Quirks and Quarks | Nov 24, 2012 | 19:12

Using DNA To Save The World

A documentary report examines the emerging field of Synthetic Biology.

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Quirks and Quarks - CO2 and Crop Nutrients - 2014/05/10 - Pt. 1May 10, 2014 | 12:51Quirks and Quarks CO2 and Crop Nutrients - 2014/05/10 - Pt. 1 Audio
Quirks and Quarks CO2 and Crop Nutrients - 2014/05/10 - Pt. 1 May 10, 2014 | 12:51Increasing CO2 levels means more crops, but less nutrition.
Quirks and Quarks - Water 4.0 - 2014/05/03 - Pt. 5May 3, 2014 | 17:09Quirks and Quarks Water 4.0 - 2014/05/03 - Pt. 5 Audio
Quirks and Quarks Water 4.0 - 2014/05/03 - Pt. 5 May 3, 2014 | 17:09The new book 'Water 4.0' looks at the past, present and future of our water usage.
Quirks and Quarks - Why Finicky Cats Went Extinct - 2014/05/03 - Pt. 3May 3, 2014 | 8:13Quirks and Quarks Why Finicky Cats Went Extinct - 2014/05/03 - Pt. 3 Audio
Quirks and Quarks Why Finicky Cats Went Extinct - 2014/05/03 - Pt. 3 May 3, 2014 | 8:13Cougars survived the large-animal extinction 10 thousand years ago by not being picky about food.
Quirks and Quarks - Pain and Diminishing Desire - 2014/05/03 - Pt. 4May 3, 2014 | 8:14Quirks and Quarks Pain and Diminishing Desire - 2014/05/03 - Pt. 4 Audio
Quirks and Quarks Pain and Diminishing Desire - 2014/05/03 - Pt. 4 May 3, 2014 | 8:14Pain and sexual desire studied in mice shows a biological link.
Quirks and Quarks - Spanish Flu's Fatal Timing - 2014/05/03 - Pt. 2May 3, 2014 | 10:18Quirks and Quarks Spanish Flu's Fatal Timing - 2014/05/03 - Pt. 2 Audio
Quirks and Quarks Spanish Flu's Fatal Timing - 2014/05/03 - Pt. 2 May 3, 2014 | 10:18The Spanish Flu of 1918 was made worse in a way by an earlier flu epidemic in 1889.
Quirks and Quarks - Prehistoric Lake Huron Caribou Crossing - 2014/05/03 - Pt. 1May 3, 2014 | 10:00Quirks and Quarks Prehistoric Lake Huron Caribou Crossing - 2014/05/03 - Pt. 1 Audio
Quirks and Quarks Prehistoric Lake Huron Caribou Crossing - 2014/05/03 - Pt. 1 May 3, 2014 | 10:00Caribou hunting drives from 9,000 years ago have been found below the water in Lake Huron.
Quirks and Quarks - Blue-footed Boobies Endangered in Galapagos - 2014/04/26 - Pt. 5Apr 26, 2014 | 8:05Quirks and Quarks Blue-footed Boobies Endangered in Galapagos - 2014/04/26 - Pt. 5 Audio
Quirks and Quarks Blue-footed Boobies Endangered in Galapagos - 2014/04/26 - Pt. 5 Apr 26, 2014 | 8:05The blue-footed booby is a seabird that is in trouble because its favourite food, the sardine has disappeared.
Quirks and Quarks - Robo Clams - 2014/04/26 - Pt. 4Apr 26, 2014 | 8:45Quirks and Quarks Robo Clams - 2014/04/26 - Pt. 4 Audio
Quirks and Quarks Robo Clams - 2014/04/26 - Pt. 4 Apr 26, 2014 | 8:45The digging ability of the clam has inspired a robotic version.
Quirks and Quarks - Cured:  How The Berlin Patients Defeated HIV - 2014/04/26 - Pt. 1Apr 26, 2014 | 19:35Quirks and Quarks Cured: How The Berlin Patients Defeated HIV - 2014/04/26 - Pt. 1 Audio
Quirks and Quarks Cured: How The Berlin Patients Defeated HIV - 2014/04/26 - Pt. 1 Apr 26, 2014 | 19:35A new book by Dr. Nathalia Holt called 'Cured' documents the first two men to be cured of HIV.
Quirks and Quarks - Crickets Respond To Viral Aphrodisiac - 2014/04/26 - Pt. 3Apr 26, 2014 | 8:25Quirks and Quarks Crickets Respond To Viral Aphrodisiac - 2014/04/26 - Pt. 3 Audio
Quirks and Quarks Crickets Respond To Viral Aphrodisiac - 2014/04/26 - Pt. 3 Apr 26, 2014 | 8:25Crickets infected with a virus show no sign of illness, and in fact the males respond by mating furiously.
Quirks and Quarks - Cannibal Tadpoles - 2014/04/26 - Pt. 2Apr 26, 2014 | 8:27Quirks and Quarks Cannibal Tadpoles - 2014/04/26 - Pt. 2 Audio
Quirks and Quarks Cannibal Tadpoles - 2014/04/26 - Pt. 2 Apr 26, 2014 | 8:27Tadpoles cannibalize others when overcrowding becomes an issue.
Quirks and Quarks - GMO Poplar Trees Help The Environment - 2014/04/19 - Pt. 6Apr 19, 2014 | 8:54Quirks and Quarks GMO Poplar Trees Help The Environment - 2014/04/19 - Pt. 6 Audio
Quirks and Quarks GMO Poplar Trees Help The Environment - 2014/04/19 - Pt. 6 Apr 19, 2014 | 8:54Genetically engineered poplar trees are easier for the pulp and paper and biofuel industries to work with.
Quirks and Quarks - Farmer's Strong Bones - 2014/04/19 - Pt. 5Apr 19, 2014 | 8:27Quirks and Quarks Farmer's Strong Bones - 2014/04/19 - Pt. 5 Audio
Quirks and Quarks Farmer's Strong Bones - 2014/04/19 - Pt. 5 Apr 19, 2014 | 8:27Farmer's bones were strongest 6,000 years ago.
Quirks and Quarks - Vertebrates and Plant Power - 2014/04/19 - Pt. 3Apr 19, 2014 | 8:27Quirks and Quarks Vertebrates and Plant Power - 2014/04/19 - Pt. 3 Audio
Quirks and Quarks Vertebrates and Plant Power - 2014/04/19 - Pt. 3 Apr 19, 2014 | 8:27A primitive insectivore is the ancestor of the first large plant-eaters.
Quirks and Quarks - LADEE's A Hit On The Moon - 2014/04/19 - Pt. 4Apr 19, 2014 | 8:32Quirks and Quarks LADEE's A Hit On The Moon - 2014/04/19 - Pt. 4 Audio
Quirks and Quarks LADEE's A Hit On The Moon - 2014/04/19 - Pt. 4 Apr 19, 2014 | 8:32NASA's LADEE mission will come to an end soon as it crashes into the moon.

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