Quirks and Quarks | Mar 31, 2012 | 10:30

Revealing Raindrops

Fossil raindrop impressions help scientists make predictions about the Earth's atmosphere 2.7 billion years ago.

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Quirks and Quarks - Birds & Music - 2014/11/15 - Pt. 5Nov 15, 2014 | 9:13Quirks and Quarks Birds & Music - 2014/11/15 - Pt. 5 Audio
Quirks and Quarks Birds & Music - 2014/11/15 - Pt. 5 Nov 15, 2014 | 9:13The songs of birds and the music of humans are related.
Quirks and Quarks - The Darkness Is Full Of Stars - 2014/11/15 - Pt. 4Nov 15, 2014 | 8:46Quirks and Quarks The Darkness Is Full Of Stars - 2014/11/15 - Pt. 4 Audio
Quirks and Quarks The Darkness Is Full Of Stars - 2014/11/15 - Pt. 4 Nov 15, 2014 | 8:46Half the stars in the universe may be 'rogue' stars.
Quirks and Quarks - Bats Jam Others' Echolocation - 2014/11/15 - Pt. 6Nov 15, 2014 | 8:37Quirks and Quarks Bats Jam Others' Echolocation - 2014/11/15 - Pt. 6 Audio
Quirks and Quarks Bats Jam Others' Echolocation - 2014/11/15 - Pt. 6 Nov 15, 2014 | 8:37Bats have the ability to jam the echolocation of other bats in order to steal their prey.
Quirks and Quarks - The Taming Of The Cat - 2014/11/15 - Pt. 1Nov 14, 2014 | 9:49Quirks and Quarks The Taming Of The Cat - 2014/11/15 - Pt. 1 Audio
Quirks and Quarks The Taming Of The Cat - 2014/11/15 - Pt. 1 Nov 14, 2014 | 9:49The cats we domesticated were the ones brave enough to accept treats.
Quirks and Quarks - Big Science:  Thirty Metre Telescopes - 2014/11/08 - Pt. 5Nov 8, 2014 | 15:07Quirks and Quarks Big Science: Thirty Metre Telescopes - 2014/11/08 - Pt. 5 Audio
Quirks and Quarks Big Science: Thirty Metre Telescopes - 2014/11/08 - Pt. 5 Nov 8, 2014 | 15:07The Big Science series looks at the 30 metre telescope, 3 times larger than any other.
Quirks and Quarks - Ancient Fish Created Copulation - 2014/11/08 - Pt. 3Nov 8, 2014 | 9:06Quirks and Quarks Ancient Fish Created Copulation - 2014/11/08 - Pt. 3 Audio
Quirks and Quarks Ancient Fish Created Copulation - 2014/11/08 - Pt. 3 Nov 8, 2014 | 9:06385 million years ago a tiny fish pioneered internal fertilization.
Quirks and Quarks - Rosetta's Long Trip - 2014/11/08 - Pt. 1Nov 8, 2014 | 12:25Quirks and Quarks Rosetta's Long Trip - 2014/11/08 - Pt. 1 Audio
Quirks and Quarks Rosetta's Long Trip - 2014/11/08 - Pt. 1 Nov 8, 2014 | 12:25The Rosetta Mission has reached its desired comet after 10 years of travel.
Quirks and Quarks - Chicken Big - 2014/11/08 - Pt. 4Nov 8, 2014 | 9:29Quirks and Quarks Chicken Big - 2014/11/08 - Pt. 4 Audio
Quirks and Quarks Chicken Big - 2014/11/08 - Pt. 4 Nov 8, 2014 | 9:29Selective breeding has resulted in chickens being 4 times larger than in the late 1950's.
Quirks and Quarks - These Crime Solvers Are Real Pigs - 2014/11/08 - Pt. 2Nov 8, 2014 | 10:25Quirks and Quarks These Crime Solvers Are Real Pigs - 2014/11/08 - Pt. 2 Audio
Quirks and Quarks These Crime Solvers Are Real Pigs - 2014/11/08 - Pt. 2 Nov 8, 2014 | 10:25Forensic science uses submerged pig carcasses to learn how human remains decompose in water.
Quirks and Quarks - A Message From Martha - 2014/11/01 - Pt. 5Nov 1, 2014 | 16:11Quirks and Quarks A Message From Martha - 2014/11/01 - Pt. 5 Audio
Quirks and Quarks A Message From Martha - 2014/11/01 - Pt. 5 Nov 1, 2014 | 16:11The story of the last passenger pigeon on the planet is told in the book 'A Message From Martha'.
Quirks and Quarks - Return of a Virus - 2014/11/01 - Pt. 4Nov 1, 2014 | 8:36Quirks and Quarks Return of a Virus - 2014/11/01 - Pt. 4 Audio
Quirks and Quarks Return of a Virus - 2014/11/01 - Pt. 4 Nov 1, 2014 | 8:36A virus frozen in caribou poo 700 years ago was revived in a lab experiment.
Quirks and Quarks - The Fast Flip of The Earth's Magnetic Field - 2014/11/01 - Pt. 3Nov 1, 2014 | 8:37Quirks and Quarks The Fast Flip of The Earth's Magnetic Field - 2014/11/01 - Pt. 3 Audio
Quirks and Quarks The Fast Flip of The Earth's Magnetic Field - 2014/11/01 - Pt. 3 Nov 1, 2014 | 8:37The Earth's magnetic field took less than 100 years to flip the last time it reversed 786,000 years ago.
Quirks and Quarks - Andean Pioneers Were Up Early - 2014/11/01 - Pt. 2Nov 1, 2014 | 10:09Quirks and Quarks Andean Pioneers Were Up Early - 2014/11/01 - Pt. 2 Audio
Quirks and Quarks Andean Pioneers Were Up Early - 2014/11/01 - Pt. 2 Nov 1, 2014 | 10:09A 12,400 year old settlement 4500 metres high in the Andes has been studied.
Quirks and Quarks - Slow and Steady Tortoise de-Extinction - 2014/11/01 - Pt. 1Nov 1, 2014 | 11:54Quirks and Quarks Slow and Steady Tortoise de-Extinction - 2014/11/01 - Pt. 1 Audio
Quirks and Quarks Slow and Steady Tortoise de-Extinction - 2014/11/01 - Pt. 1 Nov 1, 2014 | 11:54From a population of only 15, the giant tortoise population on a Galapagos island is now sustainable.
Quirks and Quarks - Space Magnets (Quirks Question Period)Oct 25, 2014 | 3:41Quirks and Quarks Space Magnets (Quirks Question Period) Audio
Quirks and Quarks Space Magnets (Quirks Question Period) Oct 25, 2014 | 3:41The fact that the Earth acts like a magnet answers the question about the effectiveness of magnets in space.

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