Apr 11: COVID-19 transmission, reliving Apollo 13 in real time, birds watch out for rhinos, toads outbreed in hard times, and sports in mesoamerica 3400 years ago. from Quirks and Quarks Complete Show from CBC Radio
From Quirks and Quarks Complete Show from CBC Radio - Why speaking 'moistly' could be partly to blame for the rapid spread of COVID-19. Apollo 13 was a near-disaster that became a triumph now you can experience it in real time. The birds on their backs are a distant early warning system for endangered rhinos. A desert toad chooses to mate with another species when times get tough. Play ball! Researchers find ancient ballcourt in Mexico's highlands.
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