Episodes

Quirks & Quarks for June 21, 2014

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

This week, we find out how Cambrian fish started to evolve new jaws; how motherhood is tough, especially for sea otters; how you can...

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Quirks & Quarks for June 7, 2014

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...

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Quirks & Quarks for May 31, 2014

This week, we find out how plastic has contaminated Arctic ice; how cliff swallows execute extreme aerobatics; how northern rocks are archives of proto-continents; how...

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Quirks & Quarks for May 24, 2014

This week, we find out how octopuses avoid self-entanglement; how microbes might stow-away to Mars; why mice take a run on the wild side; why...

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Quirks & Quarks for May 17, 2014

This week, we find out how the West Antarctic Ice Sheet is slipping away; we'll learn about a new long-nosed dinosaur; we'll find out...

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Quirks & Quarks for May 10, 2014

This week, we find out how Carbon Dioxide influences crop nutrition; how finches self fumigate against parasites; why we need to think about de-extinction; how scary looking...

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Quirks & Quarks for May 3, 2014

This week, we find out how prehistoric hunters trapped caribou; why the Spanish Flu was all about timing; why finicky cats went extinct; why pain diminishes...

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Quirks & Quarks for April 26, 2014

This week, we find out how two men functionally cured of HIV might revolutionize the search for a more general cure; when tadpoles resort...

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Quirks & Quarks for April 19, 2014

This week, we discover the most Earthlike planet; how male black widow spiders choose females least likely to eat them; how vertebrates went green...

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