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.
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.
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.
Dec 12, 2009 | 10:18Quirks and Quarks Asleep At The Seal Audio
Quirks and Quarks Asleep At The Seal Dec 12, 2009 | 10:18The migration of elephant seals, from California to as far north as Alaska, is a journey that means they are at sea for up to nine months at a time. The length of this journey has raised a question about their sleep habits.
Dec 12, 2009 | 18:05Quirks and Quarks Perfect Rigor Audio
Quirks and Quarks Perfect Rigor Dec 12, 2009 | 18:05In 2002, a Russian mathematician named Grigori Perelman shocked the world by releasing his proof of the Poincaré Conjecture, one of the great problems in mathematics. Since then he's refused all awards for his work, rejected offers from major universities, and claims to have quit mathematics entirely.
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 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 5, 2009 | 8:26Quirks and Quarks Birdfeeder Speciation Audio
Quirks and Quarks Birdfeeder Speciation Dec 5, 2009 | 8:26The Blackcap bird traditionally migrates from its breeding ground in southern Germany, to spend the winter in Spain. But since the 1960s, about 20 percent of the blackcap population has found its way to Britain for the winter.
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.