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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.

Apr 4 Testing for COVID-19, blood plasma clinical trials to begin, vaccine development, COVID threatens mountain gorillas and these boots were made for running
2020-04-02 21:10:00
How we test for the COVID-19 virus – and how can we do it faster? COVID-19 could be treated with blood plasma from those who've recovered. We need vaccines for the coronavirus – here's how we'll make them. The coronavirus could threaten endangered mountain gorillas. Electric assist running boots may be the future of recreational jogging.
54 minutes, 1


Mar 28: Mobilizing scientists in the COVID 19 fight, riding the COVID wave, NASA's space salad and Escobar's hippos are restoring an ecosystem
2020-03-26 21:10:00
Scientists are mobilizing from the ground up and the top down in our war against COVID-19. Can we control the pandemic and move from 'flattening the curve' to 'riding the wave'. Salads in space: NASA has learned to grow lettuce on the space station. How Pablo Escobar's escaped hippos are helping to restore an ancient ecosystem
54 minutes, 1


COVID vulnerability, COVID and climate, iring a cannonball at an asteroid and a fossil 'wonderchicken'
2020-03-19 21:10:00
How aging increases vulnerability to COVID-19 and how pollution can make it worse. COVID-19 has led to huge emissions reductions – can we learn from this? 'Wonderchicken' walked among the dinosaurs just before the mass extinction. Japanese space scientists shoot an asteroid to learn about its past.
54 minutes, 1


Coronavirus epidemiology, Greenland glaciers melt, squatting a better way to be sedentary and SmartICE supports northern life
2020-03-12 21:10:00
COVID-19: Why reacting early and aggressively is the key to avoiding crisis; How the Greenland Ice Sheet is melting from the bottom up; Squat, don't sit: The way we are sedentary could make a big difference in our health; SmartICE: Supporting Inuit knowledge of the landscape with technology.
54 minutes, 11 seconds


Coronavirus epidemiology, Greenland glaciers melt, squatting a better way to be sedentary, SmartICE supports northern life
2020-03-12 21:10:00
COVID-19: Why reacting early and aggressively is the key to avoiding crisis; How the Greenland Ice Sheet is melting from the bottom up; Squat, don't sit: The way we are sedentary could make a big difference in our health; SmartICE: Supporting Inuit knowledge of the landscape with technology.
54 minutes, 11 seconds


New technology gives amputees a hand, a big dam proposal, your dog's heat sensitive nose, was the Earth once a waterworld, the fight to be the first female astronaut and composting garbage
2020-03-05 21:10:00
'It's like you have a hand again' A major breakthrough in robotic limb technology; Is damming the entire North Sea a realistic way to defend against sea level rise?; Your dog's cold wet nose may help it 'see' in infrared; Ancient ocean crust suggests Earth was once almost entirely covered in water; The tale of the two female pilots who could have been the first women in space; Would leaving compostables in with the garbage help break the garbage down?
54 minutes, 26 seconds


Coronavirus containment window closing, whale skin care, gingko trees eternal youth, does cloud seeding work, and SmartICE supports Inuit knowledge
2020-02-27 21:10:00
We may have passed the tipping point in the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak; Whales may migrate to warm water for a full body exfoliation; Long-lived trees may have found the cellular secret to theoretical immortality; We've been cloud seeding for decades, but now we finally know if it works; Walrus knocking, seals trilling – these are the sounds of the Arctic; Why do some animals lay eggs, and others give live birth?
54 minutes, 11 seconds


Coronavirus containment window closing, whale skin care, gingko trees eternal youth, does cloud seeding work, and Does cloud seeding work, and listening to the sounds of the Arctic ocean
2020-02-27 21:10:00
We may have passed the tipping point in the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak; Whales may migrate to warm water for a full body exfoliation; Long-lived trees may have found the cellular secret to theoretical immortality; We've been cloud seeding for decades, but now we finally know if it works; Walrus knocking, seals trilling – these are the sounds of the Arctic; Why do some animals lay eggs, and others give live birth?
54 minutes, 11 seconds


Introducing The Dose with Dr. Brian Goldman
2020-02-24 21:10:00
The Dose is a new weekly podcast that answers everyday health questions like: What vaccines do adults need? Does your Fitbit actually make you fitter? Or, should I bother taking vitamins? Dr. Brian Goldman and the team behind White Coat Black Art bring you the best science from top experts in about the same amount of time as an appointment with your GP. Subscribe to The Dose at smarturl.it/thedosecbc
16 minutes, 53 seconds


Live animal markets and viruses, largest turtle's horned shell, a robot for Europa, jewel beetles iridescent camouflage, better talk on climate change and flying west
2020-02-20 21:10:00
Tracking the spread of viruses in live animal markets by building one in a lab; The largest turtle that ever lived had fighting horns on its shell; NASA's building a robot to explore Jupiter's moon Europa - from underneath it's icy shell; Vivid and fabulous jewel beetles actually use their colours for camouflage; Why the way we talk about climate change makes some people stop listening; How can planes travel against the rotation of the Earth?
54 minutes, 27 seconds




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