Quirks and Quarks | Jun 25, 2011 | 24:46

Micrbiome: The World Within Us

A documentary report about the trillions of microbes in the human body.

Now Playing on CBC Radio Help Refresh

CBC Radio One

Listen Live Ottawa change

CBC Radio 2

Listen Live Eastern change

CBC Radio 3

Listen Live Radio 3
Quirks and Quarks - Earliest Evidence of Cheese Production - Part 1Dec 15, 2012 | 9:49Quirks and Quarks Earliest Evidence of Cheese Production - Part 1 Audio
Quirks and Quarks Earliest Evidence of Cheese Production - Part 1 Dec 15, 2012 | 9:49Pottery fragments from 7,500 hundred years ago provide the earliest evidence of cheese production.
Quirks and Quarks - Forsaking Sex and Stealing DNADec 8, 2012 | 8:39Quirks and Quarks Forsaking Sex and Stealing DNA Audio
Quirks and Quarks Forsaking Sex and Stealing DNA Dec 8, 2012 | 8:39A tiny animal steals DNA from micro-organisms in order to reproduce without having sex.
Quirks and Quarks - Katydids' Human-Like EarsDec 8, 2012 | 8:54Quirks and Quarks Katydids' Human-Like Ears Audio
Quirks and Quarks Katydids' Human-Like Ears Dec 8, 2012 | 8:54Katydid ears are similar to the complex three-part ears that humans have.
Quirks and Quarks - Insect Jumps on WaterDec 8, 2012 | 8:21Quirks and Quarks Insect Jumps on Water Audio
Quirks and Quarks Insect Jumps on Water Dec 8, 2012 | 8:21The Pygmy Mole Cricket has the ability to jump twenty times its body length, on water.
Quirks and Quarks - Nanotech Steam GeneratorDec 8, 2012 | 8:34Quirks and Quarks Nanotech Steam Generator Audio
Quirks and Quarks Nanotech Steam Generator Dec 8, 2012 | 8:34A new way of generating steam without boiling large amounts of water has been developed.
Quirks and Quarks - Blue Whales Perform Underwater Acrobatics - Part 2Dec 8, 2012 | 8:10Quirks and Quarks Blue Whales Perform Underwater Acrobatics - Part 2 Audio
Quirks and Quarks Blue Whales Perform Underwater Acrobatics - Part 2 Dec 8, 2012 | 8:10Blue whales perform a 360 degree spin in order to maximize the amount of krill they eat.
Quirks and Quarks - Nyasasaurus The Oldest DinosaurDec 8, 2012 | 10:09Quirks and Quarks Nyasasaurus The Oldest Dinosaur Audio
Quirks and Quarks Nyasasaurus The Oldest Dinosaur Dec 8, 2012 | 10:09A 245 million year old dinosaur 10 to 15 million years older than the previous oldest has been identified in Tanzania.
Quirks and Quarks - "Near Earth Objects"Dec 1, 2012 | 17:13Quirks and Quarks "Near Earth Objects" Audio
Quirks and Quarks "Near Earth Objects" Dec 1, 2012 | 17:13The new book "Near-Earth Objects" looks at ways of finding potentially harmful asteroids and comets before they can strike this planet.
Quirks and Quarks - The Enemy of My Enemy of My EnemyDec 1, 2012 | 8:12Quirks and Quarks The Enemy of My Enemy of My Enemy Audio
Quirks and Quarks The Enemy of My Enemy of My Enemy Dec 1, 2012 | 8:12Cabbage leaves chemically summon wasps to eat annoying caterpillars, but inadvertently attract another type of wasp that eats the invited wasp.
Quirks and Quarks - Peruvian Peak WaterDec 1, 2012 | 8:49Quirks and Quarks Peruvian Peak Water Audio
Quirks and Quarks Peruvian Peak Water Dec 1, 2012 | 8:49Glaciers in the Peruvian Andes are melting rapidly creating many problems for the people who live there.
Quirks and Quarks - Hermit Crab's Shell GameDec 1, 2012 | 8:28Quirks and Quarks Hermit Crab's Shell Game Audio
Quirks and Quarks Hermit Crab's Shell Game Dec 1, 2012 | 8:28Hermit crabs get in line, literally, to inhabit the shell abandoned by a fellow crab.
Quirks and Quarks - Warm Forests equals Dead TreesDec 1, 2012 | 9:51Quirks and Quarks Warm Forests equals Dead Trees Audio
Quirks and Quarks Warm Forests equals Dead Trees Dec 1, 2012 | 9:51The pine beetle, once the beneficiary of climate change, is now contributing to the problem in the forests of British Columbia.
Quirks and Quarks - Herbivores diet: Question of the WeekNov 24, 2012 | 5:04Quirks and Quarks Herbivores diet: Question of the Week Audio
Quirks and Quarks Herbivores diet: Question of the Week Nov 24, 2012 | 5:04Many herbivores are willing to sample new foods if they remind them of something they've eaten in the past.
Quirks and Quarks - Using DNA To Save The WorldNov 24, 2012 | 19:12Quirks and Quarks Using DNA To Save The World Audio
Quirks and Quarks Using DNA To Save The World Nov 24, 2012 | 19:12A documentary report examines the emerging field of Synthetic Biology.
Quirks and Quarks - Wax-work Micro-musclesNov 24, 2012 | 8:51Quirks and Quarks Wax-work Micro-muscles Audio
Quirks and Quarks Wax-work Micro-muscles Nov 24, 2012 | 8:51A carbon nanotube is powered by expanding and melting wax, 100 times more powerful than a human muscle.

27 of 34