Sep 26, 2009 | 10:08Quirks and Quarks Yawn Tennis Audio
Quirks and Quarks Yawn Tennis Sep 26, 2009 | 10:08If you see, hear, or even read about someone yawning, there's a pretty good chance that you'll feel the urge to yawn yourself. This is the well known phenomenon of contagious yawning, sometimes known as "yawn tennis.
Jan 31, 2009 | 9:46Quirks and Quarks No-Sweat Workout Audio
Quirks and Quarks No-Sweat Workout Jan 31, 2009 | 9:46Are you tired of being out-of-shape? Well, now you can work out in just a few minutes a week! It sounds like another one of those fly-by-night fitness fads, but there's solid evidence that short, intense bursts of exercise have some pretty impressive effects.
Sep 26, 2009 | 16:39Quirks and Quarks Wednesday is Indigo Blue Audio
Quirks and Quarks Wednesday is Indigo Blue Sep 26, 2009 | 16:39Imagine a world where you see numbers and letters, and even days of the week, in specific colours - every number 7 looks red; every time you see the letter A, it appears to be green; and Wednesdays feel indigo blue.
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.
Dec 5, 2009 | 8:28Quirks and Quarks Hammerhead Sight Audio
Quirks and Quarks Hammerhead Sight Dec 5, 2009 | 8:28Hammerhead sharks are some of the most improbable looking beasts in the sea. Dr. Michelle McComb, a researcher at the Shark Lab of Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, has been studying how these strange beasts see.
Dec 19, 2009 | 18:26Quirks and Quarks Polar Obsession Audio
Quirks and Quarks Polar Obsession Dec 19, 2009 | 18:26Canadian wildlife photographer Paul Nicklen has crashed his ultralite plane, fallen through sea ice, suffered bouts of frostbite, been lost in blizzards, bitten by seals, charged by grizzlies, and sniffed by a polar bear. All this just to get a couple of pictures of the various animals that inhabit the most inhospitable, remote and challenging regions of our planet.
Jan 10, 2009 | 18:17Quirks and Quarks Alex and Me Audio
Quirks and Quarks Alex and Me Jan 10, 2009 | 18:17If you think that "Polly Wants a Cracker" is the pinnacle of parrot parlance, then you never met Alex the African Grey. Over the course of his thirty years, Alex learned to add, sound out words, understand complex concepts such as bigger and smaller, and generally change our entire understanding of what a bird brain truly is.
Jan 10, 2009 | 9:59Quirks and Quarks Revealing Racism Audio
Quirks and Quarks Revealing Racism Jan 10, 2009 | 9:59Dr. Kawakami studies the psychology of racism and she has revealed a disheartening finding: despite the fact we tend to predict we'll feel bad witnessing a racist act, we in fact tend to feel indifferent.