Quirks and Quarks | Sep 29, 2012 | 10:43

The Skinny on the Spiny Mouse

The skin of the African spiny mouse can tear away easily to avoid predation, but can rejuvenate quickly without scaring or infection.

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 - Quirks Question Period:  Heating With Refrigeration - 2014/02/22 - Pt. 3Feb 22, 2014 | 4:31Quirks and Quarks Quirks Question Period: Heating With Refrigeration - 2014/02/22 - Pt. 3 Audio
Quirks and Quarks Quirks Question Period: Heating With Refrigeration - 2014/02/22 - Pt. 3 Feb 22, 2014 | 4:31Leaving the fridge door open will eventually heat up the room.
Quirks and Quarks - Bear Bridge To Love - 2014/02/22 - Pt. 1Feb 22, 2014 | 10:30Quirks and Quarks Bear Bridge To Love - 2014/02/22 - Pt. 1 Audio
Quirks and Quarks Bear Bridge To Love - 2014/02/22 - Pt. 1 Feb 22, 2014 | 10:30Black and grizzly bears use the over and under pass crossings in Banff National Park to find mates across the Trans-Canada.
Quirks and Quarks - No Discrimination Against Disabled Monkeys - 2014/02/22 - Pt. 2Feb 22, 2014 | 8:43Quirks and Quarks No Discrimination Against Disabled Monkeys - 2014/02/22 - Pt. 2 Audio
Quirks and Quarks No Discrimination Against Disabled Monkeys - 2014/02/22 - Pt. 2 Feb 22, 2014 | 8:43Disabled snow monkeys are treated as equals by others.
Quirks and Quarks - World's Fastest Glacier - 2014/02/15 - Pt. 5Feb 15, 2014 | 9:50Quirks and Quarks World's Fastest Glacier - 2014/02/15 - Pt. 5 Audio
Quirks and Quarks World's Fastest Glacier - 2014/02/15 - Pt. 5 Feb 15, 2014 | 9:50A glacier on Greenland's west coast recedes at 17 km per year.
Quirks and Quarks - Dimetrodon With Steak-knife Teeth - 2014/02/15 - Pt. 4Feb 15, 2014 | 7:34Quirks and Quarks Dimetrodon With Steak-knife Teeth - 2014/02/15 - Pt. 4 Audio
Quirks and Quarks Dimetrodon With Steak-knife Teeth - 2014/02/15 - Pt. 4 Feb 15, 2014 | 7:34Dimetrodon lived nearly 300 million years ago and had the first serrated teeth .
Quirks and Quarks - Ancient Fossil Motherlode - 2014/02/15 - Pt. 3Feb 15, 2014 | 11:28Quirks and Quarks Ancient Fossil Motherlode - 2014/02/15 - Pt. 3 Audio
Quirks and Quarks Ancient Fossil Motherlode - 2014/02/15 - Pt. 3 Feb 15, 2014 | 11:28A new bed of fossils in Kootenay National Park may rival the Burgess Shale.
Quirks and Quarks - Quirks Question Period - Upside-down Nuthatches - 2014/02/15 - Pt. 2Feb 15, 2014 | 4:04Quirks and Quarks Quirks Question Period - Upside-down Nuthatches - 2014/02/15 - Pt. 2 Audio
Quirks and Quarks Quirks Question Period - Upside-down Nuthatches - 2014/02/15 - Pt. 2 Feb 15, 2014 | 4:04Nuthatches feed upside-down on trees because they don't have a stiff tail to brace against the trunk as woodpeckers do.
Quirks and Quarks - The Sixth Extinction - 2014/02/15 - Pt. 1Feb 15, 2014 | 19:51Quirks and Quarks The Sixth Extinction - 2014/02/15 - Pt. 1 Audio
Quirks and Quarks The Sixth Extinction - 2014/02/15 - Pt. 1 Feb 15, 2014 | 19:51The new book 'The Sixth Extinction' documents all species lost die to the interactions of climate change, ocean acidification and human activity.
Quirks and Quarks - The Sports Gene - 2014/02/08 - Pt. 6Feb 8, 2014 | 16:18Quirks and Quarks The Sports Gene - 2014/02/08 - Pt. 6 Audio
Quirks and Quarks The Sports Gene - 2014/02/08 - Pt. 6 Feb 8, 2014 | 16:18The new book "The Sports Gene" by David Epstein looks at the genetics versus training, nature versus nurture debate.
Quirks and Quarks - Polar Bears Change Diet - 2014/02/08 - Pt. 4Feb 8, 2014 | 8:41Quirks and Quarks Polar Bears Change Diet - 2014/02/08 - Pt. 4 Audio
Quirks and Quarks Polar Bears Change Diet - 2014/02/08 - Pt. 4 Feb 8, 2014 | 8:41Lack of sea ice makes it difficult to hunt seals, so polar bears are eating bird eggs.
Quirks and Quarks - Quirks Question Period:  Cold And The Emerald Ash Borer - 2014/02/08 - Pt. 3Feb 8, 2014 | 5:06Quirks and Quarks Quirks Question Period: Cold And The Emerald Ash Borer - 2014/02/08 - Pt. 3 Audio
Quirks and Quarks Quirks Question Period: Cold And The Emerald Ash Borer - 2014/02/08 - Pt. 3 Feb 8, 2014 | 5:06The invasive emerald ash borer will die in the cold, as long as it is minus 30 or colder.
Quirks and Quarks - The Smell Of Lemurs In Love - 2014/02/08 - Pt. 5Feb 8, 2014 | 8:31Quirks and Quarks The Smell Of Lemurs In Love - 2014/02/08 - Pt. 5 Audio
Quirks and Quarks The Smell Of Lemurs In Love - 2014/02/08 - Pt. 5 Feb 8, 2014 | 8:31Lemurs that have mated start to have similar scent-marking behaviour as well as similar scents.
Quirks and Quarks - Herzberg Gold Medal Winner - 2014/02/08 - Pt. 2Feb 8, 2014 | 11:28Quirks and Quarks Herzberg Gold Medal Winner - 2014/02/08 - Pt. 2 Audio
Quirks and Quarks Herzberg Gold Medal Winner - 2014/02/08 - Pt. 2 Feb 8, 2014 | 11:28Biochemist Dr. Ford Doolittle is the recipient of the Herzberg gold medal for science and engineering.
Quirks and Quarks - Mammoths Enjoyed Wildflowers - 2014/02/08 - Pt. 1Feb 8, 2014 | 10:31Quirks and Quarks Mammoths Enjoyed Wildflowers - 2014/02/08 - Pt. 1 Audio
Quirks and Quarks Mammoths Enjoyed Wildflowers - 2014/02/08 - Pt. 1 Feb 8, 2014 | 10:31New analysis reveals that mammoth lived among numerous wildflowers which provided a richer diet.
Quirks and Quarks - How Snakes Fly - 2014/02/01 - Pt. 6Feb 1, 2014 | 8:38Quirks and Quarks How Snakes Fly - 2014/02/01 - Pt. 6 Audio
Quirks and Quarks How Snakes Fly - 2014/02/01 - Pt. 6 Feb 1, 2014 | 8:38Tooth decay related to diet is found in hunter-gatherers from 15 thousand years ago.

7 of 34