May 23, 2009 | 8:23Quirks and Quarks Basking Shark's Disappearing Act Audio
Quirks and Quarks Basking Shark's Disappearing Act May 23, 2009 | 8:23The basking shark is the world's second largest fish and during summers, it lives a peaceful life sifting plankton from temperate ocean waters. It leads a mysterious double life however, as during the winter, it simply disappears.
Nov 14, 2009 | 10:19Quirks and Quarks CSI: Mesopotamia Audio
Quirks and Quarks CSI: Mesopotamia Nov 14, 2009 | 10:19In the 1920's human remains were excavated from the Royal Tombs of Ur in present day Iraq. When a king or queen died, those who served the dead royalty were to provide continued service in the afterlife. Now, new research suggests something more grisly.
Nov 14, 2009 | 9:46Quirks and Quarks Nazca Demise Audio
Quirks and Quarks Nazca Demise Nov 14, 2009 | 9:46The Nazca culture, a pre-Inca civilization that flourished in southern Peru for hundreds of years, is probably best known for its creation of the mysterious Nazca Lines, etched into the desert sand. But a greater mystery is why the Nazca culture was so devastated by an El Nino event around the year 500.
Nov 21, 2009 | 8:41Quirks and Quarks Name Your Poison Audio
Quirks and Quarks Name Your Poison Nov 21, 2009 | 8:41Dr. Hopi Hoekstra has been trying to understand the Northern Short-tailed shrew, which is a small and innocuous mammal with one fascinating feature: it's one of the few mammals with a toxic bite.
Dec 19, 2009 | 16:52Quirks and Quarks Dark Side of the Moon Audio
Quirks and Quarks Dark Side of the Moon Dec 19, 2009 | 16:52Wernher von Braun was a hero of the Space Age. He was the scientific face of the US space program from its early days through to the glory of the moon landings. He was also a Nazi party member and the developer of the V-2 rocket.
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 19, 2009 | 25:08Quirks and Quarks Space Solar Power Audio
Quirks and Quarks Space Solar Power Sep 19, 2009 | 25:08Collecting solar power using satellites has been a staple of science fiction, and a dream of space enthusiasts for half-a-century. It's easy to see why researchers have been exploring this idea, as it promises a clean, plentiful and consistent energy supply.
Oct 10, 2009 | 9:01Quirks and Quarks Shy and Showy Bighorn Sheep Audio
Quirks and Quarks Shy and Showy Bighorn Sheep Oct 10, 2009 | 9:01Take one 130 kg Bighorn Sheep with the potential to use its huge horns to butt you into next week, and lock it into a large plywood box. Now climb in with it. This is what scientists involved in a study of Bighorn Sheep do on a regular basis.
Oct 10, 2009 | 15:59Quirks and Quarks Between XX and XY Audio
Quirks and Quarks Between XX and XY Oct 10, 2009 | 15:59S. African runner Caster Semenya won the gold medal in the women's 800-metre race at the World Track and Field Championship in Berlin back in August. But many of her competitors complained that Semenya must be a man. The International Association of Athletics Federations ordered a gender test.