underground, a patient researcher and a question of indigestion
2019-10-25 09:00:00
Females flinch from the mating call of the world's loudest bird; A lemur from Madagascar has been hiding a sixth finger on its hand; Beer belly — a rare yeast infection makes the gut into a microbrewery; Climate science goes underground to understand the implications for earthworms; The patient researcher: a scientist's cancer diagnosis changes her life's work; What is indigestion and why is it so painful?
54 minutes, 46 seconds


Understanding the Anthropocene extinction, regenerating cartilage, autism and touch, a prosthetic that feels and where's my Lyme vaccine?
2019-10-18 09:00:00
Understanding extinction — humanity has destroyed half the life on Earth; Could we prevent arthritis by regenerating cartilage?; Building a better cyborg leg — adding a sense of touch to artificial limbs; People with autism might be suffering from an oversensitivity to touch; Why isn't there a Lyme disease vaccine for humans?
54 minutes, 11 seconds


Canada's latest Nobel laureate and our election science policy debate
2019-10-11 09:00:00
Hear from Canadian-born cosmologist James Peebles about his Nobel Prize; The Quirks & Quarks science and environmental policy debate
54 minutes, 11 seconds


Red meat might not be bad, deflecting asteroids, politics making us sick, growing human brains in the lab, evolution and orgasms and animals in the midnight sun.
2019-10-04 09:00:00
Hear from the scientist who says red might not be so bad for us after all; NASA is testing a plan to deflect killer asteroids — by crashing into one; Could modern political strife be making us sick?; We're making tiny brains in the lab — should we be worried for them?; Hear from a researcher who's investigating how evolution explains the female orgasm; How does 24 hour daylight impact animals in the far North?
54 minutes, 1 second


Plastic tea-bag particles, Venus was habitable, driver memory fail, earliest North American migrants, Plants 'terraformed' the Earth
2019-09-27 09:00:00
New plastic tea-bags shed billions of tiny particles into the cup; Venus is a hellscape now, but might once have been blue like Earth; Lethal memory fail: why drivers see, and then forget motorcyclists; Ever older remains of early migrants rewrite the story of the first North Americans; Making Eden - how plants 'terraformed' the Earth.
54 minutes, 11 seconds


Quirks & Quarks women in science special — How science has done women wrong
2019-09-20 09:00:00
The glass obstacle course: Why so few women hold the top spots in STEM disciplines; Women's brains ARE built for science. Modern neuroscience explodes an old myth; Women and science suffer when medical research doesn't study females.
54 minutes, 11 seconds


Ground zero for dinosaur extinction, space archeology, toes on the brain, Finding a lost jet engine on Greenland, mystery of the wandering whales and barren tablelands
2019-09-13 09:00:00
Rocks recovered from ground zero reveal how the dinosaurs died; Archaeology from space - discovering history from a few hundred kilometres up; A jumbo jet lost an engine over Greenland — these researchers found it; The toes of foot painters are mapped in the brain as if they were fingers; Why are right whales roaming into danger off the East coast?; Why are the Tablelands of Gros Morne National Park barren?
54 minutes, 11 seconds


Quirks & Quarks 'science in the field' special — the summer adventures of scientists working in exotic and remote locations
2019-09-06 09:00:00
Dodging venomous vipers and plant poachers to study how climate change impacts insects; Searching for dinosaurs in BC's rockies — and finding grizzly bears instead; When the desert doesn't bloom fake flowers are a scientist's solution; A moment of distraction leads to near disaster while studying insects in a tropical paradise; Projectile vomiting birds are among the challenges in studying arctic lakes.
54 minutes, 11 seconds




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