Sep 26: Tailings pond detoxification, baboon friendship and longevity, ancient DNA in dirt, tickling rats for science and 5 ways the universe might die from Quirks and Quarks Complete Show from CBC Radio
From Quirks and Quarks Complete Show from CBC Radio - Oil sands tailings ponds are toxic. Canadian-made nanotech could help fix that. Male baboons make friends with females for just one reason: a longer life. Less than a teaspoon of dirt could hold the history of an entire landscape. Tickling rats to improve animal - and scientists' - welfare. Five ways the universe might die - including one that could happen at any time
Coronavirus and pain, sampling an asteroid, intersex moles, wildfires and CO2, Angry Weather and oxygen from trees.2020-10-15 21:10:00
The coronavirus could be messing with your pain perception and that could help it spread; A NASA probe with Canadian content will touch an asteroid next week; Which forest fires spew out the most CO2? It's the soil that matters, not the trees; Female moles are intersex they have testicle-like tissue that helps them grow big and tough; Angry Weather: the science of blaming droughts, hurricanes and wildfires on climate change; Which trees provide the most oxygen over the course of a year, deciduous or evergreen?
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