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Quirks and Quarks | Jan 18, 2014 | 10:30

Healing a Hole in a Heart - 2014/01/18 - Pt. 1

A new glue inspired by sticky animals can be used to glue living human tissue.

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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.
Quirks and Quarks - Goldilocks Planet - 2014/04/19 - Pt. 1Apr 19, 2014 | 9:44Quirks and Quarks Goldilocks Planet - 2014/04/19 - Pt. 1 Audio
Quirks and Quarks Goldilocks Planet - 2014/04/19 - Pt. 1 Apr 19, 2014 | 9:44Kepler has found an Earth-like planet that is just right in terms of size and temperature.
Quirks and Quarks - Male Black Widow Spiders Like Mates Fat And Chaste - 2014/04/19 - Pt. 2Apr 19, 2014 | 8:25Quirks and Quarks Male Black Widow Spiders Like Mates Fat And Chaste - 2014/04/19 - Pt. 2 Audio
Quirks and Quarks Male Black Widow Spiders Like Mates Fat And Chaste - 2014/04/19 - Pt. 2 Apr 19, 2014 | 8:25Male black widows choose females that are well-fed and unmated to increase their own chances of not being eaten.
Quirks and Quarks - What Puts The Bend In Bone - 2014/04/12 - Pt. 5Apr 12, 2014 | 8:14Quirks and Quarks What Puts The Bend In Bone - 2014/04/12 - Pt. 5 Audio
Quirks and Quarks What Puts The Bend In Bone - 2014/04/12 - Pt. 5 Apr 12, 2014 | 8:14A chemical called citrate allows bones to bend a little.
Quirks and Quarks - Whale Sets Deep Diving Record - 2014/04/12 - Pt. 6Apr 12, 2014 | 7:59Quirks and Quarks Whale Sets Deep Diving Record - 2014/04/12 - Pt. 6 Audio
Quirks and Quarks Whale Sets Deep Diving Record - 2014/04/12 - Pt. 6 Apr 12, 2014 | 7:59Curvier's beaked whale can dive up to 3000 metres for over two hours.
Quirks and Quarks - As Strong As a...Beetle? - 2014/04/12 - Pt. 4Apr 12, 2014 | 8:30Quirks and Quarks As Strong As a...Beetle? - 2014/04/12 - Pt. 4 Audio
Quirks and Quarks As Strong As a...Beetle? - 2014/04/12 - Pt. 4 Apr 12, 2014 | 8:30Beetles can lift 300 times their own body weight.
Quirks and Quarks - Poverty Erodes DNA in Children - 2014/04/12 - Pt. 3Apr 12, 2014 | 8:35Quirks and Quarks Poverty Erodes DNA in Children - 2014/04/12 - Pt. 3 Audio
Quirks and Quarks Poverty Erodes DNA in Children - 2014/04/12 - Pt. 3 Apr 12, 2014 | 8:35Growing up poor shortens the telomeres in the DNA of children.
Quirks and Quarks - Enceladus' Ocean - 2014/04/12 - Pt. 1Apr 12, 2014 | 9:44Quirks and Quarks Enceladus' Ocean - 2014/04/12 - Pt. 1 Audio
Quirks and Quarks Enceladus' Ocean - 2014/04/12 - Pt. 1 Apr 12, 2014 | 9:44A large ocean is fund bellow the surface of Saturn's moon Enceladus.
Quirks and Quarks - Geese Put Their Heart into Flying - 2014/04/12 - Pt. 2Apr 12, 2014 | 8:33Quirks and Quarks Geese Put Their Heart into Flying - 2014/04/12 - Pt. 2 Audio
Quirks and Quarks Geese Put Their Heart into Flying - 2014/04/12 - Pt. 2 Apr 12, 2014 | 8:33Geese have an extraordinary oxygen to heart to muscle delivery system that allows then to fly over the Himalayas.
Quirks and Quarks - IPCC Climate Change Report - 2014/04/05 - Pt. 5Apr 5, 2014 | 16:28Quirks and Quarks IPCC Climate Change Report - 2014/04/05 - Pt. 5 Audio
Quirks and Quarks IPCC Climate Change Report - 2014/04/05 - Pt. 5 Apr 5, 2014 | 16:28The latest IPCC report says climate change impacts have already begun and at best we can only slow them down.
Quirks and Quarks - How The Zebra Got Its Stripes - 2014/04/05 - Pt. 4Apr 5, 2014 | 8:42Quirks and Quarks How The Zebra Got Its Stripes - 2014/04/05 - Pt. 4 Audio
Quirks and Quarks How The Zebra Got Its Stripes - 2014/04/05 - Pt. 4 Apr 5, 2014 | 8:42The stripes on a zebra are not for camouflage, or to confuse predators, they are to rebel biting flies.
Quirks and Quarks - Dwarf Planet - 2014/04/05 - Pt. 3Apr 5, 2014 | 8:56Quirks and Quarks Dwarf Planet - 2014/04/05 - Pt. 3 Audio
Quirks and Quarks Dwarf Planet - 2014/04/05 - Pt. 3 Apr 5, 2014 | 8:56A new object in orbit outside the Kuiper Belt could be a dwarf planet.

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