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.
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.
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.