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Quirks and Quarks Complete Show from CBC Radio | Best Science Podcasts (2019)

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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.

Tiny tyrannosaur, art acne, what zebra stripes do, ageing your DNA, hacking photosynthesis and sinking in the Sun
2019-02-22 09:00:00
Tiny tyrannosaur fossil helps scientists understand how T-rex grew so large; Art gets a bad case of acne and it has conservators concerned; Zebra stripes confuse tiny predators, not the big ones;Scientists can read the 'rust' on a person's DNA to predict when they'll die; Hacking photosynthesis to re-engineer crop plants and feed the world; What would it be like to stand on the surface of the sun?
54 minutes, 43 seconds


Vaping safety, breast milk pumping, evolution experiments and field mice, a needle you swallow, cosmic catastrophes and animal dementia
2019-02-15 09:00:00
Flavour chemicals in e-cigarettes could damage lung tissue; Canadian researcher proves Darwin right by jailing mice in Nebraska; Breast milk is best, but is there a problem with pumping?; Swallowing needles packed in a turtle shell to treat diabetes; 'Earth Shattering' - all the ways the universe is trying to kill us; Do animals suffer from dementia as we do?
54 minutes, 43 seconds


Psychology of solitary confinement, mind over genes, genocide and climate change, searching for Shackleton's ship, a waterproof sweat sensor and how birds hunt blind.
2019-02-08 09:00:00
Months locked in a tiny box - how solitary confinement can erode mental health; When is your brain stronger than your genes? How the mind can fool the body; 50 million deaths in the New World drove cooling in the the Little Ice Age; Searching for Endurance: Antarctic researchers hunt for the relics of Antarctic adventurers; A stick-on sensor sucks in sweat and can reveal dehydration and more; How do birds find their prey when hunting in muddy water?
54 minutes, 37 seconds


Rocking good sleep, music and body language, the first feathers for flight, Where's my death ray? A 300 million year old fossil walks again and sound in cold air.
2019-02-01 09:00:00
Rocking yourself to sleep improves sleep quality and memory - even in grownups; Body language could be the secret behind the sweetest music; The first feathers for flight? A 160 million year old dinosaur might have had them; How to build a death ray - a new book looks attempts to make the ultimate weapon; A Robot reconstruction of a 300-million-year-old fossil shows how it walked; Does the speed of sound change with temperature?
54 minutes, 4


The Gryphon Trio in McMaster's LIVELab
2019-02-01 09:00:00
The Gryphon Trio playing 'non-expressively'
3 minutes, 41 seconds


The power of super poop, preventing PTSD, counting down to Apollo 11, predators in cold water and termites conserve the rainforest
2019-01-25 09:00:00
Not all poop is created equal, and 'super-poopers' could be life savers; Preventing PTSD with a 'video game' that trains soldiers to control their brains; Countdown to the moon landing - re-live the missions that led to 'one small step for man'; Why warm-blooded predators thrive in the coldest places on Earth; Termites may be hell in your house, but they help protect the rainforest from drought.
54 minutes, 4


Tuskless elephants, room temperature superconductors, how space changed a man, Men, women and pain, climate change means stronger waves and whither glacial water?
2019-01-18 09:00:00
Elephants are evolving to be tuskless after decades of poaching pressure; Discovery of room temperature superconductors could bring floating trains and more; Scott Kelly spent a year in space - and it literally changed him; Repeated pain makes men more sensitive - but not women; Waves are getting stronger and more dangerous thanks to climate change; Will Edmonton run out of water as the Columbia Icefield continues to melt?
54 minutes, 41 seconds


Medieval woman painters, houseplants eat pollution, viruses that kill superbugs, Antarctica turns researchers into zombies, fresh water is getting saltier and which planets are we missing?
2019-01-11 09:00:00
Blue pigment found on a medieval woman's teeth suggests she was a skilled, literate artist; A genetically modified houseplant could suck up dangerous indoor air pollution; Viruses that kill superbugs could save lives when antibiotics don't work; Zombies in Antarctica - Isolated researchers enter 'psychological hibernation'; We're making our fresh water salty by massively changing the landscape; For every exoplanet we see transiting a star, how many go unseen?
54 minutes, 37 seconds


The Quirks & Quarks Question Show
2019-01-04 09:00:00
The Q & Q Question Show for 2019 features 10 scientists each answering one listener question.
54 minutes, 28 seconds


Planet hunting telescope, bioengineered lungs, the year in climate science, flying viruses, kids punish freeloaders and a lake of water on Mars
2018-12-28 09:00:00
TESS, the planet hunting space telescope, is on track to discover a sky full of exoplanets; Lab grown lungs are transplanted in pigs today, they may help humans tomorrow; The year in Climate Change: Fires and heat-waves show things are heating up; Billions of viruses are raining down on you from the upper atmosphere every day; Even kids as young as four want to punish freeloaders; A lake of water was found on Mars - and may be the first of many.
54 minutes, 34 seconds




Best Science Podcasts 2019

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