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 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.
May 22, 2010 | 8:02Quirks and Quarks Monkeys Munch on a Locust Lunch Audio
Quirks and Quarks Monkeys Munch on a Locust Lunch May 22, 2010 | 8:02Dr. Peter Fashing has been studying Gelada monkeys in the Ethiopian highlands for many years. These monkeys are unique in the primate world, in that they mostly live on grass, grazing in large groups of up to several hundred animals on the vegetation of their alpine home.
May 22, 2010 | 17:29Quirks and Quarks Do Fish Feel Pain? Audio
Quirks and Quarks Do Fish Feel Pain? May 22, 2010 | 17:29There is a perception that fish have simple brains and are incapable of feelings. This has somehow made them different from birds and mammals when it comes to our concerns for their welfare. But new research by Dr. Victoria Braithwaite has resulted in evidence that suggests fish are more intelligent than previously thought.
Apr 17, 2010 | 10:32Quirks and Quarks Silent Means Deadly Audio
Quirks and Quarks Silent Means Deadly Apr 17, 2010 | 10:32When crickets fight, there's a lot of noise. Dr. David Logue and his colleagues from the University of Lethbridge in Alberta, were interested in what would happen if crickets couldn't make sound when fought. What they saw was mayhem.