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Putting a Face on a Mystery Dinosaur

Putting a Face on a Mystery Dinosaur
In 1965, paleontologists made a strange discovery. They found a massive pair of dinosaur limbs - huge clawed front arms, stretching several meters across. But that was all they found. Now, a team led by one of Canada's most eminent paleontologists has matched arms to body and rescued critical parts of the fossil from dinosaur poachers. The story of the fossils is as strange as the dinosaur itself.

Plus - photographer to the stars: Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield stops by to talk about his new book of photos from space.

Quirks & Quarks for Oct. 25, 2014

Quirks & Quarks for Oct. 25, 2014
download_blue.jpg This week, we find out how a mystery dinosaur was reunited with its head; what might slow down the migration of maple trees; how oil rigs can be good for fish; we chat with Chris Hadfield about his snapshots from space; and look into space magnetism

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Mystery Dinosaur Gets A-head

Mystery Dinosaur Gets A-head
download_blue.jpgA mysterious dinosaur, previously only known by its arms, is filled out by new discoveries.

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Maple Migration Moderated

Maple Migration Moderated
download_blue.jpgWarming temperatures may make the North more attractive to some trees, but other barriers may slow down their spread.

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Oil Rigs Attract Fish

Oil Rigs Attract Fish
download_blue.jpgOil rigs off the California coastline are proving to be a productive habitat for fish.

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Chris Hadfield: You Are Here

Chris Hadfield: You Are Here
download_blue.jpgCanadian Astronaut Chris Hadfield discusses his photographs from space.

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Quirks Question Period: Space Magnets

Quirks Question Period: Space Magnets
download_blue.jpgMagnets ... in ...Space ... !

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Quirks & Quarks for Oct. 18, 2014

Quirks & Quarks for Oct. 18, 2014
download_blue.jpg This week, we find out how birth control residue is harming fish; how plants use teeth and claws for defence; how to make a material bloody slippery; we home in on autism's complex causes; we look into crowd-sourcing science on the seas; and we count all the stars in the sky

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The Birth Control Pill is Harming Fish

The Birth Control Pill is Harming Fish
download_blue.jpgResidue from birth control pills in sewage can cause populations of a minnow species to crash, affecting the species that prey on them.

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Thornless Plants Defended by Teeth and Claws

Thornless Plants Defended by Teeth and Claws
download_blue.jpgAfrican savannah plants forego thorns where the presence of predators discourages browsing.

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Material is Bloody Slippery

Material is Bloody Slippery
download_blue.jpgA new slippery material for medical devices prevents blood from sticking and causing problematic clots.

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