Quirks and Quarks Complete Show from CBC Radio

Quirks and Quarks Complete Show from CBC Radio

Canada

CBC Radio's Quirks and Quarks covers the quirks of the expanding universe to the quarks within a single atom... and everything in between.

Episodes

Cyborgs and your working future, Cassini's crashing success, Voyager's 40th anniversary and doggy laryngitis  

Will you have to become a cyborg for your job?; Cassini’s Grand Finale - ‘like a Jules Verne adventure come true.' ; Voyager at 40: Space exploration that just keeps on going; Why don’t dogs that bark so much get laryngitis?

Houston paved its wetlands - is catastrophic flooding a result?; Whales are learning to dodge deafening military sonar; To save endangered caribou, shoot a moose; and more  

Houston paved its wetlands - is flooding a result?; Is Canada prepared for a Hurricane disaster?; A Houston weather forecaster on the future of his city; Whales learn to dodge sonar; To save caribou, shoot a moose; Why does my tummy hurt when I’m nervous?

Did you hear that voice? It could be your brain looking for patterns; Pro fighters help scientists understand evolution of concussions; and more  

Hearing voices when there are none; Pro fighters, brain injury and the risks; Mystery of civil-war sub solved by forensics; A sea snakes skin swallows up pollution; Lost City of The Monkey God; Question, How melatonin is regulated in blind people.

Bob McDonald is on the road to the total eclipse, What scientists will be watching during this total eclipse, Baseball researcher finds “the zone” in brain wave experiment, and more  

Bob McDonald on the road to the eclipse, What scientists will see, Eclipse draws ham radio buffs, Baseball researcher finds “the zone” in brain waves, Bad news for bees from neonicotinoids, Skeletons say arthritis isn’t about aging, Quirks Question.

Good mothers=bad guide dogs, glaciers warming the world, Greek Mass grave, armoured dinosaur, super-supernova  

Tough love means good guide dogs; Massive ice sheets weirdly warmed us up; Mass grave could be executed rebels; Armoured dinosaur still had to hide from predators; A super-supernova could happen in our neighborhood; Why does scar tissue persist?

Hearing plants, awkward bees, arctic gems, spying of fish, and chicken bones  

Scientist discovers plants can hear; Socially awkward honeybees may give clues about autism; Listening in on fish conversations; Searching for jewels in the Arctic; Chicken bone reveals a rich backstory; Why can't you remember when you get knocked out?

How to kill everything; Stressed-out fish; Geoengineering; and more  

Fighting mosquito-borne diseases with more mosquitoes; Who should be in charge of geoengineering?; Stressed fish less likely to get caught; How to wipe out all life on Earth; Your t-shirt could charge your phone; A blood test for concussions

Dogs are happy mutants; Chocolate microbiome; How cancer spreads; and more  

Your dog’s mutant superpower is... love; Chocolate plants get fungus armour from their parents; Scientists unlock the key to why cancer spreads; Plants avoid sunburn by shivering away extra heat; Looking for aliens in all the right places;

Brain training apps; Drumming birds; Future forest fires; and more  

Brain training apps won't make you smarter; Cockatoos tap out a beat; Artificial tongue has a taste for good whiskey; Toxic ice may be cleaned up by bacteria; Future forest fires harder to control; Scouring Canada Zika; Potato shaped planets.

The upside of cigarette butts in bird nests; Charging into wildfires; Strong chimps; and more  

Birds use cigarette butts to ward off ticks; Flying into the heart of a wildfire; Why chimps are stronger than you; Working the graveyard shift may trigger cancer; Learning to sniff like a dog; Why are there no stars in the moon landing pictures?

Canada 150 - Our Sesquicentennial in Science; Protecting Islam’s archaeological heritage against vandalism and development; and more  

150 Glorious years of Canadian science; Walking Dead: zombie beetle edition; Protecting Islam’s archaeological heritage against vandalism and development.

When you get your DNA scanned is your genetic privacy safe?; Iron Man takes his first steps - an exoskeleton that learns to walk; and more  

Drowned wildebeest nourish river ecosystem; Iron Man takes his first steps; When your DNA is scanned is genetic privacy safe?; Pancake breakfast may make you cranky; Scaredy-cat cougars frightened into killing more prey; Why don’t whales get the bends?

An iceberg the size of PEI is about to break off of Antarctica; Brainy elk become bulletproof by outsmarting hunters; Illiterate adults can rewire their brains by learning to read; and more  

Larsen C ice shelf is going, going…; Newly discovered fish eaten by invasive predator; Old elk outsmart hunters; Can animals teach you to be a better Dad? Learning to read as an adult restructures the brain; Bees are disappearing, can flies take over?

Bacteria turns poop blue when you’re sick; Your baby can recognize the shape of faces before it’s even born; What's with all those red-bearded hockey players? and more  

Bacteria turns poop blue when you’re sick; The tune from Trappist-1; Cannibal insects get hungrier as climate warms; Babies recognise faces before they're born; Autism detected early with hope for treatment; What's with all the red-bearded hockey players?

Trump ignores most of the world and all of the science; We’ve found 50 genes for intelligence. Could that lead to discrimination?; and more  

Trump ignores most of the world and all of the science, Scientists using CRISPR discover hundreds of unintended mutations, A bend in its skull helps a blind fish find its way; We’ve found 50 genes for intelligence. Could that lead to discrimination?

What science says about the risks of energy drinks; The Sherpas' super-power; and more  

What science says about the risks of energy drinks; The Sherpas' super-power; When did whales get super-sized?; Do I look fat in this face?; Out of Africa, or maybe Europe?; Quirks & Questions: Are humans the only mammals with different blood types?

The Puzzle of Pain, Orangutans babies know breast is best, NASA's big rocket is going nowhere, and more  

The Puzzle of Pain; Orangutans babies know breast is best; NASA's big rocket is going nowhere; Diving deep for glass sponges; The late birds are missing the worm; Quirks Question of the Week: Is a lighter Sun changing the Earth's orbit?

Neuro-Privacy, Money-puck, A Dinosaur goes Hollywood, and more  

Protecting our neural privacy; Human sense of smell is better than we think; A Dinosaur goes Hollywood; Re-evaluating the Origins of Life; Money-puck - hockey Analytics; Quirks & Question: Why don't we use cadaver blood?

Can marathoners break the magical two hour barrier?; 23andMe for Dogs; Killam Prize for engineering medical jello; and more  

23andMe for Dogs; Can marathoners break the magical two hour barrier?; Exercise in a pill; The smallest race cars on the shortest racetrack; Killam Prize for engineering medical jello; Quirks & Question - Can cats really drink saltwater?

'Let There Be Light'; Worms that eat plastic; Dolphin Sex; and more  

'Let There Be Light'; Dolphin Sex; Worms that eat plastic; The mixed scientific legacy of Henrietta Lacks' HeLa cells; Oil sands emissions of volatile organic compounds are under-reported; Quirks Question - Hot and cold water sound different when poured

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