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.
Jan 9, 2010 | 20:19Quirks and Quarks The Humans Who Went Extinct Audio
Quirks and Quarks The Humans Who Went Extinct Jan 9, 2010 | 20:19Of the many species of humans who've walked the Earth, only one survives: us. Many scientists have assumed that the reason we're still here, and the Neanderthals aren't, is our evolutionary superiority, the triumph of our wits and our weapons.
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.
Jan 9, 2010 | 9:11Quirks and Quarks Caught in a Fish Web Audio
Quirks and Quarks Caught in a Fish Web Jan 9, 2010 | 9:11The pressure we've put on fish stocks doesn't just affect the fish we catch. It also has a big effect on the ones we aren't fishing for. Dr. Nancy Shackell, a research scientist in Halifax has led a new study that shows just this.
Jan 9, 2010 | 9:07Quirks and Quarks The 10% Solar System Solution Audio
Quirks and Quarks The 10% Solar System Solution Jan 9, 2010 | 9:07We've now discovered more than 350 planets orbiting other stars, but the one thing we can say, so far, is that there's no place like home. We haven't discovered any planets like Earth. In fact, most of the solar systems don't look anything like ours.
Mar 6, 2010 | 9:43Quirks and Quarks Dinosaur Snake Snacks Audio
Quirks and Quarks Dinosaur Snake Snacks Mar 6, 2010 | 9:43How do you eat a titanosaur - a huge sauropod that can grow to more than 25 meters and 100 tons? Well, one answer might be: one bite at a time. Or you might get them while they're still bite-sized.
May 15, 2010 | 8:30Quirks and Quarks Chronic Wasting Disease Audio
Quirks and Quarks Chronic Wasting Disease May 15, 2010 | 8:30CWD is a neurological disease that affects deer, elk and moose. It is unusual because it is not caused by a virus or bacteria; it is caused by prions - abnormally shaped cellular proteins found in the central nervous system and lymphoid tissue.