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2014 Summer Schedule

2014 Summer Schedule
Quirks & Quarks is on hiatus until September, but you can enjoy The Best of Quirks & Quarks in our regular time-slots all summer.  Read More for our Summer Schedule

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Quirks & Quarks for June 21, 2014

Quirks & Quarks for June 21, 2014
download_blue.jpg Our live listener "Big Question" show, recorded in Glenn Gould Studio at the CBC Broadcasting Centre in Toronto.

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Quirks & Quarks for June 14, 2014

Quirks & Quarks for June 14, 2014
download_blue.jpg This week, we find out how Cambrian fish started to evolve new jaws; how motherhood is tough, especially for sea otters; how you can put a star inside a star; how fossil plants point to forest fires during the dinosaur era; and we mix a Cosmic Cocktail with dark matter.

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Jawing About Ancient Fish

Jawing About Ancient Fish
download_blue.jpgA 505-million-year-old fish fossil reveals the first stages of the evolution of the jaw.

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It's Tough to be a Sea Otter Mom

It's Tough to be a Sea Otter Mom
download_blue.jpgThe energy demands on sea otter mothers make reproduction a risky gamble.

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Star-Within-a-Star

Star-Within-a-Star
download_blue.jpgA Red Supergiant star with a core made of a Neutron star has been discovered.

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Plant Fossils Reveal Dinosaur Era Forest Fire

Plant Fossils Reveal Dinosaur Era Forest Fire
download_blue.jpgFossils of a 66-million-year-old forest-fire reveal how forests and fire interacted in the age of dinosaurs.

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The Cosmic Cocktail

The Cosmic Cocktail
download_blue.jpgA new book delves into the mystery of the Dark Matter

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Quirks & Quarks for June 7, 2014

Quirks & Quarks for June 7, 2014
download_blue.jpg This week, we find out about a new super-sized Mega-Earth; gift giving in cricket sex; how burning hair reveals identity; how lianas may protect trees from lightning; how we found our Sun's long-lost sibling; and how malnutrition can impair the microbiome

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Mega Earth

Mega Earth
download_blue.jpgA giant rocky planet, seventeen times the size of Earth, has been discovered.

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Gift Giving is Key to Bushcricket Sex

Gift Giving is Key to Bushcricket Sex
download_blue.jpgMale bush crickets choose either gifts or aggression when mating.

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