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Canadian astronaut Commander Chris Hadfield talks about life on the ISS and his life back on Earth.

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Quirks and Quarks Poker Computer Takes The Pot - 2015/01/10 - Pt. 1 Jan 9, 2015 | 11:01A computer has solved the poker game Texan Hold-em.
Quirks and Quarks - CSI Ebola:  Tracking The Outbreak's Origins - 2015/01/17 - Pt. 1Jan 16, 2015 | 11:10Quirks and Quarks CSI Ebola: Tracking The Outbreak's Origins - 2015/01/17 - Pt. 1 Audio
Quirks and Quarks CSI Ebola: Tracking The Outbreak's Origins - 2015/01/17 - Pt. 1 Jan 16, 2015 | 11:10The source of Ebola has been identified as a bat dwelling tree in West Africa.
Quirks and Quarks - Ancient Scorpions Were A Step Ahead - 2015/01/17 - Pt. 2Jan 17, 2015 | 8:56Quirks and Quarks Ancient Scorpions Were A Step Ahead - 2015/01/17 - Pt. 2 Audio
Quirks and Quarks Ancient Scorpions Were A Step Ahead - 2015/01/17 - Pt. 2 Jan 17, 2015 | 8:56Fossils suggest scorpions were one of the first animals on land.
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 - Unique Frog Gives Birth To  Live Tadpoles - 2015/01/10 - Pt. 5Jan 10, 2015 | 7:48Quirks and Quarks Unique Frog Gives Birth To Live Tadpoles - 2015/01/10 - Pt. 5 Audio
Quirks and Quarks Unique Frog Gives Birth To Live Tadpoles - 2015/01/10 - Pt. 5 Jan 10, 2015 | 7:48A frog on Sulawesi is the first known to give birth to live tadpoles rather than laying eggs.
Quirks and Quarks - Pulling A New Antibiotic Out Of The Dirt - 2015/01/10 - Pt. 3Jan 10, 2015 | 8:09Quirks and Quarks Pulling A New Antibiotic Out Of The Dirt - 2015/01/10 - Pt. 3 Audio
Quirks and Quarks Pulling A New Antibiotic Out Of The Dirt - 2015/01/10 - Pt. 3 Jan 10, 2015 | 8:09A new antibiotic has been developed from soil bacteria.
Quirks and Quarks - Dinosaur Demise And The Deccan Traps - 2015/01/03 - Pt. 2Jan 3, 2015 | 9:45Quirks and Quarks Dinosaur Demise And The Deccan Traps - 2015/01/03 - Pt. 2 Audio
Quirks and Quarks Dinosaur Demise And The Deccan Traps - 2015/01/03 - Pt. 2 Jan 3, 2015 | 9:45Dinosaurs may have faced both a giant impact and volcanoes in a 1-2 extinction punch.
Quirks and Quarks - How White-Nose Syndrome Kills Bats - 2015/01/10 - Pt. 6Jan 10, 2015 | 8:35Quirks and Quarks How White-Nose Syndrome Kills Bats - 2015/01/10 - Pt. 6 Audio
Quirks and Quarks How White-Nose Syndrome Kills Bats - 2015/01/10 - Pt. 6 Jan 10, 2015 | 8:35Scientists confirm that white-nose syndrome kills bats as a result of elevated energy use during hibernation.
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 - Thinking About De-Extinction - 2014/05/10 - Pt. 3May 10, 2014 | 14:52Quirks and Quarks Thinking About De-Extinction - 2014/05/10 - Pt. 3 Audio
Quirks and Quarks Thinking About De-Extinction - 2014/05/10 - Pt. 3 May 10, 2014 | 14:52The capability exists to re-create extinct animals, but is is wise or even necessary.
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Quirks and Quarks Focusing on Earth-Like Planets - 2015/01/10 - Pt. 4 Jan 10, 2015 | 8:54A size cut-off has been defined for Earth-like planets.
Quirks and Quarks - Birds Conform To Local Traditions - 2015/01/03 - Pt. 4Jan 3, 2015 | 8:23Quirks and Quarks Birds Conform To Local Traditions - 2015/01/03 - Pt. 4 Audio
Quirks and Quarks Birds Conform To Local Traditions - 2015/01/03 - Pt. 4 Jan 3, 2015 | 8:23When birds learn a particular foraging technique, it spreads throughout their population for generations.
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Quirks and Quarks Prehistoric Human Ancestors Made Engravings On Shells - 2014/12/06 - Pt. 1 Dec 6, 2014 | 10:47Homo erectus engraved shells one half-million years ago.
Quirks and Quarks - Squirrels Bulk Up During Hibernation - 2015/01/03 - Pt. 1Jan 3, 2015 | 9:56Quirks and Quarks Squirrels Bulk Up During Hibernation - 2015/01/03 - Pt. 1 Audio
Quirks and Quarks Squirrels Bulk Up During Hibernation - 2015/01/03 - Pt. 1 Jan 3, 2015 | 9:56Squirrels actually start building muscle toward the end of hibernation without any exercise or nutrition.

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