Jun 26, 2010 | 9:53Quirks and Quarks Australopithecine "Big Man" Audio
Quirks and Quarks Australopithecine "Big Man" Jun 26, 2010 | 9:53One of the most famous fossils in anthropology is "Lucy", the Australopithecus afarensis discovered in Ethiopia in 1974. Lucy was 3.2 million years old and is seen as an important transitional fossil between our common ancestor with the chimpanzee and early humans.
Jun 26, 2010 | 15:07Quirks and Quarks Keeping The Bees Audio
Quirks and Quarks Keeping The Bees Jun 26, 2010 | 15:07There are over 19,000 species of bees found all over the world. It is estimated that bee pollination is key for about one-third of the world's food supply. Bees play a vital role in the ecology of the planet, yet these unsung heroes may be at risk.
Jun 26, 2010 | 13:06Quirks and Quarks Heat Tolerant Corals Audio
Quirks and Quarks Heat Tolerant Corals Jun 26, 2010 | 13:06Dr. Iliana Baums has been studying different populations of corals in the Caribbean to see if there are genetic variants that will allow some of them to survive the climate warming that has been implicated in coral bleaching and reef decline.
Jun 19, 2010 | 8:03Quirks and Quarks Fish For Brains Audio
Quirks and Quarks Fish For Brains Jun 19, 2010 | 8:03Apes and humans are similar in many ways but one of the key differences is the size of our brains. Although humans have bigger brains, it has been the subject of great debate as to why and how that came to be.
Jun 19, 2010 | 9:32Quirks and Quarks Oldest Fig Wasp Audio
Quirks and Quarks Oldest Fig Wasp Jun 19, 2010 | 9:32A fossil found on the Isle of Wight in England more than 100 years ago, and first identified as an ant, has now been correctly identified as a 34-million-year-old fig wasp. It is the oldest known fig wasp fossil.
Jun 12, 2010 | 9:24Quirks and Quarks Snails on Meth Audio
Quirks and Quarks Snails on Meth Jun 12, 2010 | 9:24Dr. Ken Lukowiak has found that snails take methamphetamine to remember. Amphetamines are thought to have an impact on memory, and this may have importance in understanding their addictive properties.
Jun 12, 2010 | 17:41Quirks and Quarks Manufacturing Depression Audio
Quirks and Quarks Manufacturing Depression Jun 12, 2010 | 17:4130 million North Americans spend more than 10 billion dollars a year on anti-depressants. But is there really an epidemic of depression in North America? Or does it have more to do with drug marketing than medical science?