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.
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.
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.
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 28, 2009 | 22:42Quirks and Quarks Taking Leave of the MAPLE Reactors Audio
Quirks and Quarks Taking Leave of the MAPLE Reactors Nov 28, 2009 | 22:42When news that the Chalk River reactor, the world's biggest single supplier of medical isotopes, might be closed for much longer than expected, the world held its breath. But ironically, an alternative source for the production of medical isotopes was sitting idle, just down the road from the aging Chalk River reactor.
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.