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.
From Quirks and Quarks Complete Show from CBC Radio - 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 â by crashing into one; Could modern political strife be making us sick?; We're making tiny brains in the lab â 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?
50 years ago we walked on the moon, and it transformed life on Earth 2019-07-19 09:00:00 Quirks & Quarks is celebrating the 50th anniversary of Armstrong and Aldrin putting the first human boot prints on the Moon. We've collected reminiscences and reflections from Canadian astronauts and from scientists across a diverse range of fields. They explain how the historic Apollo 11 landing inspired them and shaped the future that they're continuing to create.
Rethinking Anger Anger is universal and complex: it can be quiet, festering, justified, vengeful, and destructive. This hour, TED speakers explore the many sides of anger, why we need it, and who's allowed to feel it. Guests include psychologists Ryan Martin and Russell Kolts, writer Soraya Chemaly, former talk radio host Lisa Fritsch, and business professor Dan Moshavi.
#538 Nobels and Astrophysics This week we start with this year's physics Nobel Prize awarded to Jim Peebles, Michel Mayor, and Didier Queloz and finish with a discussion of the Nobel Prizes as a way to award and highlight important science. Are they still relevant? When science breakthroughs are built on the backs of hundreds -- and sometimes thousands -- of people's hard work, how do you pick just three to highlight? Join host Rachelle Saunders and astrophysicist, author, and science communicator Ethan Siegel for their chat about astrophysics and Nobel Prizes.