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.
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.
Sep 19, 2009 | 10:37Quirks and Quarks Tiny T-Rex Audio
Quirks and Quarks Tiny T-Rex Sep 19, 2009 | 10:37Tyrannosaurus rex was the most fearsome predator of the dinosaur age - one of the largest predators in history. Now, a newly discovered ancestor of T. rex is giving scientists new respect for its body plan.
Sep 19, 2009 | 8:24Quirks and Quarks Curing Colour-blind Monkeys Audio
Quirks and Quarks Curing Colour-blind Monkeys Sep 19, 2009 | 8:24Most squirrel monkeys, like some humans, are red-green colour blind. Due to a missing gene, the photo-receptors in their eyes don't produce the pigments that would allow them to see the full range of colour that most humans do.
Sep 19, 2009 | 8:49Quirks and Quarks Walking On Our Own Two Feet Audio
Quirks and Quarks Walking On Our Own Two Feet Sep 19, 2009 | 8:49There are two schools of thought regarding the origins of human bipedalism. One is that bipedalism evolved from our ape-like ancestors. The other suggests our upright walking comes from apes' ability to stand in trees.
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.