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Quirks and Quarks - Cone Snails Use Insulin As A Weapon - 2015/01/31 - Pt. 5Jan 31, 2015 | 7:50Quirks and Quarks Cone Snails Use Insulin As A Weapon - 2015/01/31 - Pt. 5 Audio
Quirks and Quarks Cone Snails Use Insulin As A Weapon - 2015/01/31 - Pt. 5 Jan 31, 2015 | 7:50Cone snails immobilize prey by releasing insulin as part of their venom.
Quirks and Quarks - Shrinking Coyotes - 2015/01/31 - Pt. 6Jan 31, 2015 | 8:34Quirks and Quarks Shrinking Coyotes - 2015/01/31 - Pt. 6 Audio
Quirks and Quarks Shrinking Coyotes - 2015/01/31 - Pt. 6 Jan 31, 2015 | 8:34Coyotes have become smaller as an evolutionary survival tactic.
Quirks and Quarks - Why Some Geckos Don't Stick - 2015/01/31 - Pt. 4Jan 31, 2015 | 8:20Quirks and Quarks Why Some Geckos Don't Stick - 2015/01/31 - Pt. 4 Audio
Quirks and Quarks Why Some Geckos Don't Stick - 2015/01/31 - Pt. 4 Jan 31, 2015 | 8:20Geckos living in the desert have lost their sticky toe pads.
Quirks and Quarks - Ancient Planets - 2015/01/31 - Pt. 2Jan 31, 2015 | 8:52Quirks and Quarks Ancient Planets - 2015/01/31 - Pt. 2 Audio
Quirks and Quarks Ancient Planets - 2015/01/31 - Pt. 2 Jan 31, 2015 | 8:52A 11.4 billion year old planetary system with 'Earth-like' planets has been identified.
Quirks and Quarks - Oldest Known Snake Fossils - 2015/01/31 - Pt. 1Jan 31, 2015 | 10:47Quirks and Quarks Oldest Known Snake Fossils - 2015/01/31 - Pt. 1 Audio
Quirks and Quarks Oldest Known Snake Fossils - 2015/01/31 - Pt. 1 Jan 31, 2015 | 10:47The oldest known snake fossils are 166 million years old, nearly 70 million years older than the previous record holder.
Quirks and Quarks - Insect Sexual Cannibalism:  When Dinner Dates Become Dinner - 2015/01/31 - Pt. 3Jan 30, 2015 | 8:45Quirks and Quarks Insect Sexual Cannibalism: When Dinner Dates Become Dinner - 2015/01/31 - Pt. 3 Audio
Quirks and Quarks Insect Sexual Cannibalism: When Dinner Dates Become Dinner - 2015/01/31 - Pt. 3 Jan 30, 2015 | 8:45Female praying mantis' sometimes devour their mate without mating.
Quirks and Quarks - Killer Whales Kill Humpbacks - 2015/01/24 - Pt. 6Jan 24, 2015 | 8:11Quirks and Quarks Killer Whales Kill Humpbacks - 2015/01/24 - Pt. 6 Audio
Quirks and Quarks Killer Whales Kill Humpbacks - 2015/01/24 - Pt. 6 Jan 24, 2015 | 8:11Humpbacks aggressively defend their calves against hungry Orcas.
Quirks and Quarks - Flies Get A-Head Of Ants - 2015/01/24 - Pt. 5Jan 24, 2015 | 7:47Quirks and Quarks Flies Get A-Head Of Ants - 2015/01/24 - Pt. 5 Audio
Quirks and Quarks Flies Get A-Head Of Ants - 2015/01/24 - Pt. 5 Jan 24, 2015 | 7:47After ants battle each other, hungry flies cut the heads off the wounded.
Quirks and Quarks - Why Rover Rolls Over - 2015/01/24 - Pt. 3Jan 24, 2015 | 8:43Quirks and Quarks Why Rover Rolls Over - 2015/01/24 - Pt. 3 Audio
Quirks and Quarks Why Rover Rolls Over - 2015/01/24 - Pt. 3 Jan 24, 2015 | 8:43Dogs roll over in the presence of other dogs as a combat tactic, not submissive as previously thought.
Quirks and Quarks - Getting A Grip On Early Tool Use - 2015/01/24 - Pt. 2Jan 24, 2015 | 9:20Quirks and Quarks Getting A Grip On Early Tool Use - 2015/01/24 - Pt. 2 Audio
Quirks and Quarks Getting A Grip On Early Tool Use - 2015/01/24 - Pt. 2 Jan 24, 2015 | 9:20Australopithecus africanus had the capacity to make tools half-a-million years earlier than the earliest record of stone tools.
Quirks and Quarks - Pulsar Pair Bends Space-Time - 2015/01/24 - Pt. 4Jan 24, 2015 | 9:04Quirks and Quarks Pulsar Pair Bends Space-Time - 2015/01/24 - Pt. 4 Audio
Quirks and Quarks Pulsar Pair Bends Space-Time - 2015/01/24 - Pt. 4 Jan 24, 2015 | 9:04Einstein's theory of relativity is demonstrated by two dense stars quickly orbiting each other.
Quirks and Quarks - Rosetta Takes A Close-up Of A Comet - 2015/01/24 - Pt. 1Jan 24, 2015 | 12:39Quirks and Quarks Rosetta Takes A Close-up Of A Comet - 2015/01/24 - Pt. 1 Audio
Quirks and Quarks Rosetta Takes A Close-up Of A Comet - 2015/01/24 - Pt. 1 Jan 24, 2015 | 12:39The Rosetta spacecraft has sent pictures of the comet it has been chasing for a decade.
Quirks and Quarks - Speaking Of Tools - 2015/01/17 - Pt. 4Jan 17, 2015 | 8:46Quirks and Quarks Speaking Of Tools - 2015/01/17 - Pt. 4 Audio
Quirks and Quarks Speaking Of Tools - 2015/01/17 - Pt. 4 Jan 17, 2015 | 8:46Language and tool use may have evolved together.
Quirks and Quarks - Pitcher Plants Turn Their Trap On and Off - 2015/01/17 - Pt. 6Jan 17, 2015 | 8:25Quirks and Quarks Pitcher Plants Turn Their Trap On and Off - 2015/01/17 - Pt. 6 Audio
Quirks and Quarks Pitcher Plants Turn Their Trap On and Off - 2015/01/17 - Pt. 6 Jan 17, 2015 | 8:25The pitcher plant's slippery surface turns on and off with humidity and attracts more ants as a result.
Quirks and Quarks - The Roller Coaster Flight Of The Bar-headed Goose - 2015/01/17 - Pt. 5Jan 17, 2015 | 8:04Quirks and Quarks The Roller Coaster Flight Of The Bar-headed Goose - 2015/01/17 - Pt. 5 Audio
Quirks and Quarks The Roller Coaster Flight Of The Bar-headed Goose - 2015/01/17 - Pt. 5 Jan 17, 2015 | 8:04Bar-headed geese fly over the Himalayas but maintain close proximity to the ground at all times.

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