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Quirks and Quarks | Mar 3, 2012 | 5:36

North Star brightest in Northern Hemisphere: Fact or Fiction

It is science fiction that the North Star or Polaris is the brightest in the Northern Hemisphere, Sirius is brighter.

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Quirks and Quarks - Entangled Whales Suffer Slow Death - Part 3May 25, 2013 | 8:41Quirks and Quarks Entangled Whales Suffer Slow Death - Part 3 Audio
Quirks and Quarks Entangled Whales Suffer Slow Death - Part 3 May 25, 2013 | 8:41A study reveals exactly how entanglement in fishing gear impacts the behavior of a right whale.
Quirks and Quarks - Earliest Evidence of Cooking Pots - Part 2May 25, 2013 | 8:43Quirks and Quarks Earliest Evidence of Cooking Pots - Part 2 Audio
Quirks and Quarks Earliest Evidence of Cooking Pots - Part 2 May 25, 2013 | 8:43Pottery fragments in Japan indicate hunter-gatherers used pots for cooking fish twelve to fifteen thousand years ago.
Quirks and Quarks - Arctic Bacteria Survives Below Freezing - Part 1May 25, 2013 | 9:50Quirks and Quarks Arctic Bacteria Survives Below Freezing - Part 1 Audio
Quirks and Quarks Arctic Bacteria Survives Below Freezing - Part 1 May 25, 2013 | 9:50An Arctic bacteria can reproduce in temperatures as cold as -15C.
Quirks and Quarks - Beetles Make Antifreeze - Part 5May 18, 2013 | 7:11Quirks and Quarks Beetles Make Antifreeze - Part 5 Audio
Quirks and Quarks Beetles Make Antifreeze - Part 5 May 18, 2013 | 7:11Longhorn beetles survive -40C by making their own internal antifreeze.
Quirks and Quarks - Apps For Apes - Part 4May 18, 2013 | 17:42Quirks and Quarks Apps For Apes - Part 4 Audio
Quirks and Quarks Apps For Apes - Part 4 May 18, 2013 | 17:42A documentary report about a program in which Orangutans were given iPads to experiment with.
Quirks and Quarks - Humans And Dogs Evolved TogetherMay 18, 2013 | 8:08Quirks and Quarks Humans And Dogs Evolved Together Audio
Quirks and Quarks Humans And Dogs Evolved Together May 18, 2013 | 8:08Humans and dogs developed parallel genes during the domestication process.
Quirks and Quarks - Oldest Evidence Of Human HuntingMay 18, 2013 | 9:25Quirks and Quarks Oldest Evidence Of Human Hunting Audio
Quirks and Quarks Oldest Evidence Of Human Hunting May 18, 2013 | 9:25Evidence that humans first hunted 2 million years ago has been found in East Africa.
Quirks and Quarks - Oldest Water May Be Clue To Life On MarsMay 18, 2013 | 10:20Quirks and Quarks Oldest Water May Be Clue To Life On Mars Audio
Quirks and Quarks Oldest Water May Be Clue To Life On Mars May 18, 2013 | 10:20Ancient water found near Timmins may include microbial life, and suggests similar findings in similar rocks on Mars.
Quirks and Quarks - Seeing Faster Than The Eye Can FollowMay 11, 2013 | 8:40Quirks and Quarks Seeing Faster Than The Eye Can Follow Audio
Quirks and Quarks Seeing Faster Than The Eye Can Follow May 11, 2013 | 8:40The brain can track an object, like a puck or ball, faster than the eye.
Quirks and Quarks - Bone Worm Devours Whale Skeletons - Part 5May 11, 2013 | 8:25Quirks and Quarks Bone Worm Devours Whale Skeletons - Part 5 Audio
Quirks and Quarks Bone Worm Devours Whale Skeletons - Part 5 May 11, 2013 | 8:25A bizarre worm secretes acid on to whale skeletons in order to extract nutrients from inside.
Quirks and Quarks - Compound Eye Camera - Part 4May 11, 2013 | 9:12Quirks and Quarks Compound Eye Camera - Part 4 Audio
Quirks and Quarks Compound Eye Camera - Part 4 May 11, 2013 | 9:12An electronic camera has been developed based on the compound eye of an insect.
Quirks and Quarks - Hairy Bat Tongues Lap LiquidMay 11, 2013 | 8:19Quirks and Quarks Hairy Bat Tongues Lap Liquid Audio
Quirks and Quarks Hairy Bat Tongues Lap Liquid May 11, 2013 | 8:19Hair on the tip of a bat's tongue becomes erect in order to extend the surface area.
Quirks and Quarks - Using Elephants to Study Dinosaur MetabolismMay 11, 2013 | 8:49Quirks and Quarks Using Elephants to Study Dinosaur Metabolism Audio
Quirks and Quarks Using Elephants to Study Dinosaur Metabolism May 11, 2013 | 8:49Elephant sized dinosaur migrated at night to avoid over-heating.
Quirks and Quarks - Bone Head Dinosaur Diversity - Part 1May 11, 2013 | 10:08Quirks and Quarks Bone Head Dinosaur Diversity - Part 1 Audio
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Quirks and Quarks A Moon's moon?: Question of the Week May 4, 2013 | 4:03The question "Can a moon have a moon?" is answered "No" by a Canadian physicist.

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