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MRSA: The Pigs Give Back

A new strain of MRSA that humans can get from pigs actually came from humans in the first place.

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Quirks and Quarks - Damp Weather Dampens Insect's Sex Life - 2013/10/19 - Pt. 2Oct 19, 2013 | 8:15Quirks and Quarks Damp Weather Dampens Insect's Sex Life - 2013/10/19 - Pt. 2 Audio
Quirks and Quarks Damp Weather Dampens Insect's Sex Life - 2013/10/19 - Pt. 2 Oct 19, 2013 | 8:15Some insects respond to barometric pressure changes by reducing their mating habits.
Quirks and Quarks - Fossilized Mosquito With Prehistoric Blood - 2013/10/19 - Pt. 1Oct 19, 2013 | 10:05Quirks and Quarks Fossilized Mosquito With Prehistoric Blood - 2013/10/19 - Pt. 1 Audio
Quirks and Quarks Fossilized Mosquito With Prehistoric Blood - 2013/10/19 - Pt. 1 Oct 19, 2013 | 10:05A 46 million year old mosquito fossil with evidence of its last victim in its abdomen found in Montana.
Quirks and Quarks - Kindred Beings - 2013/10/12 - Pt. 5Oct 12, 2013 | 16:49Quirks and Quarks Kindred Beings - 2013/10/12 - Pt. 5 Audio
Quirks and Quarks Kindred Beings - 2013/10/12 - Pt. 5 Oct 12, 2013 | 16:49Dr. Sheri Speede's memoir of getting a chimp sanctuary up and running in Cameroon.
Quirks and Quarks - Bionic Leg's First Steps - 2013/10/12 - Pt. 4Oct 12, 2013 | 8:23Quirks and Quarks Bionic Leg's First Steps - 2013/10/12 - Pt. 4 Audio
Quirks and Quarks Bionic Leg's First Steps - 2013/10/12 - Pt. 4 Oct 12, 2013 | 8:23A robotic prosthetic leg responds to thought commands.
Quirks and Quarks - End of The Arctic Refugia - 2013/10/12 - Pt. 3Oct 12, 2013 | 9:05Quirks and Quarks End of The Arctic Refugia - 2013/10/12 - Pt. 3 Audio
Quirks and Quarks End of The Arctic Refugia - 2013/10/12 - Pt. 3 Oct 12, 2013 | 9:05The Hudson's Bay Lowlands are no longer resistant to climate change.
Quirks and Quarks - Nobel Prize for Cellular Traffic - 2013/10/12 - Pt. 1Oct 12, 2013 | 11:51Quirks and Quarks Nobel Prize for Cellular Traffic - 2013/10/12 - Pt. 1 Audio
Quirks and Quarks Nobel Prize for Cellular Traffic - 2013/10/12 - Pt. 1 Oct 12, 2013 | 11:51Dr. James E. Rothman describes the cell research that resulted in winning a Nobel Prize.
Quirks and Quarks - Male Marsupial is Dying For Sex - 2013/10/12 - Pt. 2Oct 12, 2013 | 8:57Quirks and Quarks Male Marsupial is Dying For Sex - 2013/10/12 - Pt. 2 Audio
Quirks and Quarks Male Marsupial is Dying For Sex - 2013/10/12 - Pt. 2 Oct 12, 2013 | 8:57A small male marsupial must mate so much over a short period of time that it eventually dies from sex.
Quirks and Quarks - Quirks Question Period:  What If The Asteroid Never Hit? - 2013/10/05 - Pt. 5Oct 5, 2013 | 5:18Quirks and Quarks Quirks Question Period: What If The Asteroid Never Hit? - 2013/10/05 - Pt. 5 Audio
Quirks and Quarks Quirks Question Period: What If The Asteroid Never Hit? - 2013/10/05 - Pt. 5 Oct 5, 2013 | 5:18Question of the week asked 'what if the asteroid never hit?, dinosaurs would have continued, we likely would not be here.
Quirks and Quarks - Female Bug Masquerades As Male To Avoid Unwanted Sex - 2013/10/05 - Pt. 4Oct 5, 2013 | 7:35Quirks and Quarks Female Bug Masquerades As Male To Avoid Unwanted Sex - 2013/10/05 - Pt. 4 Audio
Quirks and Quarks Female Bug Masquerades As Male To Avoid Unwanted Sex - 2013/10/05 - Pt. 4 Oct 5, 2013 | 7:35A female insect has evolved male traits in order not be mistaken for a same-species sex partner.
Quirks and Quarks - Solar - Smaller and Greener - 2013/10/05 - Pt. 3Oct 5, 2013 | 8:39Quirks and Quarks Solar - Smaller and Greener - 2013/10/05 - Pt. 3 Audio
Quirks and Quarks Solar - Smaller and Greener - 2013/10/05 - Pt. 3 Oct 5, 2013 | 8:39Cheaper and more efficient ways of increasing solar energy are being developed.
Quirks and Quarks - Orangutans Announce Their Travel Plans - 2013/10-05 - Pt. 2Oct 5, 2013 | 8:07Quirks and Quarks Orangutans Announce Their Travel Plans - 2013/10-05 - Pt. 2 Audio
Quirks and Quarks Orangutans Announce Their Travel Plans - 2013/10-05 - Pt. 2 Oct 5, 2013 | 8:07Male orangutans call out the night before they travel, to let females know they are coming, and rival males to get out of the way.
Quirks and Quarks - Can You Catch OCD From Strep? - 2013/10/05 - Pt. 1Oct 5, 2013 | 23:55Quirks and Quarks Can You Catch OCD From Strep? - 2013/10/05 - Pt. 1 Audio
Quirks and Quarks Can You Catch OCD From Strep? - 2013/10/05 - Pt. 1 Oct 5, 2013 | 23:55A special documentary looks at the possible link between strep throat and mental illness in children.
Quirks and Quarks - Cheetah's Savvy Hunting Strategy - 2013/09/28 - Pt. 3Sep 28, 2013 | 7:35Quirks and Quarks Cheetah's Savvy Hunting Strategy - 2013/09/28 - Pt. 3 Audio
Quirks and Quarks Cheetah's Savvy Hunting Strategy - 2013/09/28 - Pt. 3 Sep 28, 2013 | 7:35The cheetah uses much more than its incredible speed to hunt and catch its prey.
Quirks and Quarks - Population Countdown - 2013/09/28 - Pt. 4Sep 28, 2013 | 19:34Quirks and Quarks Population Countdown - 2013/09/28 - Pt. 4 Audio
Quirks and Quarks Population Countdown - 2013/09/28 - Pt. 4 Sep 28, 2013 | 19:34The author of the new book 'Countdown, Our Last Best Hope For a Future on Earth' talks about overpopulation.
Quirks and Quarks - You're Getting Warmer - 2013/09/28 - Pt. 1Sep 28, 2013 | 17:23Quirks and Quarks You're Getting Warmer - 2013/09/28 - Pt. 1 Audio
Quirks and Quarks You're Getting Warmer - 2013/09/28 - Pt. 1 Sep 28, 2013 | 17:23In its summary for policy makers, the IPCC report strongly suggests humans are responsible for climate change.

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