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Beetles Make Antifreeze - Part 5

Longhorn beetles survive -40C by making their own internal antifreeze.

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Quirks and Quarks - Fatal Attraction For Praying Mantis - 2013/12/07 - Pt. 6Dec 7, 2013 | 8:33Quirks and Quarks Fatal Attraction For Praying Mantis - 2013/12/07 - Pt. 6 Audio
Quirks and Quarks Fatal Attraction For Praying Mantis - 2013/12/07 - Pt. 6 Dec 7, 2013 | 8:33The male of a praying mantis species native to New Zealand is attracted to the sexually cannibalistic female of an invasive species.
Quirks and Quarks - Less Salmon, More Stress For Grizzlies - 2013/12/07 - Pt. 5Dec 7, 2013 | 7:32Quirks and Quarks Less Salmon, More Stress For Grizzlies - 2013/12/07 - Pt. 5 Audio
Quirks and Quarks Less Salmon, More Stress For Grizzlies - 2013/12/07 - Pt. 5 Dec 7, 2013 | 7:32Grizzly bears in BC are experiencing higher stress levels thanks to the shortage of salmon available to them.
Quirks and Quarks - How A Sauropod Steps - 2013/12/07 - Pt. 4Dec 7, 2013 | 8:58Quirks and Quarks How A Sauropod Steps - 2013/12/07 - Pt. 4 Audio
Quirks and Quarks How A Sauropod Steps - 2013/12/07 - Pt. 4 Dec 7, 2013 | 8:58Sauropod dinosaurs may have walked using a penguin-like rocking motion.
Quirks and Quarks - Scientists Undermine Bird Self-esteem - 2013/12/07 - Pt. 3Dec 7, 2013 | 7:36Quirks and Quarks Scientists Undermine Bird Self-esteem - 2013/12/07 - Pt. 3 Audio
Quirks and Quarks Scientists Undermine Bird Self-esteem - 2013/12/07 - Pt. 3 Dec 7, 2013 | 7:36The size of the shield on the forehead of the pukeko bird indicates status to others, and itself.
Quirks and Quarks - World's Oldest Wine Cellar - 201/12/07 - Pt. 1Dec 7, 2013 | 10:34Quirks and Quarks World's Oldest Wine Cellar - 201/12/07 - Pt. 1 Audio
Quirks and Quarks World's Oldest Wine Cellar - 201/12/07 - Pt. 1 Dec 7, 2013 | 10:34A wine cellar has been uncovered in Israel dating back more than 3 thousand years.
Quirks and Quarks - The Mystery of Making The Moon - 2013/12/07 - Pt. 2Dec 7, 2013 | 9:20Quirks and Quarks The Mystery of Making The Moon - 2013/12/07 - Pt. 2 Audio
Quirks and Quarks The Mystery of Making The Moon - 2013/12/07 - Pt. 2 Dec 7, 2013 | 9:20Evidence suggests the moon may have been the result of two collisions, not just one.
Quirks and Quarks - New North American Ancestors - 2013/11/30 - Pt. 6Nov 30, 2013 | 8:31Quirks and Quarks New North American Ancestors - 2013/11/30 - Pt. 6 Audio
Quirks and Quarks New North American Ancestors - 2013/11/30 - Pt. 6 Nov 30, 2013 | 8:31Modern Europeans and West-Asian Peoples share common genes with Modern Aboriginal Americans.
Quirks and Quarks - Sleep Sweeps The Brain - 2013/11/30 - Pt. 5Nov 30, 2013 | 8:16Quirks and Quarks Sleep Sweeps The Brain - 2013/11/30 - Pt. 5 Audio
Quirks and Quarks Sleep Sweeps The Brain - 2013/11/30 - Pt. 5 Nov 30, 2013 | 8:16During sleep, the brain shrinks in order to sweep itself clean.
Quirks and Quarks - Salted Icicles Have Ripples - 2013/11/30 - Pt. 4Nov 30, 2013 | 8:27Quirks and Quarks Salted Icicles Have Ripples - 2013/11/30 - Pt. 4 Audio
Quirks and Quarks Salted Icicles Have Ripples - 2013/11/30 - Pt. 4 Nov 30, 2013 | 8:27Ripples in icicles vary in size depending on salt content.
Quirks and Quarks - Beetles Find Jack-pine Fine - 2013/11/30 - Pt. 3Nov 30, 2013 | 8:22Quirks and Quarks Beetles Find Jack-pine Fine - 2013/11/30 - Pt. 3 Audio
Quirks and Quarks Beetles Find Jack-pine Fine - 2013/11/30 - Pt. 3 Nov 30, 2013 | 8:22The mountain pine-beetle is finding jack-pine in boreal forests to its liking.
Quirks and Quarks - Arctic Gulls Ingest Chemical Cocktail - 2013/11/30 - Pt. 2Nov 30, 2013 | 8:28Quirks and Quarks Arctic Gulls Ingest Chemical Cocktail - 2013/11/30 - Pt. 2 Audio
Quirks and Quarks Arctic Gulls Ingest Chemical Cocktail - 2013/11/30 - Pt. 2 Nov 30, 2013 | 8:28Glaucous gulls in the Arctic ingest many chemicals including new versions of previously banned ones.
Quirks and Quarks - Uncovering Buddha's Birthplace - 2013/11/30 - Pt. 1Nov 30, 2013 | 10:34Quirks and Quarks Uncovering Buddha's Birthplace - 2013/11/30 - Pt. 1 Audio
Quirks and Quarks Uncovering Buddha's Birthplace - 2013/11/30 - Pt. 1 Nov 30, 2013 | 10:34Archaeologists have found a temple suggesting the birth of the Buddha may have been 300 years earlier than previously thought.
Quirks and Quarks - Quirks Question Period - Earth's Core - 2013/11/23 - Pt. 6Nov 23, 2013 | 5:42Quirks and Quarks Quirks Question Period - Earth's Core - 2013/11/23 - Pt. 6 Audio
Quirks and Quarks Quirks Question Period - Earth's Core - 2013/11/23 - Pt. 6 Nov 23, 2013 | 5:42The heat in the Earth's core comes from the compression of materials inside, and radioactive decay.
Quirks and Quarks - Peak Garbage - 013/11/23 - Pt. 5Nov 23, 2013 | 11:20Quirks and Quarks Peak Garbage - 013/11/23 - Pt. 5 Audio
Quirks and Quarks Peak Garbage - 013/11/23 - Pt. 5 Nov 23, 2013 | 11:20How to deal with the Earth's garbage before it triples by the end of the century.
Quirks and Quarks - Global Warming Makes Mammals Shrink - 2013/11/23 - Pt. 4Nov 23, 2013 | 7:08Quirks and Quarks Global Warming Makes Mammals Shrink - 2013/11/23 - Pt. 4 Audio
Quirks and Quarks Global Warming Makes Mammals Shrink - 2013/11/23 - Pt. 4 Nov 23, 2013 | 7:08In two previous periods of global warming, mammals have reduced their size to survive.

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