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 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.
May 29, 2010 | 10:11Quirks and Quarks Octopi Started As Duo-pi Audio
Quirks and Quarks Octopi Started As Duo-pi May 29, 2010 | 10:11The half-billion-year-old fossils of the Burgess Shale preserve a remarkable diversity of some of the earliest complex animals on Earth. However, some of these animals are so strange that paleontologists can't tell front from back.
Jan 16, 2010 | 8:09Quirks and Quarks Venomous Dinosaurs Audio
Quirks and Quarks Venomous Dinosaurs Jan 16, 2010 | 8:09The first known venomous dinosaur has been identified by Dr. David Burnham, a paleontologist at the Biodiversity Institute of The University of Kansas. It is called Sinornithosaurus, and was found in northeastern China.
Feb 13, 2010 | 7:57Quirks and Quarks A Snake's Sixth Sense Audio
Quirks and Quarks A Snake's Sixth Sense Feb 13, 2010 | 7:57Snakes abandoned their appendages back in evolutionary history. But a small aquatic snake from Southeast Asia clearly felt the loss, and so grew two new ones - tiny tentacles projecting from its upper lip.