May 23, 2009 | 9:41Quirks and Quarks Acid Volcanoes Flex Mussels Audio
Quirks and Quarks Acid Volcanoes Flex Mussels May 23, 2009 | 9:41Dr. Verena Tunnicliffe studies deep-sea hydrothermal vents and underwater volcanoes, so she's used to extreme environments. Even she was surprised to see liquid carbon dioxide bubbling from an undersea volcano 1600 meters below the surface.
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.
Dec 5, 2009 | 30:29Quirks and Quarks The Rising Seas Audio
Quirks and Quarks The Rising Seas Dec 5, 2009 | 30:29In the last 150 years global sea level has increased by about 20cm, and most of this increase is thought to be a result of climate change. In the next 100 years, we'll see much more sea level rise - possibly more than a meter.
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.
May 9, 2009 | 26:32Quirks and Quarks Hubble and Trouble Audio
Quirks and Quarks Hubble and Trouble May 9, 2009 | 26:32For the past 15 years the Hubble Space Telescope has provided some of the most spectacular images of the universe that astronomers have ever seen. From its vantage point above the atmosphere, it can see things no ground based telescope can see.
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.
Nov 21, 2009 | 16:54Quirks and Quarks Countdown to Copenhagen Audio
Quirks and Quarks Countdown to Copenhagen Nov 21, 2009 | 16:54In 2 weeks time, representatives from 193 countries will gather in Copenhagen, Denmark, for the 15th United Nations Conference on Climate Change. The goal of the conference is to establish a global climate agreement, to replace the Kyoto Protocol, which expires in 2012.
Nov 28, 2009 | 11:14Quirks and Quarks Arctic Slush Audio
Quirks and Quarks Arctic Slush Nov 28, 2009 | 11:14Dr. David Barber and his colleagues were cruising the Arctic Ocean in an icebreaker/research ship to study multi-year sea ice, the kind that has formed the permanent ice cap in the Arctic for thousands of years.
Dec 19, 2009 | 15:54Quirks and Quarks Poseidon's Steed Audio
Quirks and Quarks Poseidon's Steed Dec 19, 2009 | 15:54The seahorse is a creature like no other. Its unusual anatomy made it the subject of Roman and Greek mythology. Today, the seahorse continues to fuel the imagination in the form of children's stories, jewelry and art.