Jul 3: Quirks & Quarks podcast on hiatus until September from Quirks and Quarks Complete Show from CBC Radio
From Quirks and Quarks Complete Show from CBC Radio - 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
Jul 3: Quirks & Quarks podcast on hiatus until September 2020-07-02 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 32 seconds
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 Vaccines 2020-09-17 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 September 2020-07-02 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 show 2020-06-25 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 Brain 2020-04-13 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
Listen Again: The Power Of Spaces How do spaces shape the human experience? In what ways do our rooms, homes, and buildings give us meaning and purpose? This hour, TED speakers explore the power of the spaces we make and inhabit. Guests include architect Michael Murphy, musician David Byrne, artist Es Devlin, and architect Siamak Hariri.
#576 Science Communication in Creative Places When you think of science communication, you might think of TED talks or museum talks or video talks, or... people giving lectures. It's a lot of people talking. But there's more to sci comm than that. This week host Bethany Brookshire talks to three people who have looked at science communication in places you might not expect it. We'll speak with Mauna Dasari, a graduate student at Notre Dame, about making mammals into a March Madness match. We'll talk with Sarah Garner, director of the Pathologists Assistant Program at Tulane University School of Medicine, who takes pathology instruction out of...
What If? There's plenty of speculation about what Donald Trump might do in the wake of the election. Would he dispute the results if he loses? Would he simply refuse to leave office, or even try to use the military to maintain control? Last summer, Rosa Brooks got together a team of experts and political operatives from both sides of the aisle to ask a slightly different question. Rather than arguing about whether he'd do those things, they dug into what exactly would happen if he did. Part war game part choose your own adventure, Rosa's Transition Integrity Project doesn't give us any predictions, and it isn't a referendum on Trump. Instead, it's a deeply illuminating stress test on our laws, our institutions, and on the commitment to democracy written into the constitution.
This episode was reported by Bethel Habte, with help from Tracie Hunte, and produced by Bethel Habte. Jeremy Bloom provided original music.
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You can read The Transition Integrity Project's report here.