Nov 7, 2009 | 10:53Quirks and Quarks Disappearing Snows of Kilimanjaro Audio
Quirks and Quarks Disappearing Snows of Kilimanjaro Nov 7, 2009 | 10:53When Hemmingway wrote "The Snows Of Kilimanjaro", he could not have imagined that the "snows" would become a thing of fiction themselves. According to research done by Dr. Lonnie Thompson the famous ice peaks of the Kilimanjaro will disappear completely in the next two decades.
Nov 7, 2009 | 8:21Quirks and Quarks New-Tron Star Audio
Quirks and Quarks New-Tron Star Nov 7, 2009 | 8:21A supernova remnant called Cassiopeia A has been hiding a mystery: just what was left after the star went boom. When the remains of a star collapse on themselves, they're thought to form either a black hole or a neutron star. However, observations showed something that didn't really look like either.
Nov 7, 2009 | 10:53Quirks and Quarks A Gift From Space Audio
Quirks and Quarks A Gift From Space Nov 7, 2009 | 10:53Only 8 Canadians have had the privilege and honour to travel to space. The most recent one is Julie Payette, who returned from her second space mission after spending more than 2 weeks on board the Space Shuttle Endeavour.
Oct 31, 2009 | 23:48Quirks and Quarks Cancer as a Chronic Disease Audio
Quirks and Quarks Cancer as a Chronic Disease Oct 31, 2009 | 23:48We think of cancer as a frightening killer, but the face of the disease is changing. We're better at curing many cancers than ever before, but researchers have also made remarkable progress in allowing people to live with cancer for longer.
Oct 31, 2009 | 9:04Quirks and Quarks Unicorn Fly Audio
Quirks and Quarks Unicorn Fly Oct 31, 2009 | 9:04Dr. George Poinar has found a tiny unicorn, preserved in a piece of prehistoric amber. Of course it doesn’t exactly look like the unicorns you’ve seen in books and movies.
Oct 31, 2009 | 7:26Quirks and Quarks Two-Alarm Squirrels Audio
Quirks and Quarks Two-Alarm Squirrels Oct 31, 2009 | 7:26It was thought that red squirrels made sounds to warn other squirrels that predators were near. The sounds were thought to be predator specific; a tonal sound for aerial predators, another sound for ground danger. But Dr. Shannon Digweed believes that red squirrels use the same sounds in all conditions.
Oct 31, 2009 | 12:18Quirks and Quarks Blast From The Past Audio
Quirks and Quarks Blast From The Past Oct 31, 2009 | 12:18NASA's Swift Satellite telescope identified the oldest known gamma ray burst in the universe. It established a new record for the most distant astronomical object ever observed. The telescope detected light from a star that exploded 13.1 billion light years away.
Oct 24, 2009 | 14:29Quirks and Quarks Laptop of the Greeks Audio
Quirks and Quarks Laptop of the Greeks Oct 24, 2009 | 14:29The Antikythera Mechanism was discovered a hundred years ago in the wreckage of a 2000-year-old ship. It was corroded, crushed and initially unrecognized as the marvel of ancient engineering it was.
Oct 24, 2009 | 8:43Quirks and Quarks Babies & Talk Audio
Quirks and Quarks Babies & Talk Oct 24, 2009 | 8:43Dr. Athena Vouloumanos was interested in testing the idea that infants have a built-in affinity for human speech. So she performed an experiment on five-month-old babies to see if they understood that speech was something that only humans produced.
Oct 24, 2009 | 9:20Quirks and Quarks Human Footprints in the Mud Audio
Quirks and Quarks Human Footprints in the Mud Oct 24, 2009 | 9:20Reconstructing the climate of the past is a vital part of understanding what's going on today, as greenhouse gases transform the world. Dr. John Smol, and his colleagues have analyzed a sedimentary record reaching back much farther than any found before.
Oct 24, 2009 | 8:08Quirks and Quarks Macaque Moms Go Goo-Goo Audio
Quirks and Quarks Macaque Moms Go Goo-Goo Oct 24, 2009 | 8:08Rhesus macaque monkey mothers interact with their babies in a very similar manner to that of humans. Mother macaques kiss their babies, make lip smack sounds and hold their babies just like human mothers do with their newborns.