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 5, 2010 | 8:12Quirks and Quarks Squirrel Adoption Audio
Quirks and Quarks Squirrel Adoption Jun 5, 2010 | 8:12Hearing squirrels chattering away in the tree-tops usually means there is a claim being made for food and territory. But new research by Jamie Gorrell has found that in red squirrels, all that noise may mean something far more altruistic.
Jun 5, 2010 | 10:05Quirks and Quarks Dinosaurs With All The Frills Audio
Quirks and Quarks Dinosaurs With All The Frills Jun 5, 2010 | 10:05T-Rex might be the king of the dinosaurs, but the Ceratopsians - the family that includes mighty Triceratops - are certainly royalty. These huge herbivores thrived at the end of the Cretaceous and their remarkable diversity still enthrals paleontologists.