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 from Quirks and Quarks Complete Show from CBC Radio
From Quirks and Quarks Complete Show from CBC Radio - 'It's like you have a hand again' â 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?
Sep 19: Woodpecker wars, hibernating squid, Viking DNA and COVID Vaccines2020-09-17 21:10:00
In lethally violent 'woodpecker wars' some birds fight, and some just come for the show. Unlocking the secrets of jumbo squid hibernation might improve human medicine. Short, dark and southern many Vikings aren't who you thought they were. Fast, effective and ethically distributed what we need from a COVID vaccine
Jul 3: Quirks & Quarks podcast on hiatus until September2020-07-02 21:10:00
Quirks & Quarks is on hiatus for the summer. Our podcast will resume with new programs in September. In the meantime, you can dig deep into the feed for programs you missed, or visit our website to listen to our archives online. Have a great summer
June 27: The Quirks & Quarks Question show2020-06-25 21:10:00
Another episode of the always fascinating, always fabulous, Quirks & Quarks listener Question Show. We're answering questions like: do viruses have predators? What do animals taste? How do you weigh the earth, and how do bacteria eat plastic?
Introducing Unlocking Bryson's Brain2020-04-13 21:10:00
Bryson seems like a perfectly healthy baby. But soon doctors confirm his parents' worst fears: something is wrong with Bryson's brain. Despite dozens of tests over nearly a decade, doctors come up empty in their efforts to find a diagnosis.Then one day, everything changes. Scientists working at the cutting edge of genetics believe they know what's causing Bryson's disease and think it could be reversed. Here's the first episode of the new CBC podcast, Unlocking Bryson's Brain. More episodes are available at hyperurl.co/unlocking